IPhone 8 Fascinating Power Leaks, New iPads Revealed; Apple Takes In Major iPhone Issues & More

By CJ Estimada , Updated Nov 27, 2016 09:46 AM EST
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Like any other tech company facing problems and triumphs over their products, tech giant Apple is no exception. This week's Apple Loop includes issues with the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S, a magical power source for the iPhone 8, consumers' thoughts on the iPhone 7S and new problems with iOS 10. Other concerns involved the new 10-inch educational iPad, Apple dropping out of the router industry, and the ultimate app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

Apple's Hitches With The Older IPhones; What To Expect From IPhone 8

Heading up is the iPhone 6 Plus' "touch disease," which third-party repair site iFixit and others say is caused by the screen controller chips separating from the main logic board. Instead of a full replacement gadget, Apple now tenders a $149 repair. Moreover, there's a battery issue that has been causing a number of iPhone 6S smartphones to shut down suddenly. If the handset is affected, Apple will change the battery free of charge, according to Forbes.

The wireless charging feature is the up-and-coming new killer spec of the 2017 iPhone. Apple is reportedly looking to take in a brand new style of wireless charging to its patrons.

BGR reports that existing wireless chargers consist of a base that's plugged into a power source. The phone needs to be touching that base in order to charge, which makes usage rather limited. The technology Apple is working on would reportedly charge the iPhone from across the room. That means users will be able to use the phone and the battery would still charge wirelessly. The iPhone 8 will also probably have an A11 Fusion processor and cutting-edge biometric lineaments, like an iris scanner or facial recognition technology.

Apple To Launch New 10.5-Inch IPad In Early 2017?

The iPad roster is getting some sort of a stir for 2017, which many believe involves the introduction of a new 10.5-inch model. Apple's current lineup of form factors comprises a 7.9-inch iPad mini, 9.7-inch iPad Air and iPad Pro and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 10.5-inch unit would seemingly slot in between those tiers; targeting enterprise, education and other strata, according to reports. The company has yet to confirm this rumor.

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