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OLED Displays for iPhone 8 May Cost Apple $50 Million in Q2 – Analyst





As it was reported earlier, the iPhone 8 may be equipped with a new OLED display. According to a research note from Cowen & Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, the switch to new displays may cost Apple $50 million in incremental costs. This sum will be paid to suppliers in March, but the quarterly gross margin of the company should not be affected too much, the analyst adds.


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Monday, January 30th, 2017. 20:56

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Check Out New iPhone 8 Concept [Video]



Later this year, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone called the iPhone 8. Recent rumors and reports from reputable analysts suggest that the device may get a major redesign. Inspired by these rumors, Iskander Utebayev has created an iPhone 8 concept featuring a glossy black body, rounded display, and the iSight camera embedded in the Apple logo on the back panel of the device.


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Saturday, January 28th, 2017. 17:00

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Japan Display to Produce Flexible LCDs in 2018



According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, one of Apple suppliers, Japan Display, is planning to start the production of flexible LCD displays in 2018. They are cheaper to produce and the company says it has already found several smartphone vendors that are ready to start using new screens. OLED screens are more advanced, they use less power, but provide better image quality. Still, LCDs are good for mid-range and low-end smartphones.


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Thursday, January 26th, 2017. 15:29

iPhone 8 to Feature New Fingerprint Scanner



Apple will replace the Touch ID scanner in the Home button with a new sensor. A well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will use an optical fingerprint reader in the iPhone 8 as it is more accurate, reliable, and can be placed under the display. The switch to thinner and more advanced OLED displays is the main reason for the tech giant to adopt the new technology.


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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017. 18:35

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iPhone 8 to get New 3D Touch Sensor – Analyst



According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature a new 3D Touch sensor compatible with new wraparound OLED display panel that is supposed to be used in the handset. This new panel will be more sensitive and offer users more levels of pressure levels. To make the new sensor stronger and reinforce the entire structure of the OLED panel, Apple will use an additional layer of metal, Kuo says.


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Saturday, January 21st, 2017. 19:16

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Apple Found Wireless Charging Supplier – Report



 Apple found a supplier that will produce components for wireless charging. This means that the iPhone 8 will support the technology that will allow to charge the phone using a special dock station or surface for charging. The rumor comes from Asian supply chain sources, so it’s rather reliable.


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Friday, January 20th, 2017. 22:46

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iPhone 8 to Get Facial and Gesture Recognition – Report



According to the latest report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, the iPhone 8 will get a 5.8-inch OLED wraparound screen with a thin bezel at the top featuring two sensors used for facial and gesture recognition. Furthermore, the Home button with Touch ID scanner will be integrated in the display, Arcuri claims. Apple may also add wireless charging capabilities to the next-generation iPhone.


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Thursday, January 19th, 2017. 20:49

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Faulty Battery Caused Galaxy Note 7 Explosions – Samsung



Samsung has reportedly discovered that faulty batteries were the cause of fires and explosions of the Galaxy Note 7. According to the latest report shared by Reuters, Samsung has finished the investigation and will announce its results on January 23, before the event dedicated to the earnings in the fourth quarter.


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Monday, January 16th, 2017. 20:44

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iPhone 8 to Get IP68 Water Resistance – Rumor



According to the latest report from the Korea Herald, the next-generation iPhone may feature improved water resistance. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both have IP67 water resistance, while the new model may comply with the IP68 standard, reporters claim. The same standard is currently supported by the Galaxy S7 and will be supported by the new Galaxy S8.


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Saturday, January 14th, 2017. 15:32

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Samsung Finalizes Galaxy S8 Specs Ahead of Production



Samsung has finalized the design of the next-generation iPhone rival – the Galaxy S8. This means that the company will start the mass production of the upcoming device very soon. The specs of the smartphone go in line with previous rumors.


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Friday, January 13th, 2017. 18:30

iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6s Captured 31.3% Market Share in the USA in November



According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.


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Thursday, January 12th, 2017. 16:45

iPhone 8 to get Glass Body and Steel Frame – Report



According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the next-generation iPhone will feature a stainless steel casing along with two glass panels on the back and front side. This design is quite similar to the design of the iPhone 4, so it’s not surprising that the suppliers of the new components are Foxconn and Jabil. Apart from other things, these two companies were responsible for the production of external components for the iPhone 4.


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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017. 14:08

Apple Celebrates 10th iPhone Anniversary



10 years ago, on January 9th, 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the iPhone. The device combined a widescreen iPod for multimedia, a device for communication on the Internet, and a phone in one powerful piece of tech. Yesterday, Apple released a press-release to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone lineup and commemorate Steve Jobs contribution to what many experts believe was a revolution in the tech world.


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Monday, January 9th, 2017. 21:30

New iPhones to Get 2 New Features – Rumor



A well-known insider Sonny Dickson has recently claimed that the next-gen iPhone may get two new features. He has been accurate in the past, so his words should be trustworthy.


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Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 18:08

What to Expect from Apple in 2017 [Video]



2017 is here and below you can take a look at the video showing what to expect from Apple this year. The video has been shared by MacRumors and is available below and on YouTube.


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Monday, January 2nd, 2017. 13:33