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The new iPhone to have a ‘formal black’ color version

iPhone 7 painted in Black instead of Space Gray? Earlier this month there was a rumor saying that Apple would release a deep-blue iPhone 7 instead of the space gray color option available for iPhone 6. Macotakara first reported in June that suppliers in China had been informed that Apple would ditch the space gray color and introduce a brand new color option for all Iphone fans in 2016. Now the same source once again confirms that Space gray will be discontinued, but the new color variant won’t be deep blue. It seems that Apple will present an iPhone painted[…]

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Apple rumored to launch three iPhone 7’s in 2016

iPhone 7 Pro with up to 256GB may debut in September It’s not the first time we hear about the iPhone 7 Pro. Earlier reports speculated that Apple could ditch the ‘Plus’ branding and call the bigger iPhone – iPhone 7 Pro. This ‘Pro’ variant was expected to include some improvements in the camera department, such as a dual-lens camera module for better photos and videos. Now we learn from a source who is posting information on Weibo that Apple may release a trio of i-phones later in 2016. If the source is to be believed, there will be three[…]

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OLED Display manufactures reportedly ramp up production capacity ahead of iPhone 8

Apple to finally adopt the OLED display technology in 2017 Samsung, LG and Japan Display have reportedly invested billions of U.S dollars to increase their OLED production capacity in a preparation for iPhone 8 in 2017. A report from Japan reveals that Samsung Display will invest almost $7 billion in 2016 alone to expand its OLED capacity by 50%. Other major players will also invest significant amounts of money ahead of the iPhone 8 that is expected to include an OLED display. LG Display will invest a half billion to ramp up OLED panel production for products like TVs and smartphones.[…]

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ATM withdrawals with Apple Pay enabled in select locations

Bank of America ATMs now support Apple Pay withdrawals Bank of America is now allowing users to withdraw cash from ATMs in select locations around the US using NFC and Apple-Pay. A Reddit user has noticed that the NFC readers in California have been switched on for some ATMs, but they currently only work with Bank of America’s own credit/debit cards. However, support for third-party cards could be added too, so you could withdraw money without entering your card in the ATM, just by touching the NFC reader and entering the password. Bank of America announced earlier in 2016 that[…]

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iOS 10’s Raise to Wake up will only work on iPhone 6S or newer models

The new iOS feature requires an M9 processor Not all devices that will be officially upgraded to iOS 10 later in 2016 will support all new features in iOS 10. We already know that iPhones without touch-press sensitive displays won’t be able to benefit from interactive Lock screen notification in the same way that new models like the iPhone 6s will. Now, we learn that yet another feature coming with iOS 10 will be limited only to the new models – iPhone 6s, 6S Plus, iPhone SE and the upcoming iPhone 7. The feature is called ‘Raise to Wake up’.[…]

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Apple unveils iOS 10 with many improvements and new features

iOS 10 focuses on apps, lock screen, Siri and more Apple has just unveiled iOS 10, the next major version of the mobile OS, scheduled for a global release this fall with iPhone 7 and the new iPads, but already available for interested developers as a closed Beta. iOS 10 includes a number of interesting new features and improvements that will satisfy both regular users and app creators. Here is the list with all models that will receive the update to iOS 10: iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE iPad 4-gen, iPad Air, Air[…]

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Apple may face the first ever annual decline in smartphone sales

Nikkei predicts up to 220 million iPhone sales for 2016 Nikkei has published a new report about the expected iPhone sales for 2016. The report is based on several sources within the Apple’s supply chain. One of the major suppliers expects that the sales of new iPhones will drop on a year-to-year basis, while Nikkei even tries to predict the numbers by estimating that Apple will sell between 210 and 220 million iPhones for this year. The expected drop in comparison to 2015 has been supported by another reliable source – Foxconn. The company’s leader has recently commented that the[…]

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Apple Pay reportedly expanding to online merchants

Apple to announce Apple Pay for websites at WWDC 2016 The company is planning to announce Apple Pay touch-to-pay transactions for select online retaliates in a move to expand the popularity of the payment service and challenge PayPal. The move means that online retailers will soon be able to accept payments through Apple Pay, which may endanger the position of PayPal as the only major mobile payment service for websites. Apple will reportedly announce the expansion of its in-house payment service to online merchants at WWDC 2016 next Monday. This is not the first time we hear rumors about tap[…]

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New iPhone 7 rumors: Intel LTE modems, dual-lens camera modules

LG Innotek to produce the dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Bloomberg and Business Korea have posted new stories about the upcoming iPhone 7. According to Bloomberg and their sources, iPhone 7 for AT&T and some other carriers around the globe will be equipped with the Intel’s LTE modems, while the Verizon’s version will use the traditional Qualcomm chips. The report also reveals that Intel may supply around 50% of the modems for the iPhone, after Apple and Intel worked closely together on optimizing the chipsets for the upcoming 2016 devices. This rumor was indirectly confirmed by the Qualcomm’s boss himself[…]

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iPhone owners now use their phones longer

Apple iPhone’s sales hit by fewer innovations and new carrier plans Mobile customers are now using their iPhones longer than in the past, according to a new study by CIRP. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveal that the iPhone users are switching to a new model three months later than they did in the past. The majority (66%) of the mobile users who upgraded to a new iPhone in June 2013 had a smartphone that is between 0 and 2 years old. In March 2016, those up to 2 years old iPhones were only 51%, according to the study. At the[…]

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