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The iPhone rumors keep on coming, with the latest from Mac rumors.
Like claims the new iPhone 7 will look very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s.
What a surprise.
But the rear camera will now be flush with the rear casing thanks to a thinner camera module like this Render.
The report also says Apple will remove the rear antenna bands on the phone.
Allowing for a cleaner, all-metal look, while the antenna bands on the side and the top will remain.
Hopefully it doesn't look like that render.
Now we also talked about the iPhone's rumored dual lens camera last week, but Sony's CFO Recently added a little fuel to the fire during their earnings report saying that a dual lens camera platform will be featured in smartphones from major players in 2016.
Sony's camera tech has already been used by smartphone makers such as ding, ding, ding, Apple.
Now Sony also believes that 2017 will be the year the dual lens camera platform really takes off.
Due to the current slow down in high end phone sales, which impacts demand and production.
DigiTimes reports the Largen Technology and Japan and China based camera lens makers have sent dual lens camera samples for Apple to test for the potential inclusion in it's next iPhone.
Largan currently supplies Apple with 60% of their smart phone cameras.
So you might be just happy with the camera you own right now but want something else from your phone.
Well according to Bloomberg the big A has developing an extended range wireless charging for the iPhone with the host to bring in to market as soon as 2017 The goal is to have a range that goes beyond just using a charging mat, and they're trying to overcome the loss of power over longer distances.
A 2010 Apple patent application revealed a concept with iMac as a central hub for charging devices at a distance of one meter away using a technique called near field magnetic resonance.
Another Apple patent application featured aluminum phone casings that allow radio waves to pass through them and would help minimize interference with things like a phone signal.
All of this sounds nice, but I'm still just waiting for an iPhone with significantly better battery life.
I think you are too.
Nine to five Macs Reports.
Apple is now eyeballing Tuesday March the 15th for the unveiling of the iPad Air 3, iPhone 5SE and new Apple Watch bands.
That date is still subject to change but what probably isn't, the rumored design for the iPad Air 3.
A new drawing of the unannounced iPad Air 3 on Engadget points to the design that will fall in line with rumors, including quad speakers like the iPad Pro, a smart connector on its side for accessories like a smart keyboard, and an extra hole below the camera for all of you budding tablet photographers.
Pretty much only moms and dads based on what I've seen in public.
Now the drawing shows the new iPad will be .05 millimeters thinner and .1 millimeters wider than the previous iPad Air and rumored to also bring iPad pencil support.
Which I've only used for adult coloring books recently.
And no it's not what you perverts are thinking.
They Actually look more like this.
[NOISE] Hey guys, see, I just need to finish the periwinkle highlights.
But still, more depressing, Chinese website Alibaba is already producing iPad cases based on these designs.
All but confirming that It's time that I once and for all accept the iPad camera revolution is here to stay.
And that's a bad apple.
[SOUND] All right, the iPhone 5se still looks like the name Apple will be using It's gonna be part of March's event.
And I came up with a few names for it last week.
I really do like the iPhone Cinco ESE.
But I figured I'd ask you, the Apple biters on Twitter, what you think the ESE in the iPhone 5 ESE could stand for.
Muhaymin went with the iPhone 5 same edition.
Nick Soong called it Superiorly Excellent!
Siobhan Urbina said Shutup&takeEverything I own!
Capitalizing just the S and the E. So that doesn't count.
Ondrej Kozak gets classy with the poop edition Josh Holme thinks it stands for scam everyone.
And Curtis Burton called it the iPhone sexual emoji.
Curtis, I'm pretty sure that's it.
All right, that's gonna do it for this this week you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong.
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