It has been a couple of years since Apple introduced its iPhone 6, its most successful iPhone release ever. Fast forwarding to 2016 and the tech giant never really quite managed to replicate that level of success. What is worse is that sales seem to be getting slower every quarter.
With the roll out of iOS 10.1, Apple has brought the Portrait mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus. The Portrait mode was actually already made available in beta, allowing a limited number of iPhone 7 Plus users to take images with a bokeh effect (blurred background). But with the latest update from Apple, this particular feature can now be experienced by every iPhone 7 Plus owner.
AT&T is planning to debut a repair service for its subscribers, specifically those mobile users in possession of insured handsets that have sustained cracked display screens. The repair service will start to go live on November 15th of this year, and will be made available to subscribers under the wireless carrier’s Mobile Insurance, Mobile Protection Pack, Mobile Protection Pack for Business, and Multi-Device Protection Pack programs.
Similar to what it has done for previous iPhone releases, Apple is now offering SIM free editions of its latest flagship devices, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before these new versions, only iPhone 7 units tied to specific mobile operators were made available during the first few weeks since the newest models hit the market.
According to research firm Gartner, global smartphone sales for 2016 will decline, marking two consecutive years of decline since 2015. The newest information from Gartner projects that total smartphone sales will decrease 1.6 percent this year. The company pointed out that the only area seeing growth in 2016 is the market for low cost smartphones that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system, especially those manufactured and shipped by phone makers based in China.
As analyzed by Walter Piecyk of BTIG Research, the strong demand for Apple’s newest iPhone devices (the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus), could engineer a return to growth for the tech giant, especially in terms of smartphone earnings during the final quarter of
It has only been barely a couple of weeks since this year’s iPhone models -- the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus -- but rumors about next year’s iPhone offering (nicknamed the iPhone 8) are already starting to surface.
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