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Topic: 2017 iPhone

Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

02/17/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

02/15/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

02/15/2017, 12:02 am

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

By shrinking components inside of its next-generation flagship iPhone, Apple apparently plans to squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor, new details reveal.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use separate wireless charging accessory, ditch Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter

02/11/2017, 06:02 pm

Only one of this fall's upcoming iPhone models -- the so-called "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" -- will offer inductive charging and a glass back, but buyers will have to use a separate accessory to juice up wirelessly, a report said on Saturday.

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Rumor: Apple to begin 'iPhone 8' production earlier than usual with more stringent inspection requirements

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

While the handsets are still on track to launch September, Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup --led by an anticipated high-end OLED model --is rumored to go into production earlier than the usual timeframe, in a move that could allow the company more time to iron out kinks associated with new technology.

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Wireless charging and new glass casing will require heat compensation in Apple's 'iPhone X'

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

In reimagining the iPhone from the ground up with new features like wireless charging, Apple will reportedly also have to rethink how the handset is built, adding a thin graphite sheet to the handset's internals to prevent overheating.

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Apple's 10th anniversary 'iPhone X' could cost more than $1,000 - report

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

A new high-end, top-of-the-line iPhone featuring an OLED display and an all-new design is expected to debut later this year with a similarly premium price tag, which one report claims could start at more than a thousand dollars.

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Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

01/21/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

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Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

01/10/2017, 11:01 am

If Apple does indeed switch to a Jabil-made stainless steel chassis for the "iPhone 8," the company could expand its comparatively small American supply chain and appease U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, who has pushed for more domestic manufacturing.

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Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

01/10/2017, 02:01 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday suggests Apple might ditch aluminum for forged stainless steel in crafting its next-generation iPhone, lending credence to predictions of an "iPhone 8" with "glass sandwich" design.

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Rumor: Apple will ship 60M-70M 5.8" 'iPhone 8' units in 2017 with Samsung-made AMOLED displays

12/29/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's supply chain has huge expectations for the anticipated flagship 2017 iPhone, projecting as many as 70 million shipments next year for the all-new design, rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.

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Apple rumored to introduce 5" 'iPhone 7s' in 2017 with vertical dual-lens array

12/27/2016, 12:12 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday claims Apple will add a third form factor to its iPhone lineup in 2017, specifically a mid-sized 5-inch handset said to share internal components next year's 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch "s" cycle offerings.

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Circuit board maker Flexium hedges bets on OLED-equipped iPhones from Apple

12/22/2016, 09:12 am

Operating on the assumption that Apple is building an OLED iPhone, flexible circuit board maker Flexium is developing products that can be paired with the display technology, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple's plans for an OLED iPhone might hinge on small Japanese firm

12/21/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple is rumored to introduce its first OLED iPhone model in 2017, but the company's ability to produce next-generation displays at scale could hinge on the availability of machines made by a single Japanese firm.

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More evidence suggests Apple tie-up with wireless charging firm Energous

12/20/2016, 09:12 pm

Rumors of a potential partnership between Apple and long-distance wireless charging firm Energous refuse to die. In the latest tidbit, market analyst Louis Basenese points to the recent defection of an Apple product manager, who is now helping Energous gain federal regulatory approval for its various consumer product offerings.

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Supposedly leaked Apple documents peg three iPhones for release in 2017, top model codenamed 'Ferrari'

12/20/2016, 05:12 pm

A pair of purported Apple manufacturing documents leaked to the web on Tuesday appears to confirm rumors that 2017 will bring three models market, including a completely redesigned high-end variant codenamed "Ferrari."

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Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

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