The iPhone 7 got released last week and this week we’ve been dealing with initial impression stories. Whining coils, scratch tests, home buttons inoperable with gloves on, Intel chips inside – the sort of things no keynote prepares you for.
Then there was the curious issue of the shuffle button gone missing on iOS 10’s Music app (hint: it’s not missing, just hiding). And for the anarchists out there – the iPhone7 has already been jailbroken.
With the iPhone 7 already out, the focus is gradually shifting towards the next big thing in the industry – the Google Pixel smartphones launch. Officially coming on October 4, the Pixel and Pixel XL should usher in Android 7.1 and come with IP53 certification and revised chipsets. The occasional photograph of the Nexus descendants could also be spotted this week.
Meanwhile, Microsoft announced the Nokia 216 feature phone – yes, Microsoft still makes those, but this could very well be the last one. HTC, on the other hand, unveiled the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle – same striking looks, different innards (though what’s with the Snapdragon 400 in the Lifestyle?).
Read the details on these topics below, as well as some other stories from the past week.
The company has started sending out invites for the event as well.
Two separate versions for both the Pixel and Pixel XL were certified. And it seems they will come with revised versions of Snapdragon 820 and Android Nougat.
A new report says the Pixel phones will be certified for minor sprays of water.
The shots come courtesy of a Hong Kong parts supplier with a fairly positive track record.
Some new pictures give us a better idea of what the Pixel phones would look like.
Some iPhone 7 users are reporting that their phones are creating a whining sound from the back of the phone when the phone is performing some sort of stressful activity.
The iPhone 7’s scratch test reveals that the camera lens isn’t made of sapphire crystal.
Users are reporting that the new touch control requires skin contact to work.
28 countries are included in the first wave. Be warned, iPhone 7 Plus units sold out in pre-order so there are none left for stores.
Isn’t it funny that we’re in 2016 and are still calling it a “jailbreak”? Well, whatever your thoughts on the word may be, know that Apple’s latest has already been freed from the shackles of its make…
Before you watch the video below, do this little exercise. If you have an iPhone around running the latest iOS 10, open the Music app and try to find the Shuffle or Repeat player. If you manage to fin…
Earlier reports of Intel’s chips making it to the iPhone 7 have been confirmed.
The handset features a 2.4″ 320x240px display and a pair of VGA cameras, each with a flash.
Mediatek P10, 20MP primary camera, FullHD 5.5-inch display for the Pro, Snapdragon 400 for the Lifestyle (uhm, what year is it?).
The phone lacks the widely rumored 8GB RAM option, but still offers a cutting-edge specs configuration.
Priced at $119 and available exclusively on Flipkart.
Also known as the Lenovo ZUK Z2.
It also confirms the Snapdragon 821 chipset and shows MIUI on Android 7.0 Nougat. Assuming it’s real, of course.
Several listing of the phones running said OS were spotted on Geekbench.
Sony’s newest Xperia phone sells out quickly in Taiwan. Pre-orders were only open for 45 minutes before they were all snatched up.
It looks like HTC is going the iPhone 7 way for its next smartphone.