KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2018 variant of the iPhone X could feature a 10 percent higher capacity battery if Apple and LG Chem are able to make the shift to a one-cell design and mass produce it on time. The current generation iPhone X employs a two-cell battery design which Apple had first used on the original iPhone.
Rumors have so far pointed to LG Display supplying Apple with at least around 10 million OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone. However, a new report from Korea suggests that the deal between the two companies might not be final.
A report from Nikkei claims that Apple will be launching a new iPhone model next year with an LCD display alongside two other variants that make use of OLED panels. This third new iPhone variant would sport a metal back similar to older iPhones and would be available in many colors.
iPhone X is yet to go on sale, but the reaction to Face ID has been quite polarized, some users like me seem to be excited about it, while others seem to find it a deal-breaker.
With the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus behind it, the iPhone rumor mill has now started focusing on next year’s models. A rumor originating from Korea claims Apple will be launching at least one iPhone variant featuring a 6-inch LCD display in 2018.
With Apple all set to unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus at its September 12 event next week, millions of potential customers from across the world are waiting with bated breath to know when the iPhone 8 would actually go on sale.
Apple has been aggressively looking for alternate OLED panel suppliers. Despite its best efforts though, it looks like the company will not be able to introduce an additional vendor in its OLED supply chain before 2019.
The iPhone 8 is going to be expensive, very expensive. But how expensive exactly? Rumors and reports have pegged its price to be around $1,200. A new investor note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich and associate analyst Benjamim Wilson, however, estimate that the base OLED iPhone 8 will cost $900.
Apple is possibly looking into using a camera module with a resolution higher than 12MP for its upcoming iPhones. The Cupertino company has booked production capacity at an upcoming factory of Largan Precision in Taichung, Taiwan.
With the iPhone 8 missing out on a physical home button, Apple has moved the functionality to trigger Siri to the Sleep/Wake button. This piece of information was revealed by Guilherme Rambo, an iOS developer who came across the information by digging deep into iOS 11’s code.