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Korean report claims Apple will drop the iPhone X notch in 2019 iPhones

A Korean report claims that Apple will drop the notch from its 2019 OLED iPhones. The company is said to be working on a new design where the screen will ‘completely fill the front of new iPhones.’<p>No details are provided about how Apple would deal with all of the technology currently housed in the …

Apple Adjusts iPod Touch Prices and Storage: 32GB For $199, 128GB For $299

Apple today tweaked its iPod touch storage and pricing configurations after discontinuing the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.<p>Apple's new iPod touch lineup is priced as following in the United States:<p>• 32GB: $199<br>• 128GB: $299<br>• 16GB and 64GB discontinued<p>Apple's previous iPod touch lineup was priced as …

Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle (Update: Confirmed)

<b>Update:</b> We’ve confirmed with Apple that iPod nano and shuffle are indeed discontinued and will eventually be removed from sale in retail stores too. Apple has also updated the iPod touch lineup in the process, now offering only 32GB and 128GB models at reduced prices.<p>Apple today quietly removed its …

Low OLED Panel Yield Could Cap 'iPhone 8' Availability at 4 Million Units at Debut

Shipments of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" could be delayed because of low yield rates at assembly plants and a limited supply of OLED display panels, according to a report published on Tuesday.<p><i>DigiTimes</i> cited industry sources predicting that the shipments could end up behind schedule because of the …

Vivo Unveils Screen-Embedded Fingerprint Sensor Technology at MWC2017 Shanghai

As predicted, Vivo showcased fingerprint sensor technology embedded in a smartphone screen on Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai. The 'Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution' is based on Qualcomm technology and was demonstrated running on prototype devices based on the …

iPhone 8 Expected to Include Faster 10W USB-C Wall Charger

Earlier this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said the widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display will feature a Lightning connector with USB-C Power Delivery that enables fast charging capabilities.<p>Lending credence to that rumor, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis today in a …

Mobile Technology

New Dummy Video Gives Yet Another Look at Prospective iPhone 8 Design

We've seen countless renderings, dummy models, and design leaks that give us a decent idea of what we can expect the "iPhone 8" to look like, but OnLeaks and Tiger Mobiles have teamed up on a new video that perhaps gives us the clearest look yet at the iPhone 8's design based on current rumors.<p>The …

First Alleged iPhone 8 Part Leaks Surface

Our first glimpse at components that could be destined for the much-rumored 5.8-inch "iPhone 8" and its 4.7 and 5.5-inch companion devices surfaced this morning in a post on reddit. The images are said to be sourced from a case manufacturer who received them from a glass supplier in China.<p>The first …

Apple Camera Lens Supplier Confirms 3D Sensing Module Shipments Coming in 2017, Likely for iPhone 8

Largan Precision, one of the current suppliers for the iPhone's camera lens component, today confirmed that it will ship lenses for 3D sensing modules in the second half of 2017, suggesting inclusion in the next-generation "iPhone 8." The confirmation comes from Largan CEO Adam Lin, who refrained …

Apple Supplier Confirms New iPhone Models Will Be 'Waterproof' With Wireless Charging

iPhone assembler Wistron has confirmed that at least one of Apple's next-generation iPhone models will be "waterproof" and include wireless charging capabilities, according to Japanese website <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i>.<p>"Assembly process for the previous generations of [iPhones] have not changed much, …

Future Apple Watch Rumored to Include Glucose Monitoring and Smart Bands

Apple is planning major new health features for future versions of the Apple Watch, according to a new report from <i>BGR</i> citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans.<p>The company is said to be working on implementing a new glucose monitoring feature and interchangeable smart bands, which could add …

Apple Rumored to Discontinue iPad Mini

Waiting for an iPad mini 5? You may be disappointed. <i>BGR</i>, citing a source close to Apple, claims the 7.9-inch tablet is being phased out. The report doesn't offer a timeline as to when the iPad mini will be discontinued, and its sources couldn't confirm if the iPad mini 4 will remain on sale for a …

Singapore's First Apple Store Opens May 27

Apple's first retail store in both Singapore and Southeast Asia will open Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time, according to an official opening date recently added to the white facade covering the long-awaited Orchard Road location.<p>As noted by <i>The Straits Times</i>, workers were seen adding the …

Apple to Announce New MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Possibly MacBook Air at WWDC

Apple is planning to announce refreshes for its notebook lineup at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference set to take place in June, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. New versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro are expected to be announced, and Apple is also considering updating the MacBook Air, its most …

Apple Officially Begins Assembling iPhone SE in India

After months of reports that suggested Apple was gearing up to begin iPhone production within India as a way to boost its presence in the country, a report by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> today has confirmed the first ever iPhone assembly trial run completed in India earlier this month. As it was …

iPhone 8 images based on leaked factory CAD drawings show all glass design, thicker body

We’ve seen a variety of iPhone 8 leaks over recent months and now a new set of renders has emerged, this time courtesy of Onleaks. These renders are based on leaked CAD images and may offer the most accurate look yet at what the iPhone 8 could look like…<p>The renders show the iPhone 8 with a nearly …

IPhone 8

Apple Sends Out Press Invites for WWDC Keynote on June 5

Apple today sent press invites to a variety of news and media sites for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, confirming plans to hold a keynote event on June 5 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.<p>Apple traditionally holds a keynote event on the first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference, …

Severe Supply Shortages Again Rumored for iPhone 8 Due to Production Difficulties

There have been several rumors suggesting the upcoming OLED "iPhone 8" could potentially be delayed due to production delays, and in a new note to investors sent out today, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates his prediction that production ramp-up will be delayed.<p>According to Kuo, who …

New 'iPhone 8' Renders Shared Online Based on Alleged Leaked CAD Images

Mobile phone leaker @OnLeaks and tech blog @GearIndia posted a series of high-quality renders on Tuesday that claim to be based on leaked factory CAD images of Apple's upcoming OLED iPhone.<p>The images offer perhaps the clearest idea yet of how Apple's redesigned "iPhone 8" with edge-to-edge display …

Early 'iPhone 8' Case Has Vertical Camera Cutout, Suggests Front-Facing Touch ID

Mobile phone leaker KK Sneak Leaks posted an image on Twitter this morning purporting to show one of the first third-party protective cases for Apple's upcoming redesigned OLED iPhone, which isn't expected to launch until at least September.<p>The transparent case has a few features that are …

Apple's Siri-Based Smart Speaker Has 'Over 50% Chance' of Debuting at WWDC in June

Apple's widely rumored Siri-based smart speaker and home hub has an "over 50 percent chance" of being announced at WWDC, scheduled for June 5-9, according to often-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.<p>Kuo said Apple's smart home product will likely launch in the second half of 2017 …

Samsung May Acquire Micro-LED Company PlayNitride as Apple Aims for Micro-LED Apple Watch in 2018

Samsung is rumored to be looking into a potential acquisition deal with Taiwan-based PlayNitride, specifically for the company's micro-LED technology, as Apple's micro-LED ambitions for the Apple Watch stretch into 2018.<p>According to sources speaking with <i>OLED-Info</i>, Samsung is willing to offer up to …

Apple Exploring Electronic Tagging Solution For Easily Tracking Dietary Intake

Apple is exploring an electronic tagging solution to make it easier for Apple Watch users to track their calorie and nutritional intake as part of a healthy lifestyle, as shown in a patent newly granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.<p>Many of today's healthy eating and diet-based food apps …

Alleged iPhone 8 Schematic Depicts Dual-Lens Vertical Rear Camera, Hints at Wireless Charging

Another alleged iPhone 8 schematic is making the rounds today, shared on Twitter by several "leakers" who often share alleged leaked device images sourced from Weibo and unnamed tipsters. KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin have all tweeted the image, which comes from an unknown source.<p>It is not …

Apple Again in Talks for Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payments, May Launch Its Own Visa Debit Cards

Apple is once again rumored to launch its own Venmo-like service, allowing iPhone users to pay friends and family members also on Apple's ecosystem. Sources speaking with <i>Recode</i> mentioned that Apple intends to announce the service -- which could have a name like "Apple Cash" -- later this year, …

FinTech

Leaked Docs Reveal Apple's 'Automated System' for Self-Driving Cars

A little over a week after Apple was granted a permit from the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles to begin testing self-driving cars on …

Dummy 'iPhone 8' Images Appear Online Suggesting Touch ID Embedded in Edge-to-Edge Display

Pictures of a dummy "iPhone 8" model appeared on social media over the weekend depicting a handset with a front and rear made of what looks like 2.5D curved glass and a stainless steel edge design.<p>The dummy device is purportedly a "CNC model according to Foxconn", according to the original Twitter …

Mobile Technology

Ming-Chi Kuo Agrees iPhone 8 Will Launch in September With 'Severe' Shortages Due to Delayed Production

As more alleged design schematics and dummy models of the "iPhone 8" leak online, one of the biggest questions remains the smartphone's actual launch date. Although some industry sources believe the tenth-anniversary iPhone will still launch in September -- perhaps in very short supply -- Japanese …

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 3.2.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.2.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third watchOS 3.2.2 beta and one month after the release of watchOS 3.2, which introduced Theater Mode.<p>The fourth beta of watchOS 3.2.2 can be downloaded through the …

Intel Rumored to Debut Basin Falls Platform in May, Launch Coffee Lake Chips in August

Intel plans to move up the launch of its 14-nanometer Coffee Lake processors, introducing them in August of 2017 instead of January 2018. According to <i>DigiTimes</i>, the launch is being moved up because of "increasing competition from AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors."<p>The site says Intel will …