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All posts tagged "iPhone"

  • iPhone 8 rumour roundup: wireless charging confirmed?

    The iPhone 7 range has barely been on the market for three months (at the time of writing), being well-received by critics for the most part. Still, there are always murmurings and leaks about the next iPhone -- even when the current one has just been pushed out of Apple's doors. So it's for this reason that we saw it fit to publish an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S rumour roundup, gathering some of the more notable rumours and reports in one convenient location. We'll only really know what to expect when the phones are actually launched, but die-hard fans starved for...

  • WWDC 2017: 6 lesser-known features coming to iOS 11

    We already covered Apple's HomePod, as well as an array of software and hardware refreshes, but what else could we tackle? Why, iOS 11, of course. It's the tentpole platform for hundreds of millions of people around the world. We've already listed a few new features, such as a file explorer, QR code reader and drag and drop functionality -- but what else is worth noting? Screen recording We've seen Huawei introduce a native screen-recording feature a while back, with Samsung following suit too (at least in games). Now, it's Apple's turn to enable screen recording in iOS, allowing you to easily record gameplay,...

  • ‘Foxconn insiders’ leak iPhone X, smart keyboard, more details

    Apple's WWDC event is around the corner, but a reddit thread has emerged, apparently shedding light on Apple's longer term products. Of course, you should take this information with a massive grain of salt, but it's getting plenty of attention anyway. The thread was verified by the r/apple subreddit's moderators, who said that "appropriate documentation and evidence" was given by the leakers. The tipsters, using the handle Foxconninsider, claimed to have information on Apple's glasses, a 2018 Macbook update and upcoming iPhones. Smart glasses might be a thing For starters, the tipsters delivered an apparent bill of materials for Apple's smart glasses project, which they're...

  • Chinese brand UMIDIGI is offering an $80 iPhone 7 clone

    We've all heard about Chinese clones of popular smartphones, with some clones even launching before their inspiration. Now, nascent brand UMIDIGI (formerly UMI) has taken to actually marketing their UMIDIGI G handset as an "$80 iPhone 7" clone. In fact, the manufacturer has gone so far as to compare its Android Nougat handset to the iPhone 7 in press photos and a promotional video. Talk about being upfront... As you can see, the Apple-inspired stylings mean you get an iPhone 7 clone with a similar finish, antenna lines and camera housing. Heck, UMIDIGI is even calling their front-mounted fingerprint scanner a...

  • Apple is making Macs out of old iPhones

    Apple has released the latest edition of its annual environmental responsibility report, covering the 2016 fiscal year. And the company has set some lofty goals for itself. The company has a few long-term ambitions, such as stopping mining altogether and getting its entire supply chain to switch to 100% renewable energy, for one. But Apple's efforts are already underway, with some impressive steps to be had. For starters, it said that seven major suppliers have pledged to power their Apple production line with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2018. It also revealed progress in the packaging department. "To preserve precious resources,...

  • Watch: Guy makes own iPhone out of individual parts

    Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, China is home to arguably the biggest mobile electronics market in the world, offering a staggering array of smartphones and components. But could you make your own smartphone? Well, Scotty Allen of Strange Parts went one step further, creating his own 16GB iPhone 6s in the process. "I've been fascinated by the cell phone parts markets in Shenzhen, China for a while. I'd walked through them a bunch of times, but I still didn't understand basic things, like how they were organised or who was buying all these parts and what they were doing with them," read...

  • Google offers $876m to LG for flexible OLED displays – report

    The OLED display market is expected to see a massive spike in demand, with rumours that Apple is working on an OLED-equipped iPhone. Now, Google has apparently made a big move in the sector, offering display manufacturer LG a hefty investment. According to ET News (Google Translate), Google has offered to invest one trillion won ($876-million) in LG's Display division in order to ramp up production of flexible OLED screens. The publication says that the size of the investment could still increase. It's also expected that Google would receive priority on screens if the deal is confirmed. Google is expected to use the displays in...

  • The next iPhone could use Apple-made graphics chip

    The next iPhone could feature an Apple-made graphics processor. Imagination Technologies -- the company that currently supplies Apple's smartphones and tablets with PowerVR graphics solutions -- has announced that the Cupertino firm plans to cut ties within the next "15 months to two years", opening the door for a possible Apple-made graphics chip as early as 2018. "Apple has asserted that it has been working on a separate, independent graphics design in order to control its products and will be reducing its future reliance on Imagination's technology," Imagination announced in a firm statement. "Apple has used Imagination’s technology and intellectual property for...

  • Apple iOS 10.3 released: find lost AirPods, get cricket scores

    Apple has just pushed out iOS 10.3 for iPhones and iPads, bringing a number of notable features in the process. For starters, you can now use the Find My iPhone app to find your lost AirPods, being an oft-requested feature since the release of the audio hardware. Of course, you can also play a sound on the misplaced AirPods to help you find them. Siri has also received a number of features, such as scheduling with ride-booking apps, paying/checking bills in conjunction with payment apps, cricket scores for IPL and ICC matches and remotely mucking about with supported car apps (checking...

  • Apple to retain Lightning port on 2017 iPhones?

    A new report has refuted claims that Apple will be ditching the Lightning connector in favour of a USB Type-C port. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter", reported that the Apple would use the Android and Macbook standard on its smartphone. "They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector," the publication was quoted as saying. At the time, we wondered whether this could mean an actual Type-C port on a new iPhone or on the power cable...