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Korean report says Apple working on an iPhone with a foldable OLED panel

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KGI’s Kuo: Apple’s Wireless Charger Delayed – New iPhone Compatible With 3rd-Party Charging Solutions

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Well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that while all three new iPhones – the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus – will support wireless inductive charging, Apple will not unveil its own charging accessory during today’s media event.

KGI's KUO: Apple's Wireless Charger Delayed - Device Compatible With 3rd-Party Charging Solutions

A Qi Wireless Charging Pad

The good news is Kuo says that Apple’s new handsets will be compatible with third-party Qi charging accessories, so users will still be able to lay their new handset on a mat or other type of wireless charger to charge them.


Apple isn’t ready for the launch of its own wireless charging accessory because it has “higher requirements for wireless charger RF specifications,” according to Kuo. This means that there is currently no definite timetable for the mass production of Apple’s accessory, and it’s unclear when such a device will launch. Apple might even be waiting for certain “technological breakthroughs” before ramping up production. 

Kuo’s report also mentions Apple’s iPhone production partner, Foxconn is planning on a significant ramp-up of production on its 5.5-inch LCD iPhone assembly line, increasing production of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by as much as 70-80%. The bad news is the OLED-screened “iPhone X” will be extremely difficult to get your hands on following its release.

iPhone 8 to Feature New Gestures to Replace Home Button, Redesigned Dock, More

A report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman which cites, “people familiar with the gadget,” says Apple plans to transform how users work on the upcoming “iPhone 8,” by eliminating the concept of a Home button, a new dock that works similar to the way the iPad’s dock works under iOS 11, and much more.


With a crisper screen that takes up nearly the entire front, Apple has tested the complete removal of the home button—even a digital one—in favor of new gesture controls for tasks like going to the main app grid and opening multitasking, according to the people and the images. 

Apple plans for the new handset include a taller screen with rounded corners, which will have a cutout at the top of the display to make room for sensors, antennas, and a front-facing camera.

Across the bottom of the screen, there is a thin, software-based bar in the place of a Home button. A user can drag it up to the middle of the screen to unlock the device, or from inside the app to start multitasking. Users can continue to slide upwards to close the current app and return to the Home screen.

The device’s multitasking interface will appear as a series of standalone cards that can be swiped through, in place of the stack of cards on current iPhones.

While the new device will be similar in overall size to the iPhone 7, it will boast an OLED screen slightly larger than the 5.5-inch screen on the iPhone 7 Plus. Gurman’s sources tell him the device will “have symmetrical, slim bezels around the entirety of the screen, meaning the area below the screen that used to house the home button and the area above the screen for the earpiece have been removed.”

The new screen is said to be rounded on the corners, (current iPhones have square corners). The power button will be longer to make it easier to press while holding the iPhone in one hand.

The screen will be taller than the iPhone 7 Plus’s screen, but will still display a six by four grid of 24 icons on each page, in addition to the Dock.

Apple is expected to debut the new OLED iPhone 8 at a press event on September 12. Apple has yet to officially announce the event, which is expected to be held for the first time at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. The location depends on whether work can be completed on the theater by that date.

Report: iPhone 8 to be Offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB Capacities

Apple’s September debut of the “iPhone 8” is creeping ever nearer, and rumors about the new device are coming hard and fast. Chinese website GeekBar reports the new flagship device will be offered in three storage capacities, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

Report: iPhone 8 to be Offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB Capacities

While the 64GB and 128GB capacities have been mentioned before, by such reliable sources as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but this is the first time a 512GB capacity has been mentioned.

Apple already uses these three configurations in its 2017 iPad Pro lineup. So, Apple is already buying the memory chips, they might as well make use of them in their iPhone lineup.

The new capacities should be welcomed with open arms by iPhone users, who continue to demand more local storage to store more media, high resolution photos, and 4K video from their own camera roll.

The Chinese publication says the NAND storage chips will be sourced from different suppliers depending on the chips capacity.  The 64 GB and 256 GB chips will be manufactured by Toshiba and Sandisk, whereas the 512 GB chip will be sourced from Samsung and Hynix.

Apple is expected to unveil their new iPhone lineup sometime in early September. While the company has yet to announce a date for the event, we expect it to happen the first or second week of September.

(Via 9to5Mac)

Photo Allegedly Shows ‘iPhone 8’ 3D Sensing Camera Module

The latest in a series of photo leaks emerged late Monday, as a photo said to be of a 3D camera sensing module which will be used in the upcoming “iPhone 8” was published by Slashleaks. The module is said to add 3D face detection capabilities to the new device.

Photo Allegedly Shows 'iPhone 8' 3D Sensing Camera Module


Notable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has called the camera “revolutionary” because it consists of three modules: a standard camera front-facing camera module, an infrared transmitting module, and an infrared receiving module, all of which will allow the iPhone 8 to perform 3D sensing and modeling functions.

As with any photo leaks of this type, it’s basically impossible to measure the authenticity of the photo. However, it isn’t unusual for leaks of this kind to begin to increase in the last days leading up to an Apple product announcement. (Yesterday, we published photos said to show the new device’s OLED display assembly, component’s for the Lightning connector, and flex cables for powering other components.)

Over the last few month, it has become widely expected that Apple is eliminating Touch ID fingerprint recognition in favor of a new system built on facial recognition, which the above 3D module could be used for.

Multiple references in the recently leaked HomePod firmware indicate facial recognition could be in the way to replace Touch ID. Of course, no one will know for sure until Apple makes an announcement in September.

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhones in September, with the “iPhone 8” boasting a glass body with an edge-to-edge OLED display with no Home Button. Two upgraded “iPhone 7s” and iPhone 7s Plus” devices. will likely also debut at that time.


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