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When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month, the two flagship smartphones were joined on stage by the Cupertino, California-based company’s take on wireless earphones: AirPods. AirPods connect via Bluetooth and automatically sync with your iPhone and other Apple devices (like your Mac) via iCloud. Apple originally expected to ship the AirPods this month, but with October now quickly coming to a close, Apple has confirmed that there has been a delay in getting the quirky gadget to customers. In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple explained: The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time... Read more...
Apple is still raking in money hand over fist, but the company’s financial performance is no longer setting records quarter after quarter. But even a weakened Apple is still a force to be reckoned with — the company posted Q4 revenue of $46.9 billion and net income of $9 billion. This compared to $51.5 billion and $11.1 billion respectively for the same period last year. Gross margins fell slightly to 38 percent for the quarter compared to 39.9 percent a year ago. Annual sales fell 7.7 percent from $233.7 billion in 2015 to $215.6 billion in 2016. This is the first time in 15 years that Apple has posted a decline in annual sales. It’s not hard, however, to see why Apple’s revenue is down. iPhone... Read more...
When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month, it added a better display, faster processor, improved Taptic engine, better battery life, IP67 dust/water resistance, and improved cameras (along with optical image stabilization on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 — something that was missing on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s). Apple also took away a couple of things — namely the 3.5mm headphone jack (which upset a lot of people) and a mechanical home button. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did away with the physical switch mechanism that has been with the home button since the iPhone was introduced in 2007, and instead introduced a stationary, pressure sensitive “button” that is tied to the iPhone’s... Read more...
It has been a month since Apple started selling its flagship iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, though up until now, you couldn't buy a SIM-free version that's factory unlocked. Now you can. The caveat (which isn't much of one, really) is that you have to purchase the SIM-free model direct from Apple, either from one of its retail locations or from its web store. Pricing for an unlocked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus runs the same as models that are tied to a specific wireless carrier. Here's how it breaks down: iPhone 7 32GB: $649 iPhone 7 128GB: $749 iPhone 7 256GB: $849 iPhone 7 Plus 32GB: $769 iPhone 7 Plus 128GB: $869 iPhone 7 Plus 256GB: $969 Also like their carrier-specific counterparts,... Read more...
Oftentimes when a smartphone maker debuts a nifty new idea, its competitors find ways to implement their own version of whatever feature everyone is excited about, whether it's a premium design, a digital assistant, or something else. But spontaneous smartphone combustion? Following Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debacle, pictures of a charred iPhone 7 are making the rounds.A user on reddit posted several photos of the burnt iPhone 7, which he says was pre-ordered by a co-worker who never got to use the handset. Apparently the smartphone arrived that way, suggesting a serious Q&A failure in the packaging department that sent it out, or more likely that it overheated during transit and melted itself... Read more...
Change is hard, we get it, we really do. It's even more difficult when said change is seemingly unnecessary or for the worse. Such is the feeling that some people have with Apple's decision to remove the standard 3.5mm audio jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. Unfortunately, some jackholes on the Internet are using the change as an opportunity to trick people into drilling into and ruining their pricey new smartphones with the promise of bringing back the audio port. Let us be very clear here—there is NO bringing back the 3.5mm audio jack, and videos purporting otherwise by drilling into the iPhone 7 or some other method of destruction are a hoax. Don't do it. One of the videos... Read more...
It didn't take long for someone to figure out how to jailbreak Apple's newfangled iPhone 7 handset. A 19-year-old hacker known online as "qwertyoruiop" and offline as Luca Todesco needed just 24 hours to thwart the security measures in place of Apple's "best, most advanced iPhone ever" and iOS 10, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. By jailbreaking the iPhone 7, Todesco put himself in full control of the device. The biggest benefit to jailbreaking is being able to install apps outside of the App Store that haven't been approved by Apple. There's a world of functionality and features out there that Apple hasn't authorized, and if you want to install them, jailbreaking your handset... Read more...
Apple finally bumped up the minimum storage allotment on its iPhone 7, doubling it to 32GB compared to 16GB on several previous iPhone generations, along with also offering 128GB and 256GB tiers for the middle and high-end SKUs, respectively. The Cupertino outfit did it without jacking up the price of the iPhone, though don't fret on Tim Cook's account, he and the rest of the Apple gang still stand to make a pretty penny on every iPhone 7 handset sold. It's estimated by IHS Markit that the actual bill of materials (BOM) is only $220. Well, just a little less if we're picking nits—$219.80. Toss in $5 for "basic manufacturing costs" and you're looking at a BOM of $224.80, compared to the full retail... Read more...
You can always count on comedians to be ready to pounce whenever Apple comes out with a new iPhone design, and with the recently announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Cupertino outfit made it all too easy. As you're probably well aware by now, Apple decided to nix the standard 3.5mm audio jack from its new iPhones in favor of going wireless with a set of Bluetooth AirPods (sold separately, of course), or you can use its proprietary Lightning connector. Well, Conan O'Brien used the decision as an opportunity to throw shade at Apple in a spoof advertisement that's reminiscent of the silhouette iPod commercials from back in the day. The ad features dancing bodies all in black against different... Read more...
Apple didn't exactly reinvent the smartphone with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but what it did do was implement several noteworthy upgrades, including a more capacious battery and a new water resistant design. And of course there's lots of adhesive, a staple of Apple gadgets, which along with the aforementioned bits are on full display in a teardown that has a twist.With the iPhone 7 fresh off the assembly line, the folks at iFixIt wasted not a single solitary moment getting their mitts on the larger Plus model and taking it apart. As always, the process began with the removable of Pentalobe screws, a favorite of Apple's since tools to remove them aren't exactly common. That's easy enough... Read more...
The rumor mill never stops when it comes to Apple products — especially with regards to the iPhone. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were just revealed last week, and customers won’t get their hands on the smartphones until Friday morning at the earliest. But given the evolutionary nature of the A10 Fusion-powered phones, pundits are already looking forward to what will be released next year in celebration of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. It’s being hypothesized that the next generation iPhone will leave behind its aluminum unibody construction, which has served it well since the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012, in favor or a ceramic housing. A patent, which was filed on September 8th, shows an... Read more...
Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will begin shipping to customers this Friday, but the tech press began posting their thoughts on the smartphones early this morning. The general consensus is that it’s a notable upgrade for those who currently own an iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus or older, and that those with an iPhone 6s/iPhones 6s Plus might want to wait to see what Apple’s 2017 iPhone has to offer. With that being said, let’s take a look at some thoughts from the pundits on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Probably the most controversial aspect of the new iPhones comes from the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Most of us have taken the headphone jack for granted and can easily plug in a pair... Read more...
The pieces are starting to come together following Apple’s announcement yesterday that it won’t be releasing opening weekend sales for its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus flagships. “These initial sales will be governed by supply, not demand, and we have decided that it is no longer a representative metric for our investors and customers,” said Apple in a statement. “Therefore we won’t be releasing a first-weekend number any longer.” The iPhone has been on a downward trajectory with regards to sales in the past year, with fiscal Q3 2016 shipments falling to 40.4 million units compared to 47.7 million units during the same period last year. Apple faced significant headwinds in the Chinese market... Read more...
Apple iPhone 7 mania is already upon us. Apple’s next generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were announced on Wednesday, and preorders for the phones kicked off this morning. As we found out earlier this week, both models are powered by a brand new, quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor. While we’ll likely find out more details on the processor when the first reviews land next week, we’re already beginning to get a little insight into the A10 variant powering the iPhone 7 Plus. According to Geekbench numbers, which showcase the iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.0.1 (Golden Master), the 5.5-inch smartphone has 3GB of RAM onboard (the iPhone 7 still reportedly contains 2GB RAM). Compared to the previous... Read more...
When it comes to the opening weekend for a brand new iPhone release, Apple has a tradition of announcing record sales figures. The company usually proudly touts tremendous year-over-year growth, with Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaiming last year, “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history.” Indeed, Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones during their debut in 2014, while the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus countered with 13 million units in 2015. Perhaps in a sign of the times, where Apple’s iPhone sales have been on a slight downward trajectory, the company revealed this week that it won’t... Read more...
Not long after the iPhone 6s was announced last year (and perhaps even a bit before) the blogosphere was already looking ahead to the iPhone 7. And in the past few months, we’ve been treated to a wealth of information on Apple’s next generation of smartphones including leaked prototypes, specs, and the removal of one beloved feature. Today, Apple officially pulled the wraps off both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. And as the leaks have already shown us, things don’t change dramatically on the looks front. If you’ve seen the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t stray too far from that formula. It’s still “well-rounded” design — one that has cut down on the antenna... Read more...
Apple is set to unveil its next generation iPhone on September 7th. And despite the increment in model numbers from 6s to 7, this won’t be a radically different design according to the numerous leaks we’ve seen over the past few months. Instead, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will again be a further refinement of the rounded shape that was introduced with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. The major design differences come in the form of redesigned plastic antenna lines (to make them less unsightly) and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. That latter point has sparked a lot of controversy among the iPhone faithful with people forming into two opposing camps. On one side, you have users... Read more...
It’s not “May the 4th be with you” but Apple exclaims that they will “See you on the 7th.” There will be an Apple event on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 AM at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, in which it is widely expected that Apple will announce the new iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are rumored to include dual-lense cameras, better processors, 3GB of RAM, improved water resistance, a new home button (or perhaps lack thereof), but forego the headphone jack. The phones will include a minimum of 32GB with a possibility of up to 256GB of storage. They may also incorporate the True Tone feature which is able to adjust the display to ambient lighting.... Read more...
A leaked internal order sheet from what's purported to be a NAND flash memory component supplier suggests that Apple may finally bump the base storage on its next iPhone line from 16GB to 32GB. It also indicates that the iPhone 7 will ship with 128GB and 256GB storage options, though it's not clear if that's in addition to a 64GB SKU or that might be dropped as well. Regardless of what happens to the 64GB SKU, bumping up the base model from 16GB to 32GB is a move that's long overdue, especially since the iPhone 7 isn't likely to feature expandable physical storage, such as a microSD card slot. In this era of high resolution photos, video sharing, and growing growing playlists for offline listening,... Read more...
As with nearly every iPhone released before it, we’ve already gotten a clear picture of the what to expect when the iPhone 7 debuts next month. Leaked schematics, mockups, and prototypes have tipped us off to its design, while it’s easy to surmise that an A10 processor and M10 co-processor will power the device. However, the most controversial design decision by far is the apparent lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is instead expected to favor the existing Lightning port to connect to wired headphones. That means that customers will 1) have to go out and buy new Lightning-based headphones, 2) used a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter, or 3) invest in Bluetooth headphones.... Read more...
One of the rumors floating around about the iPhone 7 is that it will sport dual cameras on its backside for depth sensing. That might still be the case with the larger size iPhone 7 Plus model, but based on a leaked shot of what's purportedly the camera component for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, it will have a single rear-facing lens.In the absence of dual cameras, it appears the single lens design of the iPhone 7 is being upgraded with optical image stabilization (OIS), a feature that's present on the current generation 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus model, but not the smaller iPhone 6s. That's assuming the leaked shot of the camera module by French-language website Nowhereelse.fr is legit.The site placed... Read more...
Cue the Imperial March, Darth Vader's theme song, because here comes the iPhone 7 dressed in "Space Black," or whatever Apple ends up calling it. And no, that's not our veiled attempt at calling Apple the Evil Empire, we're simply noting the return of an all-black handset, at least if a series of a leaked photos from a Chinese-language website prove legit.Or maybe what we're seeing is a darker version of what Apple calls "Space Gray" in its lineup. That's a color SKU that Apple offers in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineups, only those handsets are considerably lighter in color than the presumed iPhone 7 Plus that apparently starred in an unsanctioned photo shoot ahead of its official unveiling... Read more...
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