A news report from China claims that Apple will reduce the production of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by almost 50 percent once the iPhone X launches. The reduction in production will be applicable for November and December.
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that iOS managed to gain market share in the U.S., France, China, Germany, and Spain, though it lost out to Android in the U.K. Overall, in Europe, iOS market share was up by 1.2 percent on YoY basis for a three-month period ending August 2017.
Industry sources speaking to The Korea Herald claim that Apple is mulling launching an iPhone compatible with Apple Pencil in 2019. The Cupertino company is reportedly working on a new “digital pen” which will support the new iPhone and is targeting a 2019 launch.
The data collected from a new poll conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray shows that the popularity of iPhones among U.S. teens continues to grow, while the popularity of Android phones has flattened. The poll surveyed 6,100 teens in the United States with an average age of 15.9 years.
Analysts had long predicted that the launch of the iPhone X will lead to a supercycle of iPhone sales that will see Apple sell a record number of handsets. However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the said supercycle won’t occur until 2018 when Apple unveils its new iPhone lineup.
Apple Looking to Develop Custom ARM-Based Processors for Mac as It Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Intel and Qualcomm
Apple’s own custom designed A-series chip found inside the iPhone and iPad give it a serious competitive advantage over various other Android OEMs. The company aims to build on that as it is looking to reduce its reliance on major chip makers like Intel and Qualcomm.
The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are going to feature wireless charging but Apple’s own wireless charger for these devices is not going to be ready for them. As per KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will not be unveiling its own Qi wireless charger at today’s iPhone X event.
Many magazines and professionals have long used the iPhone for shooting their cover images. This time around, the iPhone’s rear camera was used to capture TIME Magazine’s photo shoot for its “Firsts: Women Are CHanging The World Series.”
A DigiTimes report details how the upcoming launch of the iPhone 8 will help Taiwanese suppliers beat the average industry growth rate and score higher than normal profits. More specifically, the launch of the iPhone 8 will benefit semiconductor and optical material suppliers.
A leaked Apple document details how the company decides on when to offer an in-warranty, out-of-warranty, or deny service for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 series of handsets.