News tagged: Apple iPhone
An iPhone owner in China has reported that their unit exploded after it was dropped on the ground. Another exploding iPhone was reported a few months ago. In this case, the user accidentally dropped their iPhone 7 Plus and then observed it smoking, vibrating, and swelling up.
A new color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be on the way, reports Mac Otakara (Japan). Apple is considering a glossy white version of the phones that'll be known as "jet white." The iPhone 7 is currently available in black, silver, and gold.
Following the recent releases of new flagship smartphones and notebooks, Apple fans are probably wondering when the company will announce a successor to the iPhone SE. Well, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the phone won't arrive in the first half of 2017.
This year's iPhone 7 has brought a few new things to the table, especially the Plus variant with its dual rear-facing cameras, but there are still a few key features that they are missing compared to the competition such as iris scanning and wireless charging technology.
The widespread rumour that Apple will use OLED panels in next-generation iPhones has finally been confirmed. The newly appointed CEO of Japanese display maker Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, has confirmed that Apple plans to ditch LTPS panels and use OLED displays.
Apple will reportedly expand its size options with the release of the iPhone 8. On top of the existing 4.7 and 5.5-inch models it's been offering with recent generations, there will be a 5-inch model, says Nikkei. This information comes from a source in Apple's supply chain.
Apple's full-year revenue is expected to be lower than it was in 2015, marking the first time since 2001 that the company has experienced a total year revenue decline. Internal and external analysts have projected a revenue drop ahead of the company's Q4 earnings report.
A portable cancer-detecting device built around an iPhone's camera is up to 99% accurate when looking for some types of cancer. Lei Li, an assistant professor who led the Washington State University research team, says the gadget detects cancerous cells quickly.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak didn't initially appear supportive of Apple's decision to get rid of the iPhone's headphone jack, but he has since changed his mind. While speaking with TechRadar, Wozniak said he doesn't believe many people ever even used the jack.
If Apple wants to get rid of the iPhone's physical home button in order to save space, it'll need to figure out an alternative way for fingerprint sensor functionality to exist. For a while, it's been rumored Apple may integrate the sensor into the display.
In the last few weeks, Adobe has released several updates for its Lightroom mobile app, which brought noticeable improvements, including the ability to shoot an image in DNG format which is Adobe's open-source raw format. Today, the company released yet another update.
If you are fine with some extra bulk on your new iPhone 7, you can bring back the iPhone's headphone hack with a fairly nice solution. A new case called the Fuze has been unveiled which comes with both a 3.5 mm jack and a battery pack that'll extend your phone's life.
The manufacturing process for the jet black iPhone 7 is a little different from the process for other units and that has contributed to a global shortage of those devices. According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, just 30-70% of jet black iPhones pass Apple's inspection.
The jet black finish for the iPhone 7 looks great, but as Apple suggested in the phone's description, scratches may be more of an issue than with other models. Now that reviews and tests have appeared, that does seem to be the case with entirely typical use.
The iPhone 7 has the best LCD smartphone display DisplayMate has ever tested. After putting the phone through various trials and measurements, the site says Apple's latest phone offers the best mobile LCD display of all time. It has the highest contrast ratio and brightness.
Some iPhone 7 owners have begun reporting an issue with the phone that, while not as significant as the Note 7's problems, could indicate something is wrong with the handset. When the phone is facing a significant CPU load, some users say it emits a hissing sound.
Samsung's desire to better compete with Apple's "dull" new iPhone may have caused the problem that has triggered a recall of 2.5 million units. Bloomberg reports Samsung learned of Apple's plan to release a minimally updated iPhone 7 earlier this year.
If you're looking to buy an iPhone 7, you're options are now quite limited and you'll probably have to deal with a delay. Apple has run out of all iPhone 7 Plus models and the iPhone 7 Jet Black model is also sold out. Retail sales will begin on Friday.
You won't be able to charge your iPhone 7 while also using corded headphones unless you spend an extra $40 on a special adapter. Due to the phone's removal of the headphone jack, which is part of Apple's push towards a wireless future, users are stuck with adapters.
Indian consumers will pay quite a bit more for the iPhone 7 than those in the United States. The cost of a 32 GB unit is 40% higher in India at Rs. 60,000 ($903), a price that's driven by the inclusion of sales tax and the involvement of third-party retailers.