iPhone Rumors

Samsung Reportedly Secures $4.3 Billion Contract from Apple to Supply 60 Million OLED Panels

Samsung Reportedly Secures $4.3 Billion Contract from Apple to Supply 60 Million OLED Panels

News originating from Korea suggests that Samsung Display has secured a $4.3 billion contract from Apple to supply it with 60 million OLED panels that will be used in the next-generation iPhone.

New Report Claims Apple Will Launch a 5-inch iPhone This Year

New Report Claims Apple Will Launch a 5-inch iPhone This Year

A report from Mac Otakara citing reliable sources from Taiwan claims that Apple will be introducing a 5-inch iPhone this year. The model will live alongside the larger 5.5-inch iPhone and the smaller 4.7-inch variant.

iPhone 8 To Feature Iris Scanner; Production To Start Earlier Than Usual With Strict Quality Control Guidelines

iPhone 8 To Feature Iris Scanner; Production To Start Earlier Than Usual With Strict Quality Control Guidelines

Corroborating a rumor from earlier this weekDigiTimes reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to deliver parts and start production of the iPhone 8 earlier than usual. The Cupertino company reportedly wants its supply chain partners to start delivering parts and components for production from the second half of Q1, 2017.

Apple Ramping iPhone 8 Production Earlier Than Usual

Apple Ramping iPhone 8 Production Earlier Than Usual

Analyst firm BlueFin Research Partners has received “some indication” from Apple’s supply chain suggesting that the iPhone 8 production will be ramped up in June. This is earlier than usual considering Apple’s iPhone production timeframe in the past where production is usually ramped up around July.

iPhone 8 To Feature Forge Stainless Steel Chassis Frame

iPhone 8 To Feature Forge Stainless Steel Chassis Frame

Taiwanese website Digitimes report that Apple will be sourcing the stainless steel casing for the upcoming iPhone 8 from Jabil, and not its usual manufacturing partner Foxconn. The report further adds credence to reports about Apple switching to a new glass design with a stainless steel chassis.

Foxconn and Sharp Mulling Investing $854 Million to Set up OLED Factory for Future iPhones

Foxconn and Sharp Mulling Investing $854 Million to Set up OLED Factory for Future iPhones

Foxconn and Sharp, the company which it recently acquired, are reportedly planning on investing 100 billion yen ($854 million) to set up an OLED manufacturing unit in Zhengzhou, China. The factory is expected to manufacture and supply OLED panels to Apple for iPhones.

Rumor: Samsung Sole Supplier of AMOLED Display for iPhone 8

Rumor: Samsung Sole Supplier of AMOLED Display for iPhone 8

Digitimes report that Samsung is the exclusive AMOLED display supplier for the iPhone 8 for Apple in 2017. The company is capable of supplying around 20 million OLED panels per month based on its existing production capacity.

Rumor: Apple to Launch 5-inch iPhone with Dual-Camera Setup in 2017

Rumor: Apple to Launch 5-inch iPhone with Dual-Camera Setup in 2017

The latest rumor surrounding the 2017 iPhone points to Apple launching a variant of the handset with a 5-inch screen and a dual-camera setup similar to what we have seen on the iPhone 7 Plus this year. The camera setup, however, will be arranged vertically rather than horizontally likely to maximise internal space for other components.

New High-End iPhone 8 for 2017 Codenamed ‘Ferrari’ as per Leaked Document

New High-End iPhone 8 for 2017 Codenamed ‘Ferrari’ as per Leaked Document

A leaked manufacturing document has revealed the code name of the new top-tier iPhone that Apple would be launching next year: “Ferrari.” The document also confirms that Apple will indeed be launching three different iPhones next year.

Report: Apple May Struggle to Secure Enough OLED Panels for iPhone 8 Due to Shortage of OLED-Making Machines

Report: Apple May Struggle to Secure Enough OLED Panels for iPhone 8 Due to Shortage of OLED-Making Machines

Apple’s plan on using OLED displays on the iPhone 8 in 2017 depends on a Japanese company called Canon Tokki Corp. Located among the rice fields in the city of Mitsuke in Niigata, the relatively unknown company has a complete monopoly over making machines that can manufacture OLED panels.