iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Here’s the iPhone 7 Plus’ best camera feature in action

By on September 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

Here’s the iPhone 7 Plus’ best camera feature in action

With the iPhone 7, Apple is taking mobile photography to the next level. While the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 was the recipient of some nice camera upgrades, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is truly a mobile photographers dream. Packed with two 12 megapixel sensors, one a wide angle lens and the other a telephoto lens, Apple’s dual camera system is capable of taking absolutely stunning photos with brilliant color accuracy and crisp detail.

With the iPhone 7 Plus sporting two camera sensors, Apple’s flagship iPhone is capable of all sorts of tricks, one of which is a new “Portrait” mode which blurs the background of a photo and, in turn, causes the main subject in the photo to really stand out. Apple is able to achieve this because its dual camera system is capable of measuring varying degrees of depth within a photo. As a result, Apple’s software does its magic and applies an artificial blur to the background while bringing the subject into sharper focus.

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on September 21, 2016 at 1:32 PM.

Today’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time might be the best list we’ve put together in a while. There are plenty of high-quality iOS apps on sale for free today, and you’ll find the 10 best ones in this post. There are also a few remaining freebies in Tuesday’s post, so be sure to check back in that one for even more options. More →

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iOS 10.1 Developer Beta Download

Apple just released iOS 10.1 beta 1 for developers

By on September 21, 2016 at 1:10 PM.

Apple just released iOS 10.1 beta 1 for developers

Just over a week after finally releasing iOS 10 to the public, Apple has begun seeding the first developer beta of iOS 10.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s still unclear which features, if any, are going to be added in 10.1, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for any updates regarding the update.

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 6s Hissing

Does the iPhone 7’s hissing sound really matter?

By on September 21, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

Does the iPhone 7’s hissing sound really matter?

There’s a new iPhone in town, which means there will be some issues to deal with, at least for a while. One of them is a hissing sound that can be heard when the larger iPhone’s processor is under a heavy load, or when you hold the back of the phone very close to your ear. We’ve already discussed the iPhone 7’s “Hissgate” issue, but more videos have been uploaded on YouTube that further investigate the matter. More →

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Apple McLaren Takeover

Apple trying to take over supercar and F1 maker McLaren, report claims

By on September 21, 2016 at 10:44 AM.

Apple trying to take over supercar and F1 maker McLaren, report claims

According to a report published in the Financial Times, Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group about a potential acquisition. McLaren is known for making cutting-edge supercars for the road and its competitive Formula One team, among other things.

Buying a niche supercar maker seems like a strange move for the world’s largest consumer technology company, but it could say a lot about Apple’s ambitions in the car space.

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera Samples

iPhone 7 photo samples: Seriously, how does a phone have a camera this good?

iPhone 7 photo samples: Seriously, how does a phone have a camera this good?

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have only been available in stores for a few days now, but we’ve already seen enough to know that Apple meant everything its executives said when discussing the new iPhone cameras on stage during the iPhone 7 event earlier this month. We’re still waiting for professional camera review sites like DPReview to put the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras through the paces, but it’s fair to say that they’re among the best smartphone cameras that have ever existed. Their only peers are likely Samsung’s cameras on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 7, but it’s too soon to say which bests its rivals.

In the meantime, let’s sit back and enjoy some of the stunning photography we’ve seen hit the web since people began taking delivery of their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. More →

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iPhone 7 Costs

iPhone 7 costs more to build than any other iPhone in history

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

iPhone 7 costs more to build than any other iPhone in history

The bill of materials (BOM) for Apple’s new iPhone 7 checks in a little bit higher than previous models, with IHS Markit revealing that the total cost of components in an entry-level 32GB iPhone 7 comes out to about $219.80.

“Total BOM costs for the iPhone 7 are more in line with what we have seen in teardowns of recent flagship phones from Apple’s main competitor, Samsung, in that the costs are higher than in previous iPhone teardown analyses,” Andrew Rassweiler of IHS Markit said in a press release. “All other things being equal, Apple still makes more margin from hardware than Samsung, but materials costs are higher than in the past.”

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

By on September 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

Apple this year isn’t going to tell us how many new iPhones it sold during the launch weekend. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have sold out faster than what some people may have expected, and some models were not even available for in-store purchases on launch day. But does that mean the iPhone 7 is worthy of a new record? More →

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iPhone 6s Trade In

Apple just made it cheaper to upgrade to an iPhone 7

By on September 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Apple just made it cheaper to upgrade to an iPhone 7

If you take time and effort, you can upgrade to a new iPhone every year for very little money. But not everyone has the willpower to deal with selling a phone on the internet, and for those people, Apple’s Trade Up program is coming to the rescue.

Apple just added the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and SE to its Trade Up program, which means you can get $315 off a new iPhone 7 when you trade in your older device.

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iPhone Encryption Password Hack

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

By on September 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM.

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

The Apple vs. FBI fight over breaking the encryption of the San Bernardino iPhone was one of the most important news topics of the beginning of the year. Ultimately Apple won, as it didn’t have to create a backdoored version of iOS that would let the FBI spy on that iPhone 5c that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI won too, as it bought an iPhone hack for more than $1.3 million that let it bypass the password that protects the lockscreen of iPhones.

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iPhone 7 Home Button

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

By on September 20, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

We’ve got a few months left until winter properly hits, but apart from global warming and Snowpocalypse 2.0, there’s another (much smaller) problem on the horizon: the iPhone 7’s fancy home button.

You see, the iPhone 7’s home button is not really a button, but rather a special capacitive area on the front of the phone. So, it needs contact with flesh to be pushed, just like your screen needs contact with a real finger (and not the inside of your pocket) to register the presses. In the depths of winter where everyone’s wearing gloves, this could be a real problem.

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How To Fix iPhone 7 No Service Bug

How to fix the iPhone 7’s most annoying bug

By on September 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

How to fix the iPhone 7’s most annoying bug

You already know what should happen as soon as you disable Airplane mode on your iPhone. The device should instantly pick up wireless signals, including cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth if they’re available and enabled. Because it’s a phone, it should at the very least connect to a cellular network with relative speed. But if it’s an iPhone 7, it might not always happen — that’s right, the iPhone 7 does have at least one annoying problem. Luckily, there’s already a fix for it. More →

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