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iPhone 8 Design Drawing Leaks Online [Image]
Design drawing showing something similar to the OLED iPhone 8 has been shared on Chinese social network Weibo. The image shows the device with a large display, no Home button, and, most importantly, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back panel.
New iPhones to get 3GB of RAM and Fast Charging – Analyst
All three iPhones scheduled to be released this year will get 3GB of RAM and fast charging capabilities. The report comes from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri.
Apple Faces Problems with Integrating Touch ID into iPhone 8 Display
Apple is facing problems with the production of new iPhone 8 Touch ID fingerprint scanner that is supposed to be integrated into the display. According to the latest report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, “the biggest bottleneck” for Apple is placing the sensor under the front glass on the phone. In fact, the problem is so serious that the manufacturer even considers several options that may replace the new Touch ID integrated into the display.
PC Market Grows and Mac Shipments Go Up 4.1% in Q1 2017
According to the latest report from a research firm IDC, global PC shipments grew in the first quarter of 2017 for the first time in 5 years. The 0.6% growth is an indication that people still use computers and that computer manufacturers still have something to offer. Apple’s Mac shipments grew 4.1% to 4.2 million units compared to the first quarter of 2016 and allowed the Cupertino company to get the fourth spot in the top computer vendors ranking.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3
Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means restores and downgrades to these versions are no longer possible. Be careful if you want to stay on one of these firmware builds. If you update your device accidentally, you won’t be able to restore it to anything apart from iOS 10.3.1 or iOS 10.3.2 beta if you’re a developer or public beta tester.
Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 2 to Developers
Apple has released second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the very first betas of the software. According to Apple, both updates contain a number of fixes aimed at making iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 more stable and efficient.
iOS 11 Won’t Support Any 32-bit Apps
According to the latest rumor shared by a developer Steven Troughton-Smith, Apple will stop supporting 32-bit apps with the release of iOS 11. What this means is that old applications may stop function and not only lack updates and important bug fixes. The developer didn’t specify the source he got the information from, but this is not the first time iOS 11 we hear that Apple may drop support for legacy apps.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the list of the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and discuss the posts worth your attention right now.
iPhone 8 Pre-Orders to Go Live in September, Shipments to Be Delayed
According to the latest report from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White, the release of the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone 8 may be delayed due to issues connected with the new 3D sensor added to the phone. Still, the analyst believes that the phone will be launched in time for December holiday quarter. The customers will get a chance to pre-order the new iPhone in September.
iPhone 8 to Get Smart Connector Port – Rumor
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New iMacs to Come with New CPUs, RAM, Graphics and More
According to the latest report from Pike's Universum, the next-generation iMac will be released in October. The desktop will get updated hardware components, but the price is still unknown. Assuming that new processor, RAM, and SSDs are expected, the device won’t be cheap at all.
Drop Test: iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S8 [Video]
A well-known YouTuber TechRax has released a new video testing the durability of the newly-released Galaxy S8 and the red iPhone 7. The blogger performed a series of drop tests that revealed that both devices can be cracked quite easily when accidentally dropped on concrete.
Apple Watch 3 to Come in Second Half of 2017
The third-generation Apple Watch may be released in the second half of 2017. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple has added a new smartwatch supplier, Compal Electronics, to the list of its manufacturing partners. The firm is expected to start shipping first products later this year. These will be older Apple Watches, while the main supplier will focus on the new model.
iPhone 8 Launch to Take Place in October or November
According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), the launch of the new iPhone 8 may take place in October or November. The reasons for this include difficulties in the lamination process of curved OLED displays and the adoption of new 3D sensing system that should be used for facial recognition.
iPhone 7 Plus Outpaces Galaxy S8 Plus in Battery Test
Phone Arena has tested the new Galaxy S8 Plus and measured its battery life. The flagship performed very well, outpacing the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Google Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T. However, the iPhone 7 Plus performed even better.