According to the latest report from usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 production may be delayed until October–November due to difficulties with some components. Still, if new features like the OLED display or new 3D-sensing system function properly, the demand for the handset will be strong in the first quarter of 2018 just like in the launch September quarter.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at the stories worth your attention right now.
Benjamin Geskin has shared several images showing the alleged iPhone 8 dummy model. According to the insider, the leaked model comes from Foxconn. The images reveal the device that has a vertical dual camera and in general, proves most rumors that appeared on the Internet earlier this month.
New details about Apple’s secret autonomous car program have surfaced online.
According to the documents shared by Business Insider, the system Apple is working on is called “Apple Automated System”. The company is using three Lexus RX450h SUVs equipped with Logitech steering wheel and pedals to control the car by wire. The test drivers pass several tests and trainings before getting into the car as they need to be ready to take control over the autonomous vehicle at any time.
An Instagram used nicknamed bro.king has created a 3D model of the alleged iPhone 8 back shell. This model is based on leaked schematics shared by Sonny Dickson earlier this week and shows the Touch ID fingerprint scanner below the Apple logo as well as the vertical dual camera.
Apple has started selling refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar. The refurbished models are $270–300 cheaper than the new ones, so if you want to save some money, you should definitely take a look at the available configurations.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the average selling price of the iPhone will rise dramatically in 2018. During the last holiday quarter, iPhone ASP was $695, while in 2018 it may rise to $753 due to new features and design of the OLED iPhone 8. Another possible reason is the fact that customers are now choosing ‘Plus’ models more often than smaller handsets. Larger iPhones are more expensive, and this influences the average selling price.
According to the research note shared by usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by 9to5Google, the Galaxy Note 8 may get a dual camera similar to the one the iPhone 7 Plus has. The expert believes that the camera will become “the most important upgrade” of the device. Kuo also revealed that the handset will get a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display along with Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon MSM8998 processor, depending on the country.
Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video to YouTube letting us take a look at what’s happening inside Apple’s new headquarters when it gets darker. Apart from that, the short clip shows how the work is being carried out at the territory.
A well-known insider Sonny Dickson has shared an image showing leaked schematics of the iPhone 8. The most surprising and awkward thing about the image is the location of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner cutout. It is placed on the back panel, just below the Apple logo. Currently, all iPhone models have Touch ID integrated into the Home button on the front size of the handset.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple will release two new iMac models in the third quarter of 2017. The production is set to start in May and the supplier is Quanta Computer. Moreover, the company is working on a completely revamped model that will hit the store shelves at the end of 2017.
Apple has made Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, as well as GarageBand and iMovie free apps for iOS and Mac users. This means that if you have a compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or a Mac computer, you can visit the App Store and get the latest versions of these apps free of charge.
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 3 to developers and public testers. Both updates contain bug fixes and make compatible devices more stable, secure, and efficient.
Japanese reporters from Macotakara believe the next-generation iPhone has reached the DVT (Design Validation Test) stage ahead of start of mass production later this year. According to the latest report, the phone features a stainless steel frame that is placed in between the front and back glass panels. The design of the handset is a bit similar to the design of the iPhone 4, even though the iPhone 8 is larger, thinner and has an OLED display along with other notable improvements.
According to the latest report from Andy Hargreaves, equity research analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, the iPhone 8 may lack the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple has troubles with integrating the sensor under iPhone’s display, and this may lead either to a complete switch to 3D sensing technology that will be capable of recognizing the user with his face, or a delay in the OLED iPhone 8 production.