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Apple may release a new iPhone for the middle market this year, according to the prediction of the Digitimes analyst Luke Lin. The new model will feature wireless charging ability, but there will be no TrueDepth camera with 3D sensing ability.
Apple has updated its operating systems and released iOS version 11.2.5 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.
Apple tells that it needs more time to prepare for the launch of the smart speaker.
Apple will release its new iOS version in September and now we can focus on its best new features revealed so far.
“iPhone 8 will not be cheap” — believes Luo Zhongsheng, the senior executive director at Foxconn.
German hackers from Chaos Computer Club tricked the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8. They managed to unlock the phone with the help of a printed photo and a contact lens, which means almost anyone can bypass Samsung’s security system and get access to the phone and sensitive data stored on it.
According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2017 and the iPhone 7 Plus was the second one.
Apple shipped 21.5 million units of the 4.7-inch model and 17.4 million units of the 5.5-inch device. This allowed Apple to take 11% of market. The third best selling smartphone was OPPO R9s, which is being heavily promoted in Asia and India. The fourth and the fifth places in the Strategy Analytics are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy J3 and galaxy J5.
Deutsche Bank analysts Jim Reid and Sukanto Chanda have recently compared the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s prices in 33 countries to find out where the phone is the cheapest. The results are not surprising, but still worth taking a look at.
A 32-year-old man from London died because of the iPhone that he was charging while taking a bath. The phone was plugged in and the part of charging cable fell into the water. The man was electrocuted and paramedics were unable to save his life. The incident took place in December, 2016.
A German auctioneer Team Breker will soon make the very first product created by Apple, the Apple-1 computer, available for purchase. The auction will take place in Cologne, Germany on May 20th. The computer is in fully working condition and comes will all documents and manuals, so the initial price is $320,000. The device belonged to a computer engineer from Berkeley, California.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple has a team of about 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality and related technologies. The team is reportedly located in Israel. First systems created by these people may be added to the iPhone 8, sources claim. The report is based on research conducted by UBS.
Last year, a problem with some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s units was found that resulted in unexpected shutdowns of these devices. To make the smartphones work again, owners had to plug them in. In a statement shared with TechCrunch, Apple revealed that iOS 10.2.1 that is now installed on 50% of active devices has helped to reduce the number of iPhone users suffering from the problem.
As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.
Apple has announced that it will hold the traditional New Year sale in Japan. On January 2nd, the company will be offering discounts on many products both online and at its retails stores across the country.
Last year, Apple organised a Lucky Bag promotion called Fukubukuro. For around $300, customers could purchase a mysterious sealed bag with Apple products and accessories inside. Sometimes their value exceeded the price. Typically, Apple put accessories and small devices in the bag, but some customers managed to find MacBooks and iPads as well.
This year, however, it appears that the company would simply offer discounts. No Fukubukuro promotion is scheduled for January.
Apple Music subscription for students has become available in 25 new countries. All college and university students and members of the UNiDAYS program now have an opportunity to get a discount of about 50% aside from the standard three-month trial.