A new analyst report claims that Apple holds up to a two year lead on rival Qualcomm, when it comes to software and hardware development of accurate 3D sensing systems — and no Android product developer seems that willing to host the technology in the foreseeable future.
The "iPhone 8" may finally enter full-scale production in the "third week of September," an analyst claimed on Monday, reinforcing predictions that the device will be available in limited numbers that month — but will likely not have Touch ID embedded in the display.
Accessory maker Nodus believes Apple will abandon Touch ID fingerprint technology when it releases "iPhone 8," information the case maker gathered from supply chain sources as it worked on designs for the forthcoming handset.
Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus."
Two videos published on Chinese social media depict workers polishing the enclosure of what appears to be the "iPhone 8," as well as a a rack to allow air circulation around the parts without human contact, or stacking.
A new research note suggests demand is soft amongst existing iPhone owners, suggesting that only 18 percent of current iPhone owners are interested in an "iPhone 8" costing $1000 and up with cash out of pocket, but $50 a month isn't unreasonable — a figure essentially matched by Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.
A deep dive into recently released HomePod firmware reveals a few bits of information regarding the operation of Apple's "iPhone 8" virtual home button, specifically in relation to app and user interactions.
The latest batch of dummy "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" series phones have apparently made their way out of China, as a pair of videos on Wednesday offer hands-on looks at what appears to be identical device mockups.
Code uncovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system rumored to debut in Apple's "iPhone 8" will support payments, combined biometric security and include hooks for third-party apps.
A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.
Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.