Apple Watch

The wearable device market continues to decline

Apple sells less Watches in 2016 Apple and the other companies producing wearable gadgets are selling fewer models in 2016 compared with 2015, according to Business Insider. Apple Watch, just like other smartwatches, failed to increase its popularity due to a number of reasons. Firstly, there are many ongoing issues which must be resolved by the companies in terms of hardware. For example, the battery life of the mainstream wearable devices is very poor, and the Apple Watch is not an exception. Secondly, the smartwatches suffer from lack of useful applications, while the few available are hard to use because[…]

Read more

iPhone 7 beaten by HTC 10, LG G5 and Galaxy S7 in a battery test

A new test shows that the iPhone 7 has a relatively poor battery life Without doubts, the battery life is not among the strongest points in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, regardless of the miracles Apple does with the software optimization. As expected, Apple included a tiny 1960mAh battery in the 4.7-inch model, and a slightly larger in the 5.5-inch model. However, the new phones could potentially have the worst battery life compared with rivalling flagships. A new test performed by Which? shows that the iPhone 7 offers just 712 minutes (around 12 hours) of 3G call time,[…]

Read more
iPhone 7 line up

iPhone 7 users complaining about unstable LTE connection

An LTE bug causes problem for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 users Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are facing problems with the LTE connectivity, according to many users on AT&T and Verizon in the US. The problem described in some of the Apple-fan forums seems to in the software, but only for the new models because users of iPhone 6 are not reporting the same issue. The phone is unable to connect automatically to the LTE network when it is out of WiFi range, and it is stuck on 3G instead. Some of the users have also seen[…]

Read more
MacBook Pro

New MacBook models set to launch in late 2016

Apple to finally upgrade the MacBook Pro After launching the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September, Apple is looking to upgrade its MacBook line-up, according to sources familiar with the matter. The much-needed upgraded version of the MacBook Pro could be unveiled sometime in late October, with a market launch in November, writes the website MacRumors. By presenting new models before the end of the year, Apple wants to boost the declining sales of laptops in the holiday season. To be able to upgrade the MacBook line-up, Apple is working closely with hardware partners in order to[…]

Read more
iPhone 7 Line 5 colors

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 has boosted sales of the iPhone 7

26% of the users who returned their Note 7 are buying an iPhone A significant number of the Samsung owners who returned their problematic Galaxy Note 7 handsets are switching to Apple’s iPhone, according to a new survey. Samsung’s ambitions to release a powerful phablet before the iPhone 7 Plus launch have resulted in many problems in the smartphone, most notably in the battery department. Samsung had to recall all the smartphones sold and replace the problematic battery, but meanwhile Apple has slowly rolled out the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in many key markets around the globe. The[…]

Read more
iPhone 7 design

Jet Black iPhone 7 is a market hit, but very hard to find

The jet black casing is difficult to manufacture Just expanding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus markets to 28, Apple is facing serious stock shortages of the jet black color variants. This color appears to be the most popular among the consumers, despite the fact that the jet black iPhone 7 is prone to scratches. Because of the complexity of the manufacturing process of that particular casing color, including a nine-step anodization and polishing process to create that glossy finish, up to 40% of the units do not meet the quality standards. Overall, iPhone 7 is enjoying a strong[…]

Read more
iOS 10

Cracking an iTunes backup password is much easier in iOS 10 but a fix is coming

Apple working to improve the security of the iTunes backups in iOS 10 The security weakness discovered in iOS 10 by Elcomsoft is connected with the new password verification method Apple has included in the new version of its operating system. It seems that the system skips some security checks and the result is that the iTunes backup is 2500 times more at risk of brute force attacks compared with iOS 9. Elcomsoft has explored iOS 10’s new security check and the conclusion is that even without GPU acceleration the new mechanism for verification is amazingly fast because of these[…]

Read more
iPhone 7 line up

In-store reservations of iPhone 7 limited to members of the Upgrade Program

Only members of the program will be able to reserve an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Reserve and Pick up from the physical stores is now officially harder for those who want a new iPhone in the United States. The company requires a 24-month installment loan if a user wants to reserve and get the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from one of the many physical stores around the US. However, many customers were able to place an iPhone reservation and then successfully got their smartphones without being enrolled in the Upgrade program. A customer writes in one[…]

Read more

iOS 10.1 comes with a portrait mode and some improvements

The first iOS 10.1 beta adds a bokeh effect for portraits Apple has rolled out the first public beta of iOS 10.0 to developers. The new version includes a few minor improvements to the operating system and a new feature for photos. Apple to planning to release 10.1 to public testers soon, before the update reaches the Production devices later in 2016. iOS 10.1 Beta 1 allows users to capture photos with an iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-lens camera combo using a mode called ‘Portrait’. It uses the two cameras to produce a nice blurred background for portrait photos.[…]

Read more
ios 10 adoption rate

iOS 10 is already on 35% of all active devices

iOS 10 adoption rate is faster than iOS 9 Apple released iOS 10 a week ago, but the platform has already been installed on 35% of all active devices, according to Mixpanel data. For just over a week, the operating system reached a market share of 35.14%, while the previous version (iOS 9) reached 50% in two weeks. That means we could expect for another week iOS 10 to gain at least 15% and overtake the previous version as the system with the fastest adoption rate. iOS10 can be installed on any iPhone 5s or newer, iPad 2 or newer,[…]

Read more

This website is not owned by, is not licensed by nor is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. iPhone Mode is an independent source of information not connected with Apple Inc.

iPhone® and iOS® are registered trademarks of Apple Corporation.