iPhone Hardware

iPhone SE update coming in early 2018

Apple iPhone SE

Most of the rumors and leaks these days surround the 10th-anniversary iPhone 8 coming this fall. While excitement around this flagship device is understandable, there are still many iPhone SE fans out there. Some rumors were floated that the iPhone SE would be updated this summer, however this has not come to fruition. Now it seems Apple has plans to upgrade internal components on the SE sometime next year.

What is the Apple Neural Engine?

iPhone 7 is alive

Apple continues to work on dedicated chips to perform specific tasks and integrate seamlessly with iOS. According to Bloomberg, the company is developing a Neural Engine to handle artificial intelligence-related tasks. The custom silicon would join others such as the Apple A10 Fusion chip, M10 motion coprocessor, and the Apple W1 wireless audio chip.

iPhone 8 to include iris scanner, wireless charging

iPhone 8 concept Benjamin Geskin

With the next generation iPhone just months away, details regarding Apple's flagship smartphone are coming into focus. Previous reports have pointed to a radical new design in the works, set to make a splash at this fall's 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Apple may skip the iPhone 8 name entirely, opting for another title such as the iPhone X for its top-tier model. Two additional models that could be dubbed the iPhone 7s are also expected to launch in September.

Reports claim some iPhone 7 processors 'hiss' under load

iPhone 7

Don't look now, but Apple may have another hardware controversy on its hands. With the iPhone 7 in the wild for two days now, there are some reports of a hissing noise from the A10 Fusion processor when the device is under a heavy load. Apple has weathered similar storms before, having seen Antennagate, Chipgate, Mapgate and Scuffgate already. Will this fall be the season of Hissgate?

iFixit reveals the inner secrets of iPhone 7 waterproofing

iPhone 7 iFixit teardown

The iPhone 7 teardown from iFixit has arrived. This exercise reveals the inner workings of Apple's latest smartphone, as well as the engineering that went into waterproofing the iPhone design. Not only this, but the teardown answers one of the biggest questions: what did Apple replace the 3.5mm headphone jack with? Many assumed a secondary audio speaker would be placed behind the new grille, however this is not the case.

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