News tagged ‘smartphone’
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro released an interesting video a couple of days ago. People behind the channel decided to test Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6S in a plastic reservoir filled with water to see if they can get some unexpected results.
According to Samsung, their Galaxy S7 is fully waterproof in accordance with the IP68 standard. Unlike the previous models, the S7 is supposed to work normally after being held in the water for 30 minutes and can be put up to 1,5 meters deep.
Moreover, the company claims to use not only outside waterproof coverage, but inside as well. It means that even USB ports and the headphone jack will work absolutely fine after you drop the smartphone in the water.
According to Nikkei, Apple has changed the date of launch of the first iPhone with an OLED screen. Earlier it was reported that the new display will be released in 2018, but now the company seems to be planning to install it on the 2017 device. One of the reasons for this is poor smartphone sales in the last couple of months.
A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created several new renderings of what he believes is an iPhone SE. The renderings are based on recent leaks and rumors about the upcoming 4-inch handset and show us three different designs.
The first one is similar to the iPhone 5s and is based on facts collected by 9to5Mac reporters.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled its new flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of design, both gadgets are pretty similar to their predecessors, however, there are several features that make these phones completely different.
Apple has just stopped selling the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India in an attempt to increase the average selling prices of the iPhone 5s and other devices and in such a way make the business in this rather poor country more profitable.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has accidentally leaked the video highlighting the unreleased Galaxy S7 smartphone and a couple of its features including wireless charging, undefined level of water resistance as well as its deep integration with the Gear S2 smartwatch. The short clip entitled “Samsung Galaxy: Get Ready for #TheNextGalaxy” has been posted to Samsung’s Indonesian launch site.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.
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.
Apple has just seeded the third iOS 9.3 beta to developers for testing. This is probably the last but one build for developers released until the alleged debut of iOS 9.3 in March alongside the new 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch. The list of improvements and enhancements includes bug fixes and refinements to the features added in previous betas. These features include the Night Shift mode, secure Notes, updated News and CarPlay. iOS 9.3 Beta 2 brought a separate Control Center toggle for Night Shift, which is present in the third beta, so looks like the change is permanent.
According to the latest report from an anonymous insider, India is planning to give Apple an approval to open an Apple Store on its territory. The report has been recently republished by Bloomberg, so looks like it’s legitimate and trustworthy.
According to the latest report based on the data from a research firm Mixpanel, about 32% of current iPhone users still have handsets with 4-inch screens. This means that three 4-inch iPhone model, namely, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are still very popular devices.
Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone supporting wireless charging. While it is obvious that we won’t see this device in 2016, the company may release the updated handset with wireless charging capabilities and some other improvements next year. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, so it is worth relying on.
According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in the first half of 2016, Apple will release the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone and the iPad Air 3. The expert doesn’t believe these products will become very popular and because of this fact has changed the shipment estimates for these devices. Now the expert thinks Apple will sell between 10-12 million iPhone 5SE units. Previously it was believed that the company may ship 18-20 million units of the updated 4-inch smartphone in 2016.
According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 5SE and in terms of design will resemble the iPhone 5S, a device, which was released in 2013. The report contradicts other reports from reliable sources claiming the smaller iPhone will look like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Nevertheless, since Apple hasn’t unveiled the phone yet, we should pay attention to every single rumor about the upcoming device.