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iPhone X with OLED display has just been launched but Apple is already working on microLED technology to implement it into the future iPhones. microLED screens offer better brightness, colors and power efficiency. Apple is now collaborating with TSMC to find an alternative solution to the manufacturing challenges.
According to the TIME magazine, iPhone X is one of the best inventions of 2017, the magazine included Apple flagship to the top 25 list. TIME placed iPhone X along with inventions like glasses that give sight to the blind or a spacecraft that will probe beyond the surface of Mars.
The recent issue has been reported by several iPhone X owners, the device’s screen shows green lines. The issue is reproducing on models of different color and with different storage options.
So far there were about 25 cases with green lines on the display. This has been reported by users on different resources, including Apple Support communities, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and MacRumors forum. The number of defective devices is growing, but still not statistically significant.
iPhone X has been released about a week ago, the designers are already trying to imagine the next year’s iPhones. Here are the renders from Martin Hajek, who showed how the larger next year’s iPhone X may look like.
According to the data on Apple’s App Store support page, iOS 11 is now installed on 52% of compatible devices. Apple shared the information about the official number of installations for the first time after the release of iOS 11.
Not surprisingly, the all-screen iPhone X is the easiest to break. SquareTrade, the company that provides the extended warranties for electronic devices, has conducted crash tests for iPhone X and confirmed this probably obvious fact. The reason is probably the absence of bezels and the glass back.
Apple released second betas of iOS 11.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. The beta version for iPhone X has been released on Friday and now it is available for other iPhones and iPads. That’s why iPhone X users won’t see the notification about the update.
Apple has published the support document where the work of OLED screen is explained. There may be some “burns-in” and changes in color over time, that Apple called “normal”.
There are some restrictions in using both Face ID and Touch ID: while fingerprint scanner can mistake when your fingers are wet or you wear gloves, Face ID probably won’t work if you wear a ski mask. Tom’s Guide tested both authentication methods to define which one is faster.
Apple has made some changes in Apple ID policy and added a possibility that wasn’t available earlier. Now customers that had third-party emails as their Apple ID address can change it to Apple’s email addresses, like @icloud.com, @me.com, @mac.com.
There were a lot of rumors prior to the iPhone X keynote that Apple was struggling to embed Touch ID under the display. But the Apple’s chief hardware engineer Dan Riccio told that these rumors were not true.
Apple faced some issues with TrueDepth camera that led to the constrained supply of iPhone X. Ming-Chi Kuo in the investor note says that the supply of parts for TrueDepth camera is now stable.
Some customers who pre-ordered iPhone X yesterday saw the delivery date has changed. If Apple manages to ramp up the production quickly, the orders may ship faster.
Apple has acquired a company called PowerbyProxi to work on future improvements for the wireless charging technology. The vice-president of PowerbyProxi Dan Riccio assumes that “the team will be a great addition for Apple to create a wireless future.”
Apple has refuted the rumors about Face ID camera is being simplified to produce enough units of iPhone X.