Olixar — the company behind a recent "iPhone 8" screen protector — on Tuesday launched a complete series of cases for Apple's upcoming phone, banking on rumored features such as an edge-to-edge OLED display and a vertically-aligned rear camera.
A new report sheds some light on Apple's anti-leak department, with employees for the Global Security Team coming from the NSA, FBI, Secret Service, and U.S. military supervising an operation that deals with more people per day in the production lines in China than the TSA does in airports.
Supply chain reports suggest that Apple's and Samsung's rapacious demand for smartphone components will deeply impact parts available for other manufacturers, with industry-wide shortages expected in the second half of 2017.
Photos and video of a screen protector — purportedly for Apple's "iPhone 8" — may support the idea that the device will have an edge-to-edge display, excluding only a small area for an earpiece and front-facing sensors.
Apple has a long history of introducing groundbreaking technology in one device, only to gradually carry it over to the rest of its product lineup in the ensuing years. With that in mind, the newly released iPad Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display could hint at the future of Apple's portable devices — particularly as the company pushes into augmented reality and virtual reality.
In an apparent breach of Apple's secrecy protocols, Wistron's chief executive told reporters on Wednesday that this fall's anticipated "iPhone 7s Plus" will add wireless charging, and also improve on the water resistant design introduced with the iPhone 7 series.
Though the company stopped short of saying who the components are for, Apple supplier Largan has affirmed that it will ship 3D sensors capable of scanning a user's face and unique iris, capabilities rumored to be a part of the anticipated "iPhone 8."
A report claiming Apple's "iPhone 8" won't supporting some next-generation connectivity generated some confusion about the new device's prospects — but it really won't matter. AppleInsider explains the technology, and why the next crop of iPhones won't be impacted if Apple limits connectivity speed.
Apple shares are down over $10 since Friday, reportedly part of a broader selloff of U.S. technology stocks, but also reflecting concerns over upcoming iPhones using slower cellular modems than their rivals.
An extensive thread from "Foxconninsider" on Reddit has answered user questions about forthcoming Apple products, including limited information on a 2018 MacBook Pro refresh, the death of the MacBook Air, an "Apple Smart Glasses" project, the "Siri Speaker" and the "iPhone 8" — but a previous rumor that was refuted has been reiterated and casts significant doubt on the user and the data provided.
A high-profile Apple stock analyst has suggested virtually all of Apple's upcoming hardware pipeline could at least be previewed at WWDC, including the "iPhone 8" and an Apple TV with 4K. Needless to say, that's highly unlikely.
Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into broadband processors working as mobile modems.