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iPhone 7 is the top-selling smartphone in the world

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus dominate the market. iPhone and Galaxy are the two most popular phone brands in the world in the second quarter of 2017. According to a new market research published by Strategy Analytics, Apple has sold 16.9 million iPhone 7 and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units in Q2 2017.At the same time, Samsung sold 10.2 million Galaxy S8 and 9 million S8+ in the same quarter. Strategy Analytics estimates that the fifth most popular model is the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, with 5.5 million units. Overall, the market has increased 5.5% compared with the same quarter[…]

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Intel reveals details on Ice Lake Core chips made on a 10nm+ architecture

Intel Ice Lake chips will be released in late 2018. Intel is preparing the launch of its 7th generation of Desktop processors, the Coffee Lake, based on the 14nm++ architecture, but the company has already shared interesting details on the 8-th generation – Ice Lake. While the current Kaby Lake are built on the 14nm+ architecture, which is the second generation, and the upcoming Coffee Lake are made on the third-generation or 14nm++, the processors expected in late 2018 or early 2019 will be based on a 10-nanometer architecture. Intel is about to unveil its Coffee Lake chips during an[…]

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Three new iPhones in 2017, each one in three colors?

Apple will release three new models in September. Another day, another news about the upcoming iPhones. The notable investor famous with his predictions about Apple for many years, Ming Chi Kuo, has released yet another note with details about the iPhones. The two models, successors to the current 7 and 7 Plus, are widely believed to be called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, while the name of the third new iPhone remains a mystery. It won’t be surprising if’s called iPhone 8, but iPhone X as a name (X for 10th Anniversary) could also be on the table. But let’s[…]

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iPad shipments grow 15%, while the worldwide market keeps falling

Apple sold 15% more tablets in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Apple’s iPad line was long overdue a hardware refresh, and the company actually did it earlier this year. This impacted Apple’s sales in a very positive way. The company sold 15% more tablets for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new report at StrategyAnalytics. Boosted by the new low-cost 9.7 inch model announced in March, and two Pro tablets, Apple increased its market share in the tablet market from 21.2% in 2016, to 26.1% in Q2 2017. At the same time, many of the[…]

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First official beta of iOS 11 hits the public testers

Download and install the first test version of iOS 11. The waiting is over, folks! A month after Apple announced the next major iOS update, iOS 11, the company is ready to offer the software actualization to all early adopters – the public testing group. Available for developers from June 5, iOS 11 has now been rolled out to interested beta testers who can sign up for the testing program and receive iOS 11 as an over-the-air update. Here is the link to register as a beta tester.  With iOS 11, Apple further improves the experience with iPhones and iPads,[…]

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Advanced 3D features expected in iPhone 8

New evidence hints at 3D sensing in next iPhone. Sources close to Apple’s supply chain have revealed that the next high-end iPhone, the rumored iPhone 8 or iPhone X, is likely to offer some advanced 3D sensing technology that would allow users run AR apps on their phones. The report is based on the camera component supplier – Largan Precision. They have confirmed that Apple ordered lenses with 3D sensing modules, possibly for the late 2017 model – the top-end iPhone 8. The phone would be using VCSEL lasers to unleash augmented reality (AR) experiences with new type of AR[…]

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iOS 11 officially announced with many new features and improvements

Powerful new features coming to iPhone and iPad. Apple announced during its developer conference the new version of iOS – version 11. Apple claims that this is the biggest software release ever for iPad and iPhones, and there is some truth in these words. IOS 11 delivers many new features, especially to iPads, such as improved multitasking and the ability to snap apps to display them. Apple Pencil has been deeply integrated into iOS11 with support for inline drawing and instant Notes accessible from the Lock Screen. Apple finally created a ‘Files app’ for iOS, allowing users to access their[…]

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Dedicated AI processor to enable advanced features in Apple’s products

Cupertino is working on Apple Neutral Engine. A report at Bloomberg, citing an unnamed person who seems to be close to Apple, mentions about a secret chip under development called ‘Apple Neutral Engine’. This dedicated processor will not replace the current ARM chips and graphic adapters we have, but it will complement them and enable some advanced AI features like speech and facing recognition, all this without impacting the battery life of the devices. The report claims that Cupertino will use the new AI chip to add artificial intelligence features to future devices including iPhones. Among the possible use of[…]

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Fingerprint reader underneath the display confirmed for iPhone 8

Apple to integrate Touch ID into the screen. Unnamed sources close to Apple have revealed to the Economic Daily News that Apple has successfully integrated the Touch ID recognition sensors into the display for iPhone 8. The OLED display panel and the radical new design for the upcoming anniversary iPhone in 2017 have caused troubles for the engineering team at Cupertino. As the next iPhone won’t have a Home Button and the display will take almost the entire front, Apple had to come up with a new solution for Touch ID fingerprint recognition. It seems that Apple has finally solved[…]

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Molds of upcoming iPhones

Molds of upcoming iPhones reveal their possible sizes

iPhone 8 to have a similar size to the 7S, but a bigger screen. A few photos of alleged iPhone molds have appeared online, revealing the relative size of the upcoming models in 2017. According to the shots, Apple is going to release three new models later this year. Two of the models will feature LCD display panes, and they will be named ‘S’, following the Apple’s trend to introduce modest hardware improvements to the main line after the first year – in this case iPhone 7. But the far more interesting model in 2017 will be the device described[…]

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