January 12, 2017
This week marks the milestone 10th anniversary for Apple’s iPhone. Launched at the start of 2007, the original iPhone was hailed as a revolutionary step forward for smartphones. Even so, the first iPhone looks positively primitive compared to the latest iPhone, and CNET has published a side-by-side comparison showing just how far the iPhone has come in the past 10 years.
The most striking difference between the iPhone then and now is size. While the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5” full HD screen, the original iPhone’s screen was just 3.5” and had a paltry 320×480 resolution. The iPhone camera has also come a long, long way. In sharp contrast to the iPhone 7 Plus’ 12 MP dual rear cameras, the original iPhone maxed out at 2 MP, didn’t have a front-facing lens, and couldn’t even shoot video.
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December 1, 2016
A new rumor suggests that Apple’s next series of iPhones will use an all-glass body, eschewing the metal frame in part to better support wireless charging. The rumor stems from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who further claimed that Apple has wanted to try an all-glass aesthetic for years.
If the rumor is true, we can expect to see the new chassis next September, when Apple will likely release up to three new iPhones to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary. These may include all-glass updates of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, in addition to an iPhone with an OLED display and a sleek, bezel-less design. It is worth noting that these options may be pared down, just as the rumored iPhone 7 Pro never saw a release. It is also unclear if any of these devices will be named “iPhone 8.”
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November 10, 2016
The iPhone is celebrated for a lot of reasons. Having useful widgets is generally not considered to be among them. However, iOS 10 seeks to change that by adding more useful lock screen widgets than were previously available. Both proprietary and 3rd party apps now feature widgets that allow you to carry out a range of tasks such as sending emails or uploading images without needing to unlock your iPhone.
Here are a few widgets you may want to download to make using your device faster and more convenient.
August 29, 2016
Taiwanese pop star Jimmy Lin has been spotted in public using what appears to be Apple’s upcoming – and still not officially announced – iPhone 7 Plus. While it may seem odd that a pop star would appear casually using the world’s most hotly anticipated smartphone, this actually appears to a hobby of Lin’s. Lin similarly leaked the iPhone 5 in 2012, the iPhone 5C in 2013, and the iPhone 6 in 2014.
The device cannot be seen clearly in the paparazzi shot of Lin, but the distinctive camera cutout matches that of the most recent iPhone 7 Plus leaks. However, the picture falls short of confirming or discounting particular features of the new phone.
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August 18, 2016
Rumors suggesting that Apple’s newest iPhone will remove both the headphone jack and a physical home button have disappointed fans and kept expectations for the iPhone 7 low among industry analysts. However, new leaks about the iPhone 7 suggest that there could be a greater goal behind these removed features: namely, to make the device more waterproof and dustproof.
August 15, 2016
According to recent reports published by Forbes, Apple might be working on wireless earbuds to be used with the upcoming iPhone 7. It is believed that the tech giant has been developing wireless earbuds with in-built Bluetooth chips over the past few years. The Bluetooth chip will help the earbuds receive wireless signals from various devices.
August 3, 2016
Amid the clamor of rumors that have been circulating in anticipation of Apple’s latest phone release this September, consensus has arisen that the new devices will be called the iPhone 7, and will be the official next generation of the iPhone line. This has led some consumers to be disappointed by a perceived lack of major upgrades compared with the iPhone 6 family.
However, German site Apfelpage claims to have come across leaked information indicating that the new devices will not be called the iPhone 7, but will rather be called the “iPhone 6SE.” The website claims to have seen retail packaging of the new devices printed with the iPhone 6SE moniker. The site 9to5Mac picked up on the rumor, and further reports that the release date for the newest devices – whatever they may be called – could be Friday, September 16 of this year.
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August 1, 2016
New reports have surfaced suggesting that Apple might, after all, launch three versions of the iPhone 7 instead of just two.
The iPhone 7 Pro has not been mentioned much in the final run-up to the release of the iPhone 7, leading many to believe that only the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro would be released. However, a new rumor is reviving the possibility that the 7 Pro might actually make it into production. If it does, it might sport a previously-rumored dual-camera setup.
July 25, 2016
Apple recently launched the beta version of the iOS 10. From what we know so far, it offers quite a lot of benefits compared to the older iOS 9, especially for developers. Here a few more new features you can expect from Apple’s latest mobile OS, which is expected to launch this September alongside the iPhone 7.
Despite a lack of notable hardware upgrades and the expected removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the iPhone 7 could still be worth considering in order to take full advantage of the upcoming iPhone operating system, iOS 10. Some features of the new OS were unveiled earlier this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, including an improved Siri and improved integration of Apple software. iOS 10 is expected to release in September alongside the iPhone 7.