iPhone 7 Rumors

iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left

iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left

By on August 24, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

If a recent report from a tried and true source is to be believed, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now less than a month away from being released on September 16th. And with just two weeks to go before the devices’ expected September 7th unveiling, we know just about everything there is to know. Thanks to countless leaks and reports, we know that Apple’s next-generation iPhones will look a whole lot like its current-generation iPhones, but with a few design tweaks. We know the phones will sport a beefed up processor and improved cameras. We know they won’t have standard headphone jacks on the bottom. We’ve even seen a real working iPhone 7 in action on video.

Despite everything we know about Apple’s upcoming new iPhones, there is one mystery that remains. As it turns out, that mystery may have just been solved… and Apple fans aren’t going to like what comes next. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Removed Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak has free advice for Apple on how to fix the iPhone 7’s major issue

By on August 24, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Steve Wozniak has free advice for Apple on how to fix the iPhone 7’s major issue

Apple inventor and co-founder Steve Wozniak is known for expressing his opinions on Apple’s products and telling it like it is. Unsurprisingly, the legendary programmer has some free advice for Apple regarding the iPhone 7’s most important “issue,” the absence of the headphone jack. More →

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Apple Augmented Reality Navigation

Apple’s AR technology could stop you getting lost in the mall

By on August 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Apple’s AR technology could stop you getting lost in the mall

Apple is very interested in augmented reality (AR), Tim Cook recently reiterated without detailing any hardware or software products that would support it. However, a newly discovered patent reveals technology that would use AR for navigation purposes without requiring a GPS or cellular connection to work. Also important is the fact that the patent practically confirms that Apple purchased Flyby Media. More →

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iPhone 6 TouchID Not Working

A suspicious number of iPhones are breaking right before an iPhone launch

By on August 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

A suspicious number of iPhones are breaking right before an iPhone launch

Planned obsolescence is one of those quasi-conspiracy theories that sits right alongside the breakfast-industrial complex as making you a weird dinner party guest. But it’s true that modern electronics have a shelf life, and a bunch of year-old iPhones spontaneously dying right before the launch of the iPhone 7 is particularly bad timing.

IFixit, a company that specializes in the world of repairing electronic devices, has highlighted a problem with the TouchID sensors of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. In a blog post, the site said “there’s no way to tell exactly how many phones are afflicted with what we’re calling Touch Disease, but every repair tech we spoke to told us that the problem is incredibly common.”

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iPhone Sales

Want an iPhone 7? Here’s how to get the most money for your old iPhone

By on August 23, 2016 at 3:07 PM.

Want an iPhone 7? Here’s how to get the most money for your old iPhone

With September right around the corner, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple introducing the iPhone 7. While nothing is official quite yet, rumor has it that Apple will be holding a special media event on Wednesday, September 7 where it will introduce the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Though the iPhone 7 may not introduce any game-changing new features — aside from marked improvements in camera quality — there’s a good chance that the iPhone 7 will still manage to break all previous iPhone sales records. The reason? The current pool of iPhone users looking to upgrade is larger than it’s ever been before.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on August 23, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

Word on the street is that Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will offer twice as much storage with each tier. So the entry-level model will have 32GB, the mid-tier iPhones will have 128GB and the most expensive iPhone will have 256GB. You know what all that means, right? It means you have to stock up on free iOS apps now so you’ll be able to make good use of all that extra space when your new iPhones come. More →

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy Note 7

The iPhone 7 will obliterate the Galaxy Note 7 and every other smartphone

The iPhone 7 will obliterate the Galaxy Note 7 and every other smartphone

By on August 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM.

There are just a few weeks left before Apple finally unveils this year’s new iPhones, and we already think we know what the company has in store for us. By all accounts, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to be so much more exciting than you think. Disregarding all the leaks and rumors, and looking at how Apple does things when it comes to the iPhone, I can tell you a few things about the iPhone 7. It’ll have better cameras and a better CPU/GPU than any previous iPhone – and these are two things Apple always insists on while presenting a new iPhone. And while Apple might not make this point on stage, I’ll bet you a rare Pokemon that the iPhone 7 will be the fastest smartphone in town this year. What makes me so sure? It’s all because of that iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy Note 7 speed test video we saw yesterday. More →

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Tim Cook Apple CEO

We’re still blasting Tim Cook for no good reason

By on August 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM.

We’re still blasting Tim Cook for no good reason

When Tim Cook assumed the CEO position at Apple five years ago, he was faced with an impossible task: follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs. Indeed, given Jobs’ remarkable track record within the tech industry, it’s widely accepted as gospel that no one on earth could ever truly replace Jobs. Looking back, Jobs helped spearhead not one, but three technological revolutions, first with the Mac and later on with the iPod and the iPhone.

With Tim Cook currently at the helm of Apple, it’s still curiously popular, not to mention intellectually lazy, to reflexively point out that Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs. In fact, any time Apple runs into trouble, we’re inundated with pundits and talking-heads who still love pointing out that Tim Cook lacks the vision that Steve Jobs famously boasted in spades.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on August 22, 2016 at 1:26 PM.

By our count, anywhere between 400 and well over 1,000 paid iPhone and iPad apps can go on sale for free on any given day, and going through all those apps is a huge task. That’s why we do the heavy lifting for you here at BGR, and we pick out the cream of the crop each day for your downloading pleasure. Today’s list includes 11 different premium iOS apps that have been made available for free by their developers, but remember that these sales could end at any moment so be sure to check them out now. More →

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iPhone Pro with OLED Screen

A curved OLED screen could be the front of Apple’s new iPhone Pro, coming next year

By on August 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM.

A curved OLED screen could be the front of Apple’s new iPhone Pro, coming next year

For most of the year, rumors were flying that the 2016 iPhone range would include a bigger, more tricked-out ‘Pro’ model, along with an OLED screen. The rumors about sharper screens have been pushed to next year (when it’s looking reasonably certain we’ll be seeing an OLED iPhone), and now it looks like the iPhone Pro will have to wait until 2017 too.

A report in Nikkei claims that in 2017, Apple will ship a ‘Pro’ model with a 5.5-inch curved display that will use an OLED panel. It will debut alongside two other new iPhone models, which will have flat screens with older LCD displays.

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iPhone 7 Plus Leaked Photos

A celebrity you’ve never heard of already has an iPhone 7

By on August 22, 2016 at 11:18 AM.

A celebrity you’ve never heard of already has an iPhone 7

Unless you live in Taiwan, you haven’t the faintest idea who Jimmy Lin is. He’s a big celebrity in that country though, and he also apparently has access to a brand new iPhone 7 before Apple makes official. Again. Yes, hardcore Apple fans may remember him from previous years when he’s pulled similar stunts with unreleased iPhones.

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Galaxy Note 7 vs. iPhone 6 Speed Test

Samsung’s hot new Galaxy Note 7 still isn’t as fast as last year’s iPhone 6s

By on August 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM.

Samsung’s hot new Galaxy Note 7 still isn’t as fast as last year’s iPhone 6s

Yes, the Galaxy Note 7 is gorgeous, and it’s the phablet to beat this year. Check out our in-depth Galaxy Note 7 review if you want to learn about all of the fantastic features that make Samsung’s new phone so great. But the smartphone isn’t the fastest handset around, despite all its cutting-edge tech. It may very well do better in benchmark tests than its Android peers, but when it comes to finally taking down last year’s iPhone in real-world speed tests – something no flagship has been able to do – the Galaxy Note 7 fails miserably.

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