LG is about to launch an exciting new Android phone, a device that’s going to compete directly against Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8. Unlike last year when the Galaxy S7 overshadowed the LG G5 even though they were unveiled on the same day, the LG G6 will have plenty of time to shine at MWC 2017 before Samsung unveils the S8 in late March.
That said, the G6 vs. Galaxy S8 duel is still one to watch this year, especially considering the many differences between the two handsets.
A new report from Korean site ETNews says that the LG G6 will have a 3,200 mAh battery, which will be 400 mAh bigger than the G5’s battery. However, the battery is not user-replaceable, because this year LG is going for a premium waterproof design rather than a modular phone.
The carrier official who talked to ETNews said that the phone will offer users 12 hours of battery life while browsing “standard internet.”
The report also notes that LG will employ a unique Smart Doctor app to diagnose problems with the phone and suggest solutions. Meanwhile, when it comes to battery security, a special heat pipe will remove excess heat from the phone.
The Galaxy S8 is expected to have a 3,000 mAh battery, on par with the Galaxy S7 but smaller than the LG G6’s battery. Does that mean the Galaxy S8 will have worse battery life than the LG G6? This could be a very big deal — after all, these two flagship phones are expected to have similar feature sets, and battery life is always at the top of the list when consumers are surveyed about their smartphone priorities.
Well, there are certain key differences between the two phones that will also affect battery life.
The LG G6 will have an “old” Snapdragon 821 processor compared to the Galaxy S8’s new 10nm chip, which is supposed to be faster and more energy efficient. The G6 and Galaxy S8 will feature similarly-sized screens, but Samsung’s OLED display might require less power than LG’s LCD screen. This is all based on speculations and leaks at this point, as LG and Samsung have not confirmed any of the rumors that detail their next flagship handsets.
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To pass photos from a PC to an iPhone, it is not enough to connect the iPhone to your PC with the data cable. You need to install a program that allows synchronization between both devices. For this you can use iTunes. You can download it from here and install it on your PC.
After doing this, open the program. Connect your iPhone to the PC with the data cable. Select your iPhone on the Devices section (to the left of the iTunes interface).
On the top right, click the Photos tab (if this tab does not appear, enlarge the window).
Check the box next to Sync photos.
Then check the box next to Selected albums.
Select the folder where the photos are located (or previously create a folder and save the photos you want to transfer there).
Click the Apply button and wait while the synchronization takes place
On the screen of your iPhone the text Sync in Progress will appear. Once the process is complete, you will find the photos in the Photos icon of your iPhone:
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Apple is widely rumored to launch a high-end iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display this year, which has been variously called the "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" to commemorate the smartphone's tenth anniversary, and rumors suggest the device will an include iris scanner to authenticate with your eyes.
Taiwanese website DigiTimes, citing unnamed "industry sources," claims the so-called "iPhone 8" will include an OLED display, wireless charging, and iris scanning technology, the latter of which would presumably enable iPhone users to unlock their device or useApple Pay by authenticating with their eyes.
A person's iris, or the circular colored muscle of the eye, contains a complex and random pattern that is unique to each individual.
DigiTimes has sources within Apple's supply chain, but it has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple's unannounced product plans, so this latest report should be treated with a proverbial grain of salt. The publication previously said iPhones with iris scanning capabilities would not debut until 2018.
DigiTimes previously cited a Chinese website that said 2017 iPhones will include iris scanning capabilities, but today's report is based on its own sources. The original report claimed Taiwan-based supplier Xintec, an affiliate of Apple manufacturer TSMC, would begin mass production of iris-recognition chips this year.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the more reliable sources of iPhone rumors, believes Apple is leaning toward facial recognition technology rather than iris recognition, based on the bio-recognition patents it has filed. Way back in March 2016, he said the "iPhone 8" will include either facial or iris recognition.
Kuo said he believes Touch ID will "ultimately be replaced by a facial recognition system" for enhanced security, in line with rumors Apple will remove the Home button; however, if the technical challenges cannot be overcome, he noted a "combination of fingerprint and facial recognition" is another possible solution.
Last month, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri said the "iPhone 8" could include facial or gesture recognition technology powered by a laser sensor and an infrared sensor located near the front-facing camera. The feature could allow users to control their devices with simple gestures for tasks such as adjusting volume.
Lending credence to these rumors is Apple's trademark for "Iris Engine" and the acquisitions of companies such as Faceshift and PrimeSense.
iPhone would not be the first smartphone with an iris scanner, as Samsung included the technology on its now-discontinued Galaxy Note7.
DigiTimes also said the "iPhone 8" will enter production earlier than in previous years, in line with a report from earlier this week.
Apple has requested its chip and component suppliers start trial production, inspection and prepare inventories for the new iPhone series earlier than usual, said the sources. Deliveries of chips and parts for the new models are expected to kick off in the second half of first-quarter 2017, the sources indicated.
Apple's trio of new iPhones, including more iterative "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" models, are still expected to launch in September per usual. The "iPhone 8" in particula rmay cost upwards of $1,000 in the U.S. due to its significant redesign and features that require more expensive parts.
Apple is planning to release three new iPhone models later this year, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models and an all-new 5-inch model with an OLED display and glass casing, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.
The report, citing "reliable sources" within Apple's supply chain, insists that only the OLED model will adopt glass casing and wireless charging capabilities, contradicting a Nikkei report and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's repeated claims that all 2017 iPhones will feature an all-glass design and wireless charging.
The blog previously said the more iterative "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" models will lack wireless charging and retain the now-familiar aluminum design that Apple has used since the iPhone 6 lineup in 2014. Apple supplier Catcher Technology also said it expects only one new iPhone model to have glass casing.
The loosely-translated report suggests the wireless charging will not be a built-in feature, but rather a separate accessory based on technology from Luxshare, a Chinese company that has been rumored to be a supplier of wireless charging coils for the inductive Apple Watch charger in the past.
If the report is accurate, it would mean Apple's next iPhones will not have truly wirelesslong-range charging capabilities, but rather contact-based inductive charging like the Apple Watch or Qi-based charging pads like Samsung's "Fast Charge" stand. Qi's latest Quick Charge 2.0 spec supports wireless charging up to 15W.
Over the course of the last year, there has been ongoing speculation that wireless charging company Energous has inked a deal with Apple to potentially provide wireless charging technology for the iPhone 8, but patents and other evidence suggest Apple may pursue its own in-house inductive charging solutions instead.
Overall, rumors surrounding Apple's wireless charging plans are still lacking consensus. Reports have linked MediaTek, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Lite-On Semiconductor as possible suppliers of wireless charging chips or modules.
Five years ago, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said "it's not clear how much convenience" wireless charging systems that have to be plugged in to a wall outlet add, while noting the ubiquity of the USB cord.
As for wireless charging, Schiller notes that the wireless charging systems still have to be plugged into the wall, so it’s not clear how much convenience they add. The widely-adopted USB cord, meanwhile, can charge in wall outlets, computers and even on airplanes, he said.
The report also claims Apple will no longer include a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter in the box alongside its next iPhones. Meanwhile, Apple's Lightning to USB-C Cable is said to remain an optional purchase, dashing hopes of connecting the "iPhone 8" to a newer MacBook or MacBook Pro straight out of the box.
Given that Apple's wireless AirPods and BeatsX earphones are now available, perhaps it feels including the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter in the box is no longer necessary. But the inclusion of only a Lightning to USB-A Cable, rather than a Lightning to USB-C Cable or both, makes less sense given Apple's port future.
Mac Otakara was one of the first sources to claim Apple would remove the headphone jack on iPhone 7, and it also revealed plans for a Jet Black color and longer earpiece cutout, but some of its rumors, including the addition of a "Jet White" color and a planned iPhone 6 battery program, have yet to materialize.
Apple may start production of the iPhone 8 earlier than expected, according to information gathered by BlueFin Research Partners and shared by Barron's Tech Trader Daily.
There is "some indication" from the supply chain that Apple will ramp up production of the iPhone 8 starting in June, but that doesn't necessarily point towards an earlier non-September release date.
The most intriguing data points that we have uncovered suggests that AAPL is ramping the next generation iPhones earlier than historical norms, although we have no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X.[...]
Interestingly, our present reads suggest a 300% increase in iPhone 8/X builds in the June quarter, now sitting at 9M. As a result, overall June quarter builds have increased from 45M to 48M, with the sharp increase in iPhone 8 offset somewhat by modest declines in legacy models.
Given the radical design changes expected in the iPhone 8, it is unsurprising that the company may be planning to ramp up production earlier than normal, if the information BlueFin Research has shared is accurate. An earlier production date will give Apple time to improve yield rates and work out manufacturing issues, and could potentially lead to better supply when the iPhone 8 launches in September.
Rumors suggest the iPhone 8 will include an edge-to-edge OLED display, perhaps with curved edges, with a glass backing, a deviation from the aluminum body used since the iPhone 4s. It's said to look like a single sheet of glass, with a Touch ID Home button built directly into the display.
Wireless charging in some form is expected to be included in the device, but it is not yet clear if it will be Apple Watch-style inductive charging or a longer-range over-the-air charging solution. Other rumored features include a faster, more efficient A11 processor, advanced biometrics like facial recognition or iris scanning, a new Taptic engine and 3D Touch advancements, and camera improvements.
BlueFin Research also says Apple has adjusted iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SEproduction downward as it begins preparing for the launch of the iPhone 8.
Article Source: iPhone 8 Production May Start Earlier Than Usual