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Topic: 2017 iPhone

Apple patents 'super resolution' multi-sensor cameras with cube prisms

10/11/2016, 06:10 am

Apple continues to win patents detailing advanced technology rumored to show up in next year's iPhone model, the most recent being a pair of inventions dealing with "super resolution" multi-sensor cameras.

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Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at 'iPhone 8' tech

10/04/2016, 04:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year's iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen.

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Sharp in talks with Apple for anticipated switch to OLED display iPhones

09/30/2016, 08:09 am

On the heels of news that Sharp plans to invest more than a half-billion dollars in OLED technology, a new report reveals the company is in talks with Apple to supply OLED displays for a future iPhone, suggesting the two items are strongly correlated.

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All 2017 iPhones likely to have glass casing, stainless steel edges may be limited to high-end models

09/29/2016, 10:09 am

With the glossy jet black iPhone 7 leading the way in sales, Apple is expected to switch to a more scratch-resistant all-glass finish for the front and back of a 2017 iPhone redesign, with stainless steel edges, rather than aluminum, for premium models.

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2017 iPhone will have 'virtual button' built into edge-to-edge display - report

09/13/2016, 11:09 am

Next year's flagship iPhone will have a "full-screen face," with an embedded "virtual button," a report said on Tuesday, reinforcing some other recent rumors about Apple's expected redesign.

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Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

08/31/2016, 10:08 am

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.

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Mirle readying equipment for curved glass chassis on 2017 iPhones - report

08/31/2016, 09:08 am

Taiwanese firm Mirle Automation has developed forming machinery for curved glass chassis that should put it in the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhones, a report said on Wednesday.

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'iPhone 7' sales pitch seen as key for 275M iPhone owners running devices more than 2 years old

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

The success of this year's "iPhone 7" could depend largely on Apple's ability to convince a growing number of users on pre-iPhone 6 models that it's time to finally upgrade, one analyst believes.

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Apple may launch three new iPhones in 2017, limiting curved OLED to one model - report

08/22/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing not two but three new iPhone models for 2017, the third of which will have a curved OLED screen similar to the Edge versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, a report claimed on Monday.

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Rumors: Apple orders 10nm TSMC 'A11' chips for 2017 iPhones, 2016 'iPhone 7' to boast 256GB storage

08/17/2016, 11:08 am

As expected, TSMC has secured orders to produce 10-nanometer "A11" processors for next year's iPhones, according to sources. Separate sources meanwhile hinted on Wednesday that this year's "iPhone 7" will indeed have up to 256 gigabytes of storage.

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Foxconn rumored to be examining glass phone enclosures for 2017 iPhone

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly looking into all-glass enclosures for future mobile devices, reiterating previous rumors slating a new design and enclosure for an iPhone to be released in 2017.

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Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11' chips for 2017 devices - report

08/09/2016, 10:08 am

Apple and chip manufacturer TSMC are working together on a 10-nanometer "A11" processor design, expected to go into production later in 2017, a report reiterated on Tuesday.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 largely incremental, except for iris scanner

08/02/2016, 12:08 pm

Samsung on Tuesday took the wraps off of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet, featuring identical internals to the company's Galaxy S7 smartphone, with the exception of a new iris scanner -- a feature rumored to make an appearance in next year's iPhone [updated].

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Apple's iPhone seen as tipping point for OLED dominance by 2020

07/28/2016, 11:07 am

With Apple rumored to be switching to OLED screens starting with the 2017 iPhone, research firm IHS believes that product's launch will serve as a game changer for OLED technology and mobile displays.

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Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018

07/25/2016, 12:07 pm

The successor to Touch ID could be "Iris ID," as a new report claims that Apple is looking to bring secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.

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Rumor: TSMC to be exclusive manufacturer of both Apple's 'A10' & 'A11' chips

07/18/2016, 08:07 am

Apple competitor Samsung could be on the outs for the next two generations of iPhone processors, according to a new rumor, which claims that rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be the sole provider of both the "A10" and "A11" CPUs.

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Apple's iPhone install base features growing 'powder keg' ripe for upgrades, Cowen says

06/28/2016, 11:06 am

As Apple's iPhone install base continues to grow, so too do the number of customers who are likely to upgrade to a new handset, representing what one investment firm has dubbed a "powder keg" that could propel shares of AAPL higher.

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Samsung, Sharp plan to ramp up OLED production ahead of Apple's rumored all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/22/2016, 03:06 pm

With rumors continuing to suggest Apple plans to introduce an all-new iPhone design with an OLED display next year, it's likely not a coincidence that display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are both indicating they plan to expand OLED shipments before the end of 2017.

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Apple working to reduce excess inventory ahead of 'iPhone 7,' Brean Capital says

06/17/2016, 01:06 pm

iPhone shipments in the coming quarters could be lower than Wall Street expects, as Apple works to reduce excess channel inventory ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 7" launch, in what could be the last painful quarter before over a year of growth, according to Brean Capital.

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Credit Suisse predicts Apple stock 'super cycle' on strength of all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/16/2016, 02:06 pm

Analysts on Wall Street are increasingly expecting an incremental iPhone hardware update this year, which has led some to turn their sights to a rumored 2017 handset revamp in hopes of pushing Apple stock to new heights.

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