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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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iPhone 7 red edition will try to boost Apple’s sales in Q2 2017

Apple announced red variants of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple yesterday announced a special edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red. The phones will be launching is select markets in March 2017, in 128GB and 256GB of storage, priced exactly the same as the original versions announced in September – $749/849 for iPhone 7 and $869/$969 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The special edition iPhone has been created to give customers another option, but also to help fight AIDS as Apple will donate a portion of the income from these models to organization believing in AIDS-free[…]

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A historic quarter: In Q4 2016 Apple sold more phones than Samsung

Apple sold 78.3 million iPhones to beat Samsung in Q4 2016. While in the last quarter of 2016 Samsung was negatively impacted by the Note 7 battery problems, resulting in a decreased year-over-year smartphone sales, Apple’s iPhone managed to increase its popularity and reach new heights. In the quarter ending December 2016, Apple sold 77.5 million phones, a 3.5 million increase compared with Q4 2015. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple sold more phones than Samsung in the quarter – beating the Korean giant by 0.8 million units. However, for the whole 2016, Apple sold 215.4 million iPhones, which is not[…]

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iPhone 7 sales forecast cut, growth endangered

Supply chain orders have been reduced. The high initial demand for the new iPhone 7 models during the first month after release has forced Apple to ramp up production estimates over the next two quarters. But now it seems that Apple has again changed the sales predictions, from a year-over-year growth to a very low, or even no growth at all. An analysis by Steven Milunovich claims that Apple is lowering the orders to avoid excess of stock in the coming months. The procurement plan for all iPhones combined includes a total number of 74 million units in Q4 2016,[…]

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Apple intentionally slows down Verizon’s iPhone 7 LTE performance

Verizon’s iPhone 7 uses a Qualcomm LTE modem. As you probably know, Apple is using two LTE modems for the iPhone 7 series – one from Qualcomm and one from Intel. These two modems support different maximum download speeds – up to 600MB/s for the Qualcomm modem, and up to 450Mb/s for the Intel LTE modem. For Verizon Wireless, Apple has used the Qualcomm modem, which means theoretically the owners of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on Verizon could take advantage of the faster network and the Qualcomm chip to reach higher speeds than customers of other networks –[…]

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Glossy white iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the horizon

Apple may refresh the color of iPhone 7 line in 2017. iPhone 7 / 7 Plus in glossy ‘Jet Black’ has been a success since the release of the new models in September, so Apple may be considering to introduce yet another unusual color in 2017. Sources close to the Japanese blog Mac Otakara has revealed that a version of the iPhone 7 in glossy white could be released in a few months, to stimulate the demand in the first half of the year. Given the highly unlikely hardware refresh of the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017,[…]

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Apple increases the iPhone 7 production after a strong demand

Samsung may lose marketshare in the last quarter. The problems with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 have mixed up the expectations for the smartphone sales at the end of the year. While Samsung is shifting attention and parts orders from the already dead Note 7 to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models to compensate the market share loss, Apple has reportedly ramped up its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus production to meet the strong demand. Contrary to the expectations, and despite the modest hardware refresh, Apple has faced serious challenges to fulfill the demand for new iPhones 7, which[…]

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The 32GB iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have much slower data write speeds

iPhone 7 with 32GB is 8 times slower than the 128GB /256GB models. Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in three storage configurations – with 32GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage. With the new iPhone 7, Apple ditched the 16GB model from its line, offering more capacity at the same price. However, the cheapest iPhone 7 / 7 Plus has one big disadvantage over the more expensive models with 128 and 256GB. First noticed by GSMArena in a data read/write test, the 32GB iPhone 7/7Plus have much slower data write speeds that the other configurations. While the 32GB[…]

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iPhone 7 launching in 7 more markets later in October

Apple to release the new iPhones in Korea on October 21. Customers in seven more countries will be able to buy officially the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus this month. Apple announced official release dates for the iPhones in seven additional markets, among them South Korea and Colombia. Strangely enough, users in South Korea will be able to purchase an iPhone a month after the device went on sale in the developed countries like the US, UK, Canada and many countries in Europe. Apple is going to release the devices in Korea on October 21. Here are the[…]

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iOS 10.0.3 rolling out to iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus to fix LTE connectivity issues

Apple released a bug fixing update for iPhone 7 owners The company is releasing an update for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users around the globe that fixes the cellular connectivity issues while the phone is connected to LTE networks. iOS 10.0.3 is available as an OTA update for all devices, and it fixes the annoying drop of the LTE connection, affecting only the new iPhones, which many users in the US have reported. The iOS 10.0.3 update possibly brings some other under the hood changes to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users, ahead of the more[…]

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