News tagged: Apple iPhone
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.
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.