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Delays in the production of the iPhone X hit Foxconn hard. (Source: Apple)

Foxconn profits tumble on the back of iPhone X woes

Apple's manufacturing partner took a lot of of pain due to delays with the mass production of its flagship iPhone X. This, coupled with sluggish sales of the iPhone 8, saw Foxconn's profit for the quarter tumble 39 percent.
Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models from Apple in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models in 2018

Apple looks set to notch up no less than three iPhone X-like models in 2018, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo. Two will be high-end AMOLED models while the third will be a mid-range model slotting into the space currently occupied by the iPhone 8.
Apple's iPhone 8 flagship family gets a new minor iOS update

Apple fixes the autocorrect bug on iPhones and iPads

The bug that came with iOS 11.1 and simply did not allow some users to type "i" by replacing it with "A" and a Unicode symbol has just been fixed by iOS 11.1.1. This update also takes care of an issue with Siri ("Hey Siri" sometimes not working).
Apple's iPhone X costs an estimated US$357.50 to manufacturer, resulting in a gross profit margin of 64 percent. This does not include research and development or marketing costs, of course.

Apple's iPhone X may cost even less to produce than previously thought

Recent teardowns estimate that the iPhone X costs even less than previously thought to manufacturer at around US$357.50. While the iPhone 8 has a gross profit margin of 59 percent, the iPhone X's is 64 percent. Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded by stating that Apple's products are being priced at the "value" they are delivering.
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In spite of all the Qualcomm lawsuits, Apple is doing well and even managed to sell more products. (Source: Apple)

Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected

Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad. (Source: Grovemade)

A wireless charging pad from Grovemade that actually looks good with your furniture

Grovemade, who are known for producing high-quality accessories, have started pre-orders for a cork and stainless steel based charging pad which fits nicely with modern furniture design aesthetics.
Points for effort. (Source: Pocketnow)

The average iPhone X is being scalped for US$1500

Apple fans who want to pick up the company's newly released iPhone X could find themselves shelling out up to 50% more than MSRP to get their hands on one. Those who find the idea of paying scalpers hundreds of dollars more distasteful will probably face at least a 4-6 week wait.
PowerbyPoxi. (Source: Movac)

Apple aims to improve wireless charging by purchasing New Zealand based 'PowerbyProxi'

Apple has recently introduced wireless charging to the iPhone series, and has now cementeted their position in the wireless charging market with their purchase of New Zealand based 'PowerbyProxi'
Flag of the Peoples Republic of China. (Source: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

Qualcomm trying to get iPhone sales banned in China

Qualcomm has filed several lawsuits in China in an attempt to block iPhone sales over patent disputes.
An iPhone 8 suffering from a faulty battery. (Source: The Economic Times)

Not so swell? More reports of iPhone 8 battery swelling issues

Apple's iPhone 8 may be off to a good start from a sales perspective, however, it hasn't been a completely smooth launch. Reports off swelling iPhone 8 batteries have now surfaced on seven separate occasions.
Microsoft Edge logo. (Source: Microsoft)

Forget Safari, now all iOS users can live life on the Edge

Microsoft has now opened their new Edge Browser for iOS beta up to allow any iOS user to join the beta program. Edge for iOS aims to bring features from the desktop and easy syncing.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review

89% Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review

Big sibling, small improvement. As with its smaller sibling, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus does not have many new features. We get a slightly revised chassis, now with a glass rear panel, as well as the new A11 chip. However, small optimizations improve the iPhone in many areas.
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 5.5" | 202 g
Both iPhone devices were launched on September 22.

Another iPhone 8 Plus explodes, Apple to investigate

Following last weeks reported incident of an iPhone 8 Plus blowing up in Taiwan, another user, this time in Japan, has filed a similar claim.
Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review

91% Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review

Step by step. We already suspected that Apple would only show a slightly improved version of its smartphone this year. The eighth-generation iPhone from Cupertino gets a revised chassis and more performance, which is at least more than in the previous years.
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Looming iPhone X production issues could mean very limited supply come November (Sourced: Apple)

Good luck finding an iPhone X this Holiday season

Analysts are forecasting pre-orders of up to 50 million on a production supply of only about 12 million before the end of 2017. Most may have to wait until early 2018 or pony up several hundred Dollars more on eBay to secure a unit.
When the cell towers and wifi goes down in an emergency, this is your best backup. (Source: Pixabay)

Apple tells the FCC they can't enable FM radio in the iPhone 8 because it doesn't have one

In response to the FCC asking Apple to "do the right thing" and enable the FM radio in the iPhone, Apple have responded to say they can't because the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 don't have FM radio hardware.
North American iPhone 8 models may have faster LTE modems than the international versions (Source: Apple)

The iPhone 8 in North America may have faster LTE modems than the international versions

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X will each support 24 different LTE bands across the globe. European iPhone SKUs, however, will be shipping with slower Intel modems that could force Apple to limit maximum download speeds across all iPhone SKUs to the lowest common denominator.
The iPhone X gets the same 3 GB of RAM as the 8 Plus, but larger battery. (Source: Apple)

iPhone X to pack 3GB of RAM, biggish (for Apple) 2,716 mAh battery

The iPhone X will pack one of the largest batteries Apple has put in a smartphone. It's RAM, however, will be the same 3 GB found in the iPhone 8 Plus.
The pieces that make up the Apple iPhone 8. (Source: iFixit)

iFixit teardown rates iPhone 8 repairability as 6 out of 10, but glass back almost impossible to replace

iFixit have completed their teardown of the iPhone 8. They found that the screen and battery were fairly easy to replace, but that the rear glass panel was extremely difficult to remove due to large amounts of glue.
iPhone 8 Plus showing great dynamic range in this mixed light scene. (Source: DxOMark)

iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera on any smartphone according to DxOMark

DxOMark have put the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus through their extensive test suite, declaring that they are the best smartphone cameras they have tested to date. Strong points include exposure, contrast, color reproduction, and flash performance.
Is iPhone X production running behind schedule? (Source: Apple)

iPhone X may not yet be in production

Already facing predicted supply constraints, production of the iPhone X may not yet have even started. If true, this could push back the launch of the highly anticipated device until December.
Legacy 32-bit apps will fail to launch on iOS 11. (Source: MacRumors)

PSA | Legacy 32-bit iOS apps will fail to run on iOS 11

The iOS 11 update is just around the corner for compatible Apple devices. Users of legacy 32-bit apps need to be aware of the fact that iOS 11 will not allow execution of 32-bit apps unless they have been updated by the developer to support the 64-bit architecture. Going forward iOS, and eventually macOS, will support only 64-bit applications.
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Ditch your smartphone charging mats: Pi charges from 12-inches away

Ditch your smartphone charging mats: Pi charges from 12-inches away

A new startup going by the name of Pi looks set to change the way we charge our devices in the near future. If it works as promised, you can get set to ditch your wireless Qi charging mats.
Alleged A11 Antutu benchmark results. (Source: Weibo via wccftech)

Apple A11 scores 25 percent higher on Antutu than highest SnapDragon 835 result

Apple has told consumers to expect large performance gains from their new A11 SoC, and a newly leaked Antutu benchmark supports that claim.
The new iPhone X is undoubtedly somewhat controversial. Is it truly the revolution of the smartphone?

Apple iPhone X and Face ID: revolution of the smartphone?

(Update) You can like or hate Apple, and with the new iPhone X and its facial recognition feature Face ID a deep rift has been created that goes straight through the published observations so far. We've taken a look at what known YouTube personalities like MKBHD, security expert Edward Snowden, and some other tech- and business-sites have to say about the future of the iPhone. We also talk about the alleged Face ID fail during the keynote.
Craig Federighi of Apple during a live demo of the iPhone X. (Source: Apple)

Apple iPhone X Face ID demo fail explained

The iPhone X keynote featured a lot of cool new tech, including Face ID. Unfortunately for Apple's Craig Federighi, things didn't go to plan when demonstrating it live in front of an audience of millions. Or did they?
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus flagships now official (Source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now official

The new 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus come with a new processor, upgrades to the camera system, augmented reality features, louder speakers, wireless charging, and a new glass and aluminum build.
The A11 Bionic SoC powers the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X models that will be released on September 22. (Source: Apple)

iPhone X A11 SoC benchmarks leaked before official presentation event

The A11 hexacore SoC packs 2 high-performance Monsoon cores, 4 energy-efficient Mistral cores and a 3-core GPU. The single-core test results are higher than what most Qualcomm chips can score in multi-core tests.
The iPhone X features an full-body OLED display. (Images: Apple)

This is the iPhone X: Apple's flagship, reimagined

The iPhone X brings a complete overhaul to the iPhone's design language. Featuring a 5.8-inch full-body display, the iPhone X brings new innovations to Apple's flagship line, including improved camera optics, facial recognition, and a new CPU tuned for AI-driven tasks.
The Snapdragon 845 will power next year's Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: Qualcomm)

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmark surfaces

Next year's flagship SoC from Qualcomm seems to be a bit better than Apple's A9 chip, but it's still behind the A10 and most likely A11 chips when it comes to single core performance tests.
The iPhone X could pack a hexa-core punch. (Source: iDrop News)

iPhone X could pack a hexa-core processor

Apple seems intent on making sure that its next flagship iPhone packs a performance punch. Leaked code from a Gold Master build of iOS 11 indicates that it will feature a hexa-core processor.
The current iPhone 7. (Source: Apple)

Production glitches with iPhone 8 OLED screen could hurt holiday sales, claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has reported that they were informed of "production glitches" by a source close to the issue. The problems have apparently caused a shortage of completed products and this shortage could continue into the Christmas period.
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands

Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware that their device had been compromised.
Huawei has overtaken Apple as the No. 2 global smartphone maker. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei overtakes Apple for No. 2 global smartphone maker spot

Huawei is now the second most popular smartphone maker, according to data from Counterpoint. Although the iPhone 7 range is still the most popular on the market, Huawei's popularity in China has driven its sales success.
The "above 12 MP" improved camera modules will begin production in October 2017. (Source: Apple)

Apple could up the megapixel count and the screen size for the iPhone 9

Apple plans to include camera modules with more than 12 MP in the iPhone 9 models. The company has already booked the Largan Chinese facility and will roll out the new camera modules that could feature dual or multiple lenses, large apertures, and 3D sensing functions starting October 2017.
Artist's impression of the iPhone 8. (Source: Forbes)

Latest iPhone 8 rumor reveals 512 GB model with a $1,200 price tag

As previous rumors have suggested, Apple's upcoming iPhone should be the most expensive yet. Starting at US$999 for the base model with 64 GB of storage and going all the way up to US$1,199 for a 512 GB version, the iPhone 8 will be anything but affordable.
Apple's Special Event keynote will be live on September 12, 10 am PDT. (Source: Apple)

It's official: Apple's iPhone 8 event will be held on September 12

Apple has sent invitations for its iPhone 8 launch event, which will be held for the first time in the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple's 'spaceship' campus.
The nearly bezel-less iPhone 8 could soon be upon us. (Source: iDrop News)

The iPhone 8 could launch on September 12

Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 and all expectations are that this could very well be the event that the Cupertino giant would announce the new iPhones and the Watch Series 3 to the world.
A case manufactuers render showing what is claimed to be the iPhone 8 with an all-screen design. (Source: Evan Blass)

New iPhone 8 case render adds support to all-screen design

A render made by a case manufacturer showing an iPhone in their rugged case appears to show the iPhone 8 will have an all-screen design and an on-screen button. The location of the fingerprint scanner isn't shown, but it could be under the screen, on the back, or completely absent in favor of an IR scanner.
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Qualcomm and Apple have been locked in a legal battle since January. Now Intel has joined by throwing their support behind Apple. (Source: recode.net)

Qualcomm hits back at Intel's claims of anti-competitive behavior

Qualcomm has responded to Intel's claims that they are an "anti-competitive bully," by asserting that they aren't specifically targeting Intel's products, just those that infringe on their patents.
TSMC will soley use DUV lithography in their first generation 7nm chips, possibly to ensure high throughput to remain the sole producer of the Apple A-series processors. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC's first generation 7nm process will be based on older printing technology

TSMC will be basing their first generation of 7nm chips on the DUV lithography, instead of the more advanced EUV lithography. This is likely due to production constraints associated with EUV.
Qualcomm threatens to ban all Apple products in the US. (Source: Techjuice.pk)

Qualcomm CEO thinks Apple will settle in latest lawsuit

Apple is expected to adhere to the contract and pay up the patent royalties it owes to Qualcomm, else the court expanses would be too high, says Qualcomm CEO.
Your next iPhone might have a mirror-like finish

Your next iPhone might have a mirror-like finish

An unconfirmed leak suggests that the iPhone 8 will feature a reflective finish as one of its color options. A trio of standard colors will also be available, but it is unknown which colors they are.
Will the Touch ID fingerprint scanner disappear from the next iPhone? A recent report claims that Apple has a new authentication technology in the works. (Source: Apple)

Rumor: Apple to scrap Touch ID with the iPhone 8

Seeing its debut on the iPhone 5S, Apple's Touch ID has become a staple feature across the company's lineup of devices. However, a recent report suggests that the company is looking to introduce a new form of authentication with the next iPhone.
An artist's rendition of the iPhone 8 shows what its new wall charger might look like. (Source: Benjamin Geskin via MacRumors)

Rumor: iPhone 8 to have faster charging with a 10W wall charger

Apple's next iPhone is rumored to come with a 10W USB-C wall charger, giving users a faster charging experience. Still, consumers should not expect to see a USB-C port in place of the company's signature Lightning port on the device itself.
The front looks good, yet there is no doubt many will be disappointed by their high expectations for the device. (Source: reddit/kamikasky)

Leak purports to show the first real face of the iPhone 8

A reddit user has allegedly revealed the front panel of the iPhone 8, and it looks more like the Essential Phone than a Galaxy S8 or iPhone.
Apple finally passed the $800 billion mark in market cap at closing on Tuesday. (Image: Apple)

Apple hits $800 billion market valuation

The Cupertino Giant set a record at market close on Tuesday by eclipsing $800 billion in market capitalization, a first for any U.S. company.
The new report says that Foxconn, Winstron, and Pegatron are accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers in China in preparation of the new iPhone. (Source: BGR)

New iPhones on track to go on sale in October

A Economic Daily News report claims that production of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s are on track for the new iPhones to be announced by Apple in September and go on sale in October.
The alleged multi-core score for the iPhone 8 was 8975, 41% faster than the new Galaxy S8. (Source: 9to5Mac)

New iPhone 8 benchmarks debunked

New iPhone 8 benchmarks show the phone beating the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 by a significant margin, but upon further investigation, the benchmarks have been proven false.
The latest unconfirmed render of the iPhone 8. (Source: BGR)

Apple might launch only two iPhones instead of three this year

The rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone production drama seem to never end. The latest unconfirmed news suggest that there are only two iPhones currently being worked on, instead of three.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)