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Samsung Galaxy S7 Official TVC: Unpacking S7 for Fort Saskatchewan

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Official TVC: Unpacking S7 for Fort Saskatchewan

Samsung has had its challenges lately.  Let’s not forget there awesome products.  I bring you today the unpacking of the Samsung Galaxy S7.  This phone continues to amaze.  Please stop by to view a live demo and experience a smartphone with incredible specifications.  Here’s the Unpacking once again.

 

 

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Screen Kicks A** See what the Experts Say

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Apple’s iPhone 7 Screen Kicks A** See what the Experts Say

With the recent launch of the iPhone 7 on Friday September 16th comes a barrage of tests.  Apple has done it again see what the experts are saying.  We start with an article from Appleinsider’s By Mike Wuerthele below:

No need for 4K display on Apple’s iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims

Apple’s Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone’s best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.

DisplayMate has examined the displays on the iPhone 7 family, and has overall found them to be best in class. Besides just the contrast ratio and low reflectance, the company found the peak brightness in high ambient light situations to slightly exceed Apple’s claims at 705 nits.

The analysts also discovered that the iPhone 7 has a screen reflectance of 4.4 percent, the lowest that the company has ever recorded in a mobile device. The overall record low is 1.7 percent on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Color accuracy, including both the sRGB and DCI-P3 Wide Color were examined. DisplayMate calls the iPhone 7 screen overall the “most color accurate display that we have ever measured.”

“The iPhone 7 excels due to its record absolute color accuracy, which is visually indistinguishable from perfect,” says DisplayMate, “and is very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV or UHD TV that you have.”

As a result of the display improvements in the iPhone 7, DisplayMate claims that the screen doesn’t need the 4K resolution because of sharpness, will perfectly replicate any video content the user wishes to throw at it, and will force other manufacturers to “play catch-up fast” or be left behind in the marketplace.

Well there you go.  Read the rest of the article here:

Then we found another great article talking about Apple’s Iphone 7 screen.  Written by Joe Rossignol over at MacRumors below:

 

iPhone 7’s ‘Best LCD Display Ever’ Marks ‘Major Upgrade Over iPhone 6’

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DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7has the “best LCD display” it has ever tested, calling it “truly impressive” and a “major upgrade” over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements.

iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display.

Apple’s latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as “visually indistinguishable from perfect,” and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display.

Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency

iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs, and a traditional, smaller sRGB / Rec.709 gamut. DisplayMate said both gamuts have been implemented with absolute color accuracy that is “visually indistinguishable from perfect,” which is “truly impressive” and a “major competitive advantage” over other smartphones.

DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has “the most color accurate display” that it has ever measured, adding that the smartphone’s display is “very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV, or UHD TV” that consumers have. In technical terms, the iPhone 7 has a “Just Noticeable Color Difference” (JNCD) rating of 1.1, which is the best result of any smartphone it has ever tested.

Despite having a much wider color gamut, the iPhone 7’s display is 7% more power efficient than the iPhone 6’s display.

Wide Color Gamut LCDs like the iPhone 7 instead use specially tuned Red and Green phosphors to optimally transform the light for the chosen saturated Red and Green primaries, which improves their light and power efficiency.

Brightness

The measured peak brightness for the iPhone 7 is 602 cd/m2 (nits), the highest of any smartphone DisplayMate has ever tested.

The measurement increases up to a record 705 nits when Automatic Brightness is turned on under brightly lit conditions.

On the iPhone 7 the Maximum Screen Brightness can go much higher when Automatic Brightness is turned on, so that users can’t permanently park the Manual Brightness slider to very high values, which would run down the battery quickly. High Screen Brightness is only needed for High Ambient Light, so turning Automatic Brightness On will provide better high ambient light screen visibility and also longer battery running time.

Contrast Ratio

DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has a record-breaking contrast ratio among IPS LCD smartphone displays.

The iPhone 7 has a measured Contrast Ratio of 1,762, which is Very Good for a mobile display, and the highest we have measured for any IPS LCD display. It is also 26 percent larger than the 1,400 that Apple lists as Typical. However, Contrast Ratio is only meaningful in low ambient light, which is seldom the case for mobile displays.

iPhone 7 also has the highest contrast rating (137 to 160) in high ambient light of any smartphone.

Reflectance

DisplayMate said iPhone 7 has 4.4% screen reflectance, which is a record low among smartphones it has ever tested.

However, the iPhone 7 doesn’t come close to the record low 1.7% screen reflectance of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which has a special anti-reflective coating.

Another source talking about the huge screen upgrade that come with the new iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus.  The rest of the article can be read here:

Then BGR confirms all the others with their own article beaming about the new iPhone 7 Screen.  See what has to say in this very informative read next:

iPhone 7 screen testing: ‘visually indistinguishable from perfect’

iPhone 7 Display

On paper, the iPhone 7 screen looks like the same thing that came before: same screen technology, same pixel count, same size. But top-level stats aren’t everything, and a deeper dive into the technology behind the new display and the results it gives tells a rather exciting story.

DisplayMate Technologies has been doing thorough analysis of iPhone screens since the early days of smartphones. This year, they put the iPhone 7 through the same battery of tests to find out how the older LCD technology stacks up against the newer competition.

One of the first new major differences is the addition of two new color gamuts, which helps accurately display different kinds of content. In addition to the standard RGB gamuts found in most phones, the iPhone 7 adds support for DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut and sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut. According to DisplayMate’s testing, the iPhone 7 display hits 102 and 104 percent accuracy with those gamuts respectively, and switches easily between them.

Bottom line for you is that pictures and movies should display on your phone more accurately. You know how things just look better at a movie theater, where the projector has been correctly calibrated? The iPhone 7 is one of the closest smartphones to that experience yet.

One of the other new features that piqued my interest was automatic peak brightness. On manual settings, the brightest the iPhone 7’s display will go to is about 600 nits, pretty average. But on automatic brightness, it will go as bright as 700 nits when there’s lots of ambient light. That, combined with a low amount of glare, makes it particularly easy to see the phone’s screen in direct sunlight.

Limiting the brightness in manual mode is a smart move, as leaving the screen permanently on 700 nits would destroy battery life. But when the phone is allowed to control the setting, it just makes it easy to use the phone outdoors.

More good news comes in the form of display accuracy testing. Very simply, this is how well the colors on screen match the intended colors. DisplayMate describes the iPhone 7’s performance as “Truly impressive…the most color accurate display that we have ever measured. It is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect, and is very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV or UHD TV that you have.” High praise indeed.

That’s some great information about the screen of the iPhone 7.  Stop by Telus Fort Saskatchewan to see one soon.  We are open 7 days a week to serve you in Fort Saskatchewan.  See our Telus hours of operation here.

 




TELUS PureFibre™ has arrived in Edmonton – Fort Saskatchewan wants it too!

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TELUS PureFibre™ has arrived in Edmonton – Fort Saskatchewan wants it too!

We are all looking for the best internet.  Well now Edmonton has it.  This will open up a great variety of products to enhance our lives.  Here in Fort Saskatchewan we are waiting anxiously to be able to have access to the fastest internet that will be available.  When it is available Cambridge Electronics Incorporated will be your location of choice to sign up.  We have the most experienced staff to help you make you choice.  Please stay in touch with our staff to see when it becomes available.  While your waiting why not sign up Telus TV & internet so you will be ready when its here.  Watch the video below to see whats coming.  Pay attention its fast!

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How much is Apple loved?

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How much is Apple loved?

Every year consumer line up in long lines so yhey can be the first to get the latest iPhone.  This year is no different.  For the last couple days people have assumed their position to yet again be the first.  No other Brand that I know of brings out this kind of hype year in year out.  It wasn’t hard to find any sign that portrayed this regular fanaticism over Apple products on the web.  Below I post just a few of the stories which show how loved this International brand really is.  The first one says it all written by KRIS CARLON over ay Android Authority:

“I love Apple no matter what” – this is how strong Apple’s brand loyalty is

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Imagine being so enamored with a brand that you’d be willing to spend a couple of days camping out in the street just for the opportunity to be among the first to pay full price for a new phone. Then, imagine how you’d feel when, around 12 hours before you should be walking through the doors of the store, you get told that the phone you want – in this case theiPhone 7 Plusisn’t even available. What would your response be?

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For Android fans, this level of brand loyalty might be a little hard to imagine, considering how fickle and ‘quick to ditch’ we can be. While our loyalty to Android itself might remain unchecked, the vast majority of us are perfectly content to throw an OEM under the bus for the slightest misdemeanor. For example, think about how much flak OnePlus received for their invite system; as bad as that was, at least it didn’t require any inner-city camping.

Just take a cursory glance at Reddit, manufacturer support pages or tech forums and you’ll see the level of vitriol directed at one OEM or another for failing to meet our expectations in some way. Battery life not up to par? The whole software development team should be fired. Buggy camera app? Never buying another phone from this manufacturer. Android update taking too long? Get your pitchforks and flaming torches boys….

Android users are spoilt for choice. If Sony lets us down, we’ve got Samsung. If Sammy pushes things too far, we can switch to HTC. If HTC drops the ball, LG has our back. Not feeling LG any more? Then try Motorola. The list goes on and we can afford to be fickle. This is part of the joy of the platform. But how do you handle disappointment when you only have one brand to choose from? Simple: you ignore it.

Check out the rest of the article here:

Then there’s news that certain models are sold out and that’s before release day Ben Lovejoy reports from 9To5Mac below;

Apple says Jet Black iPhone 7 and all 7 Plus models sold out; breaking news to those in line

Apple has issued a statement advising that it has completely sold out of the Jet Black iPhone 7 and allversions of the iPhone 7 Plus, thanks to pre-orders. It adds that ‘limited quantities’ of other finishes of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will be available to walk-in customers tomorrow.


We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.  

Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them. 

Customers can continue to order all models in all colors on apple.com. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible.

In Australia, staff have been breaking the news to those waiting in line at Apple Stores, informing them that not even those at the head of the line would be able to buy a 7 Plus. It handed out AUS$100 ($75) gift cards to those in line at a Sydney store by way of apology.

 

Read what else the article said here:

To give Apple fans even more ammunition this report out by Chris Smith at BGR see it below:

The iPhone 7 is twice as fast as the best Android phone you can buy

iPhone 7 vs. Android Benchmarks

I told you well before Apple announced it that the iPhone 7 will be the fastest smartphone in the world, since the only smartphone it would have to beat for the title is the iPhone 6s. Then the first benchmarks came out, proving the extraordinary speed gains that Apple advertised on stage. How fast is the iPhones? Well, it turns out that Apple’s latest iPhone is twice as fast as the best Android handsets that you can buy today.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus scored around 3,450 and 5,630 in Geekbench tests, but we already knew that. The A10 Fusion chip inside the new iPhones is twice as fast as the iPhone 6, and a lot more efficient.

“iPhone 7 is supercharged by the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone,” Apple says on its iPhone 7 minisite. “It’s not just faster than any previous iPhone — it’s also more efficient. That’s because the A10 Fusion chip uses an all-new architecture that enables faster processing when you need it, and the ability to use even less power when you don’t.”

But how fast is it compared to top Android devices? Luckily for you, there’s a neat chart on Geekbench that lists Android benchmarks. The Galaxy S7 leads the top in single-core tests with 1806:

Great news for Apple Fans who can click the link to read the rest of the specs here:

So as you can clearly see there won’t be a dissipation any time soon in the “APPLE Love.”  Stop by Telus Fort Saskatchewan your Apple Supper Store in Fort Saskatchewan early or you may be waiting for a while for your Apple 7 this year.  Stock looks to be tougher to get already.

Our Telus Fort Saskatchewan Apple Hours of operation can be found Here




Evolution of the iPhone from the Original to the Current iPhone 7

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Evolution of the iPhone from the Original to the Current iPhone 7

 

 

With a storage space of 256 GB, RAM of 3GB, screen size of 5.5 inches and a dual-lens camera; Apple’s latest launch, the iPhone 7 is finally up for release. There have been numerous speculations about this Smartphone. But after its launch, all we can say is Apple’s Smartphone has indeed come a long way since the launch of the first generation iPhone 1.0. Well, iOS has truly witnessed a massive transformation over the last couple of years. When this Smartphone was first launched, the most entertaining thing to do with it was to watch Youtube videos or to find some new web based games. This was a time way before the inception of the innovative apps, multi-tasking tools and web based folders. As we look back, it is indeed great to see how Apple has so massively transformed itself from a simple touch based operating system that lacked several key features, to one of the biggest Smartphone bigwigs in the 21st century where the operating system now has more features and tweaks than a user would possibly need. Today when the latest version of Apple, the Apple iPhone 7 is up for launch, let us look back and observe how things have changed in the mobile operating system arena of Apple. Let us witness this impactful transformation that has taken place over the last one year and have completely revolutionized the digital world.

iPhone (2007)

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iPhone 2007

After joining hands with Motorola in 2005, to come up with the first phone that supported iTunes, Apple left the failed promotion behind and secretly teamed up with AT&T. During this time, they handled all the aspects of the latest phone’s design. After a long wait of thirty month and a massive investment of $150, Apple launched its very first iPhone. The design language and the OS of this very first version laid major foundations for the upcoming iterations of this Smartphone biggie. In fact, till date, the OS and design language of iOS 1.0 are familiar to the latest iOS 7. For instance, you will observe that the placement of button had been quite the same for many years. Also, the screen size too had been 3.5 inches till the iPhone 5 was first debuted.

At the launch event of the very first iPhone, Steve Jobs, the man behind iOS’s inception described the software of iPhone to be another variant of the OS X. Initially, Apple referred to the operating system of iPhone as iPhone OS. It was later changed to iOS after a couple of years. When it was first released on the month of June 29, 2007, the phone only shipped with a few apps. Some of them were the iPod, the push mail, photo gallery, text message, phone, the settings tweak, the camera, maps, Youtube, Calculator and notes. Back then, Apple didn’t even have an app store or the iTunes store.

It was also during that time when Steve Jobs encouraged most of the developers to work on web-based apps that would act and exhibit behavior, like the native applications. However, just after a couple of months, Apple decided to change their mind and came up with the iOS SDK. The SDK was released in March 2008 and it paved way for 500,000 applications that are even supported by the latest variant of iPhone.

Since the very inception of iPhone, it was marketed and available at Telus Fort Saskatchewan. This store made history by having the first ever iPhone that was available.

 

iPhone 3G (2008)

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Well, if there is any phone that could beat the iPhone, it would be none other than the iPhone 3G. This phone was quite similar to the first version of iPhone along with an additional 3G connectivity. There were several add-ons but none of them affected the 3G in any way. This latest variant of 2008 had also introduced GPS, but it would still be remembered as the phone that led to the inception of Apple’s app store. This was indeed the biggest news about the phone. Released in the year 2008 on July 11th, the app store along with the teaming up of third party applications gave all iPhone users an access to the numerous applications developed by the developers and experts. Backed up with the iTunes and Apple’s spectacular interface, the App Store ensured that Apple survived massive competition in the years to come. The phone was now open to several possibilities and users were completely overwhelmed with it.

This new version of iPhone also witnessed the inception of the Push email. In an attempt to accommodate all the new application icons that studded the Springboard, Apple came up with new pages for home screen. Other major features that were found in this version were the option to open Office documents, a new icon for contacts, the ability for taking screen shots, the tweak for saving Photos in the Safari (the application for Photos), newer tweaks for parents, a feature called the genius playlist and the addition of very many emojis.

iPhone 3GS (2009)

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iPhone 3GS (2009)

This was the fastest, sleekest and the most powerful iPhone that had been released at that time. The speed of 3GS made the equation tad more solid, as it offered all the features of the 3G phone backed with a GPU and an incredibly powerful processor. The 3GS further doubled the storage capacity of iPhone and the new phone had a 32GB and a 256 MB RAM. It also came with an oleophobic coating on the display which was fingerprint resistant. Other added tweaks of this phone were the digital compass, the voice control feature and a camera with an incredibly high resolution that could even record a 480p video. At that point of time, iOS 3.0 was the only OS of Apple that could record videos. The best part was simply the fact that this phone had all the volume controls that we love even today. It revamped the earbuds with the new volume controls.

This latest version of iPhone was indeed one of the biggest releases of Apple at that time. Although the features weren’t earth shattering or new, there were several small improvements that made iOS simpler for many. One of the main features that most of us loved was the added advantage of finally editing a document in real time by copying, cutting and pasting it. The GPS accuracy too massively improved and there was this new magnetic compass to the Map’s app of iPhone. There was also an added support when the SMS and MMS apps were finally renamed to a new application called messages. A tweak called MobileME was collaborated with the Find My iPhone app. There was an additional feature of Spotlight search and another feature that helped you to tether the iPhone to your computer.

One interesting aspect of this phone was simply the fact that, just like the very first version, this phone too was available in the Telus Fort Saskatchewan. This store also had the prior 3G version of this phone.

 

iPhone 4 (2010)

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iPhone 4 (2010)

The fourth generation Apple iPhone witnessed the biggest tweaks for a Smartphone of that time in 2010. Widely known as the thinnest smartphone across the globe, iPhone 4 came with an incredibly new un-insulated frame of stainless steel that could even double up as an antenna. It also had a retina display of 960×640 which was the highest resolution of retina display at that time. This fourth generation Apple Smartphone also introduced its very own system-on-chip coupled with a multitasking functionality. While the biggest upgrade here was the 5MP camera along with a 720p HD video, the biggest feature was the addition of its very own front facing camera which was further backed by the brand new Facetime chat service from Apple. Quite fortunately, the phone also ended the AT&T’s timespan as the exclusive carrier of iPhone and therefore this newly designed iPhone 4 was also available in CDMA networks for the first time.

One of the major reasons why this iPhone 4 update is massively lauded is simply because of the fact that it transformed the phone into a post-PC device. One of the biggest features of this Smartphone was the iBooks where for the very first time, Apple rendered native support to the various eBooks on the iOS device. Additionally, a customized dictionary was also added.

The feature of multitasking gave users the opportunity to switch between the different apps without having to lose what they were doing at that point of time. Apple also came up with a new application called folders for helping users organize the different apps in their iDevice. The folders were available on the homescreen. A slight tweak in the visuals, were made when the dock was revamped to a structure that was similar to the iPad. The camera too came with a feature of digital zooming. The app called spotlight could now search Wikipedia or Web along with the files of iPhone. There was also a community which was developed in an attempt to ensure the slinging of Angry birds. This community was introduced as the Game center.

This new fourth generation iPhone also marked a complete update when the iOS was finally brought to the iPad. With this update, users could finally change the background of their homescreen. Additionally, they also got the chance to use homescreen in a proper landscape mode instead of the portrait mode that was earlier used in the iPhone. It also explained the dock of iPad for holding up to six applications. The update further brought out a couple of new gestures, features and frameworks for the new keyboards.

iPhone 4S (2011)

iPhone 4S (2011)
iPhone 4S (2011)

The tweaks and addition of features kept on continuing with the iPhone 4S. Although it apparently looked almost identical to iPhone 4, it came loaded with a series of new features under its hood. Announced just a day prior to the death of Steve Jobs, the phone had a specific kind of S moniker, which many believed was a tribute for Steve. This added to the popularity of the phone and it turned out to be one of the significant stepping stones for the upcoming Apple devices. The phone was upgraded to the chipset of A5 and the maximum capacity for storage too was expanded upto 64 GB. This phone also introduced a brand new 8 megapixel camera with a video recording capacity of 1080p. This new feature replaced the old iSight tweak of the iPhone 4. There were also a couple of new apps like the iMessage, Notifaction Center and the iCloud. Twitter integration was another big feature of this Smartphone. But despite all these features, the most noteworthy tweak here would be the very own personal assistant of Apple known by the name of Siri. This was the actual reason behind the S moniker.

The year 2011 was indeed very significant for Apple, because it was in this very year when the iOS platform came up with some really impactful and lasting features that kept them a notch above the OS wars. The addition of about 200 new features was one of the biggest updates of Apple at that point.

While the new notification center was added in an attempt to address the glitches of the iOS notification system, the iMessage was introduced in an attempt to subvert the different SMS plans. The camera application too was further updated for introducing the ability for editing photos. There was also another new feature called the â€Read Later’ which was supposedly inspired from leading apps like the Instapaper. The wireless syncing supported by this update made the iOS devices independent from PC.

With the twitter integration, it was simpler and tad easier for sharing content and links with friends. A couple of native apps like the Reminders, cards and Newsstand were further introduced in the upgraded OS.

Just like the other iPhone variants, the iPhone 4 and 4S too were available at the telus fort Saskatchewan. The company was the first to come with the best and the most lucrative iPhone deals. Till date iPhone enthusiasts visit here in the search of amazing iPhone deals.

iPhone 5 (2012)

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This was the first iPhone that was developed from the commencement to the completion under the supervision and tutelage of Tim Cook. This new variant of Apple iPhone came up with a ultra-thin and incredibly lightweight aluminum coated body that was further backed by the A6 dual core processor. The display dimensions too changed for the first time from 3.5 to 4 inches. This new phone further introduced the LTE support and got rid of the old and weary 30-pin connector for the docks. This was replaced with the Lightning port which is still utilized by the apple products. The iPhone 5 was also very special as it was the first phone that featured the current earbuds of Apple.

During this time, a couple of changes were made to the iPad version of Apple. There were new multi-touch gestures that could be used for quick switching between apps. The fpour finger swipe on the other hand, would easily help you reach the home-screen. The music player too was revamped and came with an entirely new design. There was a split keyboard as well which made it easier for typing and holding an iPad with both of your hands.

iPhone 5C (2013)

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While the previous iPhone launches mostly focused on the evolution, Apple slightly shifted their direction in 2013 with the iPhone 5C. Essentially available in a cheaper price than the iPhone 5, this new phone replaced the aluminum based structure with a polycarbonate case that was available in white, green, pink, blue and yellow shades. The storage too was downgraded on the onboard level. It now came with options for 8 GB, 16 GB and 32GB. The one and probably the only positive tweak of this phone would be the inclusion of an illumination sensor to the phone’s Facetime camera. The sensor was included at the backside.

iPhone 5S (2013)

iPhone 5S (2013)
iPhone 5S (2013)

People who weren’t really interested in the 5C variant had absolutely zero reasons to be worked up about as Apple once again went by its conventional path and upgraded the 5th generation phone with the Apple 5S. Following the same look as the original one, this new variant of the iPhone came with a dual core 64-bit processor. This was the first A7 54-bit processor that a Smartphone ever had. Additionally, it also had a modified camera that had small improvements like the flash, a larger aperture and the dual LED. This 5S also came with its brand new motion co-processor or the M7. This would help in fitness tracking and that too for the first time. The biggest changes here would be the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner to the button of the home screen. What further impressed us was the optional color scheme of golden hues.

iPhone Fort Saskatchewan had all the versions of iPhone 5. This store was the first to launch the new iPhone and they had every latest version of the phone here. You could also pick from the wide range of iOS accessories offered in the store,

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (2014)

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (2014)
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (2014)

These two Smartphones from apple further witnessed one of the biggest overhauls for the Apple iPhone. This time, Apple came up with two differently sized iPhone for living up to its competition with Android. Being available in 4.7 and 5.5 inches, both the 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus turned out to be the biggest and the most popular iPhone at that point of time. The Phones were backed with an A8 chip and the M8 motion co-processor. It further had a 128 GBG NAND Flash along with the updated versions of the Facetime and the iSight Cameras. Unfortunately, the larger lens of the iSight was backed up an extremely thin body of aluminum. This meant that the camera almost came protruding out from the phone while the original device too was susceptible to bend under pressure. Although it was less durable than the previous versions of iPhone (maybe except the shatter prone version of the glass iPhone 4 and 4s) the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus wonderfully ushered in the time of Apple Pay. Luckily there was also another inclusion of the NFC chip.

This variant of iPhone also marked some of the boldest changes that has ever been implemented by Apple on their iPhone. Here, Apple finally decided to the ditch the Google Maps and came up with their own solution for Maps. This further provided navigations in turn by turn and it also aided in the 3D modeling of a couple of cities. Although the Apple Maps wasn’t really well received it did pave way for the significant changes of the iOS 7.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (2015)

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (2015)
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (2015)

The 6S and the 6S plus variants of the iPhone are exactly the same was how iPhone 4S and 5S were to their predecessors. It was observed that the new Phones came with a couple of new upgrades and tweaks besides all the basic features. The S iteration of the phone too offered all the features that it previously did. However, it did come with the A9 and the M9 processors of Apple that were backed up with the hexa-core GPU and the RAM that was double the size. The iSight and the Facetime cameras too were revamped from the 8 megapixel and the 1.2 megapixel versions to the 12 and 5 megapixel ones. These new variants of the iPhone also came with a second generation Touch ID that was further backed by solid and consistent Wifi and LTE connections. Apple further addressed the issues associated with durability with a stronger and powerful alloy of 7000 series. This was used for the Chassis of the iPhone. However, despite these cool features, these phones seemed to steal the show in matters of aesthetics. They were available in Rose Gold hue which was widely lauded by the users.

Another impressive feature was the App store which was redesigned with a completely new look and feel. This same look was further carried in the iTunes store and the iBook section as well. Passbook was another new application from the phone which received wide attention because it niftily stored the boarding passes, coupons, movie tickets and other relevant belongings of the user. Facebook integration was included here to team up with the Twitter integration that the phone already boasted of. The Facetime calls too could then be made over the different cellular networks instead of only Wifi like the previous versions. The Phone app came with a new keypad and an additional tweak for responding to the incoming calls through the text messages instead of simply answering them.

iPhone SE (2016)

iPhone SE (2016)
iPhone SE (2016)

The last but definitely not the least one to feature in our list is the SE version of iPhone. This downgraded iPhone was introduced in the beginning of the year as low-cost and entry level Smartphone. The SE almost combined all the features and specifications of the iPhone 6S. But it had the exteriors of the iPhone 5. Also, as this was smaller than the previous 4.7 and 5.5 inches of the 6s and 6s Plus, this was the perfect alternative for everyone who missed their cute and sleek iPhone 5.

Although this version did not have any major updates, there were a couple of improvements in matters of learning, vision and also hearing. The mobility issues were also addressed and taken care of. There was a tweak called the Guided Access that was specifically used for helping students with disabilities stay in proper focus by touching and controlling the touch points of the app. Siri too was updated and was more functional. It could now answer questions related to sports, check the movie times for you and locate the nearest restaurants.

As mentioned prior to this, iPhone Fort Saskatchewan is one of the biggest iPhone dealers and the store has all the versions of the iPhone 6. What amuses me mostly is simply the fact that this store had been dealing with iPhone from its very inception and till date, there has been no major change.

iPhone 7 (2016)

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Well, now that you know quite a lot about the iPhone, you might be wondering what the latest iPhone will be all about. Even a couple of days back people were busy speculating how the iPhone would be in its appearance, whether it’ll be faster and offer more storage; whether it’ll come with better cameras. Well, all our speculations have finally come to a certainty as the phone is up for launch in a couple of more days. Yes. The much awaited phone will finally be up for release on the 16th of September. Here’s all that you wanted to know about it.

The Phone will be just as sleek as the previous versions. It would witness the iconic rounded design once again returning as a third installment. The frame would have dimensions of 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm which is exactly similar to that of the iPhone 6s. One major advantage would be the light weight as the phone is available at 138g. This is lighter than the 143g version of the 6S.

One of the main features that have kept all potential users talking is the water resistance and the dust resistance offered by the phone. This phone will come with an iP67 protection that would bring it in the same line as the Samsung Galaxy S7. With this feature you could really have the peace of mind even while you’re outside in the rain or the bath.

People looking for a flush rear would be slightly disappointed as the new iPhone 7 already has a pretty noticeable bump for the camera. The Phone will be available in two new colors, namely the matte finish black and the jet black. Although it’ll still be available in the other colors, the Space gray color is pretty much dead.

Another thing that Apple has very consistently worked on, are the stereo speakers. The phone will feature two speakers where one would be at the top and another one would be at the handset’s base. This will help you listen to louder and clearer versions of audio. This is particularly helpful for movie buffs and gamers.

Well, another impressive feature would be the wireless audio. Yes. In this new phone, apple has got rid of the conventional headphone jack and it will only amplify your experience from the phone.

Your new iPhone 7 will now come with a set of Lightning Earpods that’ll help you plug them right away. You no longer have to bear through the hassles of the wiring. The box also comes with an adapter that’ll let you continue with your set of current headphones if you’re willing to. But this would definitely not turn out to be an elegant implementation.

In this latest version of the phone, Apple has also worked with the camera, coming up with a sleek 12MP sensor on the rear end. It’ll also have a front facing camera of 7MP. This is one of the massive transformations from the regular 5MP version. The front camera will allow Facetime in HD that’ll make it even more fun while connecting with loved ones.

The iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual camera setup and a completely new system for the camera. There would also be an optical image stabilization tweak, something that the 6S missed out on. The camera would allow RAW support and have 50% more light, 60% quick movement and 30% more power efficiency. This phone is also rumored to be one of the longest lasting iPhones ever. The average battery capacity would last 2 hours more than the iPhone 6S. The display too is of 4.7 inches and is likely to be tad brighter.

With these amazing features we are indeed more than just excited for the launch of iPhone 7. You can always visit Telus Fort Saskatchewan to get your favorite iPhone before anyone else. The store has always kept the previous versions of iPhone in stock, and this time you’ll find the latest version of your favorite phone right here. The Fort Saskatchewan store of Telus had the very first model of iPhone right from its inception. Whether it is the iPhone 1.0, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or the newer versions like the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; Telus has never disappointed its users in matters of stocks. You will also find all the latest iOS gadgets and accessories up here. Visit the website of this store to check out the timings, date and iPhone goodies that will be available right after the launch. You can also check the Telus Fort Saskatchewan hours to know exactly when it will be available. The store is open for pre-booking, so get in touch with them for your favorite iPhone right after its launch.

 

Come in to Your Telus Store in Fort Saskatchewan to reserve your next iPhone!




Time for the Annual Bashing of the Latest iPhone

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Time for the Annual Bashing of the Latest iPhone

 

With the latest release announcement of the New iPhone 7  comes the bashing and all the negativity about Apple’s newest iPhone.  I find it comical how the barrage of negativity fills social media as well as all the International Media outlets.  This is a great sign that Apple has created another great success.  Like past years after the barrage of negativity  comes the massive demand for Apple’s latest product.  Love them or hate them you can’t deny the amazing success that is the Apple iPhone.  I really like this article which relates to the “bad press” about Apple dropping the headphone port written by Macworld by Jared Newman see it below:

 

Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone’s headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don’t always last.

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If you’re deciding whether to upgrade to the iPhone 7, the possibility of Apple bringing back the headphone jack in future phones probably shouldn’t factor in.

History shows that once Apple makes up its mind on a product’s direction, the company rarely reverses course, even if there’s an outcry from customers. At best, Apple may extend the life of a popular feature through a portion of its product line, but these concessions tend to be temporary. Given Apple’s statements about courage in pursuit of a better experience, the headphone jack isn’t likely to be an exception.

As proof, let’s look at some examples of where Apple has changed its mind after making deliberate product decisions, and what the outcome eventually was:

Go here to check out the rest of the article very interesting.

I found the video about this issue on Youtube you will find interesting.

 

Apple obviously knew what the future would hold with this lastest change and already have a very usable solution to this issue.  Please read this next article all about this issue by Benjamin Mayo over at 9To5 see it below:

Apple’s answer to charging iPhone 7 while listening to wired headphones: the Lightning Dock

 

Apple deprecated what it called “ancient” technology yesterday, with the iPhone 7 lacking a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company is encouraging Bluetooth wireless headphones for audio playback (heralding its new AirPods) or using wired headphones via Lightning. However, with just one port, people who want to listen to music and charge their iPhone 7 at the same time are left with a conundrum.

Apple’s answer to this problem appears to be the $39-49 Lightning Dock which adds a 3.5mm headphone jack when docked.

This messaging appears to be the Apple solution, thanks to an email conversation sent to us by a reader. Zaheen Hafzer says he asked Phil Schiller about how to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music at the same time. Schiller said whilst he prefers using the AirPods for the additional wireless flexibility, the Lightning Dock is the solution for wired headphones.

Here’s what Schiller said according to Zaheen:

Hi Zaheen,

I like to listen on my AirPods while my iPhone 7 Plus is charging because I am free to move around.
However, if you would like to listen to wired headphones while charging an iPhone 7 it is possible to do that as well.
The Apple Lightning Dock includes a headphone jack for using wired headphones or speakers while charging.
I hope that helps.

It’s true that this is a possible option but it still isn’t ideal, costing both more money atop the price of the phone and its unwieldy size. The coaster-sized dock is not really meant to be a portable product. It is best used as a stationary dock at home, although this is most likely when your iPhone needs charging.

Really cool read the rest of Apple’s Solution here.

If you want to get access to this “terrible iPhone” please come into the store now and place you order now because I know Demand will be crazy and if you don’t want to wait for your latest iPhone see us at Telus Fort Saskatchewan ASAP.

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