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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.
WikiLeaks has come out with a new set of government documents that reveal how the CIA has been hacking iPhones and Macs. The new "Dark Matter" collection of documents, which is part of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 leaks, is focused on Apple products. No current devices are affected.
Apple is on track to launch the iPhone 8 this September, reports Barclays, and it'll initially be available in limited quantities. Much of the stock for the phone will become available beginning in the fourth quarter. Preorders could quickly fall to weeks or months.
In addition to two new iPhone SE models, Apple has also launched a new color option for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company has now launched a red color option, expanding the range of options available to customers. The new color will join the existing choice of colours
We knew that Apple is planning on launching new models today as its official online store was down for a few hours. It was rumoured that the new iPad Pro 2 could be unveiled, but the Cupertino company had different plans. The company has now announced two new iPhone SE models.
Apple is exploring multiple augmented reality features that could be included with the next iPhone, reports Bloomberg. The company has "hundreds of engineers" working on AR tech, among which are some individuals from Microsoft's HoloLens team and Facebook's Oculus.
Apple is updating its AppleCare+ policy so that iPhone owners can sign up for extended service for up to a year. Some customers have reportedly begun noticing their devices are eligible for AppleCare+. Sign ups were previously limited to just 60 days.
The iPhone 7 has been the best-selling smartphone in the world during the first few months of 2017. Kantar Worldpanel reports the device was ahead of the competition in most regions, including the US and Europe. Apple's market share grew in the largest European markets.
It appears no one can decide if the iPhone 8 is going to have a curved or flat display. While reports had claimed for a while that it'd offer a curved OLED panel, some recent reports said the opposite. Now, Nikkei (Japan) reports the display is curved, but to a slight degree.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of price fixing with its iPhones. The company has, according to the antitrust regulator, engaged in price fixing for years. It pushed sellers to maintain certain prices for the iPhone 5 through the iPhone 6s.
A startup called ESTI Inc has received all of its requested funding for an advanced iPhone case that'll effectively double as an Android phone. The company's Eye phone case has a 5-inch AMOLED display, a 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and a 2800 mAh battery.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 8 is going to perform much better than the Galaxy S8 in terms of sales and it may restrict the S8's sales. Kuo says Samsung's next flagship is likely to fail to offer "sufficiently attractive selling points."
Although many reports have said the iPhone 8 is going to use a curved display, IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam doesn't believe that's true. Rather, a flat OLED display will be offered on the 5.8-inch model. Flat OLED displays cost less and it'll be easier to increase production.
OLED will likely be used on the iPhone 8 this year, but Apple's other iPhone models are said to be sticking with LCD. By 2019, however, that could change. A supply chain report claims the company is planning a full transition to OLED that'll occur within two years.
Another report has appeared in support of the iPhone 8 using a 5.8-inch OLED display. Nikkei Asian Review is now in agreement with other sources in saying there will be three Apple phone models this year, one with an OLED display and two with LCD displays.
Consumers switching to T-Mobile can get a free iPhone 7 from the carrier. The deal is available to those who switch from a different carrier, trade-in an eligible handset, and purchase T-Mobile One. Those customers will receive a prepaid Mastercard and a credit.
There are various studies that put iPhones ahead of Android devices, and the opposite, but according to a latest one, iPhones are apparently less reliable than Android devices. The research was done by Blancco Technology Group, a leading global provider of mobile
Apple is expected to host an event later this month, during which it will announce new iPads and iPhone SE variant. Popular retailer Target retailer instructed its stores to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by March 1, which could mean that new iPhone SE variant is
Apple reportedly has upwards of 1,000 engineers working on an augmented reality project in Israel and their technology could potentially appear in the next iPhone. This info originates from a UBS research note and it fits with some prior analyst reports.
Internal memos at Apple indicate the company is changing its warranty policy so that third-party iPhone display replacements don't void your coverage. Previously, the moment you went to a local repair shop to fix your display, you lost all your other coverage.