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Topic: iPhone 8

AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE

07/21/2017, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike W talk about "iPhone 8" rumors, including anticipated launch date, price, and you guessed it, TouchID. Also up, Qualcomm's latest salvo, and what will become of the iPhone SE.

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Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall's "iPhone 8," may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device -- though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

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'iPhone 8' will still ship in Sept., JP Morgan says, but Apple's supply will be tightly constrained

07/19/2017, 02:07 pm

Straying from the pack a bit, one analyst believes that the "iPhone 8" will ship before the end of September, but in profoundly limited quantities, but the largest measure of Apple's profits from the device will accrue throughout the calendar year.

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Strong summer for Apple seen muting financial effect of late 'iPhone 8' launch

07/19/2017, 11:07 am

Another analyst is agreeing with the assessment that any potential "iPhone 8" delay won't make much a difference to Apple's bottom line beyond one quarter, if at all.

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UBS sees $900 'iPhone 8' growing Apple's sales by 15%

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple's flagship OLED "iPhone 8" could help push shares of the company as high as $170, investment firm UBS believes, issuing a note to investors on Tuesday saying that 2018 earnings per share will likely exceed market consensus expectations.

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New 'iPhone 8' renders based on case manufacturer CAD files show large power/lock button

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

While case manufacturers do not typically have inside knowledge on Apple's future product plans, a CAD file obtained from one case maker shows what the company expects the "iPhone 8" to look like, including a larger power/lock button and no rear Touch ID.

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Analyst tells other pundits to 'quit worrying' about Apple's possible 'iPhone 8' delays

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

A new analyst's report is calling for calm, and pointing out that devout Apple fans will likely wait for the "iPhone 8" rather than jump ship to another device by Apple or another vendor entirely.

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Latest supply chain reports claim 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' both face production delays

07/17/2017, 09:07 am

Supply chain reports suggest that one of Apple's suppliers is having production difficulties in a part associated with the OLED screen which will cause mass production to start later than normal for the "iPhone 8" -- and the "iPhone 7s" has yet hit the assembly lines for reasons unknown.

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Apple buying, leasing equipment for suppliers to ensure parts for 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple recently bought production equipment for rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) and is now leasing it to suppliers, hoping to secure a stable flow of parts for this fall's "iPhone 8," according to a report.

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As Apple prepares premium-priced 'iPhone 8,' luxury smartphone maker Vertu collapses

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Premium smartphone maker Vertu, known for extremely expensive devices made with high-end materials, has announced it will no longer build handsets. The move comes as Apple is expected to release its most expensive iPhone ever, though not quite to the exorbitant prices Vertu charged.

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Apple has been working on rumored 'iPhone 8' facial recognition solution for at least 3 years

07/13/2017, 05:07 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a method of unlocking a mobile device using facial image and depth data gleaned from specialized sensors and cameras, lending credence to rumors that the company is developing facial recognition systems to augment, or replace, Touch ID fingerprint scanning.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to feature rear-facing 3D laser for AR and faster autofocus, report says

07/12/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple is reportedly working to implement a specialized rear-facing laser system in its upcoming "iPhone 8" that will facilitate augmented reality applications, like those produced with ARKit, as well as faster and more accurate autofocus capabilities.

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Bank of America predicts 3-4 week 'iPhone 8' delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple

07/12/2017, 03:07 pm

After a supply chain visit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the latest firm to predict a launch up to a month later than usual for the as-yet unannounced "iPhone 8" and an accompanying drop in sales through the end of the calendar year -- but still a blockbuster 2018 ahead for Apple.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' might ship with wireless charging, front-facing 3D camera disabled due to software issues

07/11/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple engineers and designers working on the company's forthcoming "iPhone 8" are facing a software issues that, if not rectified, could see a number of major features disabled when the handset launches.

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Analyst sees 'iPhone 8' super cycle falling just short of 2016 iPhone 6 sales heights

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

One analyst firm has broken from the pack, and is cautioning investors that it fears that the "iPhone 8" so-called "supercycle" may be overblown, and that the sales for fiscal year 2018 will fall just short of those lofty heights.

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Supposed 'iPhone 8' back panel without Touch ID resurfaces in new leak

07/11/2017, 01:07 am

A photograph posted to Chinese microblogging service Weibo claims to show a production glass panel back bound for Apple's rumored "iPhone 8," with the alleged part lacking a cutout for a Touch ID fingerprint reader.

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Will the 'iPhone 8' cost $1200+? Apple has already been pushing flagship prices higher for years

07/10/2017, 03:07 pm

This fall's redesigned flagship iPhone is expected to be the most expensive handset Apple has ever produced. But that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has been watching the company push even further into premium pricing for some time.

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Rumor: Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior

07/09/2017, 08:07 pm

This fall's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" is rumored to come in four different shades, including a new reflective version that has not been seen on any previous iPhone models.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhone wireless charging accessory might not ship with 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' this fall

07/07/2017, 10:07 pm

Wireless charging is expected make its way to Apple's iPhone lineup this fall, but the tentpole feature might not be ready in time to launch with the next-generation handsets, a new rumor suggests.

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DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone production may be impacted by an industry-wide shortage of DRAM has been compounded by a production problem at a Micron plant, and aggravated by low yields of 3D NAND production from Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba.

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