Samsung Galaxy S7 to rip off the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch

The pressure-sensitive displays packed into Apple’s latest iPhones give them a unique advantage over their rivals, but not for long. Samsung is already working to put a pressure-sensitive screen of its own into next year’s Galaxy S7, new reports claim. According to a source on Chinese microblogging network Weibo, Samsung will use Synaptics’ new ClearForce technology […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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‘iPhone 7’ Rumored to be Waterproof, Possibly Adopt Non-Metallic Casing Material

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus just released in first wave launch countries around the world last Friday, but a few first rumors about the 2016 „iPhone 7“ have begun to surface online this morning. According to a source from the Chinese social media site Weibo (via Macotakara) [Google Translate], the next version of the iPhone will have a strengthened, waterproof frame and may ditch metallic casing altogether.

This strengthened body would certainly follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which bolstered the weak points of its predecessors with the inclusion of 7000 Series aluminum alloy. But, according to today’s rumors, the so-called iPhone 7 will find its strength in a focus on a waterproof and dust-proof body that would allow iPhone users to worry less about dropping their smartphone in liquids.

This big new upgrade to the iPhone 7 would call for a new frame and casing material, and according to one of the postings on Weibo, Apple is in fact planning on adopting an entirely new material next year for the iPhone 7. If this turns out to be the case, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be the last in the iPhone line to include a metallic casing for the smartphone.

Macotakara also received news from reliable sources stating that the upcoming iPhone would have a „completely flat“ LCD screen, but, as with all of today’s rumors, it should be taken with a grain of salt given that we’re just now under a year away from Apple confirming or denying any of today’s claims. These aren’t the first rumors of the iPhone 7, either, with reports dating back to March concerning the 2016 iPhone’s possibility of adopting Intel LTE Chips, including glass-on-glass touch panels, and be the thinnest iPhone yet.



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iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak could be incoming

The game of jailbreak cat-and-mouse has never been quicker. Thanks to Chinese jailbreaking teams like Pangu, the slow, careful back and forth between jailbreak teams cracking open iOS, and Apple patching it, has hit breakneck speeds. Case in point? A week after Apple released iOS 8.4.1, closing a security hole that allowed iOS 8.4 to […]

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iPhone 6s likely to receive major camera upgrades both front and back

Rumors that the iPhone 6s will receive a new 12-megapixel camera with 4K video recording got a boost today — thanks to a document allegedly leaked by a Foxconn employee. The document also suggests that the iPhone 6s’ front-facing camera…Read more ›

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