Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte where everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
Let's get to it and right now the phone getting the biggest buzz has been the Samsung.
And the tech inside it is amazing, but do not fear Apple fanboys, your iPhone 6S is better than the Note7.
Now check this out.
In a real world app speed test, YouTube channel phone buff opened the same apps on each phone, performed the same tasks, And then relaunch them for a second time.
In a display of how important it is to integrate hardware and software together, the iPhone 6S with its dual core A9 processor and two gigs of RAM outperforms the Note 7 Snapdragon 820 Quadcore Processor with four gigs of RAM finishing in one minute and 51 seconds.
Compared to the Note 7,2 minutes and 49 seconds.
Now this comes right before apple drops the next iPhone 7 on us in september.
So if there is one thing we're confident about is the fact that the iPhone 7 will be significantly faster than the Note 7 in real world speed.
But it's not all peaches for the iPhone after a growing number of iPhone 6 and 6+'s are being affected by what is being called the touch disease.
The bug appears as a gray flickering bar at the top of the screen and a display that is unresponsive or less responsive to touch.
The heart of the problem appears to be the touch integrated circuit chip that over time Starts to lose contact to the board and result in the display becoming unresponsive.
Now, a hard reset can temporarily fix it, but users notice the issue become more prevalent over time, and the only way to fix the problem is either replace the phone, the logic board, or the IC chips on the logic board.
Now the other issue, a lot of people now have iPhone sixes that are outside their warrantee period and can't go to Apple to get them fixed.
Until this issue is officially acknowledged.
So, why isn't it effecting the 6s and 6s plus?
Well, that's because Apple strengthened the body, and changed the position of the touch IT chips in that generation.
Hm, now, what a coincidence.
It's almost as if They knew.
So we'll keep following this.
This clearly smells like a rotten apple to me, but we'll wait if they decide to address it.
And what perfect timing!
It's about two years, just around the time for a new iPhone 7 to wash all your problems away.
All right, in Apple Watch news, over the weekend a Bloomberg report says battery life concerns have delayed Apple's plans to release an Apple Watch with cellular connectivity.
The current cellular chips consume too much battery life for Apple's liking and even on their most aggressive schedule the earliest possible timeframe for cellular Apple watch models would have been in December.
Now we can still expect to see new models this Fall that have improved health tracking and integrated GPS base location tracking.
But complete independence from the iPhone will have to wait till That's a bummer.
All right, the latest report from NECASE is Apple is planning to release at least three new iPhones next year for the 2017 edition on its tenth anniversary.
The idea floating around from them and KGI Securities claims.
Claims will have a 5.8 inch iPhone with a curved AMOLED display and glass casing.
And then the standard 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch iPhones with their standard LCD displays.
Reports also say the curved AMOLED ones could be for the 5.5 inch version, and not a larger 5.8 model.
But this is all speculation for a phone that is still two generations away.
Now Apple music is been locking down the street who deals with artist like truly Frank Ocean hugely anticipated album Blond on Apple music for its first two weeks.
And now the music service muscle is starting to show.
Music business worldwide reports some of Spotify's contract are up for renewal and the higher rates that Apple pays record label.
Is not affecting Spotify's negotiations.
Spotify pays record labels 55% of its revenue while Apple pays 58%.
And Apple also pays more to music publishers.
Now, we've heard about talks for Apple to acquire Tidal Music, mostly for its relationships with its artists, but Tidal has suffered from mediocre growth And many exclusives have ended up on Apple Music after a short period of time.
Apple strategy here is that they don't need to buy a title, they can just wait it out and eventually force the artist to come over because of the power of the brand.
And before I forget, Apple released the seventh beta for
See, we do that with love, just for you.
Now I think we've all noticed Siri has improved over the years, and it's going to get even better in iOS 10, thanks to machine learning technology that Apple is implementing.
In a story by Back Channel, Apple is swapping out some of it's licensed technology in favor of a deep neural network.
Now, Siri moved to a neural net based system in July of 2014, but Apple didn't publicize it.
Responses will still be stitched together from a central database of recordings.
But the head of development for Siri, Tom Gruber, says machine learning is going to help smooth out sentences and make Siri sound more human.
This should also make a big difference for music legend Barbara Streisand, in one of the largest, pressing issues Apple has ever faced.
Streisand recently called Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, to complain that Siri pronounces her last name with a Z in the middle of Streisand, and it has annoyed Bab's since its launch in 2011.
So, Tim Cook than promised her to fix.
This first world problem.
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All right that's going to do it for this week.
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