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  1. Lightning EarPods spotted blasting tunes in real life

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    iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods spotted blasting tunes in real life

    A video has surfaced online, alleging to show Apple’s next-gen Lightning EarPods on an iPhone running iOS 9. While we’ve heard rumors that the iPhone 7 may ditch the headphone jack, and even seen blurry (and not-so-blurry) photos appearing to confirm the same thing, this is the first time a video has appeared to show...


    (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

    August 1, 2016 at 02:17AM

  2. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Orders Could Start September 9

    iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Orders Could Start September 9

    Over the weekend well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass predicted that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would release the week of September 12. A short time later, he predicted that it should launch on Friday, September 16. Today, Blass has followed up and reported that pre-orders would take place on Friday, September 9.


    Apple typically announces the newest iPhone a couple days before pre-orders start. With September 5 being Labor Day, it's likely Tuesday, September 6 would be the day of Apple's iPhone 7 event. The dates roughly line up with Apple's usual pattern for iPhone releases. Last year, Apple announced the iPhone on September 9, started pre-orders on September 12 and released it on September 25.

    Blass is well known for leaking details and images from Android smartphones well before official confirmations. A couple days before predicting the release week of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, he revealed that the codenames for Apple's new smartphones are "Sonora" and "Dos Palos."

    This year's iPhone models are not expected to feature significant design changes aside from the loss of the headphone jack. Instead, Apple is said to be introducing major new features for the 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optical image stabilization while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may gain a dual-lens camera system and 3 GB of RAM.

    Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus include a faster TSMC-made A10 processor, repositioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32 GB of base storage.


    via MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  3. iPhone 7 May Include Flush '3D Touch' Home Button

    iPhone 7 May Include Flush '3D Touch' Home Button

    Apple's iPhone 7 may not include a physical home button, instead adopting a touch-sensitive "3D Touch" home button, reports Mac Otakara . Such a home button would be flush with the body of the iPhone and would not actually depress when a finger is placed on it.

    Instead, when a user presses on the home button, haptic feedback will mimic a press, much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's most recent MacBooks. Through haptic feedback, iPhone users will feel the sensation of pressing on a button even though there's no actual button to press.


    Mac Otakara's report refers back to an April home button rumor from Stormmedia and confirms its veracity, citing unspecified supply chain sources and saying there's a "high possibility" the rumor is accurate. We've heard the same home button rumor from DigiTimes and analysts at Cowen and Company. While none of these sources have track records accurate enough to unquestioningly say the rumor is true, the fact that it's a rumor we've heard multiple times now suggests it could be accurate.

    A flush home button, when combined with rumors of improved waterproofing and the removal of the headphone jack, makes some sense. Without a physical button, there would be no way for water to get into the internals of the phone around the button, and it would also potentially improve the reliability of the Touch ID system.

    Based on leaked part images and dummies, the removal of the home button will not drastically change the look of the iPhone 7.

    Should Apple remove the physical home button in favor of a Force Touch or 3D Touch home button in the iPhone 7, the company will be one step closer to eliminating the home button entirely, something that's rumored for the 2017 iPhone.


    via MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors -


  4. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video - BGR

    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video!

    iPhone 7 Rumors

    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video
    There sure is a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, especially for a pair of new smartphones that have been deemed by bloggers to be “boring.” We're seeing just as much interest in Apple's next-generation models set to ...


    via BGR

    July 25, 2016 at 01:38AM

  5. iPhone 7 tipped to launch September 16

    iPhone 7 tipped to launch September 16 - CNET



    Apple will launch the iPhone 7 on September 16, according to known and generally reliable leaker Evan Blass, aka @evleaks.

    Blass offered his prognostication via a tweet on Saturday, saying the new iPhone will launch the week of September 12 and then specifying September 16 as the actual rollout date to consumers. The forecast is a safe bet given that Apple typically kicks off a new iPhone around mid-September with a Friday as opening day so the company can rake in a full weekend of initial sales.

    September 16 is slightly earlier compared with 2015 when the iPhone 6S rolled out on September 25. But Apple generally likes to count on a couple of weeks of sales for new iPhones each September. This way the sales can help boost results for the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which runs from July through September.

    Analysts and Apple watchers will be closely eyeing the iPhone 7. Apple phone sales dropped for the first time during the first three months of 2016 and likely did the same in the second calendar quarter. Apple needs to find a way to boost demand for its phone. However, many reports say this year's iPhone will sport only minor changes and that next year's edition will be the one outfitted with sexy, must-have features...


    via CNET

    July 25, 2016 at 01:06AM

  6. Video Depicts iPhone 7 Mockups in Gold, Rose Gold, and 'Space Black'

    Another video has emerged online showing probable mockups of iPhone 7 units, but this time viewers are given a better idea of what the new handset might look like in three colors that Apple may offer this September.

    The video was posted to YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone yesterday and shows the iPhone 7 in Rose Gold, Gold, and what the titling calls "Space Black".

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    The mockups depict the now familiar design expectations such as protruding camera, repositioned antenna bands, and no headphone jack, but it's the "Space Black" reference that stands out as a curiosity this time around.

    Rumors in June pointed to the possibility that Apple was readying a darker variant of its traditional Space Grey color, described by one source as "close to black, though not quite black". This so-called "new, darker shade" was thought to more closely resemble the look of the "space black" stainless steel Apple Watch, which is darker than the "space gray" aluminum Apple Watch Sport.

    However, earlier this month, alleged photographs of Apple's proposed iPhone 7 colorways stuck to showing the company's typical four variants of Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.


    The "Space Black" variant depicted in the latest video does look darker than a typical iPhone 6s Space Grey unit, but the poor lighting makes identification a guessing game, and it could be just as likely that the unusual naming convention is simply a botched amalgam of previous rumors.

    On the other hand, Apple has used different shades of "space gray" and "black and slate" across its device lineups over the years. The iPhone 6s and iPad Pro, for example, each have a lighter shade of "space gray" compared to the iPhone 5s and original iPad Air respectively.

    The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be officially unveiled by Apple in the fall. In addition to the aforementioned features, the smartphones are expected to have faster Apple A10 processors, 32GB of base storage, improved waterproofing, and faster LTE and Wi-Fi.

    from MacRumors


  7. Would you give up the iPhone 7's headphone jack for better battery life? - CNET

    Would you give up the iPhone 7's headphone jack for better battery life? - CNET

    Would you give up the iPhone 7's headphone jack for better battery life?
    For the last several months the prevailing rumor about the next-generation iPhones has been that Apple would do away with the headphone jack to help make the hardware thinner. But in recent days the latest chatter has been about the size of the next ...


    via CNET

    July 19, 2016 at 08:20AM

  8. News: Questionable photos claim to show ‘iPhone 7 Pro’

    News: Questionable photos claim to show ‘iPhone 7 Pro’


    A new round of photos unearthed by NowhereElse on Chinese search engine Weibo purport to show three new iPhone models, an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the rumored iPhone 7 Pro. When viewed from the screen side, the devices labeled Plus and Pro are virtually identical in size and shape. But in images of the back, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both feature a single camera lens, where the iPhone Pro features a dual-lens camera and what appears to be a Smart Connector.

    Alleged schematics leaked in April support the existence of an iPhone 7 Pro that looks strikingly like the one pictured, but the new photos do provide a reason to be wary: The phones all feature the “S” tag currently seen on the iPhone 6s. While there has been some speculation that this year’s new iPhone may be the start of Apple moving to a three-year improvement cycle, the company using the same “S” tag that accompanied the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that were released last year seems unlikely.


    via iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iPad and Beyond

    July 18, 2016 at 03:04AM

  9. Three alleged iPhone 7 models revealed in leaked images - CNET

    Three alleged iPhone 7 models revealed in leaked images - CNET

    If the photos are legit, they lend credence to previous rumors that we'll see an iPhone 7, as well as a Pro and Plus this year.

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    via CNET iPhone Update

    July 19, 2016 at 02:41AM

  10. News: New video shows alleged iPhone 7 lacks headphone jack, still has mute switch

    News: New video shows alleged iPhone 7 lacks headphone jack, still has mute switch

    By Dan Pye ● 23 minutes ago


    A new, longer Weibo video comparing a purported iPhone 7 and an iPhone 6s shows extended views of what was seen in a much shorter video last week, seeming to confirm that the new device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and features an updated camera, redesigned antenna lines and two speaker grills. The new video also provides one new update: The new phone still has a mute switch just like the iPhone 6s, contrary to other leaked photos that showed the switch would be eliminated in an iPhone featuring a dual-camera setup.

    The user who posted the video also included photos of the side by side comparisons, showing the new phone to be apparently identical in size to the iPhone 6s. The photos only show one iPhone 7, but last week another set of leaks seemed to indicate that the new phones would still only be available in the same four colors as the current model. The latest photos also only show the base model iPhone 7, shedding no new light on rumors that this time around there will be a third “iPhone Pro” released alongside an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. [via NowhereElse]


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    via iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iPad and Beyond

    July 17, 2016 at 11:54PM

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