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iPhone 8 to Be Delayed Due to Problems with OLED Displays Production





According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Samsung is facing problems with the production of OLED panels for the iPhone 8. Citing people familiar with the matter, the reporters claim that only 3–4 million OLED iPhone units will be ready for shipping in September. This means that Apple is very unlikely to ship 50–60 million iPhone 8 units by the end of 2017, as it was predicted earlier.


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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017. 13:31

Samsung to Release Galaxy Note 8 in Late September



According to the latest report from Venturebeat, Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of September. The new handset will come with the S Pen stylus and get a price tag of €999.


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Monday, June 26th, 2017. 12:27

Leaked Images Reveal Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7



A couple of new images showing what appears to be a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 have been recently spotted on the Internet. Earlier this year, Samsung revealed that it plans to release a special version of the 2016 flagship with smaller and safer battery in select counties.


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Monday, May 29th, 2017. 19:58

iPhone 6s Beats Galaxy S8 in Speed Test [Video]



Check out the video below showing the 2015 iPhone 6s compared to the 2017 Galaxy S8 in a speed test. Shared on a popular YouTube channel PhoneBuff, the clip lets us take a look at how fast the old iPhone is.


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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. 20:05

Hackers Bypass Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition Using Printed Photo



German hackers from Chaos Computer Club tricked the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8. They managed to unlock the phone with the help of a printed photo and a contact lens, which means almost anyone can bypass Samsung’s security system and get access to the phone and sensitive data stored on it.


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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. 18:32

Apple to Release Two OLED iPhones Next Year – Rumor



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Samsung has signed a deal with Apple to supply OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone models. The phone will be called the iPhone 9 and come with 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch displays, both of which will be OLED, reports The Korea Herald citing The Bell.


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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. 17:48

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LG Innotek Will Supply Apple with Facial Recognition Camera Modules for iPhone 8



LG Innotek will supply Apple with facial recognition camera modules for the upcoming iPhone 8, reports the Korea Economic Daily. The reporters claim Apple and LG Innotek started working on the new system last year and that it will have a wide range of applications, from biometric authentication to gaming.


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Friday, May 12th, 2017. 13:18

iPhone 7 Was the Best Selling smartphone in Q1 2017



According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2017 and the iPhone 7 Plus was the second one.

Apple shipped 21.5 million units of the 4.7-inch model and 17.4 million units of the 5.5-inch device. This allowed Apple to take 11% of market. The third best selling smartphone was OPPO R9s, which is being heavily promoted in Asia and India. The fourth and the fifth places in the Strategy Analytics are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy J3 and galaxy J5.


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Thursday, May 11th, 2017. 12:59

iPhone 8 to Have Touch ID on Back Panel After All – Analysts



According to a rather controversial report from a Hong-Kong research firm CLSA, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the rumored OLED iPhone 8 will be located on the back panel. The report is based on the information from Apple suppliers, but it contradicts persistent rumors about Apple’s plans to integrate Touch ID beneath the screen glass cover.


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Monday, May 8th, 2017. 20:33

Apple Is Still Top Tablet Vendor – Analysts



Even though the iPad sales are declining, Apple is still the top tablet vendor, reports TrendForce. 8.3 million iPads sold in the first calendar quarter of 2017 allowed the Cupertino-based tech to remain the leader of the top-five tablet vendors list. Other members of the ranking include Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, and Amazon.


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Friday, May 5th, 2017. 19:18

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Suppliers Face Difficulties with Production of Components for iPhone 8



According to the latest report from Nikkei, the long-awaited iPhone 8 will be delayed due to difficulties in the production of several key components. In particular, Samsung has troubles producing OLED panels, while other suppliers face issues with wireless charging modules and printed circuit boards.


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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. 17:14

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Speed Test: iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8+ [Video]



Which flagship is faster, the newly-released Galaxy S8+ or the 2016 iPhone 7 Plus? If you want to get answer to this question, you should probably take a look at the video posted by Phonebuff. The YouTubers put both devices to the test to find out what device is faster in real life.

Below you can compare the app opening time of both devices and make some conclusions. You might guess that the newer smartphone features better hardware, so it tops the iPhone. Well, this is not the case with the S8+.


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Monday, April 24th, 2017. 20:59

Suppliers Face Difficulties with iPhone 8 Production – Analyst



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.


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Monday, April 24th, 2017. 20:27

iPhone 8 to get Stainless Steel Frame and Vertical Camera – Rumor



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.


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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. 11:10

Check Out These New iPhone 8 Renders [Images]



Benjamin Geskin has created a set of new iPhone 8 renders. The designer claims his creation is based on “real blueprints” of the upcoming flagship smartphone, but anyway, we recommend not to take the images you’re about to see for granted.


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Friday, April 14th, 2017. 18:57