Smartphones

Data Shows More Android Users Are Switching to iPhone 7, 7 Plus

Apple’s revolutionary new flagship isn’t even on store shelves yet, but the company is already attracting more Android switchers now than any other time in the past 12 months, according to new data published Tuesday by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. In the previous three quarters of the last year, CIRP tracked that 14 to 17 percent of consumers purchasing new iPhones were switching from an Android device. However, in the latest quarter — which started in June 2017 — the analytics…

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These wired earbuds fix one of the most annoying things about the iPhone 7

Fact: There’s no way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7/7 Plus at the same time. That is, unless you buy a dongle or switch to wireless headphones. If neither of those workarounds is to your liking, you can pick up a pair of Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds, which have a Lightning charging port built right into the cable. It’s not the most elegant solution — you plug a Lightning cable sideways into the in-line charging port…

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These wired earbuds fix one of the most annoying things about the iPhone 7

Fact: There’s no way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7/7 Plus at the same time. That is, unless you buy a dongle or switch to wireless headphones. If neither of those workarounds is to your liking, you can pick up a pair of Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds, which have a Lightning charging port built right into the cable. It’s not the most elegant solution — you plug a Lightning cable sideways into the in-line charging port…

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‘Black screen of death’ is reportedly breaking iPhone 7 Plus cameras

Is your iPhone 7 Plus’s camera malfunctioning and showing you a black screen? You’re not the only one with the problem. A number of people are reporting their iPhone 7 Plus cameras are “breaking”, with the rear camera(s) lenses only showing a black screen, or flashes of green or purple. Reddit user “teryakiwok” says his iPhone 7 Plus’ showed the aforementioned symptoms and took it to an Apple store and had it replaced. “…took the handset in to the store…

Science

Get reddy – Is Apple planning to release a new iPhone 7 colour next year?

If you weren’t impressed by this year’s smartphone offering from Apple, there’s a good chance you decided to hold off and wait for the reported overhaul coming in 2017. The company looks set to make that even more challenging, though, with Japanese Apple blog Macotakara suggesting the iPhone 7 will soon be released in a fresh colour variant. So if you were currently struggling to choose between the Jet Black, Matte Black, Silver, Rose Gold and Gold options currently available,…

Smartphones

This woman gets the award for most creative con involving an iPhone 7

By trading in 20 iPhone 7’s, a woman in China was able to chalk up enough money to make a down payment on her first home. The thing is, those iPhones was a gift — each from a different “boyfriend.” A person who went by the name Proud Qiaoba on a Chinese forum called Tian Ya Yi Du posted about a co-worker and her experience selling 20 iPhone 7’s, given to her by each of her 20 boyfriends, according to…

Smartphones

iPhone 7 Offer by Airtel: All You Need to Know About the Rs. 19,990 iPhone 7

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel is offering the iPhone 7 for a downpayment of Rs. 19,990 Airtel says it is testing the offer in select regions right now Rival Reliance Jio is offering 12 months of free service to iPhone users Looking to cash in on the craze for the latest Apple smartphones in the country, Airtel is offering the newApple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones to customers on contract basis at a minimum down payment of Rs. 19,990 and Rs.…

Smartphones

The iPhone 7’s Portrait Mode Really Screws Up Sometimes

Some of the prettiest photos you’ll see this year will probably be taken with the iPhone 7 Plus. It has a portrait mode, finally made available to the public yesterday via the iOS 10.1 software update, that automatically applies a gorgeous blur behind the subject of your photo. (This is called “bokeh” in photo nerd parlance.) Babies look cuter, newlyweds happier and pooches poochier with portrait mode. As Stu Maschwitz of Prolost pointed out back when the mode was first…

Technology

Hey India, don’t queue up outside stores to buy an iPhone 7 tonight

The most desirable smartphone on the planet is all set to meet with the world’s fastest growing smartphone market in a few hours — but without customary rites this year. Apple will begin selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in India tomorrow. Much like every year, enthusiasts and people with little patience are planning to queue up outside retail stores tonight. Except, they won’t be able to buy one at the stroke of midnight hour. Unlike last…

Gadgets

7 SOLUTIONS FOR THE IPHONE 7’S LACK OF HEADPHONE JACK

No headphone jack? No problem—or at least, not a problem that can’t be fixed with a solid adapter. Apple caused a commotion after confirming that the iPhone 7 would only sport a Lightning port. This means that all your old headphones with a 3.5mm plug would have to be hooked up to your iPhone 7 using an adapter. But which adapter is right for you? Here are a few choices…and one that only solves part of the problem. Apple’s Lightning…

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How To Charge Your iPhone 7 With Your Headphones Plugged In

Apple has taken the courageous step to rid us all of the archaic headphone jack, and usher in a new future of lightning enabled audio in its new iPhone 7 range. “But how will I charge my phone and listen to music at the same time?” I hear you cry. Why, with this $60 Belkin adapter, of course. It is has been given the thumbs up from Apple, after all. So what do you get for the price? The Lightning…

Technology

ON EVE OF IPHONE 7, A THIRD OF IPHONES ARE 3+ YEARS OLD

2013’s iPhone 5S accounts for 17%, making it the third-most popular model A third of the iPhones now in use are three or more years old, an app analytics vendor said a day before Apple unveils the new iPhone 7. According to Boston-based Localytics, 32% of all iPhones used in August were models that debuted in 2013 or earlier, with that year’s iPhone 5S the third-most popular device at 17%. Others, including 2012’s iPhone 5 and 2011’s iPhone 4S, accounted…