News tagged: Apple iPhone
Apple is almost certainly going to introduce two distinct iPhone models next month, a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The latter may be more powerful than the iPad Pro, according to a recent Geekbench leak. The phone has a multi-core score of 6430.
Apple has swapped out the iPhone's clickable home button for a pressure-sensitive home button that provides haptic feedback instead of an actual click. Bloomberg reports the iPhone 7's new button is similar to the "trackpads in the latest MacBook line."
The iPhone 7's unveiling is just a few weeks away and yet another report has seemingly confirmed a few key changes with the device. Based on the latest leak, which appeared on Nowhereelse.fr (OnLeaks), the iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack, but does have a larger camera.
With all of the rumors indicating Apple won't include a headphone jack in the iPhone 7, it's clear the company believes wireless is the future. As such, there have been a number of reports about Apple creating its own wireless earbuds. It now appears they'll use a custom chip.
Apple's iPhone 7 will appear in retail stores on September 16, says EvLeaks, who has also revealed preorders will begin on September 9. EvLeaks has a good track-record when it comes to Apple leaks. So, his sources on this matter are most likely correct.
Many reports, including some from reliable sources, have come out supporting the idea that the iPhone 7 will feature 3 GB of RAM, up from 2 GB in the iPhone 6s. At the very least, the 5.5-inch model will have 3 GB and it's possible the 4.7-inch model will as well.
Justin Denison, Samsung's senior vice president, took aim at Apple and the iPhone 7 during Samsung's Unpacked event. While walking the audience through the Note 7's features, Denison jokingly noted the phone comes with a headphone jack, unlike the rumored iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 isn't going to come with a normal 3.5 mm headphone jack and will instead force everyone to use the Lightning port or wireless. Since most headphones don't come with Lightning cords, Apple may include a 3.5 mm adapter with the smartphone.
We now have a pretty solid timeline for the iPhone 7's launch and release. According to @evleaks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go up for preorder on September 9, with sales beginning September 16. No announcement date was provided in this leak.
Since the original iPhone's release in 2007, Apple has sold over a billion units. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, announced the achievement during a special employee meeting at the company's Cupertino location. This sales milestone came much faster than the 500 million milestone.
Apple is officially going to open its own retail locations in India, says CEO Tim Cook. The company has gone back and forth with the Indian government over the past few months and it'll finally be able to set up retail stores. India is one of Apple's "fastest growing markets."
Sales are down again in all of Apple's major product categories. The company's latest earnings report for the April-June quarter reveal sales of $42.4 billion and a net income of $7.8 billion, which is down 27% compared to last year. It sold 40.3 million iPhones.
More biometric security features may arrive in the iPhone in the coming years, reports DigiTimes. Iris scanning is reportedly going to reach the phone in 2018 and it'll join the iPhone's fingerprint sensor in letting people secure their handset in an alternative way.
A man accused of prostituting underaged girls has been ordered to unlock his iPhone with his fingerprint. While the US' Fifth Amendment protects people against self-incriminatory searches, the legal system generally doesn't consider biometric data to be protected.
Law enforcement in Michigan have requested the creation of a 3D-printed mold of a murder victim's finger to unlock their iPhone. The police asked Anil Jain, a computer science professor at Michigan State University, to build the mold. Jain's team produced ten plastic fingers.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has designed a modified iPhone that can protect you from monitoring and warn of surveillance. It is attached to your phone's SIM card slot to monitor its wireless activity. It'll let you know when your phone is transmitting despite being off.
We have been hearing various information about the upcoming iPhone 7 devices with approximately six weeks away from the announcement. As we are approaching the date, more accurate details are emerging online and the popular @evleaks has more about them.
If Apple doesn't appoint an official representative in Iran, the country plans to ban all iPhones and collect those currently in use. The move is part of an anti-smuggling campaign and since iPhones are often smuggled into Iran, the government claims it is fighting crime.
Some parts of the US Army are ditching the Android phones they've been using and will now rely on the iPhone 6s, which will be available as an iPhone Tactical Assault Kit. Apple's phone is replacing an older Samsung device that froze and had to be restarted on a regular basis.
Three upcoming iPhone models have appeared in the latest leak from Nowhere Else (France). Included in the picture is the base iPhone 7 and its accompanying Plus and Pro models. The iPhone 7 Plus largely just has a bigger display, but the Pro comes with a dual rear camera.