iPhone 7 Launch Date Shortages

Good luck finding the iPhone 7 you want at launch

By on August 26, 2016 at 2:03 PM.

Good luck finding the iPhone 7 you want at launch

The iPhone 7 is hitting stores next month, but Apple is already reportedly having supply issues with the upcoming iPhone generation. This is the same kind of rumor we hear every year ahead of a new iPhone launch and so far, they’ve been fairly accurate. Last year, for example, more popular iPhone 6s models were very difficult to find for several weeks after the phone’s release.

This time around, a report from Asia singles out a couple of issues that are apparently affecting iPhone 7 production, but it also claims that Apple is already being conservative with component orders this year. More →

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iOS 10 Beta 8

Apple just released iOS 10 beta 8 and public beta 7

By on August 26, 2016 at 12:57 PM.

Apple just released iOS 10 beta 8 and public beta 7

Okay seriously, this is getting a little bit ridiculous now. Apple used to stick to a two-week release schedule for its iOS beta software, but the company just released iOS 10 beta 8 and iOS 10 public beta 7 because… well… why not? iOS 10 beta 7 and public beta 6 were released just seven days ago, so we were clearly due for new builds. More →

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iPhone 8 Rumors: Features Release Date

More details emerge about next year’s curved OLED iPhone

By on August 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM.

More details emerge about next year’s curved OLED iPhone

Apple’s ‘boring’ iPhone 7 will hit stores in less than a month, but there’s increased chatter online about the bold new iPhone update you’ve been craving. The iPhone due next year will mark Apple’s 10th iPhone anniversary – let’s call it iPhone 8 for the time being – and it should introduce a brand new form factor. Reports indicate that at least one new iPhone model next year will feature an OLED display, possibly a curved screen similar to what Samsung is doing with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines.

Now, a new report from Asia reveals more details about the upcoming redesigned iPhone. More →

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iPhone 7 Vs Note 7

Does it even matter that last year’s iPhone 6s is so much faster than the new Galaxy Note 7?

Does it even matter that last year’s iPhone 6s is so much faster than the new Galaxy Note 7?

By on August 26, 2016 at 10:45 AM.

This past Monday we shared a video that showed a performance test pitting Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 7 against Apple’s year-old iPhone 6s. Instead of relying on benchmark testing to compare the two phones, this particular test used a different method intended to compare their performance during real-world usage. The test wasn’t scientific by any means, but the unique format actually does to a pretty decent job of comparing two phones in a real-world setting. Benchmark tests, after all, really only test the capabilities of a smartphone when it’s pushed to its limits. How often do you push your phone to its limits in the real world?

In this aforementioned performance test, Apple’s year-old iPhone positively clobbered the brand-spanking-new Galaxy Note 7. Apple fans and Android fans have all been quite vocal about the results since then, but does this test even really matter? More →

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iPhone 7 Release Date September 16th

Solid source says he knows exactly when Apple will release the iPhone 7

By on August 26, 2016 at 9:49 AM.

Solid source says he knows exactly when Apple will release the iPhone 7

Apple has yet to announce the official date for its big iPhone 7 event, but we think we know when it’s all going down. We’ve got tentative dates for the press conference, preorders and launch. There are actually two potential launch dates that have been rumored for the new iPhones, but a new claim may have just firmed up the exact day when Apple will release its next-generation iPhones. More →

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iPhone Rumors

Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the radical redesign we’ve been waiting for

By on August 26, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the radical redesign we’ve been waiting for

To be sure, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will be a solid and respectable upgrade, complete with faster internals and improved camera performance across the board. That said, users anticipating a radical rethinking of the iPhone’s design will likely be disappointed when Tim Cook and co. take the wraps off of Apple’s next-gen smartphone next month. According to a number of credible sources and various leaks that have emerged over the past few weeks, the iPhone 7 will, by and large, closely resemble the design of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6s models.

But for those willing to wait it out, Apple’s 2017 iPhone is shaping up to be an incredibly intriguing device. Echoing previous speculation from the rumor mill, a new report from Bloomberg relays that the iPhone 8 (Apple may skip the iPhone 7s nomenclature) will not ship with a mechanical home button.

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iphone-6s-touch-id

Apple’s next iPhones could capture video footage and fingerprint data of thieves

By on August 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Apple’s next iPhones could capture video footage and fingerprint data of thieves

Being one of the most desirable items on the planet, it’s no wonder that the iPhone is often the target of theft. Apple has done an admirable job of battling back against thieves with tools such as Find My iPhone and giving iPhone owners the ability to wipe their devices remotely when they are lost or stolen.

But the future of iPhone security could be far more impressive.

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Apple Criticism

Apple is still damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t

By on August 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Apple is still damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t

For years, Apple has been held to a completely different standard than the rest of the tech industry. Whereas a company like Google can pursue and then shutter any number of ambitious “moonshots” and ultimately be applauded for their efforts, Apple is routinely criticized for not coming up with a device as revolutionary as the iPhone every 5 years. In a broad sense, Apple is forced to endure a level of criticism that no other tech company on the planet has to deal with.

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iPhone 7 Specs

A gold iPhone 7 is already on sale because everything is awful

By on August 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

A gold iPhone 7 is already on sale because everything is awful

The iPhone 7 won’t be released for two weeks yet, but it’s already been ruined. Goldgenie, the Pimp My Ride of the smartphone world, has announced its plans for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Thanks to leaks, everyone in this world already has a very good idea what the iPhone 7 will look like, so it was reasonably simple for Goldgenie to take a rendering, and add bling until blinded.

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Apple Eu Tax Investigation

Apple might owe the EU billions in back taxes

By on August 25, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

Apple might owe the EU billions in back taxes

Apple has been under fire from the EU over its tax system for quite some time, but up until now, we didn’t know how bad things were. JP Morgan, one of Apple’s investment banks overseeing the case, has put the potential tax bill at $19 billion. That’s a ways over the previous estimates, and a healthy chunk of change even for the cash-flush Apple.

The news came at the same time as the US Treasury Department sought to intervene in the case. The government has entered the fight on Apple’s side, accusing the European Commission of being a “supra-national tax authority.”

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iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease

‘Bendgate’ strikes again, but this time it’s called Touch Disease

By on August 25, 2016 at 2:51 PM.

‘Bendgate’ strikes again, but this time it’s called Touch Disease

There’s a new issue affecting plenty of iPhone users, one that Apple is still keeping a tight lid on. Specifically, the “Touch Disease” is an iPhone 6 Plus condition that affects the phone’s TouchID sensor and the screen. Users report a flickering gray bar along the top of the screen and a faulty TouchID sensor. Apple doesn’t have a repair plan for the issue, which seems to be widespread and affecting mostly 5.5-inch devices. But third-party repair shops can fix the problem, and a report explains why it all happened. It appears that Bendgate problem Apple had to deal with soon after the iPhone 6 launched is back. More →

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