Every iPhone 7 Plus might pack Apple’s new dual-lens camera

iPhone 7 with Smart Connector (left) and iPhone 6s.
Previous leaks have already revealed an iPhone with a dual-lens camera.
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You may not have to pay extra for a high-end iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens camera after all. According to one reliable analyst, Apple now plans to deliver the upgrade as standard on all 7 Plus models as demand for greater smartphone cameras increases.

Apple may ditch aluminum for all-glass iPhone casing next year

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The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
We may be waving goodbye to Jony Ive's love affair with aluminum.
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Jony Ive’s beloved aluminum casing is as about as iconic a part of the iPhone as the Apple logo or a working OS. Despite that, a new report claims that the company will ditch its aluminum look for an all-glass enclosure for next year’s iPhone 7s.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed this tidbit over the weekend in a note to clients, which also reiterated the view that the 2017-era iPhone will sport an OLED display.

Apple Watch shipments predicted to fall 25 percent this year

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The Apple Watch may be the first major Apple product to see a sales decline in year 2.
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Apple Watch shipments may fall by more than one-quarter this year as compared to 2015, claims well-connected KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In an investment note to clients, Kuo writes that he thinks Apple Watch shipments will top out at fewer than 7.5 million units this year. That’s a significant drop from the 10.6 million units he estimates made up last year’s total shipments of the device.

iPhone 7s Plus may get curved glass body

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While the iPhone 7 might look much like current models, Apple reportedly is planning a big change for 2017.
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The iPhone may finally ditch its metal casing in 2017 in favor of a new curved glass body similar to the one on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge.

Apple’s next big redesign of the iPhone is slated for next year, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims in his latest note to investors that Apple will pair the new case design with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.