Samsung's OLED Display Monopoly May Explain iPhone 8's Rumored $1,000 Price

Samsung is one of the only companies able to reliably mass produce OLED displays suitable for Apple’s smartphone needs, giving Samsung a monopoly over OLED panel display and allowing the South Korean company to charge high prices. In a new research note shared with investors this morning, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says OLED iPhone …

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Phil Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller Donate $10M to Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center in Maine

Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and his wife Kim have donated $10 million to Bowdoin College’s Coastal Studies Center on Harpswell Sound in Harpswell, Maine, as a user on Reddit pointed out today. In a press release, Bowdoin explained that the gift will allow it to “substantially expand” the facilities in …

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T-Mobile ONE Family Plans Will Include Free Netflix Subscriptions Starting September 12

T-Mobile today announced that its T-Mobile ONE family plans will come with free Netflix subscriptions beginning September 12, allowing plan members to stream Netflix content at no additional monthly charge. To qualify, users will need two or more paid voice lines on a T-Mobile ONE family plan, and if customers already pay for a Netflix …

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Apple Looking to Purchase 'James Bond' Film Distribution Rights

As its hunt for original television and film content heats up, Apple is now reportedly looking to land film distribution rights to the James Bond film franchise (via The Hollywood Reporter). Warner Bros. is said to be the front contender, but Apple and fellow tech company Amazon are both in “hot pursuit” of the spy …

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Steve Jobs Theater Includes Custom-Made Rotating Elevators and Retractable Wall Hiding Demo Area

We’re six days away from Apple’s iPhone 8 reveal event, set to be the first major product unveiling taking place at Apple Park, in the new Steve Jobs Theater auditorium. To get fans ready, Bloomberg today posted a detailed look into the internals of the Steve Jobs Theater, highlighting a few well-known facts while also …

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Leaked Apple Document Outlines Apple's iPhone Repair Rules

A leaked Apple “Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide” shared this afternoon by Business Insider provides some insight into how Apple’s repair policies work, highlighting how Apple determines when to offer an in-warranty repair, an out-of-warranty repair, or a denial of service. Dated March 3, 2017, the document is known internally as the “VMI” and covers the iPhone …

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: PAX West, Suzy Cube, Game of Thrones and More

We are at PAX West this weekend, scoping out the coolest mobile games in Seattle for coverage on TouchArcade. If you’re also here and want to show us your game, be sure to hit up either @hodapp or @jaredta and we’ll make sure that we make it happen. For everyone else, like any other week …

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Tech CEOs sign letter urging Trump to keep immigrant protections

Hundreds of CEOs have signed an open letter urging President Trump not to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Started in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the US be… Source: Engadget