iPhone 8 Rumors

Next year’s iPhone may feature a futuristic design that makes Jony Ive’s dream a reality

Next year’s iPhone may feature a futuristic design that makes Jony Ive’s dream a reality

By on June 21, 2016 at 7:10 PM.

Apple’s PR team was hard at work this morning setting expectations for this year’s iPhone refresh. According to a few near-simultaneous reports including this one in The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus won’t feature any major design changes. Instead, they’ll be pretty well aligned with all of the rumors and leaks we’ve seen: the new iPhones will look a lot like the current iPhones, but they’ll ditch the 3.5mm audio jack and they’ll be slimmer. Remember what we said was probably our first look at a real iPhone 7? Well, it was indeed probably our first look at a real iPhone 7.

We covered WSJ’s big iPhone report earlier on Tuesday, but it’s worth diving into it again. Why? Because a couple of lines near the end of the article give us some pretty big hints of what we can expect from Apple’s future iPhones. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

Confirmed: Apple is making only one, very dumb change to the iPhone this year

By on June 21, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

Confirmed: Apple is making only one, very dumb change to the iPhone this year

Rumors about the iPhone 7 and headphone jacks have been circulating for months, but as we get closer to September, we’re getting a much better idea of what the next iPhone will look like. The latest report comes from CNBC, and it’s not promising any world-changing upgrades — quite the opposite, in fact.

According to simultaneous reports from CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Apple will only be making “subtle changes” to the iPhone this fall, but the big change that everyone will notice is the removal of the headphone jack.

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Galaxy S8 4K Display Dual Camera

Reports claims Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will feature a 4K display and a (shocker) dual camera

By on June 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Reports claims Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will feature a 4K display and a (shocker) dual camera

We’re still several months away from the unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, but rumors are already cropping up on what seems like a weekly basis.

Earlier this month, Samsung showed off a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display at a trade show in California, leading some to believe that it would be the display featured on the company’s next flagship smartphone. Now Chinese tech blog NetEase is making a similar claim, providing even more credence to the rumor.

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OnePlus vs. Galaxy S7 edge Speed Test

OnePlus 3 vs. Galaxy S7 edge speed test, round 2: What happens when 6GB of RAM is unleashed?

By on June 21, 2016 at 9:31 AM.

OnePlus 3 vs. Galaxy S7 edge speed test, round 2: What happens when 6GB of RAM is unleashed?

The OnePlus 3 might be one of the best smartphones you can buy without parting with too much cash, but it’s not necessarily the fastest one. Recent real-life speed tests showed that the OnePlus flagship lags behind the Galaxy S7 edge and the iPhone 6s even though it has an outrageous amount of RAM. The OnePlus 3 packs 6GB of RAM, compared to 4GB for the Galaxy S7 edge and 2GB for the newest iPhone.

OnePlus addressed the RAM management following these tests, saying that the phone doesn’t keep too many apps in memory to conserve battery life. That said, some intrepid hackers came up with an unofficial “fix” for the issue, prompting a second speed test comparison.

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2017 iPhone Rumors

Upcoming huge iPhone redesign will include the new feature everyone wants

By on June 21, 2016 at 8:29 AM.

Upcoming huge iPhone redesign will include the new feature everyone wants

One recurring iPhone rumor claims that Apple is on the verge of a major shift when it comes to iPhone display quality. The iPhone 7 models will ship with LCD screens, just like all their predecessors. But starting next year at least one new iPhone 7s/8 will have an AMOLED display. That’s the kind of screen mostly found on Samsung’s “iPhone killers,” including the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. In recent years, experts found AMOLED screens to offer a superior experience compared to LCD panels. Even though the most recent LCD displays inside the iPhone and iPad Pro have also been praised in reviews, AMOLED might offer Apple an added edge in the future.

Now, new reports out of Asia indicate that Apple suppliers have already been informed that the OLED iPhone is coming. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors Headphone Jack EarPods

A silly iPhone 7 EarPods rumor that actually makes some sense

By on June 21, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

A silly iPhone 7 EarPods rumor that actually makes some sense

These days, iPhone 7 rumors are a dime a dozen, with some making more sense than others, considering the general pictures most reports have painted for this year’s new iPhone series. A new rumor from Japan suggests that Apple will indeed remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. But the report says Apple will not bundle the new phones with redesigned EarPods that would connect to the device via Bluetooth or Lightning port. Instead, Apple is supposedly shipping new iPhones with 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapters. The rumor might sound silly, but it does make some sense. More →

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2016 Google Nexus HTC Snapdragon 821

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

By on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

This year’s new Nexus phones could be 2016’s most powerful handsets

A new report last week stated that HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be released this year. It’s OK if you missed it — the report hit while most of the tech world was checking out Apple’s new software goodies. The rumor echoed earlier reports that claimed HTC might make two Nexus devices in 2016, and the new report said that both of these Nexus phones will sport slightly improved processors. More →

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iOS 10 Dark Mode

This is how gorgeous iOS 10’s hidden dark mode feature will make your iPhone look

This is how gorgeous iOS 10’s hidden dark mode feature will make your iPhone look

By on June 20, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

Apple’s iOS platform is arguably the best-looking mobile software in the world, but there’s always room for improvement. And according to some snooping done this past week by developers digging through Apple’s iOS 10 code, there are some big improvements that are indeed coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors: Headphone Jack 256GB

All the wild iPhone 7 rumors you might have missed this weekend

By on June 20, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

All the wild iPhone 7 rumors you might have missed this weekend

The iPhone 7 might be several months away but there are plenty of rumors and leaks offering purported details of the upcoming Apple smartphone. Over the weekend, quite a few new iPhone 7 reports emerged, including a set of wild claims – at least when compared to what we’ve come to expect from this year’s iPhones based on earlier rumors.

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iPhone 7 Rumors

New leak suggests the most controversial iPhone 7 rumor is all wrong

New leak suggests the most controversial iPhone 7 rumor is all wrong

By on June 20, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

The news cycle surrounding new iPhone launches each year follows the same general mold. Details begin to trickle in slowly at first, and then they gather pace as component production picks up. Slow leaks become a gushing river once full production begins, of course, and there’s typically almost no mystery left at all once Apple finally gets around to unveiling its new iPhones each September.

While the rumor mill has grown increasingly accurate over the years — especially when the same reports come from multiple sources — there are still bumps in the road every now and again. As it turns out, the latest such bump suggests that the single most controversial iPhone 7 rumor to date is completely wrong. More →

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iPhone SE Shipping Times

iPhone SE demand continues to outstrip supply months after launch

By on June 17, 2016 at 2:59 PM.

iPhone SE demand continues to outstrip supply months after launch

After failing to make a significant impact with the iPhone 5c back in 2013, Apple has a bonafide hit on its hands with this year’s iPhone SE. Nearly three months after the phone’s launch, retailers are still struggling to keep up with demand.

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OnePlus 3 vs. iPhone 6s

OnePlus 3 vs. iPhone 6s real-life speed test: It’s not even close

By on June 17, 2016 at 1:45 PM.

OnePlus 3 vs. iPhone 6s real-life speed test: It’s not even close

On one side, we have a reasonably priced flagship phone that features the latest mobile processor money can buy and a whopping 6GB of RAM. On the other, we have the iPhone 6s, a phone with a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Which one do you think does better in real-life speed tests? More →

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