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Topic: iPhone 8

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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Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

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Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of wireless charging components destined for 'iPhone 8'

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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New supply chain reports lend weight to 'wraparound' 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' with embedded sensors

01/18/2017, 08:01 am

New details on this year's anticipated "iPhone 7s" upgrade and "iPhone 8" redesign have emerged, with a Wall Street analyst claiming the iPhone's 10th anniversary will be celebrated with a new jumbo-sized model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED "fixed flex" screen.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' prompts rival smartphone makers to clamber for OLED supplies

01/16/2017, 12:01 pm

Worried that Apple will monopolize OLED supply capacity for this year's "iPhone 8," a number of smartphone vendors are said to be racing to secure some that capacity for their own OLED products.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to gain tougher IP68 water and dust resistance - report

01/13/2017, 11:01 am

When it launches later this year, Apple is reportedly planning to make the water and dust resistance of the "iPhone 8" even better than the iPhone 7, upgrading it to an IP68 rating.

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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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As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

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With Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to ditch home button, 'Galaxy S8' leak suggests Samsung following suit

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

As rumors continue to suggest Apple will ditch the home button on this year's flagship "iPhone 8" redesign, a newly leaked image claims to show Samsung's next-generation "Galaxy S8" handset also deleting its own home button.

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Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future iPhone as leading platform for wireless charging

01/04/2017, 04:01 pm

Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

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Assembly company Wistron looking to expand India factories, possibly for future iPhone construction

01/04/2017, 08:01 am

Recent supply chain reports suggest that once and possibly future iPhone manufacturer Wistron is expanding its efforts in India, possibly as a way to help Apple fulfill local sourcing requirements for future iPhones.

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Wistron said to have claimed some future Apple 'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' orders

12/29/2016, 10:12 am

Recent reports from the supply chain claim that frequent rumor target Wistron, the builder of the iPhone 5c and SE, has seized at least some future orders from Apple for future iPhone models -- but what it will actually be tapped for is unclear.

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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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