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Topic: iPhone 8

Rumor: New 'iPhone 8' schematic and manufacturing molds revealed in leaked photos

04/28/2017, 05:04 pm

A set of unverified photos posted online on Friday claim to show manufacturing molds, as well as a schematic diagram for said molds, being prepared for production of Apple's "iPhone 8."

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Chinese manufacturer gambles on new case based on alleged 'iPhone 8' schematics

04/28/2017, 09:04 am

A case design has popped up on social media from a Chinese manufacturer, but appears to be based on the assortment of "leaked" schematics from April and may not be accurate.

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Alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows wireless charging pad, no rear Touch ID

04/26/2017, 02:04 pm

New purported schematics for Apple's "iPhone 8" show the rear of the device, possibly backing up claims that the product will switch to vertically-aligned lenses -- albeit without a Touch ID sensor.

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How Apple's 'iPhone 8' could improve battery life with 2-cell design, OLED screen

04/26/2017, 01:04 pm

The hurdles to better battery life in modern devices are both technical, in terms of power consumption, and physical, as limited by space available. Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is rumored to address both of those issues, potentially allowing for longer battery life than ever.

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Production of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be affected by unspecified Samsung OLED problems

04/25/2017, 09:04 am

Another supply chain source suggests that the "iPhone 8" supply in 2017 will be profoundly hamstrung has emerged, but for a different reason -- tight supplies of the the Samsung OLED screen.

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Purported internal schematic of 'iPhone 8' shows 'A11' chip, removable SIM

04/24/2017, 11:04 am

Adding to the cacophony of recent "iPhone 8" rumors, a purported illustration of the layout of the interior of the high-end future iPhone has appeared on Chinese social media showing a conventional Touch ID location, and some other realignments needed for a vertical camera module position.

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CNC blank of 'iPhone 8' appears on Twitter, likely based on previous questionable diagrams

04/24/2017, 09:04 am

A purported Foxconn CNC model of the "iPhone 8" has surfaced online -- but as with the diagrams leaked over the last two weeks, there is no way to tell how accurate the model is, or if it is even close to what Apple will ship.

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'Severe supply shortages' of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be a major concern through end of 2017

04/24/2017, 08:04 am

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is once again cautioning investors that Apple's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" could be in extremely limited supply to end 2017, thanks to the expected adoption of a number of new technologies, namely an edge-to-edge OLED display.

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How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will likely change with 'iPhone 8'

04/22/2017, 01:04 am

There's a lot of talk about Apple's shift to a new screen technology with the "iPhone 8," but fewer conversations about how it will all work -- AppleInsider explains what changes Apple will likely need to make to implement the technology, while retaining Touch ID on the front of the rumored edge-to-edge screen on the device.

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'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram 'leaks' appear on Chinese social media

04/21/2017, 02:04 pm

A new set of images purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" rear case have appeared on Chinese social media, but AppleInsider has learned that they are renders, based on recent, alleged schematic 'leaks.'

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Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'

04/21/2017, 12:04 am

Lending credence to speculation of a coming iPhone "supercycle," market research firm comScore on Thursday released data showing tens of millions of users who own legacy iPhones are primed to upgrade.

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Why an all-glass 'iPhone 8' makes sense, and could be more durable than you expect

04/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Not since the discontinuation of the iPhone 4s has Apple sold a handset with an all-glass back, but that's rumored to change this year with the flagship "iPhone 8." In the years between those two models, advances in glass production technology have made it so an all-glass "iPhone 8" could be more robust than you might assume.

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Another alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows Touch ID home button on back of device, vertical camera

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

An illustration claiming to show the design of Apple's next-generation flagship "iPhone 8" includes features and measurements consistent with earlier leaks, most notably a circular space centered on the back of the device that could be the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' chip orders suggest more than 100 million iPhones on tap by end of year

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A new supply chain report from Apple's suppliers suggests that the company is escalating orders compared to previous years, and is readying over 50 million iPhones for sale per quarter during the second half of calendar year 2017.

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Apple still experimenting with 'iPhone 8' tech including curved screens, new camera systems

04/18/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is testing a variety of different technologies for this year's "iPhone 8," according to a report reaffirming many rumors about the phone's features, such as an edge-to-edge Samsung OLED display and new camera technology.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to adopt stainless steel chassis, flat OLED, vertical iSight camera

04/17/2017, 05:04 pm

Seemingly confirming a handful of rumors regarding Apple's next-generation "iPhone 8" handset, a report out on Monday claims the forthcoming smartphone will feature a polished stainless steel "glass sandwich" design, vertical iSight camera array for augmented reality functionality and a flat OLED display.

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Analyst speculates Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' could ditch embedded fingerprint sensor

04/17/2017, 12:04 pm

A Wall Street analyst claims Apple has yet to finalize an embedded fingerprint recognition for this year's OLED-based "iPhone 8," leading him to speculate that the phone could ship late -- or without a fingerprint sensor at all.

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Rumor: Apple pushing LG to get into smartphone OLED business for 2018 iPhone

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

In an apparent bid to diversify its supply chain and reduce reliance on rival Samsung, Apple is said to be pushing LG Display to enter the small- to medium-sized OLED business, potentially in time for a 2018 iPhone update.

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Alleged 'iPhone 8' diagrams show display dimensions, sensor array

04/17/2017, 09:04 am

Early on Monday a new diagram purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" surfaced, including questionable specifics about exactly how close the screen comes to the edge of the enclosure, and how the sensors adjacent to the phone's ear speaker are aligned.

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One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

04/17/2017, 02:04 am

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

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