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MacBook and MacBook Pro to Get Kaby Lake CPUs and More RAM in 2017
According to the latest report from usually-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will update the 12-inch MacBook and both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with new Kaby Lake processors and more RAM in 2017.
Faulty Battery Caused Galaxy Note 7 Explosions – Samsung
Samsung has reportedly discovered that faulty batteries were the cause of fires and explosions of the Galaxy Note 7. According to the latest report shared by Reuters, Samsung has finished the investigation and will announce its results on January 23, before the event dedicated to the earnings in the fourth quarter.
iPhone 8 to Get IP68 Water Resistance – Rumor
According to the latest report from the Korea Herald, the next-generation iPhone may feature improved water resistance. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both have IP67 water resistance, while the new model may comply with the IP68 standard, reporters claim. The same standard is currently supported by the Galaxy S7 and will be supported by the new Galaxy S8.
Samsung Finalizes Galaxy S8 Specs Ahead of Production
Samsung has finalized the design of the next-generation iPhone rival – the Galaxy S8. This means that the company will start the mass production of the upcoming device very soon. The specs of the smartphone go in line with previous rumors.
Apple Seeds New Betas of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to Developers
A couple of days after seeding previous betas of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to developers, Apple has released two new pre-release versions of software. Both contain minor enhancements and bug fixes.
iFixit Team Celebrates 10 years of iPhone Teardowns
The iFixit team has decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone introduction in a rather special way. The company has taken all iPhone teardowns it performed over the last 10 years and posted them on their website in a single article.
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6s Captured 31.3% Market Share in the USA in November
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
iPhone 8 to get Glass Body and Steel Frame – Report
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the next-generation iPhone will feature a stainless steel casing along with two glass panels on the back and front side. This design is quite similar to the design of the iPhone 4, so it’s not surprising that the suppliers of the new components are Foxconn and Jabil. Apart from other things, these two companies were responsible for the production of external components for the iPhone 4.
Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3
Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 3 to developers for testing. Both updates contain security, stability, and performance improvements for compatible devices.
Apple to Introduce 3 iPad Models in March, One with 10-10.5-inch Screen
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will unveil three iPad models in March. Both 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models will get some hardware improvements, apart from that, there will be one completely new version of the tablet.
Luca Todesco to Release iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Soon
A well-known developer Luca Todesco will add the support of iOS 10.2 to his yalu jailbreak. However, the updated utility won’t support the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It will be possible to hack these devices running only iOS 10-iOS 10.1.1. The hacker promised to fix issues found in latest versions of jailbreak, however, he didn't specify when the update will come.
New MacBook Pro to Get IGZO Displays – Rumor
According to the latest report from IHS, Apple may be planning to switch to IGZO display panels for the MacBook Pro lineup in the second quarter of 2017. Moreover, the report says company will stop the production of the 11-inch MacBook Air and reduce the orders for notebook panels from 6 to 2.7 million. Most of these will be for the 13-inch MacBook Air.
Here’s How Galaxy S8 May Look Like
A new image has been recently posted on Weibo showing possible design of the next iPhone rival, the Galaxy S8.
In line with latest rumors, the device has a curved screen that takes nearly all front panel. Furthermore, there are no buttons on the front of the device except for the Home button that may have the fingerprint scanner inside. In general, the device looks like an enhanced Galaxy S7 version with larger screen-to-body ratio.
Next-Gen Apple Watch to Come in Q3, Feature Better Performance and Battery
According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), the next-generation Apple Watch will get better battery life and performance. The updated smartwatch will be released in the third quarter of 2017, which means Apple may be planning to launch both Apple Watch and the iPhone 8 together. Quanta is said to be the supplier of the updated Apple Watch.
Inventec Expanding AirPods Production Capacity Because of Strong Demand
According to the latest report shared by DigiTimes, Apple supplier Inventec is currently planning to expand the production capacity for the AirPods. The reason for such decision is strong demand for the wireless headphones released earlier this month. The manufacturer has already begun expanding the production capacity in several factories in Shanghai.