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Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, let's take a look at the most popular posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone, its future version called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, and new builds of iOS and macOS. There are also some posts that deal with the iPhone rival called the Galaxy S8 and some other interesting stories.
Galaxy S8 Will Be Less Popular than Galaxy S7 – Analyst
According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the upcoming Galaxy S8 won't be as strong as the demand for the Galaxy S7 one year ago. As for the reasons for weak demand, they include lack of selling points and customers' anticipation for the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 Won’t Get Curved Screen – Analyst
According to the latest report from IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam, the next-generation premium iPhone will not get a curved OLED display. Instead, the expert believes Apple will adopt a flat panel similar to the 2.5D glass the company is currently using in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The report is based on analysis of supply chain, so it’s actually quite trustworthy.
Check Out New iPhone 8 Renders
Benjamin Geskin has created a set of beautiful renders that depict how the next-generation iPhone might look like. The device shown below has an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels at the top and bottom, dual camera, and clean design. There’s no Home button, but there’s enough space for the function area that may replace it. A good thing about the images shared by Geskin is that they are based on recent rumors about the new iPhone called presumably the iPhone 8 or the iPhone Edition.
New iPhone to Be Called iPhone Edition – Rumors
According to the latest report from a Japanese website MacOtakara, the next-generation iPhone with an OLED screen and other major improvements may be called the iPhone Edition. The release of the model may take place much later than the release of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus that will be only slightly updated. The reporters believe the phone to be a premium model and a perfect choice for the Apple Watch Edition.
All iPhones to Feature OLED Screens in 2019
According to the latest report from Korean supply chain insiders, Apple is planning to equip all iPhones with OLED displays by 2019.
In 2017, only one model, the iPhone 8, will get a new screen. In 2018, the company plans to use new technology on half of the phones. Finally, in 2019 Apple wants to switch from LCD displays to OLED panels completely.
Apple to Release OLED iPhone 8 and 2 LCD Models – Nikkei
According to the latest report from Nikkei Asian Review, Apple will indeed release a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone 8 later this year. Along with this model, the company will unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus with LCD screens. Releasing two larger models, Apple plans to increase the average selling price to $700 and lure new customers in Asia and other regions.
iPhone 8 to Get New Fingerprint Scanner, Production to Start in September
According to the latest report from Digitimes, Apple will replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 8 with a new system developed internally. The fingerprint scanner embedded in the display of the OLED iPhone will be based on technologies developed by firms Apple has acquired over the last couple of years, namely, Authentec and Privaris. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will produce new fingerprint scanners using the 65-nanometer process. The report cites reliable insiders.
iPhone 8 Won’t Get USB-C – Ming-Chi Kuo
According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t switch to ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. Instead, the company will improve the port so that all new iPhone models support fast charging.
New Leaked Image and Video Show Galaxy S8
As the release of the new iPhone rival, Galaxy S8, draws near, more leaked images and videos showing the device appear on the Internet. Today insiders published an official press image of the handset as well as a new short clip showing a working Galaxy S8 unit.
iPhone 8 to Get USB-C Port – WSJ
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple may ditch the Lightning connector and start using USB-C in the iPhone 8. This is the first time we hear this rumor. The reporters, however, seem to be citing reliable sources.
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specs Leaked [Image]
A well-known insider Evan Blass has just revealed key specs of the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus rival, the Galaxy S8+. According to what can be found on his Twitter, the handset will get a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch AMOLED display, 4GB or RAM, and an iris scanner. The origin of this specs sheet remains unknown, but Evan Blass is a reliable insider who is to be believed.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.
Apple Lost Smartphone Market Share in China to Local Brands
According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple’s share in the Chinese smartphone market dropped in 2016. Currently, the company occupies the fifth spot behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Check Out New iPhone 8 Concept with Display Function Area
Earlier this week, a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a report suggesting that the iPhone 8 may get a new 5.8-inch OLED display with a function area for virtual buttons and shortcuts. Several days before this report appeared on the Internet, a MacRumors forum member nicknamed deuxani created a beautiful iPhone 8 concept featuring an edge-to-edge display with a virtual Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded right in the screen. You can check out the concept images below.