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An 18-year-old woman, Brianna Olivas of Tucson, Arizona posted a video on Wednesday, 22nd February that has gone viral and freaked the collective internet. 

The video shows an iPhone 7 Plus beside a white sink with smoke emanating from it as it melted away.

The video, which was apparently recorded by her boyfriend, has been viewed over 1.26 million times, 18,000 retweets and hundreds of replies.

When she couldn't turn on her device she figured there was some trouble and she proceeded to then take the iPhone 7 Plus, which she bought in January, to an Apple Store where employees ran tests and told her everything was fine. 

things were fine for a while and then boom! The next morning the phone caught fire.

In Brianna's words “The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put in on the dresser,” 

According to The Mashable she said. “He went to the restroom and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and heard a squealing noise. By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom, as soon as he threw it in the restroom, it blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone,” she added.

Olivas has returned the device to Apple and she says that the representatives have told her that they are conducting tests and expect to know more within a week.

You can check out the video below.

Top jailbreak expert, Luca Todesco has reportedly released a beta 7 of his Yalu102 jailbreak tool and the changelog specifically stated that all 64-bit iPhones and iPads are now supported except the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. 

That may not always be the case as Todesco himself stated according to WCCFTech, "The iOS unlocking tool for iPhone 7 will be updated at some point." 

While Todesco did not mention when exactly the iPhone 7 crack will arrive it is relatively safe to assume that his statement means that Yalu102 will work with the latest iPhone models soon enough.

His tweet said, 

To clear it up: Yalu1011 for iPhone 7 will be updated at some point. Just not a priority right now. Got stuff to do.

— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) February 1, 2017

The report also noted,"All those who might have lost hope should see this is a light at the end of the tunnel."

Apple's iPhone 7 sold very well. It sold very, very well. It sold very, very, very well, you get what i mean.

In fact it's sold so well that they've broken multiple records already. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook,“We’re thrilled to report that our holiday quarter results generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way. We sold more iPhones than ever before and set all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Mac, and Apple Watch,” 

In a letter to investors, the company said, “Revenue from Services grew strongly over last year, led by record customer activity on the App Store, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline,”.


A breakdown of the numbers show that the company took in $78.4 billion in revenue and sold 78 million iPhones.

This is welcome news as Apple had been in a bit of a losing streak in terms of profits and revenue but it seems like the iPhone 7 has changed all that bringing Apple back into contention in terms of revenue generated.

Apple reported a profit of $17.8 billion and said its earnings per share were boosted by the high demand for the larger models of its iPhones, which have higher margins. On the earnings call, Chief financial officer Luca Maestri said that customer satisfaction with iPads, and the new iPad pro, was very high. He predicted strong growth in that category.

With this, it will be interesting to see what happens when the iPhone 8, slated for release later this year, is launched. Good times ahead for Apple fans.

The debate as to which OS trumps the other between the Google's Android and Apple's OS will continue to rage as long as both systems exists, it does seem that Apple is winning-- or at least they are in the eyes of the British military.

According to a new report from TechRepublic, the UK Ministry of Defence recently have chosen Apple’s iPhone 7 as the “device of choice” for sensitive communications that warrant the utmost security against malicious actors.

Also reported is that BT, England's communication giant is already doing their utmost to heighten the security safeguards on the iPhone 7 for military and defense personnel. 

Once done, the users of these secured iPhones will be able to adjust the security mode of their device depending on the level of sensitivity a particular communication demands. The report also adds that BT is also working on methods to develop “secure storage containers” for top-secret data.

From the looks of things though it seems like the initial plan was to work with the Samsung Note 4. According to Steve Bunn, BT’s technical business manager for defence, work on a secured communications device was initially with Samsung.

“But as more and more development and testing was done,” Bunn explained, “the security associated with it wasn’t deemed to be sufficient, so that’s why we moved [to iPhone].”

Now this seems like a slight on Samsung, so to make nice BT issued a follow-up statement indicating that the Note 4’s security wasn’t inadequate.

“We would like to clarify that the MoD has not expressed any views about the suitability of dual-persona technology from specific handset/technology vendors and is prototyping a range of devices,”

So which OS do you think is more secure, the Android or Apple's OS?

2017 is coming and with will come it's own fair share of amazing gadgets and high end flagship phones. 
Another reason why next year is so special is that it is also supposed to usher in a new generation of processors, which in turn is supposed to make for faster, more powerful phones. 
There's a downer here though and that is the results of the first leaked benchmark for the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It is troubling as the implications are that Samsung's Galaxy S8 might not even be as powerful as this year’s iPhone 7 and if next year's Samsung phone can't compete with this year's Apple, what hope does it have for next year?
This is not to say that Samsung have always had an edge over Apple or anything as history has shown us that usually Apple phones do better in real-world performance tests. 
While we already covered the AnTuTu benchmark, another one from Geekbench shows that the iPhone 7 is king and processes faster than any Android phone in existence at the moment.
Next year’s Android chips will be built on 10nm process technology and under normal circumstances you'd hope this means that they should be able to outperform the older A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7. Well, it seems you'd be wrong, just see below.
According to Phone Arena, a leaked Geekbench test of the Snapdragon 835 that’s going into the Galaxy S8 shows a single-core score of 1844 and a multi-core score of 5426. That might seem impressive, but that’s still not as impressive as the iPhone 7, which has an average score of around 3300 in single-core and about 5400 in multicore tests.
Worse still, the purported single-core Snapdragon 835 score is actually doable by some current Android devices. That’s a bit concerning and could indicate that Qualcomm and Samsung still have a long way to go until they catch Apple.
Now we can't be sure these are the real tests and even if they are, it is also possible that the Snapdragon 835 is incomplete. But if it is real, then one can genuinely say Samsung might have to mind the gap.

After the initial excitement that followed the launch of the Apple AirPods, things have gone relatively quiet with Apple delaying the shipment of their first wireless earbuds.

The reason given for this as at last month was that they wanted some extra time to perfect the product.

It seems that 'extra time' could be as long as 4 months with a new report via Economic Daily News stating that the AirPods might be unavailable till January 2017.

What does this mean? Well, basically it means AirPods should go off your Christmas shopping list and this does affect revenue as Christmas has always traditionally been a time when sales are on the up.

The cause of such a long delay is unknown, 4 months is a long time to perfect something. It's also entirely possible that the news is inaccurate and maybe Apple will surprise us.

The company themselves last said about the product; “The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,”

According to 9-5 Mac, AirPods feature Apple’s W1 chip, which enables instantaneous pairing with iOS devices and Apple Watch as well as longer battery life in use. Luckily for Apple, the W1 is also present in its latest range of products from Beats. The Beats Solo 3 wireless and Powerbeats 3 are shipping now; Beatsx were also announced at the same event as AirPods but are not yet released. Beatsx availability is quoted as “coming this fall”.

This means that the W1 experience will be available in some capacity this year but the AirPods have other features which are exclusive to its form factor such as auto-pausing music when an earbud is removed from the ear. AirPods also boast 5 hour battery life on each earbud and come with a carrying case that doubles as a charger, which contains enough battery to charge the buds for 24 hours of continuous use.

The Apple website says the AirPods are coming soon and for all the Apple fanboys and girls it seems soon might just be a tad longer than they'd want.

The news about iPhone 7 not having the headphone jack really got alot of Apple fans devastated because these days, you can't do with out listening to music. I personally can't do without listening  to something on my smartphone and besides that, people hate to be limited when it comes to earpiece. Just imagine that moment you phone was about to drop and it's your earpiece cord that saved it from falling ? Or the scenario you forgot your Airpod and you're stuck in traffic ?

Well that devastation is OVER! thanks to this company Daptr, who would be releasing a very sleek iPhone 7/7 Plus case. This case will let you charge and listen to music without having to carry around unwanted cables just like the image below.

Now here's what you can do with the new Daptr iPhone 7...

1) 3.5mm headphone jack (regular headphones)
2) Lighting Ports (Lighting Earpods *New)
3) Charging Port
4) Colors: Rose Gold, Jet Black, Matte Black and Gold

Since iPhone 7 is still a HOT cake, this case will be available from December (According to the official site).

Apparently there's no excuse not to get the iPhone 7 right ?

PRICE!!! Just $49

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Luxury gift and customization company "Goldgenie" is offering to customize the iPhone 7 expected to be released in few weeks time in 24-karat gold, platinum, rose gold or encrusted with ‘Certificate Quality’ diamonds.

According to Goldgenie founder, Laban Roomes:
We are very excited about the iPhone 7 and have had literally thousands of enquiries asking when our luxury customised range will be launched. Having customised the first iPhone when Apple launched their device in 2007, I predict this will be the best selling iPhone to date and so encourage our customers to not delay in pre-ordering from us when we open our order books later this month with just a 50% deposit to secure this highly anticipated luxury device. 
Pre-orders will begin on August 25th with $3100 as deposit..wow!...that is a whole lot of money when converted to Naira (Approximately 1.12m). This could equally buy a brand new car!..you may want to give it a second thought before risking a fortune on this.

Well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass over  the weekend predicted that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would be release first week of September. A short time later, he predicted that it should launch on Friday, September 16. Today, Blass has followed up and reported that pre-orders would take place on Friday, September 9.

Apple are usually controversial with their dates cause Last year, Apple announced the iPhone on September 9, started pre-orders on September 12 and released it on September 25.

I guess we would just have to wait and see if these leak dates are right or wrong,only a matter of time could tell...

You can follow @evleaks on twitter for more apple and android leaks.

OLED screen technology is all the rage and for good reason, their panels are lighter, look better, and can be curved into more interesting shapes.
If that isn't better...then err...you know.
The very top Android phones have been in the know for years using them for their products but for some reason Apple hasn't followed the same trend.
But if reports are to be believed that may all change with indications that 2017 iPhones will feature OLED panels.
A certain Bloomberg article cites a sudden spike in demand for screen-manufacturing technology as an indicator of suppliers preparing for a big increase in demand for OLED displays. Put two on two and you can notice a pattern.
In the article, Bloomberg specifically quotes Applied Materials Inc (AM), a manufacturer of machines used in the production of displays. The equipment is going to Samsung, LG, Foxconn, and Sharp, all of whom are primary suppliers of displays to Apple. 
The increase in orders apparently isn't a fluke, as AM recorded orders worth $700 million in the space of three months, close to what it would normally see in a year.
The timing sees it fit right into the 2017 iPhone spectrum as new machinery coming into play will most likely be seen early next year, ready for a production run of components to be assembled for a fall 2017 iPhone 7s release.
What makes this particular rumour ring true isn't so much the sales as the fact that it's only logical that after years of using LCD screens, Apple, who claim to be the leader in phone technology have to take the next step up and that's OLED displays. 
Organic light-emitting diode displays (OLED) have pixels that light themselves, without needing a backlight. That makes for displays that are thinner (no need for a separate light behind the screen), have more contrast, since only the necessary pixels will light up, and better battery life for the same reason.
So...makes sense.

Okay so we're all pretty stoked for the possible fall release of the iPhone 7. We've been told it could be made of glass, we've heard of all the ultra cool features, so our collective appetites have been wheted.

So the question is will there be enough at initial release for us all?

If the rumours are to be believed, then hell yeah! According to reports, Apple are planning to have around 78 million units of the phone ready for launch. 

If this is indeed true, it will mark the highest launch target since the iPhone 6. That could mean that Apple views new features shipping with the iPhone 7 in the same category as the screen size jumps that came alongside the iPhone 6.

In news that will surprise a grand total of zero people, Foxconn will continue to carry the mail when it comes to iPhone production. 

The company, based in Taiwan bases its factories primarily in mainland China and has hundreds of thousands of workers dedicated to Apple's mobile device business.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo is a man who is usually spot on when it comes to his leaks regarding Apple products. 
With that in mind if we are to go with that, then maybe we should all be getting pretty excited. It has been reported that 2017's iPhone will be a major rebrand, revamping a lot of the features and adding a ton of new stuff. 
No one knows what the name will be, but that's all part of the excitement. 
So, the 2017 iPhone, according to Kuo, will be made primarily from glass, including curved glass bodywork designed to replicate the shape of the iPhone 4s. 
And from the looks of things an industry insider has made comments that corroborate this claim.
Allen Horng, CEO of Catcher Technology which is an Apple supplier has made comments about the glass body talks.
The firm builds smartphone bodies and has made them for previous iPhone models where it has created the metal components.
According to reports Horng said "as far as I know, only one model will adopt glass casing next year," he said this response to questions regarding the 2017 iPhone. 
This could mean that the contemporary iPhone Plus or iPhone Pro model will retain a metal build.
From the sounds of things too it could be that the all-glass iPhone model will have a rigid metal frame inside the glass casing.
Horng suggested that he is not worried about an all-glass iPhone having an impact on his business; this likely means that even with the all glass body, the inside will retain it's metal form and his firm will handle that plus it will still likely make the non-glass iPhone model for the same year.
So Apple fans be very excited, you'll be getting an egg for a phone next year.

The problem for Apple's flagship mobile phone is that it's all it has. So if an iPhone isn't awesome, it spells trouble for Apple as there's no fallback Phone for them to direct people to.

From the looks of it though, it seems they have nothing to worry about with the iPhone7 as every new leak just makes it look more and more awesome.

In the new leaks available online, the iPhone7 looks ever so graceful from the back with its dull golden color. The image first appeared on Chinese social media site, Weibo. 

It also looks logical as it tallies with the earlier leaks we've been treated to. The re-positioned antenna bands and a larger rear camera are all still there.

There’s no Smart Connector, which tallies with other recent links and a second rear microphone is also a go. This nifty little feature will probably add stereo recording in the new phone.

Now even though the leaks looks all well and good, they must still be treated with a huge bag of salt. We'll update you as things move on.

It looks like blueprints of the upcoming, much anticipated iPhone 7 have been leaked. Thanks to noted leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer we can take a look at the upcoming phone.

Rumors have persisted that the next gen iPhone 7 will not feature a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and the renders leaked seem to support this speculation.

The blueprint renders, allegedly sourced from an Apple subcontractor, seem to support the rumors that the larger iPhone 7 Plus will be the only model to ship with Apple’s advanced dual lens camera system.

There have been much speculation that the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a  Smart Connector on the back.

According to one report “Once again that tallies with long-standing rumors that the iPhone 7 Plus will offer support for a new set of dedicated accessories, as well as existing iPad Pro add-ons such as the Smart Keyboard,” 

The same report claims that Apple’s next-gen iPhone models will still work with a single speaker dismissing earlier rumors that a dual speaker system was on the cards.

In terms of size, the iPhone 7 still shares dimensions with the iPhone 6s.

Naturally it seems the next-gen iPhone 7 will look sleeker and easier on the eyes than its predecessors.

See for yourself

iPhone 7 render

iPhone 7 Plus render

images via BGR.com

Over the years Apple iPhones has been running Qualcomm wireless modem chips but things are about to turn sour for Qualcomm as new reports claims the "Special Version" of iPhone 7 will have Intel 7360 LTE modem installed.

The report further stated

Intel has been gunning hard during the past year for a place in the iPhone and now appears to have succeeded, at least partly. The 7360 chip will ship inside a special version of the iPhone that will be marketed to emerging markets in Asia and Latin America.

As mention, the Intel chips might only be used in some iPhones in emerging markets, before switching fully. Analyst Ben Bajarin believes that Apple would make the switch universal, rather than using separate chips in different versions of the phone.

The 7360 LTE wireless modem chip from Intel features upto 450Mbps downlink and supports 29 LTE bands. We also read that top Apple engineers have already started travelling to Germany to meet Intel engineers to start working on the chip.

It'll begin shipping out to manufacturers by Sept 2015.

The shift from Qualcomm to Intel for even a portion of LTE chips will be a major loss for Qualcomm, as the company has supplied Apple with modem chips for many years now.

Src: MacRumor

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