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Apple Hires Top Qualcomm Engineer As iPhone Maker Ramps Up Building Its Own Chips
Apple has hired Esin Terzioglu, a vice president of engineering at mobile chipmaker Qualcomm. Terzioglu had worked at Qualcomm since 2009, where he had led the company's central engineering organization and was responsible for directing the …
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Latest iPhone 8 leak offers detailed dimension information & renders [Gallery]

– May. 30th 2017 2:26 pm PT


Over the weekend we saw a handful of iPhone 8 leaks further indicate an all-new chassis design for the device. A new report today from iDrop News offers some of the most specific information yet on just how big the iPhone 8 will be. The report claims that the iPhone 8 will be “much heftier” than the iPhone 7, acting as a sort of middle-ground between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in terms of size…

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The report cites “factory workers with intimate knowledge” of Apple’s plans, and claims that the iPhone 8 will measure in at 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm, versus the iPhone 7 at 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm. The iPhone 8 will also reportedly be thicker than the iPhone 7 Plus, which measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm, though it will have a smaller overall footprint.

One thing that remains unclear about the iPhone 8 is its..

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We’r still several months out from the release of the iPhone 8 (or possibly even more if it ends up being delayed), but that hasn’t stopped the leaks from flooding the internet on a daily basis. We can hardly go an hour without finding another leak about the 10th anniversary iPhone’s design or display or battery life, and today is no different. Just hours after a CAD drawing was shared by leaker Benjamin Geskin, the same source has provided iDrop News with insider information about the iPhone 8’s design.

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According to this new report, the iPhone 8 will be substantially larger than the iPhone 7. Factory workers “with intimate knowledge of Apple’s latest device” claim that the iPhone 8’s dimensions come in at 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm compared to the iPhone 7’s 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm. In other words, providing this leak is legitimate, the iPhone 8 will be taller, wider and thicker than the iPhone 7.

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Ex-Apple designer & former Twitter engineer launch Halide, a premium iPhone camera app
An ex-Apple designer and former Twitter engineer have teamed up for a new take on iPhone photography, with today's launch of their iOS camera app called Halide. The idea is to offer a variety of high-end tools for taking quality photographs, but …
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A new leak today adds more fuel to the fire of rumors surrounding the iPhone 8. We’ve already had numerous looks at the physical design of the device, which appears to be an edge-to-edge display with prominent dual rear cameras.

But one thing that’s seen far less attention are the internals. Sure, we can safely assume that the iPhone 8 will have Apple’s fastest and most power-efficient processor ever, because that’s what happens every year. But there’s also the possibility that Apple might finally add a feature that Android devices have had for years: wireless charging.

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The new leak comes from Benjamin Geskin, a Twitter leaker with a mostly solid track record. He tweeted out an image that claims to be a schematic for the back case of the iPhone 8, and it has a disc that can pretty much only be the coil for a wireless charging system.

There’s good and bad news here. The good news is that wireless charging is finally..

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Halide is a beautiful iPhone camera app with gesture-based pro controls

– May. 30th 2017 9:59 am PT


Halide is a brand new camera app for iOS from ex-Twitter for iOS tech lead Ben Sandofsky and ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With. While Apple’s Camera app works great for quick shots, Halide focuses on taking the best photos possible with your iPhone when you want to capture an important memory.

Halide offers quick access to camera controls with a swipe or tap from the viewfinder, and a gesture-based user interface makes it possible to manually adjust settings for each shot without going overboard with confusing controls and menus.

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Halide includes all the usual pro camera features without the usual complexity that it requires.

Toggles include automatic and manual control; gesture-based ISO, shutter speed, and white balance adjustments; RAW + JPG capture; plus a 3×3 grid and super handy level tool. These settings can be adjusted on-the-fly..

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Rubin on Tuesday detailed his company's two new devices: the Essential Phone and Essential Home. The former is a smartphone designed to come with high-end features, but at a more affordable price than other luxury handsets. Essential Home is a smart home device like Amazon's Echo, providing users control over their smart homes with voice commands.
Rubin became a prominent figure in the mobile world after creating Android, now the world's most popular ..

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The iPhone 8 is creeping ever closer to becoming a reality, and a brand new leak just landed that helps put a nail in the coffin of some questionable early renders that made the internet want to vomit. The new image, showing a now familiar iPhone 8, is allegedly a CAD drawing of the real deal, and what is shows us is very, very good news.

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The image, which appears to be a photo of a computer screen rather than a screenshot, shows the rear of the rumored device, complete with the vertical dual-camera layout that has accompanied just about every iPhone 8 leak thus far. It was originally posted by Benjamin Gaskin, a leaker who has been on a bit of a hot streak, and given that the design supports the design we’ve seen from a number of different sources around the web, it carries some decent weight.

In the alleged CAD drawing, the iPhone 8 appears with rounded corners, the aforementioned dual-lens camera, an..

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Poll: Should the iPhone 8 use the same camera cutout as the bezel-less Essential Phone?

– May. 30th 2017 5:29 am PT


There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to flagship Android phones: father-of-Android Andy Rubin has today unveiled the Essential Phone. Despite the name bringing to mind a basic device, it has great specs and a scuff-resistant titanium & ceramic casing – and carries a flagship-sized $699 price-tag.

But the first thing anyone will notice about the design is that camera cutout in the screen. It’s the approach Essential has taken to creating a near-bezel-free phone while retaining a high-spec front-facing camera …

Traditionally, smartphones have needed a top bezel to provide room for both camera and speaker – as well as things like light-sensors. You can play with speaker and sensor placement, but the front-facing camera has to be, well, front-facing.

We’ve of course seen concept images and Apple has filed patents for came..

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