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iPhone 8 / X – Rumor Roundup

#iPhone 8/ iPhone X is 10th anniversary edition from #Apple. Expected to Launch on 12th Sept.

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Here are all the rumors that matter:

1. Higher Resolution Cameras on Front & Back with 3D sensing technology & scene recognition. Camera on the rear will be stacked vertically.

2. A10 processor: iPhone 7 plus is already the fastest phone in the market but the new A10 chip is expected to beat this benchmark.

3. Wireless Charging

4. Faster Charging through Lightning 2 connector compatible with USB Type C

5. OLED display with Bezel less design similar to Samsung

6. AR kit compatibility: similar to Pokémon Go, This edition of iPhone will aim to combine the virtual world with real world.

7. Facial recognition: Apple is expected to pitch facial recognition as a more secure way of unlocking your phone

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Apple Spaceship Campus

Steve Jobs had a vision in 2013 to build the best office in the world for #Apple & now this campus in near completion in Cupertino. Apple is expected to move in to their new headquarters in 2017.

Apple is planning to use 100 % renewable energy in this new building, & have designed it to utilize a combination of solar & fuel cell technology to meet its energy demands. Apple is planning to distribute the additional electricity generated to the national grid.

This building will be directly connected to underground express highways to enable efficient transport for Apple staff, we can bet that even aliens would be amazed to see this design if they confuse this as a spaceship.

Steve Jobs vision depicted in the video below:

Current progress:
Apple has made quite a lot of progress on its under construction “Campus 2” set to become the company’s new headquarters when complete around the end of the year. Since last checking in a month ago, a video update published today by Matthew Roberts for June shows continued progress on the roof of the main circular spaceship building, including a look at the heating and cooling systems installed throughout, and what looks to be some new outdoor areas surrounding the entrance of the underground theatre.

iPhone 7 – Top 10 Rumours

Well as always leaked images & rumours for iPhone 7 have started surfacing, this video rounds up all the expected features in the new iPhone 7. It is expected to launch in 2016, bringing in a new design and new features.

Expected Features:
1. Thinner design but similar to iPhone 6s
The iPhone 7 is expected to be thinner than the iPhone 6s, with Apple using the elimination of the headphone jack, advances in chip packing technology, and a slimmer Lightning port to cut down on the thickness of the device. Rumors suggest the iPhone 7 will be between 6.0mm and 6.5mm. Apple’s current iPod touch, one of its thinnest devices, measures in at 6.1mm, compared to 7.1mm for the iPhone 6s and 7.3mm for the iPhone 6s Plus.

2. Better 12 mpx camera with sharper focus.

3. Dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Plus:
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Apple is rumoured to be working on at least one version of the iPhone 7 Plus that includes a a 12-megapixel dual-lens camera system that takes advantage of technology Apple acquired through the purchase of Israeli camera company LinX Imaging last year. Image quality in the iPhone 7 Plus could be greatly improved with the introduction of a dual-lens system, narrowing the gap between photos taken with the iPhone and those taken with a more robust DSLR cameras.

Dual Lens concept is also evident from the leaked iPhone 7 case

4. No headphone jack, high quality audio via lightning connector
Apple may be able to decrease the thickness of the iPhone 7 by eliminating the headphone jack and instead adopting an all-in-one Lightning port that will support both charging and music playback with Lightning-equipped headphones.
With the iPhone 7, headphones will need a Lightning connector or a 3.5mm jack-to-Lightning adapter to connect to the Lightning port on the bottom of the phone. The device will also support wireless Bluetooth headphones.

5. Wireless Charging
With the Lightning port being used for music playback, there will be no way to charge the iPhone 7 while headphones are plugged in, which has sparked some speculation about wireless charging. According to one rumor, Apple is exploring wireless charging technology that could potentially be included in the iPhone 7.

While Apple is said to be looking into wireless charging for the iPhone 7, there is no guarantee the feature will make it into the finished product. It is also not clear what method Apple would use to implement wireless charging.

6. Fast Charging

7. Faster A10 or Intel processor

8. AirPods: Bluetooth Headphones

9. RAM
According to another prediction from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus may have differing amounts of RAM. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 may ship with 2GB of RAM, while the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may ship with 3GB RAM.

10. No waterproofing.

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Apple Long Distance Wireless Charging

Apple Ditching the Headphone Jack in iPhone 7

iPhone SE Hands on

All the iPhone 5 or 5S owners finally have a good news!! They can still claim to have the latest iPhone SE in the market as it looks exactly the same.

Apple is targeting the low price markets with this phone and it was important to update the 3 year old iPhone to the latest market standards. 12 megapixel camera, Live Photos but still 16GB for 400$ that sounds like 3 years old too btw 😉

Video Courtesy: The Verge

We would rather wait for 6 more months to get our hands on the newly re-designed iPhone 7, check out the rumors in the links below.
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Apple Long Distance Wireless Charging

Apple Wireless Charging

#FirstCrush Apple apparently wants to help you charge your iPhone no matter where you are in your home. A new report suggests that it’s building a new wireless charging technology that wouldn’t require direct contact with a power mat.

Bloomberg reports that Apple “is exploring cutting-edge technologies that would allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than the charging mats used with current smartphones.”

The idea is not a new one. Earlier this month, Ossia showed off a system that allows an iPhone to be charged in mid-air. It works by using an antenna that can capture energy held in radio frequency waves floating through the air that are carefully directed from a central hub.

It’s not an easy challenge, for a number of reasons. The technology required to capture enough energy is, for Ossia at least, rather bulky. And as Bloomberg points out, “efficiency of power transfer decreases as the distance between transmitter and receiver grows.” If Apple is trying to build a sleek phone, those two issues create a compounded problem where it’s difficult to charge a battery quickly.

Indeed, Bloomberg claims that Apple “is looking to overcome technical barriers.” No kidding. In fact, it’s likely been working on wireless charging for years by this points. Whether we’ll see in the next iPhone, or the one after that? We’ll have to wait and see.

Article Courtesy: Cult of Mac, Gizmodo

Apple Ditching the Headphone Jack in iPhone 7

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Apple plans to lose the beloved headphone jack for the new iPhone 7. The alleged move, all but confirmed by Cupertino itself, has become a hot topic and a contentious one as consumers now seek to understand whether their previous investments in quality headphones are now redundant.

As Gordon Kelly here on Forbes reports, “Of course in abandoning something so beloved as the 3.5mm headphone jack (part of a standard which has been around since 1878 – yes really, 1878!), Apple has to offer enough bait for the switch – especially given the iPhone is its most important product line.”

While it’s fair to assume that the new iPhone 7 will be bundled with standard EarPods with a Lightning connector, for the majority of users they will now be forced to either buy a different pair of higher end headphones or go with Bluetooth. It also ties in with the current push by Apple and associated OEMs like Beats, Philips and JBL going to market with Lightning enabled cans which will support higher resolution audio, something Apple is looking to implement with its Music streaming service.

But this is not just about music or consumer lock in. This is a revenue generator for Apple. Consider the worldwide sales figures for headphones in 2015 as an example.

Number of Headphones Sold 2015

The above statistics show the global unit sales of headphones/headsets from 2010 to 2015. In 2015, 290.9 million units of headphones & headsets were sold worldwide. Even a small percentage of those sales will equate to an OEM offering a pair of headphones with a Lightning connector, or an adaptor.

In Sept 2015, Apple announced that it had sold more than 13 million units of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in their first weekend on the market. If the iPhone 7 tracks to sell the same, you can assume that a large percentage of buyers will also look to purchase better headphones with a Lightning connector.

Article courtesy Forbes