A Foxconn insider with information of the next 12 months of Apple’s hardware updates has revealed some key information about the company’s product updates in an IAMA on Reddit.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
As Apple and Qualcomm’s Legal Fight Intensifies, Intel Becomes a Bigger LTE Modem Supplier for Next iPhone
Apple started sourcing LTE modems from Intel with the iPhone 7 last year. Despite the inferior performance offered by Intel’s modem, Apple sourced 30 percent of the modem from the company, with the rest of the orders going to its long-time baseband supplier, Qualcomm.
Talking to sources inside TSMC, Economic Daily News reports that Apple will be integrating the Touch ID scanner into the display of the iPhone 8. The report claims that Apple will be making use of an optical fingerprint sensor that will allow it to embed the scanner directly into the display.
Reducing bezels is a major focus for many smartphone manufacturers at this point, and even Apple has been rumored to be dropping them in a big way for its upcoming iPhone 8.
Alleged photos of the mold of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus have been leaked on the internet via Weibo. The authenticity of the molds in the photo cannot be verified but they do match up to the rumors that we have heard about the three new iPhones launching later this year from Apple.