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.
As per a Samsung Display source quoted by the Korea Herald, the 2019 iPhone will be available in a 6.46-inch “Plus” model, alongside the iPhone 8 successor, which will sport a 5.85-inch display. This theory makes sense given that Apple historically likes having only two flagship iPhones at launch. While this year will mostly likely be an exception with the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus, the company wouldn’t want a repeat of this in the future.
The iPhone 8 is going to be significantly smaller in hand than what its 5.8-inch display size would suggest thanks to the lack of bezels. However, it looks like the same cannot be said for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. As per a source of TechnoBuffalo, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be slightly bigger than their predecessors in every department.
Last year, in all its wiseness, the New York City Police Department decided to equip its police force with Windows Phone running smartphones. In total, the NYPD gave away 36,000 smartphones to its officers over the last two years. Now, with Microsoft all but abandoning the platform, NYPD now aims to equp its police officers with iPhones by the end of this year.
Previous patents and comments from Apple have signalled at potential Apple Pencil support for the iPhone. Today, two more patent applications surrounding the Apple Pencil which clearly mention the iPhone as a target product for the stylus.