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Analyst Claims 2018’s iPhones Will Allow For Gigabit Speeds

Tyler Lee November 22, 2017

Ahead of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X’s announcement, it was rumored that the new iPhones would not be capable of reaching gigabit download speeds. It turns out that the rumors were true, but the good news is that 2018 is expected to change that, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, he claims in his report that Apple’s 2018 iPhones will be capable of gigabit speeds, and that Apple is expected to include faster baseband chips in the phones, which echoes Kuo’s report from last week. He claims that the new iPhones will be capable of supporting 4×4 MIMO standards which should allow for faster speeds. This should also allow for better coverage especially in low-coverage areas.

We have heard the rumors that Apple is working with Intel to bring 5G hardware onto the iPhones, but whether or not it will be in time for next year’s iPhones is unclear. Earlier reports have also stated that Intel will be supplying the majority of the chipsets to Apple, around 70-80%, while the remainder will come from Qualcomm.

A recent video that surfaced compared the download speeds on the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung, showing just how far behind Apple is. Whether or not this can be felt by users in their day-to-day usage is unclear, but we suppose being able to hit faster speeds can’t be a bad thing.

Analyst Claims 2018’s iPhones Will Allow For Gigabit Speeds , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iMac Pro Could Feature Cellular Connectivity For Theft Protection

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

In the past we have seen how Apple has filed for patents for computers, like the MacBook, that could feature cellular connectivity. The basic idea is to give it access to mobile internet, meaning that like the iPhone or iPad with cellular, it can connect without having to rely on WiFi. However for the most part it has existed as a mere idea.

However that idea could soon be brought to life, thanks to a post on Pike’s Universum (via MacRumors) which has suggested that the iMac Pro could come with some kind of cellular connectivity that will allow users to keep track of their computer in the event of someone stealing it.

The site also adds that this feature will be “always on”, which means that in the event the thief turns off the computer, it can still be tracked. This might be a feature that comes in handy for offices that are planning to purchase a few iMac Pros and are looking for a way to potentially protect their investment. Given how much a computer costs, it makes sense that they’ll want some kind of protection.

This cellular connectivity rumor follows a previous rumor which suggested that the iMac Pro could feature an A10 Fusion chipset that will allow users to perform the “Hey Siri” voice command, in addition to other functions that could be offloaded from the main processor.

iMac Pro Could Feature Cellular Connectivity For Theft Protection , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Reportedly Order Components For Facial Recognition System

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

Given how fast Android OEMs lept onto fingerprint scanners following the launch of the iPhone 5s, we suppose it didn’t really come as a surprise to hear that Android OEMs are now expected to start looking into facial recognition tech following the iPhone X. In fact just recently we have heard that Samsung could be interested in the technology for the Galaxy S9.

Now according to a report out of South Korea (via SamMobile), those rumors are quickly gaining steam because it seems that Samsung has now reportedly ordered the components necessary to create a 3D facial recognition system. The report is claiming that the upcoming system by Samsung is expected to be more accurate, faster, and safer than the one found in the Galaxy S8.

However as you might have heard from the previous report, Samsung is also expected to maintain the iris scanner as well. We’re not sure if this means that the fingerprint sensor will be removed or if it will be kept, but either way it sounds like Samsung wants to try and compete against the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera and Face ID system.

Whether or not they’ll succeed remains to be seen. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously said that Android handset makers are 2.5 years away from catching up to Apple’s TrueDepth system, but if anyone has the resources to play catchup, it would be Samsung.

Samsung Reportedly Order Components For Facial Recognition System , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Photo Of New Leica CL Mirrorless Camera Leaked Online

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

Mirrorless cameras are the happy middle between a compact camera and a DSLR, where it can be small and portable but yet offer up DSLR-quality images and also the ability to swap lenses. Now if you’re a fan of Leica, you might be interested to learn that the company is close to launching a new mirrorless camera.

In fact thanks to photos obtained by Leica Rumors, images of the upcoming Leica CL mirrorless camera might have been leaked. The Leica CL has been rumored about for a while now, but these images look to be of press quality, meaning that it is suggesting that we are getting close to the camera being officially announced.

Details are scarce but according to earlier rumors, the Leica CL will feature a 24MP APS-C sensor, which is the same sensor found and used in the Leica TL2. It will support the TL-mount for interchangeable lenses, and will come with an improved EVF. It has a 1/8000 mechanical shutter, but it will not come with GPS, IBIS, or PDAF, which is kind of a pity.

The camera is also rumored to be officially announced in Japan on the 22nd of November and is rumored to cost around $3,000. Take it with a grain of salt, but we should have the official details tomorrow.

Photo Of New Leica CL Mirrorless Camera Leaked Online , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Galaxy X Support Page Spotted On Samsung’s Website

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

We have been hearing the rumors that Samsung could be close to launching their foldable smartphone called the Galaxy X. Whether or not the rumors are true still remains to be seen, but there seems to be evidence that a device called the “Galaxy X” exists, thanks to a recent sighting on Samsung’s own website.

It seems that Samsung Korea’s website has recently uploaded a support page for a phone called the Galaxy X. While the page doesn’t tell us anything about the phone, it does confirm that a phone called the Galaxy X exists. It is possible that the Galaxy X could be the name for just about any phone, but previous reports have indicated that Samsung’s foldable phone could be called the Galaxy X.

That being said, the Galaxy X is rumored to be launched in 2018. The release has been pushed back several times, at least according to the rumors, but this support page does seem to hint that we could be getting close. However we should note that some are saying that the Galaxy X could be a limited-run device and that Samsung does not plan to produce many units, and that its availability could be exclusive to South Korea.

Presumably if things go well and the market reacts favorably, we’ll see Samsung start to churn out more of them in the future.

Samsung Galaxy X Support Page Spotted On Samsung’s Website , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Feature Iris And Facial Scanners

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

Ever since Apple launched the iPhone X with its Face ID facial recognition feature, the rumors are now all claiming that Android OEMs are expected to follow suit, but could Samsung be one of them? According to a report out of Korea from ETNews (via PhoneArena), the answer is yes, and that the Galaxy S9 could feature a facial recognition system.

This is actually not the first time we’re hearing that the Galaxy S9 could sport facial recognition, but whether or not it will be able to match up with Apple’s Face ID remains to be seen. The report goes on to claim that the Galaxy S9 will also see an improved iris scanner, although it was not stated as to what might be improved on, perhaps faster recognition.

Note that previous Samsung handsets did come with facial recognition, although it used a different system compared to the TrueDepth setup on the iPhone X and wasn’t quite as adept or as secure. So far the rumors we’ve heard about the Galaxy S9 is that it could maintain its 4GB of RAM setup, and that it will be packing the Samsung Exynos 9810 chipset that was officially announced by Samsung earlier this month.

However there have also been reports that the phone could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, but presumably there will be different models for different markets like we’ve seen in the past.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Feature Iris And Facial Scanners , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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2018’s iPhones Could Feature Dual SIM Support

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

With Android phones, finding a model that comes with dual SIM support isn’t exactly hard to come by. Unfortunately for iPhone users who want dual SIM support, you guys have been pretty much out of luck for the past decade or so. However that could change come 2018, at least according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo’s latest research note (via MacRumors), he claims that next year’s iPhones will feature dual SIM support with LTE+LTE connections, and it will also allow for both SIMs to be active simultaneously while only using one set of chips. “Unlike existing DSDS phones, which commonly support LTE+3G connections, we believe next-generation iPhone models will support LTE+LTE connections, in a bid to enhance the user experience.”

This seems to be in line with the way Apple does things, where they might seem like they’re slow to the market with certain features, but when they do they try to come in over the top and offer a slightly better experience. Whether or not this report is true remains to be seen, but Kuo’s track record has been pretty good so far.

However it is unclear if the 2018 iPhone will support dual SIM card slots/trays, or if one will be embedded in the iPhone itself, like we’ve seen with the Apple Watch Series 3 and the newer iPads with cellular capabilities.

2018’s iPhones Could Feature Dual SIM Support , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple’s 2018 iPhones Expected To Feature Faster Baseband Chips

Tyler Lee November 18, 2017

Apple tends to source from multiple suppliers for their components, and for the iPhone’s modem, it is no different as Intel and Qualcomm are the companies supplying Apple with the hardware. That is expected to be the same even in 2018, although KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Intel is expected to supply the majority of it.

The report from Kuo claims that 2018’s iPhones are expected to feature faster baseband chips from both Intel and Qualcomm. This is in line with an earlier report that said that Apple is working with Intel on 5G hardware for future iPhones, although Kuo’s report suggests that this could arrive as soon as 2018, and that Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying to Apple.

However Kuo’s report states that Intel will be the majority supplier, with as much as 70-80% of the components coming from Intel, while the rest is handled by Qualcomm. This isn’t surprising given that both companies have lawsuits filed against each other, although earlier reports suggested that Apple could skip Qualcomm’s components entirely.

That being said, Kuo’s report does not state what kind of speed improvements we’ll be looking at, although chances are that these will be pre-5G hardware, but the speed increases should be welcome all the same. It should also make up for the fact that Apple’s latest iPhones can’t hit gigabit speeds, but until it is official, it’s best taken with a grain of salt.

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Apple Reportedly Working With Intel On 5G Hardware For Future iPhones

Tyler Lee November 17, 2017

As it stands, Apple relies on components from both Qualcomm and Intel for the iPhone’s modem, but according to a report from Fast Company, it seems that future iPhones could use Intel’s hardware more or less exclusively. The report claims that Apple is working with Intel on 5G hardware for future iPhones.

Now you might be thinking that this could have something to do with the lawsuit that Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in, and while that might have been the reason suggested in an earlier report, Fast Company’s report has indicated that this is purely for professional reasons, and that Intel is apparently willing to meet Apple’s needs when it comes to customizing their components in a way that Qualcomm will not.

The report also claims that Intel currently has a “small army” working on 5G hardware in order to catch up to the competition. Prior to this, there were reports that said that the iPhone would not offer its users gigabit download speeds, and apparently this had to do with the limitations in Intel’s hardware, which meant that even if Qualcomm’s hardware could hit those speeds, Apple would have artificially limited them to ensure an even user experience across the board.

That being said, none of this is official information for now so obviously it should be taken with a grain of salt, but we suppose we will find out in future teardowns if Apple has indeed decided to go with Intel for 5G hardware.

Apple Reportedly Working With Intel On 5G Hardware For Future iPhones , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Rumored To Replace Ben Affleck As Batman

Tyler Lee November 17, 2017

Right now Ben Affleck has taken on the mantle (and cowl) of Batman in the DCEU. However Affleck had never really seemed to be 100% committed to the role, and given what we’ve heard about the standalone Batman movie and the recent comments Affleck made about thinking of a graceful way to exit the role, we’re sure some are wondering who could be next?

According to a report from Campea (via Screen Rant), it seems that word on the street is that Jake Gyllenhaal could be tapped to play the caped crusader. The report claims that Matt Reeves, the new director for the standalone Batman movie, has Gyllenhaal as his top pick to play the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman and has apparently met with the actor.

However nothing has been confirmed yet so take it with a grain of salt for now. As Screen Rant notes, Gyllenhaal had previously auditioned for the role of Batman when Christopher Nolan was doing his trilogy, although as many are aware, that role was given to Christian Bale. It is also unclear if Gyllenhaal were to be cast as Batman, what it could mean for the Batman franchise and the DCEU.

Could it mean that we’re looking at yet another reboot? Doing so would throw the other movies out of sync, although we’re sure that moviegoers might be confused if Gyllenhaal were to be suddenly cast as Batman, although it wouldn’t be the first time that an actor is replaced during a movie series, but what do you guys? Could you see Gyllenhaal as Batman?

Jake Gyllenhaal Rumored To Replace Ben Affleck As Batman , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.