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New production capacity for Face ID components suggest all iPhones will ditch the Home button in 2018

Finisar prepares to increase the VCSEL production A critical component of the Face ID system is the VCSEL arrays, and one of Apple’s main suppliers has just announced a new plant that will begin mass-production in the second half of 2018. Finisar acquired a 700,000-square foot plant, in attempts to expand the output for its clients, among which is Apple. The acquisition is in line with the rumors that Apple is planning to offer Face ID with all new models in 2018. Currently, only the flagship iPhone X has facial recognition, while the iPhone 8 duo relies on the old[…]

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1-cell battery with higher capacity tipped for the 2018 iPhone X

Improved battery design may lead to larger batteries in 2018. Apple is collaborating with LGC to improve the design of the batteries used in iPhones, according to a report from KGI, obtained by MacRumors. iPhone X adopted a two-cell design with an L-shaped battery, but the company is working on a 1-cell battery with the same shape. This would result in up to 10% more power for the possible successor to the iPhone X. The possible more space-efficient design would lead to a slight increase in the capacity. For example, while the iPhone X has a 2716mAh battery inside, the[…]

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Report: Apple planning a low-cost iPhone with LCD and metal back

The device to be released in 2018 with a 6.1-inch display. We’ve previously reported about three new iPhones expected in 2018 – two with OLED screens and a design similar to the iPhoneX, and one with LCD and cheaper price. Nikkei now additionally informs about the so-called low-cost iPhone in 2018. According to sources familiar with Apple’s plans, this ‘cheap’ iPhone will have a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch LCD panel, while both OLED versions will measure in at 5.8 and 6.2 inches. This budget iPhone with LCD will feature a metal back, just like the iPhone 7 line announced in 2016.[…]

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Apple Pencil could be coming to iPhone in 2019

Stylus support for iPhone in 2019? Apple has just released its lineup for 2017, but we already see reports covering the company’s hardware plans for the near future. After the news about a foldable iPhone, and new OLED models in 2018, we can now hear from sources in Korea that Apple is exploring the possibility of bringing its digital pen to the iPhone by 2019. Apple Pencil, a digital stylus introduced for iPad Pro in 2015, could be coming to iPhone, as Apple engineers reportedly started working on an iPhone supporting digital pen input. The Korea Herald informs that the[…]

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Apple’s next-generation cameras coming to iPhone in 2018

“Above 12MP’ camera modules to enter manufacturing in October 2017. There were rumors earlier this year that Apple might use a new improved camera module for the 10th anniversary iPhone X/Edition coming in Fall 2017. Many reports suggested that iPhone Edition would have a vertically-positioned dual-lens camera with improved quality, optical image stabilization, and probably even optical zoom. But Apple may not be ready to offer these features with the iPhone in 2017. According to a report at DigiTimes, the company has signed a deal with the lens maker Largan Precision, but the production of these new cameras won’t start[…]

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The smaller iPhone in 2018 may have a 5.28-inch OLED screen

Apple to release two OLED models in 2018. Apple is far away from the announcement of the Anniversary iPhone in September, but that doesn’t stop the rumors on the Internet. And while we were still hearing stories about the 2017 line-up, now for the very first time a source claims to reveal details about the iPhone 9 expected in 2018. According to a new report published by The Investor, Apple’s iPhone for 2018 will be coming in two sizes, both with OLED screens. The smaller iPhone 9 is said to include a 5.28 inch OLED screen, while the bigger version[…]

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iPhone 2018 may use 7-nanometer chips

Apple may use smaller, more efficient chips for the 2018 iPhone. Apple has released the iPhone 7 series two months ago, but we already know many details about the upcoming Anniversary iPhone in 2017. But the rumors stretch even further into the future, to the 2018 iPhone. According to information posted by MyDrivers, Apple may implement 7-nanometer chips into the 2018 models. Such a chip is expected to enter manufacturing in Q1 2018, produced by Apple’s chip supplier TSMC. A 7nm chip would require smaller space, but keeping power-efficiency at a high level. Apple currently uses 16nm components for the[…]

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