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Topic: iPhone X

Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X

04/26/2018, 12:04 am

Samsung Electronics reported positive quarterly profits on Wednesday, its fourth consecutive period of massive record gains, but warned of slow growth due to weaker than expected demand for smartphone OLED panels like those supplied to Apple for iPhone X.

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Apple supplier comments not likely to affect long-term financial prognosis, Gene Munster suggests

04/25/2018, 11:04 am

Negative comments from two Apple suppliers about the next iPhone generation could hamper investor expectations for the next quarter, suggests Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, but predictable iPhone sales make this only a near-term risk instead of a long-term problem.

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Apple looking to simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases, analyst predicts

04/25/2018, 08:04 am

Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.

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Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

04/25/2018, 07:04 am

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Apple order delays for 2018 iPhone impact TrueDepth component supplier

04/24/2018, 10:04 am

Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.

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Apple rumored in talks with Samsung to lower OLED costs for 2018 iPhones

04/24/2018, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display to reduce what it pays for OLED panels, and as a result push down the prices for 2018 iPhones.

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iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data finds

04/23/2018, 01:04 pm

Together the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus amounted to 44 percent of U.S. iPhone sales in the March quarter, and even individually beat out the iPhone X -- but Apple's historical performance versus what the survey company has said in the past about sales casts a pallor on the data.

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Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo hyperbolic, loaded with questionable claims

04/20/2018, 02:04 pm

An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging times compared

04/20/2018, 01:04 pm

The comparison of the Apple's iPhone X's features against main rival Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus continue with more battery tests, this time examining how long each of the premium smartphones take to recharge.

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Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as an alternative to Samsung OLEDs on new iPhones

04/20/2018, 10:04 am

A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

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Apple shares take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

04/19/2018, 09:04 am

Apple's share price dropped about three percent during pre-market trading going into Thursday on word that TSMC -- the manufacturer of A-series processors for iPhones and iPads -- is expecting about $1 billion less revenue for the second quarter than Wall Street forecasts.

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Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

04/17/2018, 02:04 pm

Continuing the comparison between Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, AppleInsider pitted the flagship smartphones against each other in a number of battery life tests, to see which can last the longest. Can the battery in Apple's premium device out-last its main rival?

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Apple grabs 86% of global smartphone profits, iPhone X alone seizes 35%

04/17/2018, 09:04 am

New research covering the last calendar quarter of 2017 suggests that not only did Apple once again command the lion's share of the smartphone market's profit, but the iPhone X was responsible for collecting more than one-third of it.

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FCC photos hint at future -- or defunct -- gold iPhone X model

04/13/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple is or was planning to ship a gold-colored version of the iPhone X as predicted by some early rumors, according to U.S. Federal Communications Commission documents.

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iMovie for iOS update delivers iPhone X, Metal graphics support

04/12/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple on Thursday issued an update for the iOS version of iMovie, bringing with it support for the Super Retina display on iPhone X, compatibility with Metal graphics processing, bug fixes and more.

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OLED production for 2018 iPhone starting in May amid Apple and Samsung pricing dispute

04/12/2018, 08:04 am

The Apple supply chain is gearing up to start production of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone launches expected this fall, according to industry reports, but despite the impending commencement of manufacturing the components, Apple and Samsung Display are apparently still negotiating the prices for the panels.

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First look: iPhone X (PRODUCT)RED Leather Folio Case

04/11/2018, 05:04 pm

Though it's not scheduled to hit store shelves until Friday, we got our hands on Apple's (PRODUCT)RED folio for iPhone X, a bold color option to the already fantastic case lineup. Check out our early hands-on, as well as a comparison to other (PRODUCT)RED cases.

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Third party repairs found to disable iPhone 8, iPhone X ambient light sensor

04/11/2018, 10:04 am

Following word that Apple's recent iOS 11.3 update killed touch functionality for iPhone 8 users with aftermarket displays, a new report claims that a similar issue is also affecting iPhone 8 and iPhone X users with authentic replacement screens if they're put in by an unofficial repair outfit -- but as with a previous issue, the problem doesn't seem to be universal.

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Apple begins orders for (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X case

04/10/2018, 09:04 am

As planned, Apple on Tuesday opened up online orders for the (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as its iPhone X Leather Folio.

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2018 iPhone may sport three-lens camera system to boost image quality

04/09/2018, 02:04 pm

Reports from the supply chain are predicting that at least one model of 2018 iPhone will have a three-lens system to improve photo quality, and possibly increase the optical zoom.

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