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Topic: iPhone 7

KGI says 'iPhone 7' won't have 'many attractive selling points,' predicts competitors to outperform Apple

04/24/2016, 12:04 pm

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities continues to have a bearish outlook on iPhone sales through the end of 2016, telling investors on Sunday that he believes Apple will be the only top-five smartphone vendor to see shipments decline this year.

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Apple likely switching to different modem for 'iPhone 7,' Qualcomm CEO hints

04/21/2016, 09:04 am

Apple appears likely to switch away from Qualcomm modems for upcoming iPhones, at least in part, as suggested by comments from the latter company's CEO made during an earnings call.

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Apple patents ultra-compact folding telephoto lens for mobile devices

04/19/2016, 12:04 pm

The days of being forced to deal with a bulbous camera bump to enjoy optical zoom in a smartphone may soon be over, as Apple has invented a new variety of compact telephoto lens system.

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Apple expected to ditch aluminum, release glass-backed iPhone with OLED display in 2017

04/17/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple reportedly plans to shake up the materials used for the iPhone in 2017, abandoning the aluminum casing it has used for years and returning to the glass chassis championed with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

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Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7' will ditch headphone jack for Lightning EarPods, sport Smart Connector

04/13/2016, 01:04 pm

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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Apple's iPhone shipments 'likely' to fall below 200M in 2016, insider says

04/04/2016, 08:04 am

With lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone 6s, a soft iPhone SE launch, and dual-camera designs from competitors expected to beat the 'iPhone 7 Plus' to market, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone shipments could fall below 200 million units this year.

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'iPhone 7' may use new 'fan-out' packaging tech to save internal space

03/31/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple is expected to use a new "fan-out" packaging technology for some components to maximize the amount of room in its next-generation iPhone, a Korean report said on Thursday.

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Buy now or wait? Apple's new iPhone SE vs. the rumored 'iPhone 7'

03/30/2016, 11:03 am

It's one of the most common questions any prospective smartphone buyer asks: Should I buy now, or wait? The launch of the iPhone SE -- an uncharacteristic-for-Apple mid-cycle upgrade -- makes the answer slightly more complex this year.

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Cowen upgrades Apple to 'outperform,' envisions OLED iPhones with new form factors

03/30/2016, 09:03 am

Cowen and Company upgraded its outlook on AAPL stock to "outperform" on Wednesday with a $135 price target, telling investors it believes Apple will return to growth with this fall's "iPhone 7" and beyond.

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Apple's 'Liam' video sparks theories of new iPhone 6s-like model without camera bump

03/22/2016, 10:03 am

Apple fanatics are always digging, looking for clues about what could be next for the company, and many times seeing things where they don't exist. The latest conspiracy theory: Apple subtly showed off an iPhone 6s-like design without a protruding rear camera at its media event on Monday.

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Why Apple is announcing a new 4-inch 'iPhone SE' in March

03/19/2016, 11:03 am

For Apple, 2016 is already shaping up to be an unprecedented year, with the company set to launch an entirely new iPhone model earlier than ever. Here are a few key reasons why this is a wise move.

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Alleged parts leaks suggests Apple could boost battery life, feature ceramic body with 'iPhone 7'

03/18/2016, 03:03 pm

A battery claimed to be destined for the anticipated "iPhone 7" shows a larger capacity than the current iPhone 6s, suggesting Apple may be able to squeeze more capacity into a smaller frame -- and potentially with an all-new casing material.

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Alleged cases for 'iPhone 7' & 'iPhone SE' may support rumored features

03/17/2016, 05:03 pm

A video posted to YouTube on Thursday depicts what are said to be two Chinese-made cases for Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" and 4-inch "iPhone SE," potentially supporting rumors about the devices' features.

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Meizu VP debunks recent 'iPhone 7' leak as firm's upcoming Pro 6, posts photos to prove it

03/17/2016, 04:03 am

In an unexpected blog post on Thursday, Meizu's vice president of sales and marketing Li Nan said a recent photo purporting to show Apple's "iPhone 7" is in actuality a picture of the upcoming Meizu Pro 6.

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Rumor: Unlikely partial rear casing for 'iPhone 7' once again shown in leaked photo

03/16/2016, 11:03 am

Yet another photo supposedly smuggled out from the Chinese supply chain purports to show a portion of Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7," this time focusing on the redesigned antenna bands along the device's rear.

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Rumor: Chinese spy shots show 'iPhone 7' with dual cameras, no home button

03/15/2016, 02:03 pm

Photos of what purport to be Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 7" have bubbled up from sources in the People's Republic of China, though some aspects of the snaps cast a shade of doubt on their authenticity.

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'iPhone 7,' 'iPhone SE' case photos proliferate from China based on alleged Apple designs

03/09/2016, 03:03 pm

Case makers are betting they already know the design of Apple's impending 4-inch iPhone, as well as its next-generation "iPhone 7," with a multitude of protective accessories available to purchase from China.

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Photos of purported 'iPhone 7' case support rumors of no 3.5mm headphone jack

03/09/2016, 08:03 am

Whether or not it's based on an accurate design, at least one third-party case manufacturer is already producing a product assuming Apple's upcoming "iPhone 7" will indeed ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, hinting at 'iPhone 7' prep

03/02/2016, 11:03 am

Key Apple processor supplier TSMC plans to double its production capacity for 16-nanometer chips in March, reports said on Wednesday, hinting at preparation for future Apple devices.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to retain 6s dimensions, thinner Lightning port, lack waterproofing

02/29/2016, 11:02 pm

The latest rumors out of East Asia seemingly confirm Apple's next-generation flagship iPhones will retain the same dimensions as their iPhone 6s series counterparts, albeit with a thinner LCD array, and will not be waterproof as some have anticipated.

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