iPhone 8 Shell Render Features Vertical Dual-Lens Camera, iPhone 5-Style Body

Multiple design renders of Apple’s much-rumored 5.8-inch OLED iPhone have surfaced over the course of the last two weeks, giving us our first look at what the device might look like. Apple is testing multiple prototypes so we have seen several designs, but two of them have focused on a device with an aluminum frame, …

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All Three 2017 iPhones Predicted to Have 3GB of RAM and Lightning Connectors With Faster Charging

All three of Apple’s rumored 2017 iPhone models will likely have 3GB of RAM, according to Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri. An excerpt from Arcuri’s late March research note, obtained by MacRumors: In terms of memory/storage configuration, all three models will likely adopt 3GB RAM; the 4.7”/5.5” will likely have the same storage options …

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Apple May Announce 9.7-Inch ‘iPad Pro 2’ as Early as Next Week

Earlier this week, a well-known research firm that requested confidentiality told us that, based on their own sources, it expects Apple to announce new products later this month, most likely during the week of March 20. The research firm did not say which products it expects, or the manner in which they will be announced. …

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Future iPhones Could Support 4K Graphics and Much Faster Gaming With PowerVR Furian

Imagination Technologies today announced PowerVR Furian, its next-generation GPU architecture that promises significant improvements in graphics performance and power efficiency that could benefit future iPhones. PowerVR Furian architecture will offer up to a 70-90% improvement in real-world gaming performance by density, including 35% better shader performance and 80% better fill rate, compared to a similar …

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Apple Says Third-Party iPhone Screen Repairs No Longer Fully Void Your Warranty

iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo’s authenticity with multiple sources. Previously, an iPhone with a third-party display was not eligible for …

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Apple Joins Wireless Power Consortium Behind ‘Qi’ Standard Ahead of iPhone 8

Apple recently became listed as a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, committed to the open development of the Qi wireless charging standard. The listing was brought to our attention by IHS Technology. Apple, which has since confirmed it is a member, has become one of over 200 companies that belong to the consortium, including …

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Apple Highlights Ways Siri Can Get Involved in Super Bowl Sunday

Apple today announced that Siri has been updated with some new Super Bowl-specific features ahead of Sunday’s game, making Apple’s virtual assistant more useful for sports fans. With Live Tune-In support, Apple TV users can ask Siri to play the Super Bowl live by saying “Watch the Super Bowl.” Introduced last year, Live Tune-In is designed to make it easier for Apple …

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‘Theater Mode’ Coming to Apple Watch

Apple hasn’t released the first watchOS 3.2 beta to developers as of yet, but the company has shared release notes highlighting the new features that will be introduced in the update. The most important new feature is a “Theater Mode” that’s designed to let customers quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and disable raise to wake, preventing …

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10 Years Ago Today: Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the day Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco. In what has become one of the most iconic moments in Apple’s storied history, Jobs teased the device as if it were three separate products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet …

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Galaxy S8 leaks out early as new launch date surfaces

A photo posted to Chinese micro-blogging network Weibo gives us our first glimpse at Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S8 ahead of its official debut. The device has a curved display and super slim bezels, but it’s missing Samsung’s traditional home button. Samsung is one of the only Android vendors that has been clinging onto physical home buttons, while its rivals choose to …

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