2018 iPhones

Alleged China Mobile Leak Names 'iPhone XC' and 'iPhone XS Plus' in Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup

A photo of an alleged slide from an internal Chinese mobile carrier presentation appeared on Weibo today that potentially reveals the naming convention for Apple’s imminent iPhone lineup as well as possible pricing details. Alleged slide from China Mobile internal company meeting First spotted by Japanese tech blog MacOtakara, the China Mobile slide refers to …

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What to Expect at Apple's September 2018 Event: New iPhones, Apple Watch Series 4, AirPods, AirPower and More

On Wednesday, September 12, Apple will hold its annual iPhone-centric event at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus. This year’s theme is “Gather Round,” the line that was on the invitations sent out to members of the media in late August. This year’s event is shaping up to be quite exciting, with …

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Broadcom Expects 2018 iPhone Sales to Drive 'Seasonal Uptick' in Q4 Revenue

Broadcom on Thursday offered analysts an upbeat end-of-year revenue forecast, thanks in part to the imminent launch of Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup, which is expected to boost the chipmaker’s wireless business. Reuters reports that Broadcom predicted current-quarter revenue largely above estimates, due to higher demand for components that power data centers, as well as an …

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Apple Updates Events App on Apple TV Ahead of Wednesday's Product Unveiling

Apple today updated the Events app on the Apple TV to prepare for next Wednesday’s “Gather Round” iPhone-centric event, which will see the debut of the 2018 iPhone lineup, new Apple Watch models, and new accessories. The Events app, along with the Events section of Apple’s website, will be used to live stream the product …

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Upcoming 6.5-Inch iPhone Could Be Called 'iPhone Xs Max'

Apple’s upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone could be called the “iPhone Xs Max” according to information shared by both BGR and 9to5Mac citing sources with knowledge of Apple’s marketing plans. Naming for Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup has been unclear and Apple is said to have struggled to decide on a new naming scheme to follow the iPhone …

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2018 iPhone Shipments to Apple This Fall Predicted to Be Highest Since iPhone 6 Lineup

Apple’s upcoming trio of iPhones will see an estimated 70-75 million units shipped from suppliers to Apple by the end of 2018, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes. Thanks to the expected solid performance of the iPhones this year, Apple’s main supply partners TSMC and Foxconn are looking forward to new revenue highs …

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2018 iPhone Pre-orders to Take Place on September 14 According to German Carriers

Pre-orders for Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup will take place on Friday, September 14, according to information Macerkopf sourced from German carriers. German mobile service providers are said to be planning for pre-orders that will take place on September 14, which would suggest an announcement earlier in the week, perhaps on September 11 or 12. Apple …

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2018 iPhones May Feature Faster and More Efficient Wireless Charging With Switch to Copper Coil

A translated China Times report today claims that the wireless charging coil on at least one of Apple’s widely rumored trio of 2018 iPhones will be made from copper wire instead of FPC, short for ferrite polymer composite, allowing for both faster and more efficient wireless charging from a technical standpoint. iPhone X’s wireless charging …

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'Entry-Level' 13-inch MacBook, Redesigned iPad Pros With Faster 18W USB-C Charger Coming in September, But no New iPad Mini

Apple will launch its much-rumored “entry-level” MacBook in September, according to a report by DigiTimes outlining Apple’s upcoming product launches. The website says the new MacBook will be priced at $1200, according to industry sources, and will be powered by 14-nanometer Kaby Lake CPU architecture, following delays to Intel’s 10-nm rollout. Earlier this year, DigiTimes …

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Another Report Says Second-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Will Support Apple Pencil

Apple’s second-generation iPhone X, and a widely expected 6.5-inch model dubbed the iPhone X Plus, will both be compatible with the Apple Pencil, according to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News. Image: EverythingApplePro on YouTube The report, citing “industry insiders,” claims that Apple Pencil support will be limited to those OLED models, meaning that Apple’s upcoming …

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Apple's 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone 'Possibly' Delayed to October, OLED Models Still Coming in September

Apple might delay the launch of its new, low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone by one month and launch the device in October, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty (via Barron’s). Huberty cites suspected issues with “LED backlight leakage” leading to the “possible” one month delay in mass production on the 6.1-inch iPhone. Alleged front glass panels …

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Apple Supplier LG Display's Quarterly Losses Unlikely to Affect OLED Investment

Apple supplier LG Display has reported a second quarterly loss and cut its investment plans by $2.7 billion up to 2020, on mounting concerns for the smartphone market (via Reuters). LG shares fell 7 percent after it posted faster-than-expected declines in the price of display panels and an unpredictable outlook. The announcement follows news that …

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Corning Debuts Gorilla Glass 6 With 'Unprecedented' Multi-Drop Protection That Could Be Used in Future iPhones

Corning this morning unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass product, Gorilla Glass 6, which it says offers “unprecedented protection against multiple drops” and better protection against drops from higher heights. According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 6 is its most durable cover glass to date, made of a new material that’s been engineered to stand up to …

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Apple to Use Bezel-Reducing Backlighting Chips in Upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone

Apple may adopt LED backlighting chips for the LCD panels in its forthcoming 6.1-inch iPhone that enable it to reduce screen bezel size and bring LCD panels closer to bezel-free OLED screens. DigiTimes reports that Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of the LED chips for use in backlighting of the panels used in …

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Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the majority of Apple’s widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to launch in 2018, according to the Taipei Times, citing research from Fubon Securities. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will reportedly assemble all of the second-generation iPhone X, 90 percent of the so-called iPhone X Plus, and 75 …

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