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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.
An investigation into an iPhone 7 Plus that exploded and was caught on camera will be carried out by Apple. The video shows a phone smoking and its case melting. It's been viewed well over a million times and shared thousands of times across Twitter.
At least five internal groups at Apple are working on wireless charging ahead of the iPhone 8's release, reports MacRumors. Many rumors have claimed the iPhone 8 will be the first Apple handset to come with wireless charging. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
App-related spending on iOS in the United States increased during 2016, with a significant rise noted in the entertainment category. Sensor Tower reports consumers spent about 130% more year-over-year on entertainment apps such as HBO Now and Netflix.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 8 will come with a depth-sensing camera that'll enable 3D photos. The new "revolutionary" camera is going to add 3D data to 2D images. This could be used for upgraded selfies as well as for face and iris recognition.
Apple is going to hold an event next month that'll see the unveiling of new iPad Pro models, a 128 GB iPhone SE, and red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units, reports Mac Otakara. There will reportedly be new 7.9, 9.7, 10.5, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
Apple has reportedly acquired a startup involved in AI-based face recognition, lending support to rumors that an upcoming iPhone will offer facial recognition. The deal between Apple and RealFace, an Israeli startup, is said to have gone down for "several million dollars."
Whether or not Indian government agrees to the incentives Apple has requested, the company is set to begin assembling the iPhone SE in the country. The report says that Apple will start making the iPhone SE at its Bangalore manufacturing plant in India in the coming months.
Some of the features that'll reportedly be found in the iPhone 8 are advanced facial scanning and support for some augmented reality capabilities. Those features were discussed in recent reports from JP Morgan's Rod Hall and Goldman Sachs' Simona Jankowski.
Some reports about the iPhone 8 have indicated the phone is close to bezel-less, suggesting Apple may want to get rid of the home button with it or another upcoming model. If it goes in that direction, a different fingerprint reader setup will presumably be required.
Some OLED displays for next year's iPhone might be sourced from BOE Technology Group, a Chinese company. Bloomberg reports Apple is figuring out how to ensure it has enough OLED displays available for a large-scale shift away from LCD. Apple has been testing its displays.
One of the upgrades present with Apple's rumored iPhone 8 is a switch to stainless steel for the device's frame. While the highest-end iPhone, which is said to cost over $1,000, offers stainless steel, the regular iPhone 7s models are still reportedly going to use aluminum.
According to latest report from KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iPhone 8 with OLED panel will have the same physical size as the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, but a much bigger battery. The smartphone is expected to have a battery capacity of around 2,700 mAh, which is a big jump