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iPhone 7 launch to face supply shortages

Apple will be facing supply shortages ahead of the iPhone 7 launch, according to a report from Nikkei. Apple may need to contend with a supply shortage of the soon-to-be-released new model of its iPhone during the first round of the rollout, due to problems with faulty components… “If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from last year, there may not…

Report: 2017 iPhone will ditch the Home button

According to a report from Bloomberg, the 2017 iPhone will be ditching the iconic Home button, something that’s been around since the beginning. The report mainly focuses on a special Japan model of the iPhone to support FeliCa, but does mention the lack of a Home button. Apple is already at work on a major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses…

Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 to the public

UPDATE: Via The New York Times, today’s iOS update patches three security vulnerabilities found and used by NSO Group to read text messages and emails and track calls and contracts. Many have thought that iOS 9.3.4 was going to be the final version of iOS 9 before iOS 10 dropped. Well, Apple has now issued iOS 9.3.5 to the public. The update…

Nikkei: Three iPhone models, premium curved OLED iPhone in 2017

Nikkei reports that Apple will have three models of iPhone come next year. No, that’s not a 4, 4.7-inch, and 5.5-inch model. Rather, two models of the 5.5-inch iPhone. Specifically, the premium 5.5-inch model may be larger and resemble the Galaxy S7 edge with a curved OLED display. Ironically, the report says Samsung will be the main supplier for…

Another source points to 256GB storage option for iPhone 7

Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that the iPhone 7 will be available in a 256GB storage configuration. As it currently stands, nearly all reports point to a 32GB base configuration, and having a larger top-tier model can add to the hype. NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the…

Apple Pay adds more banks and credit unions in the United States

Almost two years later, Apple Pay is still adding more banks and credit unions across the world. This latest update specifically adds new partners in the United States. Here’s the list: Bank of St. Francisville Bank of Winnfield & Trust Company Billings Federal Credit Union Central Bank (OK) Citizens Business Bank City County…

This year’s iPhone will be called ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus’, no ‘Pro’ model

With everyone calling the next iPhone model the ‘iPhone 7’, some may forget that it may not be called that. With the new model expected to look very similar to the iPhone 6/6s, Apple may call it something else to echo that it won’t be a radical change. There have also been several rumors saying that the larger 5.5-inch model will be called the iPhone 7…