News tagged: Apple iPhone
The iPhone 8 may be revealed later this year, but it could be hard to get until 2018, according to a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He believes mass production of the phone will begin in October or November. This strongly suggests the phone will be hard to get until 2018.
iPhone ownership in the United States has reached a new high point. ComScore reports there are 85.8 million iPhone owners over the age of 13, which is more than there have ever been. That's based on data from Q4 2016. iPhone 6 and 6s are still the most popular.
Recent report citing a source from Foxconn has revealed more details about Apple's upcoming flagship smartphone. Based on the leaked schematic, we now have first renders of the new iPhone 8 handset, which looks to feature very thin bezels on the front.
Apple's share of the Chinese smartphone market has fallen to its lowest point since July 2014. New data from Kantar reveals iOS' market share is now 13.2%, down significantly from the 22.1% that was reported a year ago. Individual devices like the iPhone 7 are doing well.
Every handset that's released by Apple this year is going to come with 3 GB of RAM and lightning connectors that offer faster charging, reports Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen and Company. The 2017 models include the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and the premium iPhone 8.
There are a few companies, including Synaptics and Goodix, that have found a way to integrate a fingerprint scanner into the display, but it looks like Apple is still having problems with it. According to a new report from analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company,
Apple is known to be creating its own graphics chip for upcoming iPhones and it may also be working on a power management chip. Reuters reports Apple has a team that's designing a chip. If true, Apple would be even less reliant on third-party manufacturers.
Qualcomm has filed a counter lawsuit against Apple claiming its iPhone 7 chips were intentionally limited to keep them from performing better than Intel's. The lawsuit says Apple "falsely claimed" that Qualcomm and Intel iPhones weren't different when asked.
Apple's new social video creation app, Clips, is out on iPhone and iPad. The software was announced last month and it became available at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday. Clips lets people combine videos, images, and music into shareable clips. It doesn't have a social component.
Apple has signed a two-year deal with Samsung to purchase 92 million OLED smartphone panels from the company's display division, reports ET News. Reports about this deal follow a recent claim that Apple ordered 70 million OLED panels. OLED will be used on the iPhone 8.
Apple may hold out on launching the iPhone 8 until October or November of this year, reports Economic Daily News (China). Due to "technical issues" encountered in production, Apple won't be showing off the phone in September like it usually does and other iPhones will.
The iPhone 8 has been rumored to have a base price of more than $1,000, but that might not actually be accurate. According to USB analyst Steven Milunovich, the phone is going to start at $850 to $900 for a 64 GB unit. From there, it'll jump to $950 to $1,000 for a 256 GB model.
An order for 70 million Samsung OLED displays has been placed by Apple, reports Nikkei. This year's OLED displays will be coming exclusively from Samsung, though that could change as the display technology becomes more widely used by Apple in the coming years.
iPhone models have returned to the largest phone market in Southeast Asia, Indonesia. Apple will be able to sell phones in the country again now that it's committed to building a $44 million R&D center in the country. 4G smartphones must use local components.
Apple's more significantly updated iPhone for 2017, which many have referred to as the iPhone 8, could end up being called the iPhone Edition. iDrop News reports the manufacturing process for the phone has begun and its name is known. It'll use a 5.8-inch OLED display.
Apple's 2017 iPhones could offer True Tone displays. Barclays has released a report claiming the display technology will be offered in iPhones for the first time this year. It appeared in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 2016. It'll be found on all three iPhone models.
A new patent from Apple reveals the company is considering the use of ultrasonic fingerprint scanners that could be built into the display of a future iPhone. The possibility of Apple using that technology has appeared in rumors before. Apple considers it a very accurate system.
According to a research firm IHS Markit, who conducted an analysis on the best-selling smartphones of last year, the top spot of the most popular smartphone in 2016 is reserved for Apple. If you thought that the spot is reserved for iPhone 7, you would be surprised to learn that
Apple is going to start making smartphones in India within the next two months, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company will utilize Wistron to make iPhone 6 and 6s units in the country. It'll start making iPhone SE devices within the next three months.