Apple is “engaged” in talks with Intel over the development of next-generation 5G modem for future iPhones. In comparison, Apple engineers have had “limited” talks with engineers from Qualcomm about the development of 5G modem.
Apple is looking to include a 3D depth sensing sensor system on the rear camera of the 2019 iPhone. The company is currently developing this 3D sensor system, with the technology being hugely different from the system it has used on the iPhone X for Face ID.
Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce expects Apple to overtake Samsung as the world’s largest smartphone maker in Q4 2017. The company is making this claim on the strong consumer interest in the iPhone X which went on sale earlier this month in over 55 countries.
As per research and analytics firm Canalys, the iPhone 7 managed to outsell the iPhone 8 in Q3 2017. Even worse, the iPhone 8 did not even make it to the list of the top 5 selling smartphones across the world. That crowned remained with the iPhone 7 with shipments reaching 13 million units.
The latest report from Canalys indicates that the launch of the iPhone 8 led to a 40 percent increase in iPhone sales in China. The numbers from the analytics firm point to Apple shipping 11 million iPhones in China in Q3 2017, up from 8 million units in the same quarter the previous year.
To meet Apple’s growing demand for single and dual-camera modules, LG Innotek will start producing camera modules for the company at its factory in Vietnam. The recently constructed plant is currently undergoing a trial production run with mass production slated to begin only from 2018.
In a move that likely going to please a lot of Indian customers, Apple India has started honouring international warranty for iPhones purchased from abroad in the country. While all iPhones sold by Apple come with an international warranty, their warranty was not honoured by Apple in India so as to keep a check on their imports.
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.