The music industry celebrates with the 2017 Grammys, an event that’s streamable on iOS devices and Apple TV. Meanwhile, work continues on the next-generation iPhone and iPad. Here’s a quick look back at the week in tech.
Trending, Feb. 5-11, 2017
As usual, it's all about iPhone
Another big week for “iPhone 8” rumors
It’s the dead of winter with months to go before it’s arrival. Nonetheless, the iPhone 8 remains the trendiness of topics for Apple fans. This week saw the arrival of three new rumors about Apple’s next flagship device.
Earlier in the week, Fast Company reported that Apple’s next phone could exceed $1,000 due to new parts and rising costs. We also heard that wireless charging could be featured on all 2017 iPhone models. Another report said iris scanning biometric technology for authentication would be an important feature on the device.
Apple’s expected to unveil at least three new iPhone models in September. The most anticipated of these, the so-called iPhone 8, is expected to include a new design with a 5.8-inch OLED display. The other two models, the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” are expected to retain the look found on the current iPhone models.
New iPads coming soon
Inventory for the iPad Air 2 is drying up at a number of retail outlets – including Apple itself. Low stock is a strong signal that Apple could be preparing to introduce new iPad models soon.
Rumors now point to possibly three new tablets hitting the market – a 9.7-inch model, 12.9-inch model, and the wildcard that may sport a 10.5- or 10.9-inch screen.
See our iPad rumor roundup for more information.
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Listen to the music
Tonight, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m., the biggest event of the year in the music industry – the 59th Annual Grammy Awards – kicks off.
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Accessory news you can use
We published some great accessory content during the past week. Here are the highlights:
- Go Buy BeatsX Earphones Right Now Online and at Stores
- Jawbone Fitness Bands Face an Uncertain Future As Company Plans Exit
- Moment Unveils Three New Accessories Perfect for iPhone Photographers
- With Pixie Points, You’ll Never Lose Important Items Like Keys Again
- Eero Lets You Say Goodbye to Slow Wi-Fi Forever
What was your favorite tech story during the past week? Leave your comments below.