News tagged ‘Hardware’
Apple to Release iPhone 7 Pro with Dual Camera?
In September, Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhone models, one with a 4.7-inch display and another one with a 5.5-inch screen. Apart from that, we may see something called the iPhone Pro, a device with a large 5.5-inch display and dual lens camera system, MyDrivers reporters claim.
9.7-inch iPad Pro to Get 12-Megapixel Camera - Rumor
Last week, a report appeared on the Internet suggesting that the upcoming 9.7-inch tablet may be called the iPad Pro and in terms of design and hardware resemble the 12.9-inch device introduced in 2015. According to a new report from 9to5mac reporters, the tablet will get a 12-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K videos. This will make the smaller iPad Pro different from its larger predecessor with an 8-megapixel sensor.
Apple Dominates the U.S. Smartphone Market, Samsung's Catching Up
According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.
Leaked Photo Showing 4-inch iPhone 5SE Surfaces Online
Last week, a rumor suggesting the smaller 4-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 5SE, not the iPhone 6c, appeared on the Internet. Today, one interesting photo proving that the design of the handset will resemble the design of the iPhone 5s surfaced online.
Apple to Slightly Update Apple Watch in March, New Model to Come in September
Aside from announcing the new 4-inch iPhone called either the iPhone 6c or iPhone 5SE in March, Apple may also slightly update the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is reportedly planning to release a major watchOS 2.2 update and unveil a number of new bands for the wearable device. As to the updated version of the smartwatch, sources claim it will be officially announced at a media event in September.
iOS 9.1 Supports New Wireless Communication Technology - Li-Fi
According to the latest report from AppleInsider reporters, iOS 9 code proves that Apple is working on adding the support of Li-Fi to its mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, Li-Fi is a relatively new wireless communication technology that allows to transmit data using light-emitting diodes on speed much higher than that of Wi-Fi. In fact, Li-Fi speed can reach up to 224 Gbps.
The change in iOS code that reflects the support of Li-Fi has been spotted in iOS 9.1 and later, so looks like future generations of iPhones and iPads will be capable of using Li-Fi for transferring data on high speeds. Below you will find a screenshot proving that iOS 9.1 supports the new wireless communication technology.
Apple Won’t Launch Apple Watch 2 in March
Contrary to the most recent rumors, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch believes that Apple won’t announce the second generation of the Apple Watch in March. Instead of the updated wearable device, the reporter believes Apple will launch either the 4-inch iPhone 6c, or the updated Mac lineup.
iPhone 6s Plus Tops List of Best Performance Smartphones in 2015
According to the Performance Ranking Report shared by Antutu, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the most efficient smartphones of 2015. These handsets easily beat all the rivals including Huawei Mate 8, Meizu Pro 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and a number of other flagship devices. Both Apple-branded handsets scored more than 130000 points in the Antutu Benchmark 6.0. Just for you to compare, the closest rival, which is Huawei Mate 8, scored only 92746 points.
iPhone 7 Once Again Predicted to Feature Thin Waterproof Body, Wireless Charging, No Headphone Jack
A new report from Fast Company that goes in line with previous rumors and reports from other reliable sources suggests that the iPhone 7 will feature a thinner non-metallic waterproof body. Moreover, the device will also lack the usual headphone jack to save space and reduce thickness and support wireless charging.
iPhone 7 Plus to Feature 256GB Storage Option and 3,100 mAh Battery
According to the latest report from Chinese insiders, the iPhone 7 Plus may get a 256GB storage option as well as larger 3,100 mAh battery. These two things will reportedly differentiate the larger 5.5-inch handset from the smaller 4.7-inch model, the iPhone 7. The report comes from a website called MyDrivers, which can’t be called a very reliable source of information because of inconsistent rumors it shared in the past, however, the specs mentioned in this report are plausible and even long-awaited.
What to Expect from Apple in 2016: New iPhones, Macs and Software
It's already 2016, so I guess it's high time we talked about the products Apple may launch this year.
For me personally, two main devices are the Apple Watch 2 and the 4-inch iPhone 6c. The specs for the smartwatch remain unknown, but there’re some rumors about the specs for the smaller iPhone. The device may get Apple’s A9 processor, 2GB or RAM, better battery and a number of other minor enhancements.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so I assume you’re ready for our top-10 articles roundup. Most of the posts this week deal with the rumors about the hardware components for the next-generation iPhone as well as with the release of iOS 9.2 that contains a number of fixes for Apple Music, Mail and Safari and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan with minor stability improvements to users worldwide. There’re also some other interesting articles, you can take a look below.
Apple Working on Its Own GPU - Rumor
According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.
Apple to Start Production of Faster Next-Gen Apple TV in January - Rumor
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, Apple is currently working on the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to become much faster than its predecessor released in November. The trial production of the device will start later this month and the mass production may begin in January, reporters claim.
Apple Currently Testing Five iPhone 7 Prototypes - Rumors
According to the latest rumors from Chinese insiders, Apple is currently testing five different iPhone 7 prototypes. All of these prototypes have different hardware characteristics and design and it is currently unknown which one will become the next-generation iPhone. The report about several prototypes comes from GforGames, which is a rather reliable source of information.