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iPhone 7 Beats Galaxy Note 7 in Real-Life Speed Test [Video]
Apple’s iPhone 7 is faster than the Galaxy Note 7 in real life. The results of the recent speed test performed by PhoneBuff prove that the newly-released phone is much better at opening apps, editing videos, and keeping open games and applications active in the background.
PhoneBuff performed a test consisting of a set of typical everyday tasks. The final result of the iPhone 7 is 1 minute 40 seconds, whereas that of the Galaxy Note 7 is equal to 3 minutes 14 seconds. This difference becomes even more surprising if we take a look at the specs of both devices. Apple’s iPhone 7 features an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 7 has an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Currently, the iPhone 7 is available for purchase on several markets, while the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been paused due to the problem with the exploding battery of the device.
Watch These Early iPhone 7 Durability Test Videos
Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase, so YouTube is becoming full videos comparing the durability of the new model with the durability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Below you can watch several drop, bend, and water resistance tests shot by different users.
Here’s How to Force Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus [Video]
Apple has changed the buttons that are used to force restart the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. On older devices, to perform a force restart it was required to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button together with the Home button. This combination doesn’t work on the newest iPhones because the Home button is no longer a physical one.
To force reboot the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, one has to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume Down button. There’s no need to test this yourself if your device works properly, just keep in mind the combination has been changed.
Below you can take a look at the short video shot by iClarified demonstrating the new method of force restart.
Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a media event on September 7th. The pre-orders for both handsets went live on September 9th and the official release of the updated devices took place on September 16th.
Apple to Remove Headphone Jack from Macs Soon?
Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
Apple Releases New iPhone 7 Ad [Video]
Ahead of the official release of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has released a new short commercial devoted to both handsets. The video highlights improved cameras, water resistance, better battery life, dual speakers, and glossy black design of new iPhones. The ad is available either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can watch it right now.
New cameras. Water-resistant. Stereo speakers. Longer battery life. This is 7.
Apple announced new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last Wednesday. The pre-orders went live on September 9th.
What do you think about the latest iPhone commercial? Let me know in the comments section below this post.
Apple Releases iOS 10, But Don’t Update Right Now
As promised, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 10 to users worldwide. The latest major update contains a number of noticeable design changes, new features, and security enhancements for compatible iPhones and iPads.
Below you can take a look at the main fields of improvements found in iOS 10.
iPhone to Get New Full-Screen Face with Virtual Home Button in 2017?
According to the latest report from the New York Times, Apple will add a brand new full-screen face with a virtual Home button to the iPhone lineup in 2017. The rumor comes from two Apple employees aware of product update plans who asked not to be identified. Apple refused to comment on the issue.
Check Out These Early Photos Taken with iPhone 7 Plus
As you know, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature improved cameras that should take incredible shots under any conditions. Below you can take a look at several images shot by Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho showing how the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus performs in the daylight. The photos were taken last Sunday, several days before the release of the smartphone. They give some highlights from the Titans-Vikings game and point to the quality of new dual sensor included in the device.
Microsoft Criticizes Apple in New Surface Pro 4 Commercial
Microsoft has recently released a new Surface Pro 4 commercial highlighting main features of the device. Along with that, the tech giant has criticised Apple for not adding a touch screen to the MacBook. Below you can a look at the latest ad as well as read the description posted to YouTube by Microsoft.
With a pen that lets you write on the screen, a detachable keyboard, and tunes like this, Surface Pro 4 is the easy choice.
Apple is expected to release an update to its Mac lineup later this year. In particular, the analysts believe that we will see a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and, most importantly, the Mac Pro that did not have any updates since 2013. Stay tuned for more rumors.
Apple Lays Off Dozens of Employees Working on Self Driving Car
According to the latest report from the New York Times, Apple has recently laid off dozens of its employees working on the rumored car project. The company has made Bob Mansfield responsible for the development of the self-driving electric vehicle and shut down a part of the project, that is why a number of employees now have to look for a better workplace.
Only High-end 5.5-inch iPhone Will Get Dual Camera in 2017 - Analyst
According to the latest report shared by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the dual camera will likely be an exclusive option of the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone next year. The main reason for this is the price of the new sensor. Currently, the dual camera module costs over $30-40 and adding it to the smaller model will mean that Apple either increases the selling price or loses money.
iPhone 7 Plus Has 3GB of RAM - Benchmark
According to the latest benchmark results, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is indeed equipped with 3GB of RAM. Its smaller sibling has reportedly retained 2GB of RAM.
Apple Releases iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 GM to Developers
Following the media event dedicated to the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has seeded the GM versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 to developers. The release of GM versions of its operating systems proves that Apple will soon release the software to users all over the world.
iOS 10 Has Been Jailbroken… Again
Luca Todesco has successfully jailbroken iOS 10. Below you can take a look at the video showing the process of jailbreak as well as the iPad running the latest iOS 10 beta and Cydia. The tool used to hack the device is called yaluX and is compatible with 64-bit devices i.e. those with the A7 processor or newer on board.
Apple Boosts Order Volumes for iPhone 7 Components Ahead of Launch
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has increased order volumes for production of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus components ahead of the launch of the devices later this month. As noted by usually reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple boosted order volumes by 10%. This means that the company still thinks that new handsets will be popular among the customers. The analysts, however, expect lower iPhone 7 shipments compared to those of the iPhone 6s last year.