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Topic: iPhone 8

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use separate wireless charging accessory, ditch Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter

02/11/2017, 06:02 pm

Only one of this fall's upcoming iPhone models -- the so-called "iPhone 8" or "iPhone X" -- will offer inductive charging and a glass back, but buyers will have to use a separate accessory to juice up wirelessly, a report said on Saturday.

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Rumor: Apple to begin 'iPhone 8' production earlier than usual with more stringent inspection requirements

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

While the handsets are still on track to launch September, Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup --led by an anticipated high-end OLED model --is rumored to go into production earlier than the usual timeframe, in a move that could allow the company more time to iron out kinks associated with new technology.

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Wireless charging and new glass casing will require heat compensation in Apple's 'iPhone X'

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

In reimagining the iPhone from the ground up with new features like wireless charging, Apple will reportedly also have to rethink how the handset is built, adding a thin graphite sheet to the handset's internals to prevent overheating.

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Fate of screen supplier Japan Display unclear if Apple shifts to OLED for 'iPhone X'

02/09/2017, 09:02 am

Analysts predict that recent reorganizational efforts and a financial assist by the Japanese government for Apple supplier Japan Display, the prime supplier of iPhone screens, may not matter much if Apple does in fact shift to OLED screens in the "iPhone 8" and future models.

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Apple's 10th anniversary 'iPhone X' could cost more than $1,000 - report

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

A new high-end, top-of-the-line iPhone featuring an OLED display and an all-new design is expected to debut later this year with a similarly premium price tag, which one report claims could start at more than a thousand dollars.

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Despite claims to the contrary, Apple's 'iPhone 8' remains likely to launch in September

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

Two supply chain reports, one from an analyst and one from a purported parts supplier, make different clams about the manufacturing start date of Apple's feature-laden anniversary "iPhone 8." But there has been no serious indication thus far that Apple will stray from its typical annual September launch window.

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Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

02/06/2017, 12:02 pm

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

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Energous, Dialog Semiconductor launch small RF charging circuit, possibly destined for 'iPhone 8'

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

Dialog Semiconductor and Energous have launched a new wireless charging component that is cheaper and takes up less space than previous iterations, a part that could help Apple incorporate over-the-air power in a future iPhone or iPad.

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OLED for 'iPhone X' could deal $50M hit to Apple's Q2 expenses, analyst says

01/30/2017, 09:01 am

Apple's widely-rumored decision to equip a 10th-anniversary iPhone with OLED could add approximately $50 million to incremental costs in the March quarter, eating slightly into profit margins, according to an analyst.

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Better incarnation of Siri may appear alongside Apple's 2017 iPhones - report

01/24/2017, 10:01 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone models will likely ship with an enhanced version of Siri, reflecting growing competition in the AI assistant space, a report said on Tuesday.

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Wistron set to help produce Apple's 2017 iPhones in India - report

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple has indeed picked Wistron to be its first iPhone manufacturer in India, with plans to get the company working phones launching later this year, a report claimed on Monday -- despite Apple having not yet secured a deal to set up Indian manufacturing.

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Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

01/21/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

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Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

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Component supplier Lite-On reportedly supplier of wireless charging components destined for 'iPhone 8'

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Ongoing rumors that Apple will introduce wireless charging to a future generation of iPhone have been bolstered by a new report, with supply chain sources claiming that Lite-On Semiconductor has received a sizable order to supply components for the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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New supply chain reports lend weight to 'wraparound' 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' with embedded sensors

01/18/2017, 08:01 am

New details on this year's anticipated "iPhone 7s" upgrade and "iPhone 8" redesign have emerged, with a Wall Street analyst claiming the iPhone's 10th anniversary will be celebrated with a new jumbo-sized model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED "fixed flex" screen.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' prompts rival smartphone makers to clamber for OLED supplies

01/16/2017, 12:01 pm

Worried that Apple will monopolize OLED supply capacity for this year's "iPhone 8," a number of smartphone vendors are said to be racing to secure some that capacity for their own OLED products.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to gain tougher IP68 water and dust resistance - report

01/13/2017, 11:01 am

When it launches later this year, Apple is reportedly planning to make the water and dust resistance of the "iPhone 8" even better than the iPhone 7, upgrading it to an IP68 rating.

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Rumored 'iPhone 8' stainless steel chassis could expand Apple's American supply chain

01/10/2017, 11:01 am

If Apple does indeed switch to a Jabil-made stainless steel chassis for the "iPhone 8," the company could expand its comparatively small American supply chain and appease U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, who has pushed for more domestic manufacturing.

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Apple to forge 'iPhone 8' chassis from stainless steel, report says

01/10/2017, 02:01 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday suggests Apple might ditch aluminum for forged stainless steel in crafting its next-generation iPhone, lending credence to predictions of an "iPhone 8" with "glass sandwich" design.

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