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Apple is said to be in discussions pertaining to a peer-to-peer payment service that'd compete against companies like Venmo. The feature has been discussed before and it'd give iPhone users an easy way to send money to friends and family. It might be called Apple Cash.
Over the last few months, we have heard a lot of information regarding Apple's upcoming smartphones. All reports suggest that Apple will announce three new iPhone models between mid-September and November, which were believed to be Apple iPhone 8 models.
A supposed schematic for the iPhone 8 suggests the phone is going to come with a dual-lens camera and wireless charging, two features that have shown up in other reports. The schematic was shared by OnLeaks and Benjamin Geskin. It wasn't confirmed to be legitimate.
Gigabit LTE support will be absent from the iPhone 8, reports CNET. The relatively uncommon feature has shown up in the Galaxy S8 thanks to the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chips, but it won't be found in Apple's next top-tier handset, which is due later this year.
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.