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According to the latest report from reliable insiders, in 2017, Apple will release at only one iPhone model with a glass body similar to the one iPhone 4S had. The report cites a statement made by Catcher Technology CEO Allen Horng, so I think we can believe it. In case you don't know, Catcher Technology is a company that supplies Apple with iPhone casings.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm Gartner, Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 14.8% in the first quarter of 2016. The number of iPhones shipped to customers accounted for 51.6 million and the number of smartphones sold globally by all vendors in the first quarter grew from 336 to 349 million units. Last year, Apple’s share in the same quarter was equal to 17.9%, so the decline is easily noticeable. Despite the overall growth of the smartphone market, the demand for iPhones becomes weaker.
Apple is reportedly working on a feature that will allow to unlock Macs using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone. Sources claim that such a useful feature will be added to the next major OS X update, OS X 10.12 “Fuji” that is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As it was reported yesterday, this same update will also bright Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, to Mac computers.
Apple has been granted a patent describing a method of embedding the Touch ID fingerprint sensor right into the display of the mobile device. This patent proves the rumors suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning a major redesign of the iPhone lineup aimed at ditching the headphone jack and the Home button to reduce the thickness of the device. Together with the rumored OLED display and new iOS version, the aforementioned changes can result in a completely new user experience.
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple may be planning to integrate its virtual assistant, Siri, into OS X. So far, there have been almost no facts proving this intention, however, thanks to the images shared by reliable insiders yesterday, now we know how the icon of the Siri app for Mac may look like. As you can see below, the icon is pretty similar in color and shape to the way Siri looks and feels on iOS devices.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Intel will become the main LTE chip supplier for the iPhone 7. The company will use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) as contractors and deliver the final product to Apple. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, Intel will produce about 50% of all LTE chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the latest report from supply chain sources, Apple suppliers have recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the new iPhone that features a ‘more complex' design compared to the predecessor. Usually, mass hires begin later, but looks like the complexity and design peculiarities of the upcoming model will require additional knowledge and skills from workers. This can result in longer learning and training period.
As it was already mentioned on our website, either next year or in 2018, Apple may stop using IPS LCD displays in iPhones and switch to more advanced OLED screens instead. According to the latest report from reliable insiders, only the larger 5.5-inch iPhone model will get the widely-rumored OLED display, at least at the very beginning. The report comes from UBI Research that’s why it can be called trustworthy.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Since the release of the next-generation iPhone is becoming closer, more and more rumors about the device appear online. Below you can find the information about the design peculiarities and possible tech specs of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apart from that, there’re some posts that deal with iPhone sales, Apple’s market capitalization and Apple Music.
One of key investors has recently sold his stake in Apple. According to the latest report first shared by Business Insider UK, billionaire David Tepper has decided to end his relationship with Apple because of weak iPhone sales and unclear situation with the Cupertino-based tech giant and the Chinese market. As noted by the analysts, Tepper’s share was valued at about $133 million.
If you’re interested in how the iPhone 7 might look like, you will surely like the latest video shared by uSwitch and OnLeaks. This short clip is based on the most recent leaks of CAD drawings and offers a 360 degree look at the mockups of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled in September and feature some noticeable design changes.
The video proves earlier rumors that suggest Apple will ditch the headphone jack and redesign the antenna bands of the iPhone. Apart from that, we can see the rumored dual camera on the larger model. Finally, the iPhone 7 Plus has a Smart Connector.
According to the report that appeared online on Wednesday, Apple plans to terminate iTunes music downloads within the next 2-4 years. The reason for termination of digital music downloads most likely connected with weak music sales over the last couple of year and growing popularity of streaming music services like Apple Music in many countries. In fact, music industry experts claim that by 2020, the revenue from Apple Music may be 10 times larger than the revenue from iTunes music downloads.
Apple has been granted a patent for several advanced Smart Covers for the iPad that enhance the functionality of the tablet and allow user to perform a number of actions that make the usage of the device even easier. The Smart Covers described in the patent can serve as additional screens for displaying notifications and widgets that’s why they can become a new way of interaction between a user and the iPad.
An image showing the iPhone 7 dummy unit has been recently posted on the Internet. As you can see below, the device is similar to the iPhone 6s, however, one can notice several differences that make the handset different from the 2015 model. It should be noted that the image has nothing to deal with leaks from component manufacturers or reliable insiders, so I recommend to take it with a few pinches of salt.
An image that has been recently posted by Nowhereelse lets us take a look at the height and width of the widely-rumored iPhone 7. The leaked schematics reveal that the device may have a height of 138.30mm and width of 67.12mm. What this means is that the new handset will have nearly the same size as its predecessor, the iPhone 6s. Unfortunately, there’s no information about the thickness of the device.