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Topic: iPhone 8

Questionable slide leak hints Apple abandoned rear-mounted Touch ID on 'iPhone 8'

09/06/2017, 05:09 pm

A suspicious video of an alleged Foxconn presentation suggests that Apple was at one point testing a rear-facing Touch ID sensor on the "iPhone 8," but later abandoned the idea.

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Apple expected to begin preorders of new iPhone releases on Friday, Sept. 15

09/06/2017, 02:09 pm

With Apple's omnibus fall release event scheduled on Sept. 12, reports are circulating that Sept. 15 will see preorders for products commence -- and if the history of time elapsed between announcement and pre-order is any indication, the rumors are correct.

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Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.

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Rumor: Photos show Foxconn shipping pallets of 'iPhone 8' units to Apple in USA

09/06/2017, 09:09 am

A pair of photos from China claim to show pallets of "iPhone 8" units boxed up to be sent to Apple in America, ahead of next Tuesday's highly anticipated unveiling at the Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple Events app for Apple TV updated ahead of Sept. 12 keynote

09/05/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its Apple Events tvOS app with assets teasing the upcoming Sept. 12 media event, at which the company is expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones, an LTE Apple Watch and next-generation Apple TV with 4K capabilities.

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Alleged SIM trays for Apple's 'iPhone 8' hint at gold, silver & black as only colors

09/05/2017, 09:09 am

Leaked SIM trays for Apple's OLED-based "iPhone 8" may support the notion that the phone will come in just three colors: black, silver, and a new copper/"blush" shade of gold.

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Prolific leaker claims 'iPhone 8' will cost between $999 and $1199, depending on configuration

09/04/2017, 08:09 am

One of the more visible sources of "iPhone 8" rumors has chimed in on the price of the device, claiming that a 64-gigabyte configuration will cost $999 -- with the rumored 512-gigabyte version retailing for $1,199.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

09/02/2017, 12:09 pm

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they're not using "Hey Siri."

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Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

09/01/2017, 02:09 pm

A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" -- but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

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Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs

08/31/2017, 12:08 pm

The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.

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Apple invites press to Sept. 12 event at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater for 'iPhone 8'

08/31/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed rumors by sending out a media invite to a Sept. 12 press event, where the company will likely introduce the OLED-based "iPhone 8" and a slew of other products.

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Watch: Everything Apple is expected to announce at its Sept. 12 event

08/30/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple is anticipated to hold its annual iPhone event on Sept. 12, where a slate of new products like a flagship "iPhone 8," LTE Apple Watch and more are expected to debut. Check out all the latest launch rumors in this video.

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No, the iPhone home button is not dead (yet)

08/30/2017, 01:08 pm

Gesture controls are the touchscreen equivalent of keyboard shortcuts on a traditional computer -- that is to say they are meant for pro users. For that reason, users shouldn't expect that Apple will kill off the iPhone home button entirely anytime soon, despite radical changes expected on the pro-focused "iPhone 8."

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New renders & video picture status bar & 'software bar' on Apple's 'iPhone 8'

08/30/2017, 12:08 pm

Hot on the heels of a report describing the buttonless interface on the "iPhone 8," designers and developers have begun circulating media hinting at what it might look like in practice.

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Apple reportedly choosing not to hide sensor 'notch' on 'iPhone 8's' OLED display

08/30/2017, 09:08 am

Making a firm design decision, Apple is said to be choosing not to hide the sensor "notch" cut into the top of the "iPhone 8's" OLED display, taking after the look of some other devices like the Essential Phone.

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'iPhone 8' software bar expected to replace Apple's iconic home button with gesture controls

08/30/2017, 08:08 am

Rather than presenting a virtual home button, the so-called "iPhone 8" is expected to instead offer a new software bar that could dramatically change how the iPhone is used, introducing new gesture controls for returning to the home screen and switching between apps.

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Apple patents sub-display fingerprint recognition technology based on acoustic imaging

08/29/2017, 04:08 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for acoustic fingerprint imaging technology accurate enough to replace existing Touch ID optical readers, bolstering rumors that the iPhone home button is not long for this world.

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Apple said to unveil 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' and more at Sept. 12 event

08/28/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's highly anticipated product unveiling is reportedly set to take place in just a few weeks -- on Tuesday, Sept. 12 -- where the company is expected to introduce the all-new "iPhone 8," as well as other products.

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Samsung sees high memory demand ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8' as it plans $7B production boost

08/28/2017, 09:08 am

Samsung Electronics on Monday said it expects memory demand that drove record second-quarter profits to continue into the September quarter -- something that may hint at its involvement in Apple's upcoming iPhones, particularly the "iPhone 8."

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Pictures of alleged 'iPhone 8' OLED screen, motherboard escape supply chain

08/27/2017, 09:08 pm

A new pair of parts reportedly from the "iPhone 8" have surfaced, with one of them a single layer of the device's L-shaped motherboard, and the other what is claimed to be the edge-to-edge OLED screen for the phone.

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