Contradicting a report from earlier this week which claimed that Samsung would be the sole supplier of Apple’s A12 chip in 2018, a DigiTimes report claims that its TSMC which will be the sole supplier of A12 chips next year.
An alleged photo of the metallic rear chassis of the iPhone 8 has been leaked on Baidu. The photo of the chassis shows a cutout at the rear below the Apple logo presumably for the Touch ID scanner.
A questionable rumor that is unlikely to come true claims that Apple will be holding an event in late August to launch the iPhone SE.
Report: Production of All Three iPhones Delayed This Year; iPhone 8 Mass Production Delayed to November
A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News states that the production of the OLED iPhone 8 has been delayed to October-November. The handset will only ship in small numbers initially, with production slated to pickup only by early next year.
A new report from Fast Company details that there is a “sense of panic in the air” at Apple ahead of the iPhone 8 unveiling in a couple of months from now. Engineers inside the company are trying to fix various software problems that have been plaguing the handset so far in a bid to ensure its production and delivery cycle are not affected.
A photo showing what is allegedly the rear panel of the iPhone 8 has leaked on Chinese’s social media website Weibo. The photo shows the rear glass panel of the iPhone 8 with a cutout for the vertical dual camera setup.
Amidst all the rumors of the iPhone 8 design, the placement of the Touch ID sensor, and whether the phone will ship with a wireless charger or not, a new rumor has popped up surrounding the color of the handset. Since the beginning of this week, there have been two leaks that point to Apple launching the iPhone 8 with a mirror-like finish.
Dubious New iPhone 8 Rumor Claims Touch ID Integrated into Power Button, Wireless Charger Bundled with Phone
A dubious new leak surrounding the iPhone 8 claims the handset will only be called the ‘iPhone Plus.’ Additionally, it hints at Apple launching a new “O7” color variant of the device similar to that of the iPhone 2G.
Apple seems to have moved ahead the timeline to switch to OLED displays on its iPhone lineup by a year. While reports had earlier indicated Apple would be switching to OLED displays on its iPhone lineup by 2019, a Nikkei report citing sources claims Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018 featuring OLED displays.
The smartphone industry is currently facing a NAND supply shortage which has forced many OEMs to switch back to older and slower eMMC storage. With the impending iPhone 8 launch, Apple is now also looking to diversify its NAND supply chain to ensure it does not face any supply shortages.