(03/02/2017) Apple posts record revenue thanks to holiday sales of iPhone 7:
Holiday sales of Apple’s iPhone 7 helped the tech company end three consecutive quarters of decline and deliver record revenue, the company announced on Tuesday. Apple has struggled as iPhone sales have slipped in the face of fierce competition. The iPhone accounts for two-thirds of Apple’s sales and Apple said sales of the new model helped lift total iPhone shipments 5% to a record 78.3m for the three months ending 31 December. But the iPhone 7 still failed to attract the long lines and double-digit increase in sales that earlier models enjoyed in their first full quarter on the market.
Sales helped boost Apple’s revenue 3% to $78.4bn, ahead of analysts’ forecasts. Profit for the quarter fell 2.6% to $17.9bn, or $3.38 a share. Apple ended the quarter with $246.1bn in cash. The company’s share price jumped close to 3% in after hours trading. The iPhone 7 won’t be released until the fall of 2016, so it’s still several months off. Apple’s current flagship devices are the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, released to the public in September of 2015. Though we have months to go until the iPhone 7 launches, rumors have already been trickling out, giving us some details on what we might see when the device is released. Apple is said to be working on finalizing the iPhone 7 design so we don’t know exactly what it will look like, but we can speculate that Apple will continue on its path of introducing more powerful, efficient devices that grow thinner with each design iteration. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to include next-generation A10 processors produced by TSMC.
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It’s likely Apple will continue releasing two versions of each iPhone, so we may see an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. Apple may stick to 4.7- and 5.5-inches, or take the opportunity to further refine screen sizes, shifting the dimensions somewhat to match the company’s design vision for the updated phones. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to feature the same 3D Touch feature introduced with the iPhone 6s.
1. Waterproof new iPhone 7
Catcher Technology will remain the largest chassis supplier for the upcoming line of next-generation iPhones, tentatively referred to as the “iPhone 7,” according to the China-based Commercial Times (via DigiTimes).
According to a new supply chain rumor out of Taiwan, Apple’s ‘iPhone 7’ will be waterproofand feature a brand new antenna-concealing technology that will hide antenna bands. As reported by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, Apple’s supplier Catcher Technologies will provide the iPhone 7 chassis which is said to be waterproof and use “new compound materials”.
The latest iPhone 7 rumors involved the phones antenna system. According to a MacRumors source, the iPhone 7 will have what it calls a “Discreet Housing” for the iPhone’s antenna. If the rumor is true, it means that the bands from the back of the iPhone will be removed in a new design to make the phone waterproof and or to change its look
2. iPhone 7 Design and A thinner iphone 7
Fast Company recently reported that Apple’s iPhone 7 may feature wireless charging and a waterproof body with no headphone jack (instead a LiFi technology), and Dual rear cameras for their upcoming new iPhone. So, that is in line with previous iPhone 7 rumors from the Asian supply chain.
The news source said that the company may also go back to Glass-on-Glass panel technology for better displays and the iPhone 7 will not include a headphone jack in an effort to make the device even thinner than the iPhone 6s.
There are also new rumours and iPhone 7 news that says that the device will also be waterproof and support some form of wireless charging, with a larger battery life and more big storage size up to 250 GB.
iPhone 7 news? Apple will try to make its sound or audio technology clearer and less noisy, and the chipset may also include new noise-cancelling technology to remove background noise during music playback and phone calls. Apple may not ship their Lightning-connected EarPods alongside the iPhone 7, instead they may sell noise-cancelling Lightning-connected headphones separately under its Beats brand that they recently acquired. It is not clear if that means the iPhone 7 will come with no EarPods. A Fast Company‘s source quoted.
3. Apple iPhone 7 with 3 GB of RAM
The so-called iPhone 6C or 7C didn’t arrive with the 6S and 6S Plus, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Rumors now claim that Apple will launch the smartphone in the spring of 2016. We’ve compiled all the rumors, new and old, about Apple’s smaller iPhone 6C or 7C right here for those of you still dreaming of a return to the smaller iPhone. Kuo believes this new 4-inch iPhone will not include 3D Touch support as part of an effort to keep it differentiated from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. He also projects Apple could ship 20-30 million units of this new iPhone through the end of 2016.
Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will definitely try to make a differentiation between the iPhone 7 Sizes. iPhone 7 when it comes to RAM, with the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 carrying the same 2 GB seen in current iPhones while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will include 3 GB of RAM for performance reasons. iPhone 7 Rumors
4. iPhone 7 bigger battery and Bigger Storage
Apple has been criticised by its users and tech columnists regularly for not dropping the 16 Gb option from its high endiPhone devices. It’s obvious and clear that 16 GB is not enough space for a high end device, which boosts an extra ordinary Operating system, consuming most of the memory. Although the new iOS releases by apple like Apple iOS 9 and It’s updated versions iOS 9.2 are pretty small in size comparing to the previous iOS versions iOS 7 and iOS 8.
5. New Apple iPhone 7 rear dual cameras
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6. New iPhone 7 release – Better speakers, Better Sound
As reported by 9 to 5 Mac, describes a system optimised for thin devices, giving better quality and louder audio output.
“iPhone 7 news and Specs? There is a need for improved approaches to provide high-quality audio sound output,” it reads, adding that this should not hinder “the ability to make portable electronic devices smaller and thinner“.
Apple describes its method for doing this as thus: “An audio chamber can be formed to assist in directing audio sound between an opening an outer housing and a flexible electronic substrate to which the audio element is mounted or coupled thereto.”
7. New iPhone 7 release may have fast wireless connection using Li-Fi tech
The same jailbreaker shared a purported discovery a few weeks back referencing Li-Fi technology being used with iOS, which suggests Apple could be testing the new technology for future iPhones and iPads. Specifically, @kyoufujibaya recently tweeted a screenshot of the iOS 9.1 codebase highlighting ‘LiFiCapability’ while suggesting the tech could be in testing for the iPhone 7 later this year.
iPhone 7 UK price, Release date: How much will the iPhone 7 cost?
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come in September 2016. Apple iPhone 7 UK release date, UK price and specification rumours.
Apple released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on 9 September 2015, and the its predecessors iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the 9 September 2014. looking at these dates one can say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come on 9 September 2016.
For its past two iPhone releases Apple has kept the pricing the same. That means we could well see the iPhone 7 costing £539 for a 16GB version, £619 for 64GB, and £699 for the 128GB iPhone 7. If rumors to be believed there may well be a 256GB model of iPhone 7, although we think that’s unlikely. If there is, however, expect it to be well into the region of £800. We’ll update this article as more rumours come to light.
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One of the hallmarks of Apple’s tick-tock cycle of iPhone updates is that every other iPhone gets thinner than its predecessors. The iPhone 7, then, should be thinner than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, just as they were thinner than the iPhone 5.
KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo – who we say is the best Apple analyst on the planet, and rarely gets his information wrong – has issued a new report, saying that the iPhone 7 will be somewhere between 6 and 6.5mm when it is released late next year. That would not only put it within reach of a current-gen iPod Touch’s thinness, but would shave anywhere from 0.6 to 0.9 millimeters off of the thickness of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
The iPhone 7 will also boast a waterproof body thanks to chemical coating and will do away with the iPhone’s headphone jack. Apple’s iPhone 7 may feature wireless charging and a thinner waterproof body with no headphone jack, according to a new report. It’s possible the new iPhone 7 could be waterproof. In March 2015 a new patent revealed that Apple is investigating ways to make future iPhones waterproof without needing to compromise on the design, a change that never made it into the 6s and 6s Plus. Instead of adding armour to the outside of the iPhone to protect it from water, the method would coat electronic components found inside the iPhone in a protective waterproof material that would prevent them from getting damaged should water find its way in.
TrendForce said that it expects the next iPhone – currently expected to be called the iPhone 7 – to sport 3GB of RAM. Interestingly, TrendForce notes that the ‘5.5-inch’ version of the next iPhone will bear 3GB of RAM, with no word on whether the smaller variant will get the same amount of RAM. If not, this could suggest that Apple may have plans to make the ‘Plus’ model of its iPhone lineup more feature-rich in the coming years.
A new report from Chinese media site MyDrivers is starting up the rumor mill for the iPhone 7, Apple’s next major revision to the iPhone due later in 2016. The iPhone 7 is expected to feature external design changes which means big changes inside and out. The report claims specifically that the iPhone 7 Plus (5.5 inch screen) will come in a larger internal battery, rated at 3100 mAH.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 Plus could bring big improvements in storage and battery life. According to a new report, this year’s iPhone 7 Plus will come packing the biggest battery we’ve seen in an iPhone to date, and up to 256GB of internal storage. The claims come from Chinese website MyDrivers, which cites sources in Apple’s supply chain who say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in the same 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes as existing models, but with big upgrades under the hood.
A new patent application from Apple suggests how it could enhance that even further in the future. The application, first spotted by Patently Apple, is for a dual camera system on the back of a smartphone. Apple’s main focus, at least in this patent, is giving photographers a way to zoom in without losing image quality.
Apple’s latest patent suggests the company is looking at a new way to boost the audio for the next generation of iPhones.
The patent, as reported by 9to5 Mac, hints at a system that uses the entire phone as an audio chamber. Using the entire phone’s interior increases the amount of air that can pass through the speaker system, boosting the volume output as well the audio quality.
Rumours ahead of the iPhone 6S launch pointed at a bump up from a paltry 1,334 x 750 pixels with the iPhone 6 to a much more substantial 2,000 x 1,125 pixels for the current iPhone 6S. Sadly this didn’t come to pass, but as well as a possible move to OLED screens as it has used with the Apple Watch, I’d be surprised if we don’t see any kind of resolution bump with the iPhone 7. Apple’s devices already lag behind the competition here and delaying such a move till 2017 could be costly.
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