When it comes to smartphones, many key areas are important to users: apps, price, battery life, and speed. Apple is expected to mark the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone’s release with complete design revision and other interesting changes already revealed to public. However where the speed is concerned there is some kind of uncertainty.
As Apple is yet again named the world's most admired company, I wonder just how much a lack of great competition has contributed to Cupertino's dominance.
Once, it was fanciful to think that Microsoft would be the company that would beat Apple. It had might. It had dominant, if ugly, software.
Some good news for folks looking to shave a hundred bucks or so off an iPhone, while still getting all the benefits that going through Apple’s official channels entail. The company is now stocking refurbished iPhones through its online store — which was previously limited to iPads, Macs, Apple TVs and the like.
Recently Apple has introduced a lot of few features, though its typing experience still leaves much to be desired. As far as we know iPhones are not one-handed anymore and this became one of the main complaints of the device. However it turned out there is actually a hidden one-handed keyboard that nobody is supposed to know about. A developer named Steve Troughton-Smith discovered it on the Apple device accidentally by hacking an Apple’s iOS Simulator.
According to the latest figures posted by Apple, more than half the iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) users visiting the App Store have updated to iOS 10. The Cupertino-based company updated its App Store Distribution page to show the OS distribution data of App Store visitors on October 7 2016, split between iOS 10, iOS 9 and earlier iOS versions.
This month we welcome the Galaxy Note 7 onto the list, as the faulty battery issue is fixed and the device is now deemed safe to use.
Good thing, too, because it would be a shame to leave out such an otherwise excellent smartphone.
Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.
How many times have you heard your friends saying “Should I buy the new iPhone right now, after its release, or wait until it gets cheaper?” Nowadays, this is a pretty common question and it doesn’t happen just when it comes to Apple products, even though devices like the iPhone, the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air are far from being affordable.
Graham Townsend, Apple’s developer, who is in charge of engineers and specialists department, in his interview told that an iPnone’s camera consists of 200 separate parts. For creating a single image, 24 000 000 000 operations must be performed. That is why about 800 specialists were involved in the development of it.
For example, the group of engineers created the system, which steadies the effect of shaking hands during making a photo. Four 40-micron wires, what is twice thinner than a strand of human hair, are placed inside the camera: they help to smooth jitter.
One more example is the work of a special lab, which tests the process of taking photos in any type of lighting conditions and calibrates a camera for working in various environments.
Starting from the very first Apple model appeared in 2007, iPhones just like other modern smartphones featured 3.5 mm headphone jack. However Apple’s next iPhone 7 might have no traditional jack. Instead, iPhone owners will have to use an all-in-one Lightning connector designed for charging, data and audio. Those who would like to use any headset other than the one that shipped with the device will have to use a special adapter. However the headphone market will be packed with Lightning models as soon as the new iPhone model appears though the leading companies such as Sony, Philips and Harman already have them. However in the beginning the prices are likely to be high and the choice will be quite narrow.
By the way, the idea of slimmer iPhone 7 is not new – Apple has been planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector since last year.