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Topic: iPhone 8

Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

02/28/2017, 07:02 am

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

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Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

02/24/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's main mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, is reportedly set to begin commercial shipments of 10-nanometer chips in the next month -- likely supporting claims that the "A11" processors in upcoming iPhones will use the technology.

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Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

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Contradictory report cites 5 Apple wireless charging teams on 'iPhone 8,' no tech breakthroughs

02/23/2017, 10:02 am

A new report highlights Apple's involvement with wireless charging protocol specification Qi's organizing body, and claims that Apple's iPhone moves are driven more by marketing needs than by any particular drive for innovation in new products.

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Apple rumored to eliminate 32GB tier with 'iPhone 8,' with capacity starting at 64GB

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

While not much has been said up until now about Apple's possible intentions for user storage on the "iPhone 8," a new report claims that the high-end device will have at least 64 gigabytes of flash storage, with a second configuration boasting 256 gigabytes.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not use curved OLED due to production problems

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

Although Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" is expected to offer a 5.15-inch AMOLED screen with a 2K resolution, the company is dropping plans to make it curved because of problems discovered in testing, a research firm said on Tuesday.

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Wireless charging likely coming to Apple's 'iPhone 8,' but not Energous's long-range solution

02/21/2017, 09:02 am

A new report sheds some doubt on Apple's "iPhone 8" including Energous wireless charging at-range technology, and suggests that it will either use the Qi or the Airfuel protocols.

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'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

02/21/2017, 08:02 am

In addition to being a complete redesign of the iconic handset, Apple's anticipated "iPhone 8" will reportedly bring key technical upgrades to the platform, including a "revolutionary" front facing 3D camera system that can be used for a variety of applications, from biometric authentication to games.

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Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

02/19/2017, 07:02 pm

Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace -- a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

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Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

02/17/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

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Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

02/17/2017, 11:02 am

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

02/17/2017, 09:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to replace Touch ID home button with 'function area,' start at $1,000

02/15/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new 'iPhone 8' model later this year, and will dedicate the extra screen real estate to an area for virtual buttons, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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3D laser scanner possibly destined for Apple's 'iPhone 8' expected to add facial recognition, future AR use

02/15/2017, 02:02 pm

The 3D laser scanning module that may make an appearance on the "iPhone 8" raises a number of questions, and a new report attempts to shed some light on the subject, including what model of iPhone it might appear on this year.

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Apple in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to supply OLED panels for future iPhone

02/15/2017, 12:02 am

As it looks to bolster its supply of OLED panels, a hot commodity that remains in short supply worldwide, Apple is reportedly considering Chinese firm BOE as a supplier of next-gen iPhone screens.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to feature reinforced glass back, stainless steel frame

02/14/2017, 09:02 am

A new report from Chinese manufacturers reinforces the reports that the next wave of iPhones will have three releases in 4.7-, 5.5-, and 5.8-inch screen sizes, and names China-based Foxconn and Catcher Technology, plus U.S. based Jabil Circuit as suppliers.

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Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

02/14/2017, 04:02 am

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of reading a user's fingerprint without a dedicated sensor, a design feature rumored to see release with "iPhone 8."

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7" iPhone 7

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

By shrinking components inside of its next-generation flagship iPhone, Apple apparently plans to squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor, new details reveal.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium ahead of 'iPhone 8'

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

With this year's flagship iPhone expected to be the first to boast wireless charging, Apple has officially joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the governing body behind the Qi charging standard.

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Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens

02/13/2017, 09:02 am

Possibly adding to a 2016 deal, a report from South Korea has emerged claiming that Apple has entered into a $4.3 billion contract with Samsung for 60 million 5-inch OLED screens potentially destined for a next-generation iPhone.

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