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The iPhone 8 rumor machine has been running at a high gear, so much so that Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks it’s affecting current iPhone sales. Even though it doesn’t work and isn’t Apple’s final iPhone (we don’t even know where this mockup came from), the unofficial prototype gives us an idea of what the iPhone 8 could look like in real life, and not just in a rendering.

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We’re about to see a variety of Android device makers introduce their best new smartphones models at MWC 2017, but many of these devices will have a huge disadvantage when it comes to competing against the best of the best. According to current rumors, some of the top Android devices that are about to be unveiled will not be powered by flagship 2017 mobile processors.

The Galaxy S8 (April) and the iPhone 8 (September) will feature chips that aren’t just faster than their predecessors, but are also a lot more efficient. While Apple never announces its silicon innovations ahead of the products they’re supposed to power, Samsung does it with some regularity. Right on schedule, the company just unveiled the mobile chip that’ll be found inside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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The past few months we have seen a bunch of speculations saying that Apple will launch a new third variant of the iPhone this year. Almost everyday we head something around the iPhone and today we are hearing that the third variant will be the iPhone 8 featuring a stainless steel frame and a glass front and back finish.

The tip comes from Taiwanese website DigiTimes, which is known to keep tabs on Apple’s supply chain.

 

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has one of the best displays of any smartphone you can buy. That’s always been true. What’s interesting in 2016 is that Apple manages to be among best despite using LCD, a technology every other flagship has left behind.

The Galaxy S7 and Note 7. The Nexus 6P. The Moto Z. The LG G5. The OnePlus 3. Take any high-end smartphone, and what you see on the front isn’t LCD, like the iPhone 7. It’s OLED(or AMOLED, which is similar enough for our purposes that we’ll conflate the two). There’s good reason for that, says Ray Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies.

“[OLEDs are] much thinner, much lighter, with a much smaller bezel providing a near rimless design, they can be made flexible and into curved screens,” writes Soneira in a post analyzing the iPhone 7’s display prowess. “Plus they have a very fast response time, better viewing angles, and an always-on display mode.”

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Apple’s long-awaited smartphone upgrade is on its way

The iPhone 7 is expected to launch in early September this year, possibly accompanied by the iPhone 7 Plus.

Here we round up all the latest news on the iPhone 7 release date, price and features ahead of its official launch.

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Thinking about buying a new iPhone? After you decide on the model and size, you’d better figure out which color you want. You may have more options than before.

The iPhone 7, which the rumor mill has suggested will be announced next week at an Apple event, could come in as many as five colors, according to leaked photos posted on Macotakara. The blog shared a picture purporting to show five iPhone 7 SIM card trays. They were gold, rose gold, silver, space gray — all colors of previous iPhone models — and black.

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Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., according to people familiar with the matter.

The FeliCa chip will let customers in Japan store their public bus and train passes on their iPhones. Users would then be able to tap their phones against the entrance scanners instead of using physical cards. While the FeliCa chip is the standard technology underlying the service, there are several different providers of transit payment cards based on the type of transit and areas within Japan.

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Which new third-party iPhone keyboard should I download?

Two of Apple’s biggest competitors, Google and Microsoft, are using fancy keyboards to get closer to iOS users. One is better for wordsmiths, while the other can help you find just the right GIF, and faster.

Google’s Gboard and Microsoft’s Word Flow replace the iPhone’s standard keyboard and offer new features. Since launching recently, the free apps have been among the most popular utilities for iOS.

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Apple’s shares had 8 down days in a row until this past Tuesday. The shares were at $107.13 on Wednesday, April 20, and closed at $93.64 on Monday, May 2. For the week the shares were down $1.02 or 1.1% to $92.72. The S&P 500 was down 0.4% and the NASDAQ was down 0.8% for the week.

At $92.72 the close was below the August 7, 2014, close of $94.48, slightly above the August 24, 2015, intra-day low of $92.00 and slightly below the recent February 11 close of $93.70. The shares have technical support at its current price (see chart below) but if it breaks lower then the next support levels look to be in the mid-$80’s and then the low-$80’s.

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A cellphone expert overrode the lock function on an Apple iPhone to help Los Angeles police in a homicide investigation around the time U.S. authorities were battling the company to open other phones in criminal cases, court records showed on Thursday.

The successful hack of the iPhone 5s in the Los Angeles case is another sign U.S. authorities are turning to third-party contractors to unlock smartphones rather than relying on manufacturers like Apple Inc, which helped in the past. The third-party hacks have Apple racing to strengthen its encryption technology.

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