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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Virtual Home button will pop up when your iPhone 7 breaks

A temporary solution if your Home Button breaks Apple has replaced the traditional Home button with a pressure sensitive one in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while the upcoming iPhone in 2017 may completely ditch the Home button in favor of a technology built into the display. But the current iPhones use a hybrid Home Button that actually mimics the click feedback, and can they can break as any other part of the phone. To provide a temporary fix, and make the[…]

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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[…]

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL – which is better?

How does the Pixel XL compare against the iPhone 7 Plus? Google has recently unveiled its new Pixel line of phones, and positioned it much higher than the old Nexus phones in terms of price. With these two phones, Google finally announced its own branded mobile devices, although they are manufactured by a hardware partner – in this case – HTC. One may ask why Google came up with prices that are identical to the prices of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, thus apparently[…]

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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[…]

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