iPhone 7 Rumors Dual Camera Design

More iPhone 7 details may have emerged in new reports

By on February 3, 2016 at 1:08 PM.

More iPhone 7 details may have emerged in new reports

Apple won’t unveil the iPhone 7 until sometime in September if history repeats itself, but recent leaks already offer plenty of details about its design and features. The handset is expected to have a similar appearance to the iPhone 6/6s series, but Apple is rumored to fix the main design “flaws” in previous-generation iPhones: The ugly antenna lines on the back and the annoying protruding rear camera lens.

As for the main camera, more and more sources indicate that at least one version of the iPhone 7 Plus will have a dual-lens camera on the back. The handset is also supposed to be thinner than previous models, with the headphone jack supposedly going away. Now, yet another new report backs up that claim. More →

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iPhone Battery Life Indicator Fix

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

By on February 3, 2016 at 12:22 PM.

In the grand scheme of things, Apple’s iPhone and iPad device lineup is remarkably stable. No computer is free of all bugs and no computer ever will be completely free of issues, but iOS has become quite stable in recent years — which is much appreciated, since things were a bit rocky for a while there.

Of course, iOS 9’s overall stability doesn’t make it any less annoying when a troublesome bug does rear its ugly head, and such is the case with a new one that’s causing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets to suddenly die without any warning. Thankfully though, it looks like there’s a quick fix. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

Behold, the biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that we’ll run this week. Yesterday’s post got plenty of traction and several of the apps contained within are still free downloads if you grab them right now. We’re keeping the momentum going on Wednesday though, and we’ve got 15 fresh apps for you in today’s post. As always, these sales could be over at any time so be sure to check them out as soon as you can if you’re hoping to get them for free. More →

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Best iPhone Calendar App

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:13 AM.

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

On iOS, or any other platform for that matter, there is no shortage of calendar apps. It seems like they’re a dime a dozen, in fact. While the concept of a calendar is anything but novel, developers have all sorts of different takes on calendars and scheduling that move well beyond the typical grid of dates and into some pretty interesting new territory.

Our longtime favorite calendar app for the iPhone is Timepage, a gorgeous offering by Moleskine that we first told you about in May of last year. A new app that was just released a few weeks ago is giving Timepage a serious run for its money though, and it offers a completely new take on the concept of a calendar app. More →

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iPhone Influence

Harvard Business Professor: Apple’s iPhone isn’t as important as it used to be

By on February 3, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

Harvard Business Professor: Apple’s iPhone isn’t as important as it used to be

A recently published article from the Harvard Business Review takes the position that Apple’s influence in and impact on the smartphone industry is waning. Whereas Apple once set the tone for the smartphone industry at large, Professor Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere now argues that Apple “has begun to compete on the same terms as Samsung and the other smartphone providers.”

The evidence? Apple’s iPhone 6 lineup featured bigger screens, something other handset manufacturers had already brought to market. As a result, Sampere asserts that Apple and other manufacturers are currently “stuck in a battle of sustaining innovations, which is about classic competition on who makes a better phone.”

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iPhone 7 Plus Dual-Lens Camera

Apple is reportedly testing dual-lens cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus

By on February 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

Apple is reportedly testing dual-lens cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus

Rumors of a drastically different camera for the next-generation iPhone have been swirling around for months, but as more and more reports point to the same information, it becomes increasingly difficult to brush them aside.

In other words, if you think the iPhone 7 Plus should feature a dual-lens camera, you might be in luck.
More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on February 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Our regular column on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free continues to be some of the most popular content we publish each day. Why? Because if there’s one thing people love more than new iOS apps, it’s new premium iOS apps they don’t have to pay for. Today’s post includes 11 different apps — be sure to check them all out before these sales end.

FYI: There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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Apple iPhone 5se iPad Air 3 Event March 15

It looks like Apple’s spring event is taking place on March 15th

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:07 AM.

It looks like Apple’s spring event is taking place on March 15th

While we still don’t know for sure when Apple will have its big spring product launch, a report from the reliable Mark Gurman says that the company is looking to have its special press event on March 15th. Gurman cautions that this date could still change, however, because the event is still a month and a half away. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

12 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on February 1, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone. More →

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Annual Smartphone Shipments 2015

Apple vs. the world, 2015 edition

Apple vs. the world, 2015 edition

By on February 1, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Despite an unfortunate typo in the subheading of market research firm Juniper Research’s press release that reads million with an “M,” the company has found that smartphone shipments for the full year last year reached 1.4 billion units. That figure is up from the estimated 1.2 billion smartphones shipped in the prior year, but you wouldn’t know it to look at Juniper’s breakdown by company.

In fact, the only major global player in the smartphone market that saw any real growth at all in 2015 was… you guessed it… Apple. More →

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iPad Air 3 Specs

Fresh iPad Air 3 leak reveals more details about Apple’s most exciting tablet in years

By on February 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Fresh iPad Air 3 leak reveals more details about Apple’s most exciting tablet in years

Apple’s November launch of the iPad Pro didn’t really do much to alleviate slumping iPad sales. In fact, Apple’s most recent earnings report revealed that year over year iPad sales were down 25% while iPad-based revenue was down 21% year over year.

Nonetheless, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly stated that he remains confident in the iPad’s long-term success. That being the case, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Apple will reportedly release an iPad Air 3 sometime in early 2016. In turn, the volume of iPad Air 3 rumors sprouting up has started to increase substantially over the past few weeks. More →

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iPhone Costs Around the World

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

By on January 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

Whether or not Apple beats the increasingly outlandish earnings estimates in any given quarter, no one is ever all that surprised. The iPhone is one of the best selling electronic devices on the planet, and with a premium price, the phone is enough to keep Apple swimming in profits even when other products fail to meet the same lofty expectations.

But before you complain about the iPhone’s price, remember that other countries have it far worse. More →

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