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Apple’s A12 processor is already in the production phase

TSMC begins manufacturing the 7-nanometer processors. According to Bloomber and their sources, Apple’s chip producer TSMC has begun manufacturing the 7nm processor that will be used in iPhone’s next line up. The company has already announced that the A12 chip will offer major performance and energy improvements over the A11 processor used in iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The high-volume production has begun, following the initial test batches in April. A12 will be built into the new iPhone models expected in September. There will be some significant benefits of using A12 over A11. The new processor will offer 40%[…]

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iPhone X Plus will have similar dimensions to the iPhone 8 Plus

The 6.5-inch OLED model will have similar size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. Apple is working on three new iPhones for late 2018. We already reported that the possible iPhone X Plus will be an enlarged version of the current X model, and as being such, it would have very slim top and bottom bezels and the notch. Consequently, the X Plus may have a significantly bigger screen compared to the iPhone 8 line. Now, a Japanese source familiar with the design has confirmed that the iPhone X Plus will be similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8[…]

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iPhone X accounts for 1/3 of the industry’s profit in Q42017

iPhone X responsible for 35% of the smartphone profit globally. According to a report just released by Counterpoint Research, Apple’s flagship phone generated 35 percent of the profits in the worldwide industry in Q4 2017. The graph below reveals that iPhone X generated five times more profit than all Android manufacturers altogether. iPhone 8 was responsible for 19.1% of the profits, iPhone 8 Plus for 15.2%, while iPhone 7 still generated 6.2%, the report reveals. As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 – the top ranked non-Apple product, accounted for just 3.9% of the worldwide profits in the quarter. Apple[…]

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Gold iPhone X is real: Official certification photos

Apple may release iPhone X in gold later this year. Apple’s iPhone X launched last year in two colors – silver and space gray, contrary to the rumors that there would be also a gold version. But now, leaked photos from the U.S. FCC agency that approves all smartphones for use in the country, have revealed the Gold iPhone X. The pictures were taken back in Sept.2017, which make us wonder why Apple did not release this color version. There could be a problem in manufacturing the frame for this variant, according to rumors. However, the company may have resolved[…]

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Apple blocking third-party repair shops from fixing the screen of iPhone 8

The display replacements are not possible after the latest iOS update. A third-party screen repair for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is not a solution anymore, according to a report by Vice. iPhone 8 owners who have their displays replaced by a third-party service provider have reported that the touchscreen functionality is not working after the procedure. It appears it’s the iOS 11.3 update that disabled the connection between the display and the smartphone if it’s not replaced by an authorized company or Apple itself. Apple may be using a custom chip that enables the touch input, which means the[…]

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iPhone 2019 to have three back camera lenses and 5x zoom

Apple may be working on a three-lens camera for iPhone 2019. This year, we don’t expect any major changes coming to the iPhone line, if not counting the possible ‘Plus’ version of the iPhone X. But for 2019, Apple may be preparing something interesting for mobile photo enthusiasts to compete with Huawei and their triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro. For many buyers, the camera capabilities is the most important area to consider when choosing a new flagship phone. Samsung, Google and Apple have been leading this game for a while, but a new star has just risen from China.[…]

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Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launching this week

PRODUCT (RED) editions of the iPhone 8 line go on sale today. [Update] It’s now official. Apple is selling the PRODUCT RED Editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for the same price as the equivalent models in regular colors. iPhone 8 starts $699, while iPhone 8 Plus is $799 for the basic storage variant (64GB). Unlike the iPhone 7 line in RED, the new models have black front bezels which look quite nice. Orders begin today, April 10, in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and other key markets. More regions will start selling the PRODUCT (RED)[…]

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Here is how the curved iPhone may look like

Renders show a possible iPhone with a curved display. Earlier this week, we talked about how Apple may be creating a curved iPhone whose display is curved from top to bottom, not at the side edges like the Galaxy S9+ and other premium models. In fact, LG already created such a device in 2015 – called the LG G Flex. It was an interesting smartphone, but the complexity of the design resulted in a very high price, so the mainstream market rejected it. A few years later, the technology may be advanced enough to satisfy the consumers and offers a[…]

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Touchless gestures may be coming to iPhones in three years time

Apple reportedly experimenting with 3D gesture controls. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun experimenting with 3D gestures for future iPhones. The touchless gesture controls for iOS may be coming in three years time, in an attempt to further differentiate flagship iPhones in a very saturated smartphone market. People familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed that the 3D touchless gestures would allow users to move their fingers above the screen to navigate through the menu without touching the display. The technology may be similar to the gesture controls in Nokia McLaren smartphone that was cancelled by Microsoft[…]

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Japan Display gearing up to produce LCD panels for iPhone 9

The display manufacturer hopes to raise millions to boost its production capacity. Apple finally shifted to OLED in 2017, but the life of LCD iPhones is not over just yet. According to rumors we already covered multiple times on this website, there will be a new LCD model in late 2018 which may be called the iPhone 9. It should be positioned at a lower price point, and released along with two more premium smartphones – iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. Japan Display had been a major supplier of LCD panels for Apple’s iPhones until last year when[…]

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