iPhone 7 Rumors

Alleged iPhone 7 case photos show a brand new feature no one wants

By on May 23, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Alleged iPhone 7 case photos show a brand new feature no one wants

The latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests that there may be a few more changes to the device’s final design than initially anticipated. According to a new set of images which purport to show the device’s rear casing, it appears that the iPhone 7 may feature a grand total of four speakers.

Originally published by Nowhereelse.fr, the alleged iPhone 7 photos vary a good deal from previous leaks we’ve seen over the past few months. While some of the antenna lines have been mercifully removed — consistent with previous rumors — you’ll note that the camera module and the LED flash have been reoriented vertically rather than horizontally. The leaked photos also support the persistent rumor that Apple’s next-gen smartphone will ship without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

But there’s also a curious new feature shown in the photos that suggest they might not accurately reflect the upcoming iPhone’s new design.

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Apple Store San Francisco

Apple’s stores have gone from serious to absurd in 15 years

By on May 20, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

Apple’s stores have gone from serious to absurd in 15 years

Yesterday, Apple unveiled the “future of retail” in its new San Francisco store. The new location is absurdly overhyped: it has “forums” and “groves” rather than aisles or counters, and Apple wants entrepreneurs to cluster in its “board rooms.”

It’s a far cry from the Apple Store that Steve Jobs first introduced back in 2001, and if the founder could see what the face of the store has become, he’d be turning in his grave.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

11 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 20, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

Welcome to the end of yet another week, and congratulations on enduring. To celebrate the imminent arrival of the weekend, we’ve put together a particularly solid list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Included on Friday’s list is a great calendar app, an app that will lock your private photos away, a very cool app that lets you record video of your iPhone screen, an awesome VR app, a memory manager, an app that lets you control your drone from an iPad, and much more.

In addition to today’s batch, you’ll also find a few more freebies on yesterday’s list. More →

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Galaxy Note 6 iPhone 7 Plus

The Galaxy Note 6 and iPhone 7 might be in for a huge RAM upgrade

By on May 20, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The Galaxy Note 6 and iPhone 7 might be in for a huge RAM upgrade

We often talk about the performance of mobile devices, insisting on real life tests that show how the hottest smartphones in town perform during regular usage. These are, after all, our main computers. And we want them to be fast, reliable, and efficient. The iPhone is still the performance benchmark to beat, with Galaxy flagships fighting for second place. The upcoming generation of smartphones from Apple and Samsung promise to be faster and more efficient than ever. And, ironically, it’s Samsung that’s going to help do that. More →

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iPhone 7s Features

Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

By on May 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

Apple supplier mistakenly leaks details of next year’s major iPhone redesign

Citing a statement from the CEO of Catcher Technology — a key Apple supply partner — Nikkei reports that one of Apple’s iPhone models in 2017 will feature a glass casing. If this ultimately pans out, it would mark the first time Apple has utilized a glass casing on the iPhone since 2011’s iPhone 4s.

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iPhone Touch ID Enter Password

Apple’s latest new iPhone feature is annoying, but you’ll like it anyway

By on May 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM.

Apple’s latest new iPhone feature is annoying, but you’ll like it anyway

Ever wonder why the iPhone and iPad ask you to type in your regular PIN or password when you fail to unlock your device with Touch ID? There are several reasons Apple has this failsafe mechanism in place, including a clever trick that was added only recently. The purpose of this new line of defense is to ensure that nobody can access your data. Why? You guessed it — it’s there in case a court tries to compel you to provide your fingerprint to unlock a device. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 19, 2016 at 1:28 PM.

Thursday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free might be the most diverse list of the week. We’ve got camera apps and photo editors, games, utilities, a unique calendar app, a file manager, a budgeting app and more. And if that’s not enough for some reason, you can also find a few remaining freebies in yesterday’s post. More →

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Donald Trump Apple Boycott

Noted Apple critic Donald Trump secretly holds $1 million in stock

By on May 19, 2016 at 12:38 PM.

Noted Apple critic Donald Trump secretly holds $1 million in stock

Donald Trump spent a large part of February bashing Apple over its battle with the FBI, and called for a boycott of Apple “until such time as they give that security number.”

But according to a financial disclosure report spotted by the AP, Trump holds somewhere between $1.1 million and $2.25 million in Apple stock. But hey, at least he doesn’t use an iPhone.

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iPhone External Storage App

How I added microSD support to my iPhone 6s

How I added microSD support to my iPhone 6s

By on May 19, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

If history is any indication, Apple has no plans of addressing iPhone owners’ two biggest complaints anytime soon. The first is always battery life, but Apple clearly values design aesthetics enough to prevent it from making a thicker iPhone with a larger battery. And as bad as the iPhone’s battery life can be, it certainly doesn’t seem to be hurting sales — despite the recent dip, iPhones are still the best-selling smartphones in the world.

Coming in closely behind battery life is the lack of expandable storage. iPhones are some of the most expensive smartphones in the world but Apple still insists on “encouraging” users to buy more expensive models; 16GB gets you nowhere and it’s only another $100 for 64GB. You could shell out more money for a bigger iPhone, or you could add microSD card support to your current iPhone in just a few seconds like I just did. More →

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iPhone 7 A10 Chip

Is this the chip that will power the iPhone 7?

By on May 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Is this the chip that will power the iPhone 7?

The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone you can buy today, thanks to a combination of hardware innovation and software optimization. Driving performance is a fast and energy efficient chip, the Apple A9, built by TSMC and Samsung. But the future of the Apple chip – and all mobile chips that will power high-end Android handsets in the following year – is even brighter.

ARM and TSMC have announced a 10nm FinFET test chip that shows “impressive power and efficiency gains relative to TSMC’s 16FinFET+ process technology.” That chip will likely be the basis of the Apple processor that will power future iOS devices. The question is, will TSMC make the 10nm in time for the iPhone 7 launch? Or will we see it only in iPhone 7s (or iPhone 8) next year? More →

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Siri Mac OS X 10.12 Leak

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

By on May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Here’s what Siri is going to look like on your Macbook

We’ve known for a while now that Apple might bring Siri to the Mac. It certainly feels like the next logical step, considering that Siri is already available on iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The update is rumored to arrive later this year, and will be one of the main features of the upcoming OS X 10.12 update.

Even though we’ll have to wait for WWDC to see the full details, the first user interface elements for Siri for Mac have leaked, including the dock and menu bar icons. More →

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iPhone Design Home Button

More evidence Apple is working on the buttonless iPhone of our dreams

By on May 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

More evidence Apple is working on the buttonless iPhone of our dreams

We’ve often discussed Apple’s intention of removing the home button from the iPhone since there are many clues suggesting the radical design is in the works. Apple is far from confirming any rumors detailing buttonless iPhones, but even Apple can’t keep everything a secret, no matter how desperately it may try.

Now, there’s yet another clear hint that the home button is doomed. More →

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