iPhone 7 Rumors

Shipping a headphone jack adapter with every iPhone 7 is just smart business

By about 5 hours ago.

Shipping a headphone jack adapter with every iPhone 7 is just smart business

The design of the iPhone 7 will represent the largest design shift for Apple’s iconic smartphone in history. For starters, it’s largely believed that the mechanical home button will be replaced by a capacitive touch sensor that will subtly vibrate when pressed, similar to the Force Touch trackpad Apple already employs on its MacBook. Second, and much more controversial, the iPhone 7 will see the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Needless to say, Apple’s rumored decision to remove an input port that has graced every single iPhone ever made has resulted in a firestorm of debate. On the one hand, some argue that Apple’s willingness to abandon something as universal as the 3.5mm headphone jack reeks of corporate arrogance and is “user hostile.” On the other hand, some contend that the only way to move the technological bar higher is to say goodbye to legacy technologies, no matter how universal, reliable, durable or even beloved they may be.

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iPhone Tricks Without Jailbreak

Crazy iPhone trick turns your wallpapers into optical illusions

Crazy iPhone trick turns your wallpapers into optical illusions

By about 7 hours ago.

Earlier today we shared a video with you that covered 25 iPhone tweaks that will make you want to jailbreak your phone. There are definitely some fantastic tweaks in there and after watching that video, there’s no question that you’ll seriously consider jailbreaking your iPhone. Of course, just because you consider it doesn’t mean you’ll actually end up doing it.

If you decide not to jailbreak your iPhone, there are still some very cool tricks that will wow your friends and help set your iPhone apart from the pack. We showed you one nifty trick earlier this week, which allows anyone to easily turn all of their folders into round icons instead of the standard rounded squares. Now, we’re back with another crazy trick that might be even cooler. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Rumors Release Date Specs

Fresh leak shows us just how ridiculously hot the Galaxy Note 7 is going to be

By about 10 hours ago.

Fresh leak shows us just how ridiculously hot the Galaxy Note 7 is going to be

There have been many Galaxy Note 7 leaks revealing everything we could possibly want to know about the handset ahead of its upcoming announcement. Yet a fresh leak brings us the best look we’ve had so far at the new smartphone, and the accompanying report shares more details about its launch.

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Galaxy Note 7 Rumors Flat Curved Display

The one Galaxy Note 7 rumor we want to believe

By on July 28, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

The one Galaxy Note 7 rumor we want to believe

Most Galaxy Note 7 rumors so far have indicated that Samsung is going to launch a single phablet version, and when it comes to design, it won’t be a flat-screen model. Reports claimed that Samsung is only looking to sell a Galaxy Note 7 edge model this year which would feature a dual edge display, just like the Galaxy S7 edge. However, more recent leaks suggested that a flat Galaxy Note 7 might be in the works, or that Samsung at least considered one.

A brand new report, however, says that the phone will have a dual edge screen, but it’ll be a “barely-curved” display. More →

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Best Cell Phone Service 2016

T-Mobile isn’t the best wireless network, according to the people

By on July 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

T-Mobile isn’t the best wireless network, according to the people

T-Mobile has the cheapest prices and best perks in the industry, and certainly the most sweary executive. But for one of the things that matters most to customers — good customer care — AT&T actually pips the “Uncarrier” to the flag.

The latest edition of the J.D. Power satisfaction survey ranks AT&T as the network with the best overall customer care experience. T-Mobile finishes second, with Verizon and Sprint rounding out the best of the rest.

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Google Nexus 2016 HTC Marlin

This is what the HTC Nexus Marlin might look like

By on July 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

This is what the HTC Nexus Marlin might look like

Google is about to launch two exciting Nexus devices, according to a variety of leaks. Codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, the two devices will be manufactured by HTC, and should offer the same design and high-end specs. A consistent number of reports have already “confirmed” the phones’ most important features. There have also been a few renders based on leaks, and a fresh one claims to be the most accurate of them all. More →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

I am going to lose the iPhone 7’s dumb headphone adapter in 3 seconds flat

By on July 28, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

I am going to lose the iPhone 7’s dumb headphone adapter in 3 seconds flat

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, I owned a Lifeproof case for my iPhone. It was a fantastic piece of design — a snap-on case that made my iPhone waterproof without covering the screen. The only wrinkle? It needed a short adapter to use the 3.5mm headphone jack. I lost that adapter within a week of buying the case. You can probably see where this is going.

A series of leaked photos and video over on a Vietnamese blog purportedly show us the Lightning-to-35mm adapter that will be shipping with the iPhone 7. It doesn’t really matter if this is the actual Apple-manufactured adapter or not: it fits perfectly with Apple’s previous dongle design, so it’s likely 95% identical to what will come in the iPhone box (or worse, cost $29 extra).

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iPhone 7 Specs

Leaked photos of iPhone 7’s headphone adapter emerge

By on July 28, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Leaked photos of iPhone 7’s headphone adapter emerge

Unless Apple has a last-minute change of heart, the iPhone 7 will ship this coming September without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And given how reliable and universal the tried and true headphone jack is, Apple’s rumored decision to banish it from existence has understandably created a firestorm of debate.

Seeking to soften the blow, recent reports suggest that Apple will ship a Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle inside of every iPhone 7 box. With the iPhone 7 unveiling just a little bit more than a month away, we’re starting to see images and video which purport to show us what the aforementioned dongle is going to look like.

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iPhone Digital Crown Button

Yep, Apple can make the iPhone uglier

By on July 28, 2016 at 1:15 PM.

Yep, Apple can make the iPhone uglier

The iPhone is often regarded as the trendsetter in the smartphone business. Whatever Apple does with its phone tends to set design trends for the next couple years: plastic became glass, which gave way to the unibody metal phones everyone is churning out now.

Despite that, the iPhone is far from perfect, and the last two generations are a testament to that. There’s some “ugly” in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series, represented by the antenna lines on the back, and that protruding rear camera. But if you thought Apple couldn’t make the iPhone any uglier than that, then you’d be wrong.

How wrong? Well, look at this.

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iPhone 7 Release Date Preorder

This is when you’ll finally be able to buy the iPhone 7

This is when you’ll finally be able to buy the iPhone 7

By on July 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM.

After so many years of seeing Apple launch new iPhones at some point in September, we all expect to see the new 2016 iPhone models arrive less than two months from now. We don’t have any official announcements from Apple just yet, but new a new report appears to reveal the actual dates on which the upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be made available for preorder and the released. More →

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Samsung Turbo Speed Technology

Samsung found a way to turbocharge smartphones without upgrading chips or RAM

By on July 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Samsung found a way to turbocharge smartphones without upgrading chips or RAM

“[A] common belief is that phone performance can only be improved in two ways, either using a faster processor or increasing the RAM.”

You may think that’s a quote from Apple, perhaps the introduction of an explanation of why the iPhone regularly bests Android flagships in performance despite having specs that never seem to measure up on paper. But you’d be wrong. That’s how Samsung starts a new video intended to explain that mid-range devices can be very powerful without sporting high-end specs. This only begs the question: If Samsung can pull off amazing performance without bumping up processor speed or adding more RAM, why does it keep doing that with every new Galaxy S and Galaxy Note model it launches? More →

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