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Topic: iPhone 8

With 'iPhone 8,' Apple & Samsung to dominate 2017 OLED supply, squeezing out others

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

Huawei may have just 8 percent of its smartphones shipped with OLED panels in 2017 because of constrained supply forced by Apple's shift to the technology, and Samsung selling the majority of its available supply for the "iPhone 8."

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Services growth on track to deliver big long-term payout for Apple, analyst says

03/15/2017, 04:03 pm

An analyst claims that Apple is on track for its services business revenue estimates so far, and any large acquisitions it may make will just accelerate the growth driven by the iPhone 7, and successor "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" devices expected in 2017.

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Supply chain suggests Apple's 'iPhone 8' will sport mildly curved Samsung OLED screen

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Yet another report has emerged from the Chinese supply chain, suggesting that while the high-end "iPhone 8" will have a curved screen, but it won't be so pronounced as to make it unrecognizable as an iPhone at first glance.

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Pegatron confirms it can build the iPhone in the US, assuming Apple picks up all the costs

03/15/2017, 08:03 am

After a few months of revenue boosted by Apple production demands, manufacturing partner Pegatron's CEO says that the company could build the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" in the U.S. if it is asked to -- but Apple would have to shoulder all of the company's costs for doing so.

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Why Apple is unlikely to ditch Touch ID for facial recognition with 'iPhone 8'

03/15/2017, 01:03 am

Apple is rumored to integrate face-scanning cameras in its upcoming "iPhone 8" handset this fall, sparking speculation that facial recognition technology will replace the company's Touch ID authentication system. AppleInsider explains why such a move is unlikely, at least this year.

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Concept imagines Apple's 'iPhone 8' with Siri-based augmented reality

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

A new set of concept renders for Apple's "iPhone 8" -- sometimes known as the "iPhone X" or "iPhone Edition" -- envisions the device making use of augmented reality technology to let Siri and widgets connect with the outside world.

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Despite China weakness, Apple's 'aspirational' brand remains strong globally -- report

03/13/2017, 12:03 pm

A new analyst report sees Apple outperforming an expanding premiums smartphone market, with the company garnering its highest market share in four years in the US, Japan, and Europe.

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Analyst predicts weak demand for Samsung Galaxy S8, suggests focusing on Apple OLED 'iPhone 8'

03/11/2017, 02:03 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on the imminent Galaxy S8 release, and is predicting a significant drop in sales when compared to the Galaxy S7 to date because of a lack of selling points, and an attractive possible "iPhone 8" release.

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Why the 'iPhone 8' may see Apple finally adopt OLED

03/09/2017, 01:03 pm

Conflicting rumors peg the 2017 iPhone refresh to boast OLED screens in just the "iPhone 8," or the high-end model and in the "iPhone 7s," or in nothing at all. AppleInsider examines the technology, and discusses why -- or why not -- it may make an appearance later in the year.

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Two Apple suppliers tapped for 'iPhone 8' OLED 3D Touch solutions, dropping big bucks on fab facilities

03/08/2017, 09:03 am

A new supply chain report pegs touch panel manufacturers General Interface Solution and TPK Holding as OLED touch panel suppliers for Apple, with the pair spending millions of dollars to expand capacity in time for the "iPhone 8."

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3D imaging tech in Apple's 'iPhone 8' may push launch past September - report

03/08/2017, 09:03 am

The 3D imaging sensors anticipated for the "iPhone 8" are being produced by STMicroelectronics at a factory in France, a report said on Wednesday, cautioning that parts might not be ready by Apple's usual September launch window.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' might not feature full-screen OLED sans home button, to launch long after September reveal

03/08/2017, 12:03 am

Though analyst consensus has Apple releasing an OLED "iPhone 8" with wireless charging and "invisible" home button later this year, a report on Tuesday claims the described model is but one of many prototypes that might not make it to production.

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Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED production ahead of 'iPhone 8'

03/07/2017, 09:03 am

Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.

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Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

03/06/2017, 09:03 am

Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

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Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use 5.8-inch OLED display

03/05/2017, 04:03 pm

This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' using custom fingerprint tech, not starting production until September -- report

03/03/2017, 09:03 am

Apple is developing a custom fingerprint sensor for its OLED-based "iPhone 8," and as a result might not begin production of the device until September -- well after a July start date for two LCD-based iPhone models, a report claimed on Friday.

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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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New Galaxy S8 leak shows high-quality render of Samsung's iPhone competitor

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers what may be the clearest view yet of the phone, which will apparently beat Apple's "iPhone 8" to the punch in combining a curved edge-to-edge OLED display with no physical home button.

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Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

Rumors that Apple is considering a future without a physical home button on its iPhones have been bolstered by a patent granted to the company on Tuesday -- one that could allow users to authenticate their fingerprint by touching anywhere on the screen.

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Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report

02/28/2017, 10:02 am

A new analyst report sheds some doubt on the "super cycle" concept because of a probable limit in OLED screen supply, suggesting that the pent-up demand for a revolutionary iPhone incorporating the flexible screens will only be sated after a few years -- which will boost AAPL over the long term.

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