Recently, YouTuber EverythingApplePro uploaded a video showing how a $500 piece of hardware could be used to bypass the passcode protection lock on any iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It also worked on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, though only under certain scenarios.
On Tuesday, parts of Taiwan were hit by a power outage which affected the production facilities of many of Apple’s suppliers. Despite the blackout lasting for a few hours though, Apple suppliers have confirmed that there has been very limited to almost nil impact on their production and operation due to it.
Last year prior to the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple stopped accepting returns and exchanges of its products in Hong Kong. Today, the company has again updated its sales policy in Hong Kong informing customers that all products purchased through its retail or online store in the country on or after August 15, 2017 (i.e. today) cannot be returned or exchanged.
With most details about the iPhone 8 leaking, plenty of dummy units of the handsets have been made available in the market. Many YouTubers have gone ahead and published their hands on video with these dummy units which give us a close look at how the iPhone 8 will look like in real life.
Vic Gundotra, former Googler and credited for creating Google+, has said in a Facebook post that he would never use an Android phone for clicking photos. Instead, he praises what Apple has managed to achieve with the iPhone 7 and computational photography.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest note says that Samsung will soon be joined by LG Display in supplying OLED panels to iPhone. He claims that Apple is “committed” to having LG as one of its OLED supplier by 2018 and is strongly pushing the company for it.
Despite the launch of the Galaxy S8 and the age of the iPhone 7, the data collected by CIRP for the quarter ending June shows that more consumers switched to an iPhone from an Android than over the past 12 months.
Apple is reportedly setting up its own OLED panel research and development line in Taiwan after obtaining the necessary machinery from Sunic System. The latter is known for manufacturing systems required for setting up an OLED display production line.
According to reports coming out of the Korean media, LG Chemical will be the only supplier of batteries for Apple’s 2018 iPhone, known as the iPhone 9 as of now. This is no doubt a massive shift for Apple in terms of policy, as the company usually uses a combination of manufacturers to procure batteries for the iPhones. This is also pretty big for LG, as Apple will no doubt become one of its biggest clients.