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Apple received record-breaking profits from its iPhone sales last quarter even though those sales were lower than in prior years. Strategy Analytics reports Apple had 91% of profits in the global smartphone market during the third quarter. That comes out to around $8.5 billion.
Apple is reportedly working with startups in the augmented reality (AR) field to bring some AR features to its iPhone camera app. Business Insider says Apple is also relying on teams from Metaio and Flyby Media, two AR/VR companies it acquired between 2015 and 2016.
Apple plans to release three new iPhone models next year, including one OLED model, says KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The 5.5-inch OLED iPhone will be joined by two LCD models, tentatively known as the iPhone 7s (4.7-inches) and iPhone 7s Plus (5.5-inches).
We are already past the peak of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, reports KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In the coming months, shipments will decline and they've already fallen in November. Kuo predicts Apple's suppliers will adjust their iPhone shipment estimates down by 5-15%.
Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on a platform filled with protectionist rhetoric. His campaign featured many trade-related talking points intended to gain the support of working class Americans, but those same Americans could be hurt by his policies.
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.