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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Apple Fall 2016 Event Roundup: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods, More

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It’s been a big day for Apple and fans of its hardware, and with new iPhones, new Apple Watches and a host of new features having received stage time, it’s easy to forget some of the news that we were bombarded with during the event. We’re still coming to terms with everything ourselves, so to make sure we’re all squared away and on the same page, let’s have a little rundown of what was announced today.
Because there was quite a bit.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Just as was expected and had been highly rumored for months, Apple today announced both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. Iterating on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, these newly updated handsets look largely similar to the models they replace at the head of Apple’s iPhone lineup, but internally, they are quite different. Alongside the Apple A10 Fusion chip that will apparently allow the iPhone 7 and its larger brother to smoke all iPhones that came before them, Apple’s biggest change this time around is the significantly improved camera. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature improved shooters front and back, but it’s the iPhone 7 Plus that has the real headline maker – a dual-camera setup that allows for some impressive depth-of-field effects when taking portrait shots. It also has optical zoom!
The biggest addition beyond that camera is the new Home/Touch ID button. Gone is the click mechanical button we are used to, and in comes a Force Touch button that, similar to the trackpad on Apple’s MacBook Pro, doesn’t actually move.
Apple’s new iPhones come in Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and a new Jet Black flavor, which is about as black as phones get. Apple says it might scratch easily, though, so bear that in mind when choosing a color. New storage capacities are in force here too, with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options available, but that Jet Black iPhone is only available in 128GB and 256GB configurations.
The first revision for Apple’s wearable sees the Apple Watch become the Apple Watch Series 1, with a dual-core CPU and reduced price, while the new model is dubbed the Apple Watch Series 2. That second generation model brings a GPS chip, improved water resistance that now makes the wearable “swim proof,” and a redesigned CPU that now boasts two cores. There’s a new Nike+ version of the Apple Watch Series 2 as well, with typically gaudy colors to boot. Speaking of which, the high-end Apple Watch Series 2 now boast a ceramic white option, which looks really, really nice.
Now that Apple has announced that it has ditched the earphone jack, wireless earphones are going to be all the rage. To that end, Apple has announced new wireless AirPods and new Beats headphones. The Beats option will be recognizable to anyone who’s seen Beats Bluetooth earphones before, but Apple’s new AirPods are something completely different. Completely wireless and compatible with anything Apple makes, the earphones look like EarPods, but without the wires. Whether that means they’ll fall out easily remains to be seen, but if they do, then expect to lose them. A lot. And that’s a bummer considering the hefty $159 price tag.
iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, watchOS 3
As expected, Apple announced that iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 will be available September 13th while macOS Sierra will be available on September 20th, with new Golden Master betas available to developers as of today. We’ve covered all of those updates in length already so we won’t rehash it here, but all four are worth your time to download, especially iOS 10 and watchOS 3. Just download them all!

    Tuesday, 4 August 2015

    NEW iPhone 7 Amazing Concept! 2016 Design?!(VIDEO)

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    Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    iPhone 7 Concept Video Envisions Wireless Charging, Sapphire Glass With QHD Display, More

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    It wouldn’t be a day with a ‘y’ in it if there wasn’t a brand new iPhone concept doing the rounds, and the latest comes courtesy of designers Ivo Marić and Tomislav Rastovac who have shown us what the iPhone 7 may look like.
    With the iPhone 6s expected to arrive in Apple Stores some time in September, the current leaks and photographs of parts has the next iPhone looking very much like the iPhone 6 that is currently on sale. Given past experience of Apple’s tick-tock product cycle, that makes plenty of sense, but it also means that next year should see an all-new iPhone hit the market, and one that will see Apple come up with a new industrial design to boot. This concept shows what Apple could bring to market with that phone next year, though as ever, it’s largely guesswork. Still, it doesn’t make it any less fun to speculate!
    The hardware that this concept puts forth looks more like an iPhone 5s than an iPhone 6 in the way it looks around the edges, thanks to the external antenna configuration that we have all become accustomed to. The iPhone 6’s slightly curved edges remain however, and the resulting concept looks absolutely gorgeous. Of that, there is no doubt at all.
    Internally, this concept makes provisions for wireless charging, an A10 processor and a sapphire glass with Quad HD display that would make your eyes bleed. There’s no mention of a Touch-ID sensor being built into the screen, but if there’s one thing we would like to see that’s it – though wireless charging isn’t far off the top of the list either, if we’re being brutally honest.
    As lovely as this concept is though, it’s worth remembering that that’s exactly what it is and there is little to suggest any of these features or design will make it onto Apple’s iPhone 7. That won’t stop us from lusting over this particular concept though, particularly because we still think the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s are two of the best looking iPhones to date.
    (source: YouTube)

    Tuesday, 30 June 2015

    What if the iPhone 7 ran Android?

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    Remember last year when Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested thatApple could make an Android device? Well, we've just got our first look at how that device might look. As unlikely as it is to happen, the thought is an intriguing one. So, what would it look like if the iPhone 7 ran Android?

    I'm usually very skeptical of concept designs for an unreleased phone. To my thinking, anyone can slap a bezel-less design on a rectangular slab in a 3D program and call themselves a visionary. But sometimes a design comes along that really gets your gray matter churning. Such is the case with these crazy iPhone 7 concept videos from SCAVidsHD.
    The crazy part is not so much the look of the iPhone 7 itself, because, hey, whatever, one concept design is as good as the next. No, the truly interesting part of this design is that the iPhone 7 is running Android. While this would never happen in real life, even with The Woz's blessing, it's an interesting thought experiment.
    Just imagine for a moment what an Apple-built Android device would be. Would Apple fork Android? Would would be the fate of customization? Could Apple turn Android into another walled garden? How much freedom would the user have? Would Apple's version of Android suddenly become more stable and secure? It's fascinating to think through the possibilities, even if they are unlikely.

    Saturday, 30 May 2015

    This iPhone 7 Render Shows How Force Touch Could Replace The Home Button

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    We’re getting to that time of year where graphic artists start to try and guess what the next iPhone will look like and what features it will contain, with concept art popping up all over the Internet. There are so many new concepts appearing every day that we can’t possibly tell you about them all, but when one appears to mimic the design aesthetic of the Apple Watch, we thought you might like to see it.
    Popping up over on DeviantArt and put together by StudioMonroe, this iPhone 7 concept borrows from the Apple Watch by having the screen’s glass mould straight into metal at the side of the display. This is a step beyond the slightly curved edges that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s screens already have, and theoretically allows the iPhone 7 to be made physically smaller while retaining the same screen size as its predecessors.
    iPhone 7 concept main
    Also part of that downsizing without reducing screen size is the removal of the Touch ID Home button. According to the concept, any Touch ID feature would be taken care of by a sensor built into the screen just as one of Apple’s own patents explains, while the act of pressing the button to return to the home screen would be taken care of by Force Touch. With Force Touchvery much expected to make an appearance in future iOS devices alongside the Taptic Engine, we really wouldn’t want to bet against it.
    It’s also worth pointing out that this concept doesn’t seem to have any form of volume controls, but maybe we’re being a tad picky. It’s also likely that such features would be handled on the software side with this particular concept, but we don’t see Apple doing something along those lines just yet, that’s for sure.
    iPhone 7 concept
    With Apple expected to launch new iPhone come this September, we don’t have to wait too long before we will see what the real iPhone 7 – or more likely iPhone 6s, will look like.
    (Source: DeviantArt)