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Strong demand for iPhone 7 boosts sales of Apple chip maker

TSMC expects a 12% revenue growth in 2016. The company that produces the chips for Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has reported an expected annual growth in its annual revenue between 11% and 12%. Higher than expected demand for high-end smartphones in the third quarter has affected the revenue of TSMC. The chip maker has not revealed which smartphones orders have increased, but Apple’s new iPhones are the main suspects. Both phones are using the new A10 processor, which is built by TSMC along, while the chips for iPhone 6 were built by both Samsung and TSMC.[…]

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Activation Lock issue can make your new iPhone useless

Users complaining about iPhones linked to unknown accounts A security issue with the Apple ID email address could make your iPhone Activation Locked. Customers who have just bought new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices reported on public forums (via MacRumors) that their phones have been locked after an activation attempt because they have already been linked to an unknown ID. The issue is widespread among new iPhone 7 owners, but many with iPhone 6S have also reported similar issues. It seems that there is a security issue with the Apple IDs and the only solution so far is[…]

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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iPhone 7 component costs are $220 for the basic version

iPhone 7 costs higher for Apple than the iPhone 6s Apple will probably earn less from each iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sold on the market, compared with what Apple earned from the previous generation of phones. According to IHS Markit and their iPhone 7 teardown, the basic model includes components that accounts for $219.80. The component costs for the iPhone 7 are $37 higher than those for the iPhone 6s, which means Apple will earn less for each sale, assuming that the other things are equal. The most expensive component in the new model is the screen –[…]

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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hit the stores, the 128 GB variant is the most popular

The new iPhones are now officially on sale Apple’s retail locations and online stores around the world have begun selling the new models, while the first customers have already received their shipments made in the last two weeks. As usual with the iPhone launches, the new smartphones caused plenty of impatient customers lining up around the stores to get a device. Now as a few days has passed, we can learn that the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone is more popular than the 4.7-inch variant in the United States. The initial sales report shows that more than 50% of the customers have[…]

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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now official with many improvements

Force-sensitive home button, improved camera and more Apple yesterday announced its 2017 hardware refresh to the iPhone. The 7th major version comes in two screen sizes – 4.7-inch & 5.5-inch. Despite the fact that Apple increased the numbering from 6 to 7, the new iPhone are not so dramatically different compared with the old generation. However, there are a number of small, visible and hidden changes which every fan of the iPhone should admire. The new models feature a 64-bit processor A10 Fusion which, according to benchmark tests, is faster than A9 found in the iPad Pro. iPhone 7 and[…]

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