If an iPhone and an iWatch Had a baby it might look something like the device featured in this video created by an Apple fan. It's basically all fiction, but hopefully it will give Apple engineers some cool new ideas for the iPhone 8, and maybe they will incorporate these ideas in the next iteration of the iPhone.
Posted on YouTube channel ConceptsiPhone, the following video proposes an Apple Watch-inspired iOS 11 interface that features circular app icons just like the Watch. We’ve seen this type of UI concept before, and it’s not something that would necessarily work on a device that’s supposed to have an amazing bezel-less display. It looks absolutely gorgeous in the video, however.
For now we can only hope that these features will one day appear on an iPhone. If not the iPhone 8 then maybe the iPhone 9 or the iPhone 10. You can read more about the features we love so much right here.
Getting a new iPhone, especially if you've never had one before, is a simultaneously exciting and confusing moment in a persons life. On the one hand you have this incredibly powerful computing tool that looks great and almost sparkles in the right light. On the other hand, it has so many awesome features, and doesn't come with an instruction book, which means it can be more than a daunting.
Many new iPhone owners fumble around long enough to figure out the most basic features--how to make a call, send a text, maybe even manage to connect their social media profiles--but give up long before unlocking some its most incredible features.
Although iCloud drives much of the Apple experience, the iPhone can use other cloud providers and online services. It's a simple matter to add accounts provided by Microsoft, Google, Yahool, AOL or an Exchange server - the option is under 'Settings - Mail - Contacts, Calendars - Accounts'.
If you are already in these clouds (those coming from Android will have a Google account, and while Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are still very small parts of the market, Windows 10 desktop users should have a Microsoft account to hand), then you should add them in and download the extra apps - Gmail, Google Calendar and the Google Docs apps; Outlook, Office 365, and OneNote for Microsoft.
So stop fumbling around, trying to figure out how to get the most from your new iPhone and read this article. It has quite a few of the most features you didn't even realize your iPhone had, spelled out in easy to understand terms.
See which apps drain the most battery.
Want to know why your iPhone battery is draining faster than usual? Head over to Settings > Battery. This will tell you which apps are occupying the most battery power.
View every photo someone has texted you, and vice versa.
There's an easy way to view every photo and video you've sent someone. Just open the messaging thread in the "Messages" app and press the "Details" button in the upper right corner.
This article contains another two dozen things you might not realize you can do with your iPhone. Have a look at the complete list here, and see what else your iPhone might be hiding from you.
Apple iPhone users complained (pretty much all of them) and Apple engineers listened. This week Apple rolled out a solution for all the iCloud Calendar SPAM Apple iPhone users have been getting. The new fix is fairly simple: A Report Junk button has been pushed out to iPhone users which allows them some degree of control before something is added to their calendar and to prevent it from happening again.
Some iPhone owners have also seen the spam appear in their iCloud Photo Sharing library as well. "Save 20% on UGGs," one example of the spam events claimed. Another added: "$19.99 Ray-ban&Oakley Sunglasses". Enraged Apple iPhone, iPad owners flooded the internet to complain about the frustrating online scam, which exploits a feature built into iOS. The problem occurs because iOS – the mobile operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – and macOS automatically scan your inbox for calendar invites and populate your calendar with anything it finds.
You can read more about the iCloud Calendar problem for iPhone users, and the potential fix, right here.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln and Lancaster University set themselves the task of working this out, having decided that since 90 percent of the population uses one type of phone or the other and that this might help to pigeonhole people.
There is good news if you are a young lady and use an iPhone, because that is what you are supposed to be doing. Likewise if you are an old man and use Android, because again, that is what science has decided might be right.
Of course just because 'science' tell us this is how the gender bias breaks down, doesn't mean you can't be an old man with an iPhone or a young girl with Samsung Galaxy. Rules were made to be broken, and nobody likes to conform. So use the phone you like best and don't worry what people think!
You can read more about the above mentioned study right here.
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iPhone 7 buyers have been reporting vast disparities in processing speed when it comes to different versions of the iPhone 7. For example, the 32GB version (the lowest cost iPhone 7 on the market) is about 200Mbps slower than the 128GB version. This might not seem like much to some users, but when you need that extra bit of processing power, the 200Mbps really matters.
The 128GB iPhone model clocked impressive read speeds of 856Mbps, while the smaller capacity 32GB handset topped-out at 656Mbps.
You can read a more in-depth review here. In the meantime, choose carefully when picking your iPhone 7, especially if speed is of the essence to you.
Not everyone is a fan of Apple or their iPhone devices. It's about an even split between iPhone users and those who prefer Android phones. The two camps enjoy some gentle teasing at times, but nothing so severe as attacks on the others well-being.
That might end now. At least for employees of one company in China whose CEO issued a memo telling employees that anyone who buys an iPhone 7 will be fired. Nobody has bought an iPhone 7, and nobody has been fired as a result of buying an iPhone, but the company did indeed confirm the memo was written and distributed company-wide.
The company, Nanyang Yongkang Medicine Company, says the memo reflected their interests in preserving the well-being of its employees, instead encouraging them to spend money on their family and futures. Not to spend the nearly $800 needed to enrich Apple for each iPhone 7 sold.
And apparently other companies have started to follow suit:
A hospital in China has also taken an anti-iPhone stance, and banned workers from buying the iPhone 7. While it’s not threatening anyone’s job, it does say Apple fans with an iPhone 7 in their hand won’t get a good appraisal in the future, may miss out on pay increases, and will be advised to return the device. It was a response to a member of the hospital’s team that had spent three months wages on an iPhone 7.
Want to know which smartphone has the best water resistance rating? Well, this YouTube video sums it up nicely.
If you have any doubts about whether or not the iPhone 7 can withstand a dip in the pool, or are having trouble deciding which smartphone offers the best water resistance, this video should answer all your questions.
What turned out to be the biggest news at the event was the fact a new Nintendo game - Super Mario Run - is coming to iPhone 7 within the next few months. It was a much bigger deal than just about anyone thought it would be. Even bigger than the news that Pokemon Go players can use the Apple Watch to play their favorite game.
Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto himself emerged onstage to announce the product — a Super Mario game that’s optimized for the unique user interface capabilities and limitations of the iPhone.
This is medium-size news for Apple, as developing a signature exclusive game for iPhone is a key step in its longer-term effort to become a player in the gaming space. But it’s absolutely huge news for Nintendo, which for years has not developed games for third-party hardware.
This could be especially good news for iPhone fans, as it might possibly signal that the company is beginning to focus less on the hardware and more on the software that once made their hardware so incredibly unique. To us it seems the company is going back to the basics--the same basics that made their company something the world had never seen.
You can read more about Super Mario Run for iPhone right here.