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Suppliers Face Difficulties with iPhone 8 Production – Analyst
According to the latest report from usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 production may be delayed until October–November due to difficulties with some components. Still, if new features like the OLED display or new 3D-sensing system function properly, the demand for the handset will be strong in the first quarter of 2018 just like in the launch September quarter.
How to Assemble Fully Working iPhone 6s from Parts Bought in China [Video]
American traveller and blogger Scotty Allen, who spent couple of months in China last year, has released a video showing how to assemble a fully working iPhone 6s from the parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in the Shenzhen province. The phone looks and feels just about the same as the iPhone 6s acquired directly from Apple, but costs less, about $300.
Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 2 to Developers
Apple has released second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the very first betas of the software. According to Apple, both updates contain a number of fixes aimed at making iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 more stable and efficient.
iOS 11 Won’t Support Any 32-bit Apps
According to the latest rumor shared by a developer Steven Troughton-Smith, Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11. What this means is that old applications may stop function and not only lack updates and important bug fixes. The developer didn’t specify the source he got the information from, but this is not the first time iOS 11 we hear that Apple may drop support for legacy apps.
Second-Gen AirPods Case to Be Capable of Charging iPhones and Other Devices
Apple may be working on the new waterproof AirPods case capable of charging iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even MacBooks wirelessly. The device with such features was described in the recent patent application found by
Drop Test: iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S8 [Video]
A well-known YouTuber TechRax has released a new video testing the durability of the newly-released Galaxy S8 and the red iPhone 7. The blogger performed a series of drop tests that revealed that both devices can be cracked quite easily when accidentally dropped on concrete.
Apple Releases New Apple Watch Comercial [Video]
Apple has released a new Apple Watch Series 2 commercial that encourages users to “live bright”. In particular, the video shows people doing sports or spending time actively. You can watch the latest ad below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
2017 iPhones to Get True Tone Displays – Rumor
According to the latest research note from Barclays analysts, all 2017 iPhones will get True Tone displays. The ambient light sensors that are needed for the True Color screen functionality will be manufactured by AMS.
Siri on iOS 11 to Feature iMessage Integration, AI, and Machine Learning – Rumor
According to the latest rumor shared by The Verifier (via 9to5Mac), Siri on iOS 11 may support iMessage and be capable of learning from habits and behaviour of users. Adding AI and machine learning capabilities to Apple’s virtual assistant may improve its contextual awareness and functionality, the report suggests.
Here’s How Red iPhone 7 with Black Front Panel May Look Like [Video]
Earlier this week, Apple released the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While both devices look and feel great, many users believe that the phone with a black front panel might be much better. This was the main reason for a YouTuber nicknamed JerryRigEverything to replace the front panel and see how the handset would change. Below you can take a look at the video showing the red iPhone 7 with a white front panel turning into a red iPhone 7 with a black front panel.
iPhone 8 Display Won’t Be as Curved as Galaxy S7 Edge Display
The next-generation iPhone may get a new 'gentler' curved display than the display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. This will be an AMOLED display, however, its edges will be curved only slightly as it is difficult to produce a matching curved glass cover. Thanks to the new screen, the active viewable area of the iPhone 8 display will be 5.2-inches. The report comes from usually reliable Nikkei analysts.
Check Out Windows XP Working on iPhone 7 [Video]
Looks like Apple’s iPhone is capable of running not only iOS. Hacking Jules has recently shared a video showing Microsoft’s Windows XP running on Apple’s 2016 flagship device. You can take a look at the hilarious clip below.
Check Out New iPhone 8 Renders
Benjamin Geskin has created a set of beautiful renders that depict how the next-generation iPhone might look like. The device shown below has an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels at the top and bottom, dual camera, and clean design. There’s no Home button, but there’s enough space for the function area that may replace it. A good thing about the images shared by Geskin is that they are based on recent rumors about the new iPhone called presumably the iPhone 8 or the iPhone Edition.
Louis Vuitton Released $5,500 iPhone 7 Case
Louis Vuitton designers created an iPhone case that costs $5,500. The accessory is designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There’s also a cheaper version with a bit different design and made of different materials. It costs $1,180 and that’s still more than the most expensive version of the iPhone 7 Plus. All cases are called Eye-Trunk.
1,000 Apple Engineers Working on AR in Israel
According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple has a team of about 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality and related technologies. The team is reportedly located in Israel. First systems created by these people may be added to the iPhone 8, sources claim. The report is based on research conducted by UBS.