The iPhone 8 has an all-new design. It celebrates the line’s 10th anniversary by ripping up the template upon which such incredible success was built. And now we have an even better look at it…
Following my article earlier this week on the new leak from consistently accurate retailer MobileFun, the company has contacted me directly with significantly more information. The site – which accurately revealed designs for both the iPhone 7 (in June 2016) and Galaxy S8 (in January) – listed the first retail case for the iPhone 8 two days ago and has now given me nine more.
iPhone 8 design based on leaked leaks and running iOS 11. Image credit: iDrop News
Like the first case (and indeed all Mobile Fun’s previously accurate leaks), the nine new cases are made by well-connected manufacturer Olixar:
Olixar ExoShield Tough Snap-on iPhone 8 Case (Clear and Crystal Clear)
Olixar X-Trio Full Cover iPhone 8 Case (Black, Red, Rose Gold)
Each provides a clear look at the iPhone 8 design which they aim to protect and all are officially on sale now in the UK with prices ranging from £9.99 to £24.99. Key takeaways are again entirely consistent with a mass of leaked information which has appeared in recent weeks.
Olixar’s iPhone 8 cases now on sale via MobileFun
Highlights include: an almost bezel-less, massive 5.8-inch elongated display (which is the largest panel ever fitted in an iPhone), a vertically aligned rear dual camera, no home button (raising expectations Touch ID will be integrated into the display) and a ‘cut-out’ at the top of the main display for the front camera and sensors.
The last of these features is expected to lead to a radical redesign of iOS 11 with a new ‘Function Area’ which could revolutionise how iPhone users receive and interact with notifications.
Downsides? It looks like AppleAAPL -0.94% will stick with the Lightning connector over USB Type-C (despite shunning the former in favour of the latter on its MacBooks) and there’s no return for the headphone jack – though this was to be expected and most users have accepted this by now.
As such the real talking point is likely to be the iPhone 8’s greatly increased asking price, so the pressure will be on Apple to show this overhauled handset is worth the extra money. Right now I’d say the odds are looking good…
It’s officially 2017, and we’re already looking forward to what Apple has in store over the next twelve months. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and the grand opening of Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino where it will host events at a new 1000 seat auditorium.
Head below for our look at what’s next for Apple as we ring in the New Year.
iPhone 8 | iOS 11
There are a few things to keep in mind for the iPhone launch next year that weren’t factors in 2016 with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus lineup. First off, if reports that Apple isn’t planning to update the iPhone SE, the last of the 4-inch iPhone models that it introduced last March, are accurate, that could be a reason to upgrade or a deciding factor for some looking to switch to a different device this year. At the same time, Apple appears to be prototyping larger screen sizes for the iPhones with the latest intel pointing towards a pro model that includes a larger up-to-5.8-inch OLED display with curved edges.
Add in clues that Apple is considering wireless charging, a new all-glass design, an embedded home button, and more, and this year’s iPhone update looks like it will be a significant one for what will be the device’s ten year anniversary. We’d also expect a preview of iOS 11 at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June if the company follows its usual timeline. Our full rundown on the latest iPhone 8 Intel is here.
Back in August, typically reliable supply chain analyst KGI pointed to three new iPad models that Apple has planned for 2017. If that report is accurate, we could see a new second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a low-cost 9.7 inch iPad, and a new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display, that Apple introduced back in March.
In November, one report from Digitimes backed up reports of an incoming 10.5-inch model, while a separate report from Japanese site Macotakara said that a new 10.9-inch iPad rumored for release early next year would have the same footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. In that case, perhaps that’s the same low-cost 9.7-inch model referred in KGI’s report.
When will we see the new iPads? March would make a lot of sense for a launch given past iPad launches. But a report earlier month claimed low yield rates for the A10X chip could delay production of the tablets beyond the planned March timeframe. That chip is expected to be used in at least the new higher-end Pro iPads.
While the iPhone 8 is supposed to see a switch to an OLED display for at least some models, the KGI report earlier this year claimed Apple was targeting 2018 for the launch of an iPad with a similar flexible or curved OLED panel.
Mac | MacOS 10.13
With Apple’s recent launch of the new 2016 MacBook Pros and collaboration with LG on new 4K and 5K displays, in 2017 we’re looking forward to updates to other Macs, namely an iMac update reportedly in the works. That doesn’t mean that MacBooks won’t see a refresh this year, though. While the 12-inch MacBook and especially the new MacBook Pro are still relatively new machines, Bloomberg reported earlier this month that Apple is at least currently targeting spec bump upgrades for both devices sometimes over 2017. It also added to the previous supply chain reports that iMac would receive an update with updated graphics chips and USB-C ports, which we are assuming will be Thunderbolt 3 like the new MacBook Pro.
Despite any intel as of yet, the Mac Pro is the Mac most in need of an update at this point, so that’s another possibility for the year ahead. Like iOS 11, we’d expect Apple to continue the tradition of previewing MacOS 10.13 at its annual WWDC developer conference in June ahead of a release in the fall.
Touch Bar and Touch ID on the standalone keyboard?
As a side note to Mac updates, we reported earlier this year that Apple held talks with Foxconn startup Sonder, a company building dynamic E Ink keyboard tech in the form a standalone console product and laptop modules it plans to offer OEMs. That was right before Apple introduced its new Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro later that month and The Wall Street Journal interestingly followed up with a report that Apple is planning to launch new Mac laptops with E-Ink electric keyboards in 2018 that include contextually-sensitive display emojis and special characters. That sounds a lot like Sonder’s tech and an expansion of the Touch Bar to a full keyboard, and that would also make it possible for Apple to release a standalone console with similar functionality for desktop Macs– something that was a big topic of conversation following the introduction of the Touch Baron MacBook Pro.
With the recent introduction of the Series 2 Apple Watch and Nike+ Edition model, we got a taste of how Apple will play the Watch upgrade cycle. It ditched the gold this time around and introduced a more mid-range but premium ceramic model, introduced a new and improved but lower-end Series 1, and in the process updated the entire line with new specs for Series 2 including an increased focus on health and activity features.
I’d expect a similar update for Series 3 in the fall this year, although not much is known about what Apple has in the works. Cellular connectivity and integrated cameras, perhaps for FaceTime, have been features many have speculated could be next. At the very least I’d expect to see new materials used– black ceramic is an option, as is titanium, both materials favorite among high-end watchmakers without gold price points. As always, we could get a preview of new software features at WWDC in June.
Apple TV / Siri Speaker
Not much is known about Apple TV upgrades that might be in the works for 2017, but all the reports of Apple’s negotiations with cable companies and content providers for a television service could hopefully result in something this year. Apple is also stepping up efforts with original content including its first documentary as a tie-in with Apple Music. The company notably released a new TV app for Apple TV late in 2016, which we noted could be seen as the first step to a full-fledged streaming service. And it’s currently the US only, as is the new single-sign-on a feature that makes it easy to authenticate your cable provider and available access content while we wait for that real streaming service. So there’s lots of room for expansion there.
Like the other OS updates, we’d expect tvOS 11 to be previewed at WWDC in June.
At WWDC last year, Apple released its Siri SDK, a move that was reportedly made ahead of a planned Amazon Echo/Google Home hardware competitor. Reports of that device’s development have been plenty, including a recent report from Bloomberg that product is now in prototype testing ahead of an expected 2017 release. That report also noted that Apple once considered offering the functionality in the form of an updated Apple TV, but we’d expect the standalone Siri speaker to be highly still integrated with upcoming tvOS and HomeKit updates.
AirPods are out, but Apple’s other W1-chip enabled Bluetooth earbuds called BeatsX won’t arrive until February according to recent reports. These aren’t cord-free, and they are priced similarly to AirPods at $149, but they pack in longer 8-hour battery life, Lightning charging, and a more customizable fit than AirPods with all the pairing and connectivity benefits of the W1 chip.
Apple is expected to be moving over 13,000 employees into its new 176-acre “Campus 2” this year, making the site not only the company’s new Cupertino HQ but also the venue of anticipated product unveilings and Apple events. That could give a new face to Apple events being planned for 2017, and the company could perhaps even have something special planned for early this year when it’s expected to begin moving in officially. It’s unclear if Apple could host all of its future events at the campus and the location’s 1000 seat auditorium, or if it will continue to host larger events like WWDC at outside venues.
The company is currently thought to be planning a move to the location by the end of January 2017; that is at least according to Tim Cook’s latest memo to employees last year. Apple started hiring full-time staff for the new campus back in November, and it estimates landscaping work to continue into the first quarter of 2017.
The world’s most popular chat app WhatsApp has become ever more high-tech. The beta version of the app has front camera screen flash, photo editing tools, video calling and many other features that are quite handy for users. However, now all users will not be able to use newer WhatsApp app on their Android and iPhones. The company officially announced that he is going to close its service in many handsets. iPhone is included in the closing handset.
WhatsApp wrote on his blog that we are constantly updating the app. Along with many new features are added. So new features of the old version of Whatsapp will not work on old version of operating system of Android and iPhone smartphones. That’s why the new version of WhatsApp on the old smartphone will not work; they’re going to close the service. All these happen after December 31, and there will not be any service from WhatsApp
These are operating system in which WhatsApp going to end its service:
Symbian, Windows 7.1, BlackBerry, Android 2.1 operating system are included. Additionally, this service on Apple’s iOS 6 will be closed. None of the users that their smartphone operating system, after December 31, 2016, will not run after WhatsApp.
Twitter is shutting down video-sharing service Vine “in the coming months.” Twitter acquired Vine, which lets you share short video clips, in 2012.
“Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today,” Twitter said in a release, noting that users will be given a heads up and be able to download their vines before the website and app shutter for good.
The love story between social media star and actor Logan Paul and Vine is over.
Twitter, which owns Vine, announced Thursday that it would discontinue the short-loop video platform.
The 21-year-old star, who, along with his brother and frequent collaborator Jake Paul, built a massive following on Vine, has already moved on.
“Honestly it’s sad, but I can’t say I didn’t see it coming,” Paul tells CNBC. “I think it was evident. All the Vine creators, we knew our home, the place we started on was slowly reaching a plateau. I felt like it was inevitable at a certain point.”
Over the past few years, Paul garnered some 9.4 million followers on the platform. His viral videos showcased him jumping over moving cars, yelling in bookstores, leaping into piles of slush and more.
His Vine popularity spread to other platforms, prompting Paul to drop out of college to pursue a career in entertainment.
But while Vine previously worked for him and other social media stars, it had recently lost traction, according to Paul.
“I don’t know what the reasoning was, but in our guts, like again, sadly, something about Vine stopped clicking,” he says.
In fact, he had been posting infrequently to Vine over the past year, favoring other platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
“YOU REALLY DO NEED TO BE 360 IN THIS INDUSTRY.”
-Logan Paul, social media star and actor
Paul says that Vine’s end will not impact the way he does business or connects with his fans.
“I found new ways to connect with my fans,” he says. “So Facebook, for example, I have 13.1 million fans there. On Instagram, I have almost 7 million.”
While the demise of Vine means one less platform on which he can work with brands, the social media star says he’s sanguine about the new reality.
“I believe you do need to be 360 in this industry,” he says. “And being just a Vine creator was not my goal.”
Paul says he loves all the platforms equally, but he did mention Twitter as a favorite way to connect with fans.
“I want to expand and conquer every platform, every medium as well as pursue entertainment beyond social media — acting, producing, and directing,” he says
A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application.
Apple Lost Its Patent Retrial To VirnetX
The verdict came in a new trial in Tyler, Texas that had been ordered by the judge in the case, Robert Schroeder, who last August threw out VirnetX’s $625.6 million wins over Apple from a previous trial because he said jurors, in that case, may have been confused.
VirnetX and Apple have been fighting over patents for years. The case began in 2010 when VirnetX, a Nevada-based patent licensor, filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas federal court, claiming infringement of four patents for secure networks, known as virtual private networks, and secure communications links.
A jury in 2012 awarded $368.2 million in damages, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., partly overturned that verdict, saying there were problems with how the trial judge instructed jurors on calculating damages.
On remand, VirnetX’s two suits, combined, and in February, a jury returned with an even bigger verdict, $625.6 million, one of the highest ever in a U.S. patent case.
However, Schroeder later voided the result, saying that the repeated references to the earlier case could have confused jurors and were unfair to Apple.
In the latest trial, jurors were asked to determine damages on two VirnetX patents that Apple had already been found to infringe and to determine both infringement and damages on another two patents. The $302.4 million award was in line with what VirnetX had been demanding.
Apple spokeswoman Rachel Tulley declined to comment. An attorney for VirnetX could not immediately reach. According to court documents, Apple is to face another court proceeding over whether it willfully infringed the patents, which could lead to higher damages.
Apple will also have to contend with the trial in a second lawsuit VirnetX filed against Apple over newer versions of Apple security features, as well as its iMessage application.
Many patent cases are handled in the Texas court, which has a reputation for awarding favorable verdicts to plaintiffs alleging infringement.
Science Applications International Corp had assigned VirnetX the four patents in 2006, court papers show.
The case is VirnetX Inc v. Apple Inc, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, No. 10-417.
Sure, iOS has allowed third-party keyboards with swipe-to-type capabilities for a few years now, but I’m continually frustrated how non-Apple keypads tend to grow sluggish, fail to appear or even crash altogether on my iPhone.
All too often, I find myself giving up and going back to the stock iOS keyboard—and I could live with that, except for the fact that I’m a dedicated gesture typist now, and the standard iPhone and iPad keyboard stubbornly demands tapping rather than swiping.
The stock Android keyboard, on the other hand, has long supported gesture typing
2. Number and symbol shortcut visible on every key
Speaking of the Android keypad, here’s another smart feature that, once you turn on, you’ll never turn off: the ability to display number and symbol “hints” on every key (Settings > Language & input > Virtual keyboard > Google Keyboard > Preferences > Long press for symbols)
3. Auto battery-saver mode
One of the smarter Android features in the past few years is its Battery saver setting (Settings > Battery > Battery saver), which turns off background app activity, automatic email fetching, and other battery-draining activities, perfect for conserving battery power when your device is about to run out of juice. Apple wisely followed suit with its low-power mode, which made its debut with iOS 9.
Unfortunately, the iOS version of battery-saver mode is missing a crucial component of its Android counterpart: a setting that turns on low-power mode automatically once your battery meter falls below a certain level.
4. Install apps from the web
Apple’s App Store changed the game when it arrived on the scene back in the early days of the iPhone, but in many ways, it seems to be standing still. My biggest frustration with the App Store: It’s best browsed from an iOS device rather than the web.
The Google Play app store, on the other hand, works quite nicely in a desktop web browser—and best of all, you can install apps remotely over the internet.
5. Turn on ‘Do not disturb’ for just an hour
I loved Do not disturb mode when it landed on my iPhone with the iOS 6 update, but it’s in dire need of a revamp. Not only does Android offer multiple quiet periods through its DND mode (versus just one for iOS), it also boasts a handy feature for those of us who want some immediate but temporary quiet time.
6. Clear all app caches
It’s amazing how quickly some apps can become storage hogs. The “cached” data used by your social apps alone can quickly gobble up hundreds of megabytes or even a few gigs if you’re not careful, leaving you tight on storage space when you need it the most.
7. Clear all app windows
Whenever I see all the open app windows in the multitasking screen on my iPhone or iPad, I have an overpowering urge to start closing them, despite the fact that iOS does a decent job of reclaiming device memory whenever it needs to.
Still, it would be nice to have the option of cleaning out all your open iOS app windows at once, given that anyone who uses their iPhone or iPad on a regular basis will end up with dozens and dozens of app windows cluttering the multitasking screen.
That’s why I love the new Clear all button in Nougat, the latest version of Android. Just tap Clear all at the top of the multitasking screen, and all your open Android app windows will be whisked away.
8. Quickly switch between your two last used apps
One of Nougat’s flashiest new features is its ability to show two apps on the screen at once. It’s a nifty trick, no question, but it turns out there’s another Nougat multitasking feature I use more, and I wish my iPhone could do it too.
When you double-tap the Android multitasking button, Nougat lets you quickly switch to the app you were using before that; double-tap the button again, and you’re back where you started.
If you own an iPhone 6 then you’re probably ready for a change. Whether you bought one two years ago when it first came out, or later on, the gadget world has moved on. Now it is moved by IPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 | Three Major Differences
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus a severe enough upgrade to make it worthwhile, or are you better off waiting for next year or even switching to Android? Apple is the best in the phone world but there a huge army of the people that denied it. So let’s check out what are the three top changes that make iPhone 7 better than iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
IPHONE 7’s CAMERA IMPROVEMENTS BETTER THAN IPHONE 6
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have upgraded the camera. iPhone 7 has a 12-megapixel sensor that is claimed to be 60% faster. iPhone 7 also has a quad-LED flash with 50% light output, and can detect flickering of energy efficient lights. Each camera on iPhone 7 has a different focal length, allowing users to pick between shooting photos with a wide-angle or a telephoto lens. The iPhone 7 Plus will also be able to do some software tricks using those two different focal lengths.
iPhone 7 features a single 12MP rear camera, the larger screen variant comes with two 12MP rear camera with 2x optical zooming capability up to 56mm. Both sport a 7MP FaceTime camera for selfies and video chats.
IPHONE 7 IS FINALLY WATER RESISTANT
Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boasts of IP67 ratio, which makes them water and dust-resistant. This means the phones can be immersed in water up to 1m depth. An attractive feature, waterproofing has been there in rival Samsung’s flagship devices for some time now. iPhone 7 survive a drop into a puddle or two, and you could even take photos underwater. These iPhone 7 are dust resistant, too.
THE HEADPHONE JACK IS NO MORE IN IPHONE 7
The company has replaced the 3.5mm connector with the Lightning port-based connectors. These plug into the phone’s charging port. The company has also bundled an adapter with new iPhones so that older earphones can still be used.
According to Apple, the analog headphone jack removed for two main reasons; one Lightning is a better connector for audio, two it helps free up space for other components.
Now these are three major difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 apart from these major changes there are lots of small changes done apple company in their iPhone.
New Home Button
The company has redesigned its Home button. The new home button is now touch sensitive and uses a new Tactic engine for better response.
Two New Colours
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 will come in five colors, including the two new colors Black and Jet Black. The other three colors are Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. Apple is discontinuing its space coloured option.
Longest-Ever Battery Life in iPhone
Apple claims that its new iPhones offer ‘longest-ever battery’. According to the company, iPhone 7 will give at least 2 more hours of battery as compared to iPhone 6s, while the bigger iPhone 7 Plus will offer at least 1 hour more of battery life vis-a-vis 6s Plus.
Blu Launches iPhone 7 Rival Pure XR, An Affordable Android Smartphone With A 3D Touch Display
Blu Products has announced its latest affordable and flagship-like Android smartphone, the Blu Pure XR. The handset is a follow-up to last year’s Pure XL, and it comes with flagship features without the flagship price.
The Blu Pure XR comes with a 5.5-inch SuperAMOLED full HD 1080p display which supports 3D Touch, the same pressure sensitive display technology found on the iPhone 6s. As of now, it looks like the 3D Touch features only reserved for the device’s user interface/app launcher, according to 9To5Google. That should be resolved once developers start updating their apps to support 3D Touch for the Blu Pure XR. The display is also layered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection.
Blu Pure XR comes with a 1080p SuperAMOLED display.Photo: Blu Products
Underneath, the Pure XR is a 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor paired with a Mali-T860 GPU along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It even comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Also, the device powered by a 3,000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charging via USB Type-C. Blu claims that a 10-minute charge would be enough for a talk time of up to one hour, according to Engadget.
3D Touch features on the Blue Pure XR will mostly work for the device’s app launcher.Photo: Blu Products
As for optics, the Blu Pure XR comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It’s a bit of a downgrade from last year’s Pure XL that came with a 24-megapixel rear shooter.
Other features of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-running Blu Pure XR include 4G LTE support, dual-SIM support, a home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner and a full metal unibody design that’s available in gray and gold color options.
The Blu Pure XR is available in grey and gold.Photo: Blu Products
The best thing about the Blu Pure XR is its price. The iPhone 7 competitor is now on sale unlocked at Best Buy and Amazon for only $299. The only real downside of the device is that it only supports GSM networks; therefore, it is only compatible with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.
Galaxy Note 7 vs. Honor 8 vs. iPhone 6S Plus vs. OnePlus 3 vs Galaxy S7 Edge
If you were on the hunt for a shiny new smartphone right now, do you know which one you would buy? If you are an Apple fan, Samsung lover, OnePlus Groupie, or a Huawei aficionado, each manufacturer has something to offer. And in this article, we’re going to compare the latest each has to offer, design and specs to try and find out which is the best-looking and has best specifications.
Galaxy Note 7 vs. Honor 8 vs. iPhone 6S Plus vs. OnePlus 3 vs. Galaxy S7 Edge
Why this selection of handsets? They represent a selection of the best handsets that are available right now. While some, like the Galaxy Note 7, Huawei Honor 8 and One Plus 3, were all released within the last month or two, the older handsets features are still worthy competitors and devices you should consider.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The most recently-announced of the handsets compared here is the Galaxy Note 7. This handset takes some obvious visual cues from Samsung’s other big hitter, the S7 Edge. However, it’s not a clone of that handset. Instead, it keeps the square edges synonymous with the Galaxy Note range and the S-pen, but this isn’t where the cohesion of design stops as it comes with a metal build and curved glass on the front and rear.
The size of the handset is nothing remarkable for a Note phablet; it measures 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm and weighs in at a respectable 157grams.
Huawei Honor 8: First thoughts when looking at the Huawei Honor 8 is that it looks surprisingly good. If you want something that is nearly as easy on the eye as the Galaxy Note 7, this is the handset. A big plus is its curved glass like seen on the Galaxy S7, which causes a shimmering effect at different angles adding to the phone’s appeal.
Due to the handset’s size and the curved edges that feel like faux metal, the Honor 8 fits neatly into the hand and does not feel cumbersome. It measures in at 145.5 x 71 x 7.mm and weighs 153 grams, making it both fractionally thinner and lighter than the Note 7.
OnePlus 3: Dubbed the flagship killer, the OnePlus 3, is a handset that has been set a hefty goal. However, like the HTC One series of handsets and other modern smartphones, it is built using a single piece of aluminum. Easy on the eye, it has an anodized finish and a slightly curved rear, plus slightly rounded metal edges which catch the light thanks to diamond-cut chamfers.
As far as first impressions are concerned, if you had all of the handsets in this article lined up, the OnePlus 3 would not be the first to catch your eye. It’s not that it is not well-built or looks ugly; it’s just not up to the standard of a few of the others. Moving on to size its measurements are 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4mm, making it thinnest of the three handsets looked at so far.
Galaxy S7: Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S6, the design of the S7 did not change anything, in fact, the differences are so minimal that they can be considered identical. What it does have is a slightly more minimalist finish due to a slight refinement to its metal waistband. What this did was reveal more of a curve to the S7’s rear and also make it slightly slimmer at the side. There’s no doubt that this handset is a real beauty. It’s possibly third on this list behind the Note 7 and Honor 8, in that order.
As for size, its vitals are 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, and for weight, it is 152 grams.
iPhone 6s Plus: For an iPhone, the 6s Plus is huge and made from a different grade of aluminum alloy than its predecessor; I assume this was to prevent the reoccurrence of the Bendgate scandal. As for looks, there is nothing new here compared to what came before it. Yes, Rose Gold may be a color that has your interest, but if it doesn’t, your choices are rather limited. Another downside of this handset is its huge bezels, which is another feature that has seemed to become ingrained into Apple designers’ psyche. Overall, the iPhone 6s Plus is just another iPhone churned out by a company which at that point had no new ideas.
Let’s hope the iPhone 7 manages to change things somehow! The iPhone 6s Plus measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm and weighs in as the heaviest of all five smartphones at 192 grams.
Here’s a chart which compares the specifications, camera, chipset, RAM, display size, resolution and other important aspects of all five handsets.
As far as design is concerned, I think the Galaxy Note 7, with its mixture of S7 Edge, looks and Note robustness, make it the winner in the looks stakes. As for specifications, this is where things get a little more tricky to judge, as the specs are so close for all five handsets.
That being said, though, the Galaxy Note 7 is head-and-shoulders above the others in all departments.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is ready to be launched on all main carriers in the USA on Aug. 19. The upcoming flagship smartphone for the South Korean electronics conglomerate is surrounded by loads of hype, pushed ahead by its top-end options and specs and an aggressive advertising and marketing campaign by Samsung.
Galaxy Note 7 Vs. iPhone 7 Plus | Which One is Better
It needs to be remembered, nonetheless, that the Galaxy note 7 is definitely the successor to the Galaxy note 5. Samsung decided to skip a quantity within the collection to get rid of inconsistencies in its product line, because it launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge earlier this year. Nevertheless, the larger cause is that Samsung thought naming the system because the Galaxy note 6 will make prospects assume that it’s inferior to Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are anticipated to be launched by September or October, with the bigger mannequin anticipated to go head-to-head with the Galaxy Note 7 within the cutthroat smartphone market. For customers trying to buy a high-end, large-display smartphone, ought to they seize the Galaxy Note 7 this month, or wait a month or two for the iPhone 7 Plus?
A fast comparability of the specs and options of the 2 smartphones ought to give prospects a greater thought on which system they need to buy. It needs to be famous, nonetheless, that with no official announcement but for the iPhone 7, the small print that will likely be offered are solely rumored ones, although coming from dependable sources.
The Galaxy Note 7 packs a 5.7-inch dual-curved Tremendous AMOLED display with excessive QHD decision, a display that has been tagged as one of the best smartphone show ever.
The 5.5-inch Retina display of the iPhone 7 Plus, in the meantime, is predicted to be mostly identical because the iPhone 6s Plus, although probably with an upgraded sharpness to 1,080p.
Processor And RAM
Powering the Galaxy Note 7 are the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Samsung Exynos 8890 processors that have been used for the Galaxy S7 line, with the chipset used relying on the area of the smartphone. The Galaxy Note 7 additionally has the same four GB of RAM because the Galaxy S7 line.
The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to come back with three GB of RAM, in contrast with solely 2 GB of RAM of the iPhone 7 and its predecessors iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The system will likely be powered by Apple’s A10 processor, which is the successor to the A9 chipset used for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The Galaxy Note 7 additionally options the identical digital camera because the Galaxy S7 line, with a 12 MP rear-facing digital camera. The iPhone 7, in the meantime, is alleged to be that includes a dual-lens rear digital camera system, which is the explanation for the RAM improve.
The internal storage of the Galaxy Note 7 begins at 64 GB, in contrast with the native storage of 32 GB for the Galaxy S7. The smartphone, nonetheless, additionally options expandable reminiscence via a microSD card slot that can add as much as 256 GB in storage.
The iPhone 7, for the primary time within the historical past of Apple’s smartphone line, will drop the 16 GB storage possibility, making the 32 GB option the bottom opportunity along with 64 GB and 256 GB fashions. The iPhone 7, like all different iPhones, won’t function an expandable reminiscence possibility.
Different essential options for the Galaxy Note 7 embrace the trademark S Pen stylus, which has been upgraded to make it waterproof. a USB Sort-C connector and an iris scanner for added safety.
The iPhone 7 Plus, then again, is alleged to be coming with a redesigned Force Touch Home button, with the 3.5mm headphone jack changed by a Lightning connector. The antenna traces of the smartphone are additionally stated to have been redesigned to present the system a cleaner look.
The Galaxy Note 7 will include a price ticket of $849 as soon as it launches in the USA, whereas the 32 GB iPhone 7 Plus is rumoured to be coming with a price ticket of around $900.
As at all times, the ultimate choice comes right down to the consumer. The advantage of the choice is that, whichever smartphone you decide to buy, you’ll certainly find yourself with a high-quality premium smartphone with highly effective specs and the latest features..
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