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Topic: iPhone 8

As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

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With Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to ditch home button, 'Galaxy S8' leak suggests Samsung following suit

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

As rumors continue to suggest Apple will ditch the home button on this year's flagship "iPhone 8" redesign, a newly leaked image claims to show Samsung's next-generation "Galaxy S8" handset also deleting its own home button.

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Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future iPhone as leading platform for wireless charging

01/04/2017, 04:01 pm

Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

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Assembly company Wistron looking to expand India factories, possibly for future iPhone construction

01/04/2017, 08:01 am

Recent supply chain reports suggest that once and possibly future iPhone manufacturer Wistron is expanding its efforts in India, possibly as a way to help Apple fulfill local sourcing requirements for future iPhones.

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Wistron said to have claimed some future Apple 'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' orders

12/29/2016, 10:12 am

Recent reports from the supply chain claim that frequent rumor target Wistron, the builder of the iPhone 5c and SE, has seized at least some future orders from Apple for future iPhone models -- but what it will actually be tapped for is unclear.

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Rumor: Apple will ship 60M-70M 5.8" 'iPhone 8' units in 2017 with Samsung-made AMOLED displays

12/29/2016, 10:12 am

Apple's supply chain has huge expectations for the anticipated flagship 2017 iPhone, projecting as many as 70 million shipments next year for the all-new design, rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.

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Apple rumored to introduce 5" 'iPhone 7s' in 2017 with vertical dual-lens array

12/27/2016, 12:12 am

A rumor out of East Asia on Tuesday claims Apple will add a third form factor to its iPhone lineup in 2017, specifically a mid-sized 5-inch handset said to share internal components next year's 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch "s" cycle offerings.

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Circuit board maker Flexium hedges bets on OLED-equipped iPhones from Apple

12/22/2016, 09:12 am

Operating on the assumption that Apple is building an OLED iPhone, flexible circuit board maker Flexium is developing products that can be paired with the display technology, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple's plans for an OLED iPhone might hinge on small Japanese firm

12/21/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple is rumored to introduce its first OLED iPhone model in 2017, but the company's ability to produce next-generation displays at scale could hinge on the availability of machines made by a single Japanese firm.

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More evidence suggests Apple tie-up with wireless charging firm Energous

12/20/2016, 09:12 pm

Rumors of a potential partnership between Apple and long-distance wireless charging firm Energous refuse to die. In the latest tidbit, market analyst Louis Basenese points to the recent defection of an Apple product manager, who is now helping Energous gain federal regulatory approval for its various consumer product offerings.

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Supposedly leaked Apple documents peg three iPhones for release in 2017, top model codenamed 'Ferrari'

12/20/2016, 05:12 pm

A pair of purported Apple manufacturing documents leaked to the web on Tuesday appears to confirm rumors that 2017 will bring three models market, including a completely redesigned high-end variant codenamed "Ferrari."

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All of Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' models to use curved Samsung panels - report

12/18/2016, 03:12 pm

A Sunday report reaffirmed claims that next year's "iPhone 8" will come in separate OLED and LCD versions, with all of the OLED models sporting curved displays.

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Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

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Apple 'iPhone 7s' rumored to retain iPhone 7 design, debut without wireless charging

12/07/2016, 05:12 pm

Contrary to recent predictions, a report on Wednesday claims the biggest changes coming to Apple's next-generation iPhone models are an upgraded "A11" SoC and new red color option, with the forthcoming handset likely to carry over the design language introduced with iPhone 7.

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All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7" model expected to drive Apple sales to 'unprecedented' highs

11/29/2016, 08:11 am

iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.

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2017 4.7" LCD 'iPhone 7s' predicted to become Apple's new mid-range affordable handset

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

With Apple expected to launch three new iPhone models next year, a new report suggests the company could slash prices on the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models with legacy LCD technology, allowing them to appeal to a new segment of consumers.

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All 2017 iPhones expected to feature wireless charging and glass casing

11/23/2016, 06:11 am

Recent rumors indicate Apple will employ a substantially glass chassis for its next-generation iPhone lineup, with most pundits chalking up the material change to aesthetics. New information from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, suggests Apple is turning to a glass sandwich design to better facilitate wireless charging.

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Dual-lens cameras expected to be the de facto iPhone standard by 2018

11/17/2016, 10:11 am

A recent analyst note predicts that the iPhone's installed base will migrate over to optical image stabilization in both camera lenses across most of the line in 2017, with about 85 percent of the line sporting a camera similar to that in the iPhone 7 Plus by 2018.

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Apple's new high-end OLED 2017 iPhone expected to feature 5.1"-5.2" display

11/17/2016, 08:11 am

Apple is widely expected to introduce a new premium iPhone model in 2017 featuring an all-new design and OLED display, but the screen will be sized somewhere in between the current iPhone and iPhone Plus, according to one well-connected insider.

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