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  1. 🔥🎬PLX on iPhone 📲 is totally AMAZING 😍 💷 £9.99 a month for PLX 💷 £99.00 a YEAR for PLX AND @DarkMEDIA SERVICE WITH VOD 🎞 Content added daily 😍 Over 700+ and counting ✔️ SIGN UP: https://goo.gl/7RwfYS Plex Showcase.mp4 Enjoy this excellent IPTV, VOD and PLX service brought to you by Koditalk and @DarkIPTV Get the standalone addon here: http://getdark.org/repo or install it from The Beast Wizard Sign up for DarkIPTV here: http://getdark.org/#pricing APK: http://getdark.org/apk Channel List: http://getdark.org/channels EPG: http://epgdark.com/epg.xml.gz For Smart Tv's we recommend SIPTV available for Android devices as well. For iOS devices you can always use GSE For GSE click the menu button then click on xtream-codes API and use this for the domain name: http://gotdark.com:2546 Then Enter Your User Details.
  2. Apple wants you to control your iMac with gestures (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy VIDEO PODCAST, Ep. 112) Thank You And Have A Great Day Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691
  3. Why is the HomePod 3 years behind the Amazon Echo? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 111) The HomePod is delayed to “early 2018,” new iMac Pro details are out before its December release and an Apple TV tip from a caller! APPLE APPLE BYTE HOME POD IPHONE 10 IPHONE X PODCAST VIDEO PODCAST Thank You And Have A Great Day Official site: http://streamhelp.org Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org Follow Techtimeruuu on twitter: https://twitter.com/techtimeruuu Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor Mixdoctor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691
  4. Cybersecurity experts ‘beat’ Face ID with carefully constructed 3D mask (VIDEO PROOF AT BOTTOM OF POST) A cybersecurity firm have apparently successfully tricked Face ID into unlocking with a specially made mask, imitating a real person’s face. The security researchers say they only unlocked the iPhone X with a real person’s face, so the iPhone could not learn false data from the mask. How much of a security flaw this really represents is up for debate of course. Making the mask only cost $150 in materials, but required access to a detailed scan of the person’s facial features and many hours of work by artists … The researchers say that much of the model was made using an off-the-shelf 3D printer whilst other elements like skin and nose were hand-made. The resultant mask does not look humane at all, with only the eyes, nose and mouth area actually painted in. The researchers found that large portions of the face did not have to accurately depict the subject in order for Face ID to successfully unlock. Apple says the Face ID system includes defences against such biometric attacks, although it doesn’t guarantee infallibility by any means. Here’s the relevant quote from the white paper: The practical value of this disclosure is arguable. Face ID being fooled by a photograph is one thing, being fooled by an accurate mask is quite a high barrier. However, it does show that a targeted attack on specific important individuals could be possible. The researchers suggest that Face ID’s weaknesses mean it should not be used by CEOs or presidents, for instance. For the layperson, Face ID is more than secure — it is too time-consuming for someone to make a mask of this quality in order to break into one random person’s phone. It’s also worth noting that this mask would have been made with the cooperation of the person it is mimicking, which would not be the case for an attack on a CEO for example. Moreover, Apple can use the findings from this research to make an even more secure algorithm for Face ID to be released in future software updates.
  5. Apple’s working on its AR headset for 2020 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 109) The iOS “i ” has been fixed, the 2018 iPad will bring Face ID and Animoji karaoke is a thing THE APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY SHOW NOTES: CALL US AT: 1-800-616-2638 THE iOS BUG HAS BEEN FIXED!!! Apple Releases iOS 11.1.1 Update With Fix for ‘A[?]’ Autocorrect Bug Apple Is Working on 2018 iPad Redesign With Facial Recognition Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone Apple Pay Cash now available in beta on iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 [Video] Animoji Karaoke stormed the internet: You got me #AnimojiKaraoke! #iPhoneX Animoji Karaoke iPHONE X CAMERA NEWS: Apple iPhone X: Top performer for stills Twitter users complain the iPhone X’s ‘unforgiving’ camera is TOO GOOD to take selfies with because it captures all their flaws iPHONE OLED SCREEN NEWS: iPhone X OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out DisplayMate: iPhone X Has the ‘Most Innovative and High Performance’ Smartphone Display Ever Tested About the Super Retina display on your iPhone X FUNNY SAMSUNG AD BRIAN WAS TALKING ABOUT: Samsung Galaxy: Growing Up Thank You ? And Have A Great Day.
  6. KGI: About 3 million iPhone X units will be available for launch, production improving in November With iPhone 8 now on sale, all eyes are on the upcoming iPhone X. A morning report from KGI reiterates production issues we’ve been hearing about the iPhone X, indicating that only 2-3 million units will be shipped for sale before the launch on November 3rd (preorders open a week from today). KGI points to supply shortages for several components including circuit boards for the iPhone X antenna and wide angle camera, and the depth-sensing Infrared dot projector. We’ve seen many publications suggest that Apple suppliers are facing difficulties ramping production of the iPhone X. In many aspects, the phone features radical redesigned parts which have not been mass-produced at scale before, so poor initial yields are somewhat to be expected. Several reports in the past have said the 3D sensor production is the reason for the holdup; today’s KGI report mentions the dot projector but says there are other components in even shorter supply to be aware of. Ming-Chi Kuo says the ‘biggest hurdle’ for iPhone X shipments is actually the flexible printed circuit board for the antenna system. He says special materials, processes and stringent tests are required for Apple to sign off on produced iPhone X antenna components, with much higher specifications than iPhone 8 or other models. One supplier, Murata, was originally planned to satisfy most of the orders for the antenna PCB but has failed to meet Apple’s requirements. As such, another supplier is now believed to be manufacturing all antenna boards for the first few months. The wide angle camera circuit board is considered the next biggest bottleneck in the report. KGI says that Apple’s camera system for iPhone X uses separate PCBs for the telephoto and wide angle lenses, which is unlike designs from Samsung phones. As such, it appears suppliers have hit issues manufacturing the ‘unique’ boards at volume. Regarding the dot projector, KGI says previous problems relating to detection of human faces in certain conditions have now been resolved and shipments are set to ramp up significantly. Given that Apple usually sells more than ten million phones in opening weekend sales alone, availability of just 2-3 million units for the launch is unlikely to satisfy customer demand for iPhone X. As such, be prepared for the Apple Store to quickly go out of stock when the devices go up for sale. Some good news is that KGI believes production of the circuit boards and dot projector will be able to increase drastically across November which should allow Apple to increase iPhone X output quickly after the release. That being said, KGI has dropped estimates for initial fourth quarter shipments from 30-35 million to 25-30 million units. In the first quarter of 2018, though, KGI believes shipments could increase by as much as 50%. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org Thank You And Have A Great Day
  7. The Mac Mini waited 3 long years for an update (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 106) Tim Cook responds to a customer about the future of the Mac Mini, and the latest iPhone X updates. THE APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY SHOW NOTES: MAC MINI NEWS: Apple’s Mac Mini is Now Three Years Old, No Refresh Date in Sight Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be ‘Important Part’ of Future Product Lineup iPHONE NEWS: iPhone X Parts Suppliers Reportedly on Schedule to Meet 2017 Production Demand iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Production Will Reportedly Drop Nearly 50% When iPhone X Launches Kuo: All iPhone Models in 2018 Likely to Abandon Fingerprint Recognition iPHONE WITH A PENCIL STYLUS? Apple mulls stylus for iPhone iPhone With Apple Pencil Support Could Launch ‘As Early As 2019’ Remember what SJ said???!!! – (VIDEO CLIP) Apple Patent Reveals Apple Pencil Working with the iPhone and on a Wider Range of Applications WIFI KRACK HACK UPDATE: Apple Says ‘KRACK’ Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Are Already Patched in iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS Betas Major Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Uncovered Put Millions of Devices at Risk, Including Macs and iPhones FM RADIOS IN iPHONES: Setting the record straight on FM radio in iPhones National Association of Broadcasters Again Urges Apple to Add FM Radio to iPhones ‘Nude’ app uses CoreML to automatically detect & protect intimate photos on an iPhone Eddy Cue Says He ‘Disagrees Vehemently’ With Those Who Believe Apple’s Pace of Innovation Has Slowed Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  8. You’ve got to get Movies Anywhere for your iOS devices and Apple TV (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 105) Movies Anywhere is the service we’ve all been asking for. Also, Apple is working with LG on a foldable iPhone for sometime after 2020, and ARKit continues to grow. THE APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY SHOW NOTES: Movies Anywhere – Your Movies, Together at Last iPHONE STUFF: Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone Apple Working With LG Display on Future Foldable iPhone iPhone X Supply Revised Lower Yet Again as TrueDepth System Still Faces Production Issues AUGMENTED REALITY: Apple CEO Tim Cook: Technology Doesn’t Exist to do AR Smart Glasses ‘In a Quality Way’ Games account for over half of the 3M+ ARKit-powered app downloads, 62% of revenue iPAD PRO NEWS: 2018 iPad Pro Models May Feature TrueDepth Camera for Face ID Apple’s Face ID Turns Android Makers Away From Under-Screen Fingerprint Recognition iOS 11 NEWS: Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad with audio and haptic feedback fixes, more Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers With New Emoji iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Brings Back 3D Touch App Switcher What’s new in watchOS 4.1 beta 2? Hands-on with new changes and features [Video] APPLE PAY NEWS: Apple Pay cardless withdrawals now available at 5,000+ Wells Fargo ATMs More Than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs Launch NFC-Enabled Mobile Wallet Capability Apple Quietly Releases iTunes 12.6.3 With Built-In App Store Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  9. Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad with audio and haptic feedback fixes, more Apple has released iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad. The latest software update includes bug fixes for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s. Apple first released iOS 11 for all customers on September 19, delivering major new multitasking features to iPad and much more. iOS 11.0.1 focused solely on bug fixes and security improvements and shipped on September 26 while iOS 11.0.2 included a fix for an audio issue on iPhone 8 on October 3. Apple is also testing iOS 11.1 for developers and public beta testers which includes several new emoji characters and should be available by the end of the month. As for today’s iOS 11.0.3 update, here are the official release notes: The update is available now over-the-air through the Software Updates section of the Settings app. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  10. Report: Apple working with LG on foldable iPhones amid heated competition with Samsung We’re still awaiting the first OLED iPhone to ship with the iPhone X in less than a month, and new rumors are surfacing about a future iPhone with a foldable display. According to The Bell (via The Investor), Apple is working with LG and not Samsung to create an iPhone with a foldable OLED panel. The report suggests that Apple’s rivalry with Samsung and concern over leaking may be a deciding factor in choosing suppliers. LG Innotek has also been tasked with creating the rigid flexible printed circuit board that would drive the flexible iPhone. The report also claims Apple is considering investing in an LG plant that would produce the flexible OLED displays, which seems likely. Apple currently relies on Samsung as its sole supplier of OLED displays used in the upcoming iPhone X, although the company is working on adding LG to the mix in an effort to increase production and lower cost. As for flexible OLED panels, the report notes that Samsung may introduce its first smartphone to use the technology as soon as next year while Apple doesn’t expect to bring the technology into production through LG until 2020 which may mean a 2021 launch. Similar reports about Apple working with LG on the foldable OLED panel surfaced a year ago. Note that the foldable display technology is different from the current bendable OLED technology which supports pressure sensitive input but not actual folding. Apple has also been said to be considering Japan Display for the future iPhone technology, although we’re still very early in the development process for such a product. At any rate, the latest report is just another example of the rocky reliance and relationship Apple has with Samsung. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
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  13. KGI: LTE Apple Watch likely using eSIM, no phone calling or Android support expected Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has an update to the recent LTE Apple Watch reportthat includes a few details about what to expect. Kuo expects cellular models of the Apple Watch will use an eSIM and not a physical SIM card as a space-saving measure, and the cellular connection may only be used for data transfer and not phone call features. Apple first started using its embedded Apple SIM in the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro last year, although it retained the physical SIM tray as well for carriers who do not support the Apple SIM. KGI already forecasted what Bloomberg first reported: the cellular Apple Watch will feature LTE connectivity but offer no 3G connection which will limit it to certain markets and countries. Today KGI adds that it believes Apple could choose Qualcomm over Intel for the baseband chip as the former company offers a smaller, low power solution. The other new development is Kuo expects Apple could omit phone call capabilities from the LTE model of the new Apple Watch. You can already make phone calls from the Apple Watch when it’s paired with a nearby iPhone and there’s no technical limitation with the implementation, but KGI expects Apple may want to improve the “user experience” of data transmission before enabling voice services. Curiously, the report doesn’t rule out VoIP services like Skype and FaceTime for calling however. Still, this will be a notable setback if the cellular Apple Watch can’t place and receive voice calls. Finally, KGI says it doesn’t believe Apple Watch will gain Android compatibility this year despite the move potentially boosting device sales for the wearable. Kuo cites difficulty providing a good experience between Android and watchOS for not creating an Apple Watch companion app for Android at this time. Some have suggested adding LTE which may make the Apple Watch more independent from the iPhone could be a step toward Android compatibility. KGI has previously reported that Apple will offer both LTE and non-LTE models of the new Apple Watch which is expected to keep the same design with 38mm and 42mm options. If Apple follows tradition, we may see new Apple Watch hardware with LTE introduced sometime next month alongside new iPhones.
  14. ???? Readers report Apple unofficially offering free repairs on devices ???? ???? damaged in Hurricane Harvey ???? Readers in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey are reporting that in at least some cases Apple is offering free repairs to water-damaged devices, as well as those which suffered impact damage during the evacuation. Neither type of damage would normally be covered under warranty. We’ve reached out to Apple, but at present there does not seem to be any company-wide policy in effect, so it seems that this is being done on a case-by-case basis by individual stores – though likely with corporate endorsement … Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey may be worse than that caused by Katrina in New Orleans back in 2005, reports the BBC. The hurricane is known to be responsible for at least 47 deaths, and around 43,000 people forced to evacuate their homes are staying in shelters. Many of the affected areas are still battling with flood water. There is still uncertainty as to how the cost of the damage will be covered. Some insurance policies specifically exclude hurricane damage in areas known to be vulnerable, and there appears to be disagreement between state and federal governments. Governor Abbott said that Congressional authorization for $7.85B in aid was merely a downpayment, while the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Brock Long has suggested that this should be a state responsibility. Carriers have been offering free service in affected areas, and Apple has donated $2M to relief efforts, as well as encouraging donations via iTunes. It appears that the company may also be trying to give a break to customers hit by the disaster. Thank You And Have A Great Day
  15. iOS 11: How to customize Control Center iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences. Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving Apple’s latest mobile OS a shot. If possible, install the beta on a secondary device to prevent bugs and issues from being overly frustrating. And don’t forget to back up your device with iTunes. Control Center customizations include options for Apple TV, Screen Recording, Notes, Voice Memos, Do Not Disturb While Driving, and more. While the Tetris-esque design may not be for everyone, the improved functionality is great. How to customize Control Center in iOS 11 Tap on Settings Tap on Control Center and then Customize Controls Tap the next to any item you’d like to add under MORE CONTROLS Under INCLUDE at the top, tap, hold, and slide the symbol to reorganize controls Here is a more detailed walkthrough with images: Once you’ve customized Control Center to you liking, check it out by swiping up from the bottom of your screen. Play around with the new Control Center to get a feel for how the new UI works. Giving a 3D Touch (or long press) on the various controls gives quick options for many, while others will launch the app. My favorite part about the new Control Center is having access to the Apple TV remote just a flick and a tap away, how about you? Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  16. Apple in ‘panic’ mode as iPhone 8’s 3D face detection & wireless charging potentially delayed Apple’s trials and tribulations over the upcoming iPhone 8 have been well documented thus far and a new report this evening from Fast Company continues that trend. The report explains that Apple’s team of engineers and designers working on the iPhone are operating with a “sense of panic in the air” as we near the device’s unveil later this year… Furthermore, Apple is struggling to get the iPhone 8’s front-facing 3D sensor to work properly when paired with iOS. The issue again is not hardware related, but rather due to iOS itself. Like wireless charging, this feature too could be missing at launch and added via a later software update. Lastly, the elephant in the room: Touch ID. Today’s report explains that it’s “plausible” that Apple is still trying to decide where Touch ID will be located, as a report earlier today claimed. However, Fast Company’s source adds that “in all likelihood” Touch ID will be embedded under the OLED display. The iPhone 8 (which also could be called the iPhone Pro or iPhone X, according to today’s report) is expected to be announced this fall with a release shortly thereafter. It seems, however, that iOS 11.1, or whatever it may be, could be the bigger news this fall. What do you think of Apple potentially releasing the iPhone 8 without some major features enabled? Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  17. iOS 11: How to customize Control Center iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences. Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving Apple’s latest mobile OS a shot. If possible, install the beta on a secondary device to prevent bugs and issues from being overly frustrating. And don’t forget to back up your device with iTunes. Control Center customizations include options for Apple TV, Screen Recording, Notes, Voice Memos, Do Not Disturb While Driving, and more. While the Tetris-esque design may not be for everyone, the improved functionality is great. How to customize Control Center in iOS 11 Tap on Settings Tap on Control Center and then Customize Controls Tap the next to any item you’d like to add under MORE CONTROLS Under INCLUDE at the top, tap, hold, and slide the symbol to reorganize controls Here is a more detailed walkthrough with images: Once you’ve customized Control Center to you liking, check it out by swiping up from the bottom of your screen. Play around with the new Control Center to get a feel for how the new UI works. Giving a 3D Touch (or long press) on the various controls gives quick options for many, while others will launch the app. My favorite part about the new Control Center is having access to the Apple TV remote just a flick and a tap away, how about you? Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  18. Report: iPhone 8 to come in four color choices including new ‘mirror-like’ model Apple’s flagship iPhone this year is said to a have an OLED screen, an all-glass design, wireless charging, and much more. Now, Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin is claiming that the device will come in four colors – one of which is a new mirror-like option… Not a whole lot is known about the new color option, but Geskin has shared an example of what the device could look like. It’s important to note that the image Geskin uses is actually an iPhone in a mirror case, but the overall idea is the same and can be seen below. It almost sounds as if the iPhone 8 will feature the mirror-like glass design of the old iPod models, seen above, but the mirror deign would likely wrap around the edges to the stainless steel bezels. Geskin’s claim comes from an unnamed source and follows a report from the generally reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI. Kuo noted in his report that the iPhone 8 will be available in fewer colors than usual in an effort to maintain a “boutique” branding. KGI has a strong track record, but note that he said “fewer” colors, not necessarily ruling out a new mirror-like option. In the past, we’ve seen alleged iPhone 8 images emerge showing the device in black and white. If Geksin’s claim of a mirror option is true, it’s unclear what the fourth iPhone 8 color option would be, with gold and rose gold both potential options. One possibility is that Geskin’s source is confusing a new ‘mirror-like’ option with the jet black color, which is already rather mirror-like. In addition to Geskin’s new claim, YouTuber UnboxTherapy today shared a new hands-on video of an alleged iPhone 8 prototype that is believed to be a 1:1 CNC model produced from factory dimension information. The video offers a detailed look at the device and its overall size and design. Watch it below. Today’s iPhone 8 news comes following a pair of bombshell reports claiming the device won’t feature Touch ID at all, but instead new facial recognition technology. Other reports have claimed in-screen Touch ID, while some have said rear-facing Touch ID. What do you think of a new mirror-like iPhone 8 option? Is it something you would be interested in? Let us know what you think down in the comments Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  19. iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID directly on the OLED screen with optical fingerprint sensor A new report from Economic Daily News, via Digitimes, indicates that the iPhone 8 will use a new optical fingerprint sensor technology to enable users to place their fingers directly on the OLED display and have the phone scan the print, as an elegant replacement for the existing Touch ID home button. The screen ratio will change from 16:9 on iPhone 7 to 18.5:9 (corroborating many other sources) and ‘invisible’ Infrared sensors will unlock enhanced camera and augmented reality features. Apparently, TSMC discussed these upcoming flagship iPhone features at a Taipei symposium. The iPhone 8 is expected to be a radical update in both functionality and appearance, with a stainless steel and glass chassis. The display will increase to 5.8-inches and yet the phone will not be much bigger than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 as the front face will be nearly bezel-less and dominated by screen. The fate of the fingerprint sensor has been disputed by rumors over the last few months. There have been rumors about a fingerprint sensor in the power button, a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone and the idea of an integrated-display scanner. This latest report from Economic Daily News suggests that the most elegant solution is what Apple is going with. With a virtual home button drawn on the display, users would simply place their fingers on the screen and the optical scanner would authenticate the fingerprint. The details about the infrared sensor for AR and camera mirror previous reports from KGI. In the previous report, Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that the infrared depth-sensing would be used for facial recognition offering iPhone 8 users another way to unlock the device. The sourcing of this latest report is promising. Digitimes is transcribing the Chinese language Economic Daily News paper who says that its information comes from TSMC sources who shared details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone at a company conference. TSMC is manufacturing the Apple A11 chip and it is not implausible for them to have intimate access to the next-gen iPhone hardware. Whilst the provenance is by no means a definitive source of reliability, it is not that farfetched either. Apple is set to debut the iPhone 8 in the fall, although the premium features will come at seemingly higher prices than current iPhone models. The company is also rumored to be launching two ‘7s’ phones in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes which will largely resemble the current-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These two iterative new models will be priced at the usual levels and focus on internal component improvements. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  20. Component cost for 3D Touch module in OLED iPhone to rise by 150%, amidst rumors of premium priced iPhone 8 The iPhone 8 is expected to debut later this year touting a 5.8-inch OLED ‘bezel-less’ display incorporated into a new-design glass and stainless chassis. There have been many rumorsabout Apple increasing the price of the model above the current iPhone range (128 GB iPhone 7 Plustops out at $969), with some people referring to the device as an ‘iPhone Pro’. Higher component costs support the idea of a premium price tag, and this is exactly what Economic Daily News is reporting today. It claims that the 3D Touch module in the OLED iPhone will cost Apple 150% more than the equivalent parts in the LCD iPhone 7 … 3D Touch was first introduced with iPhone 6s, with headline features including home screen app shortcuts and Peek and Pop previews. The report says that touch panel manufacturer TPK currently charges $7-9 per iPhone sold to enable 3D Touch in the current iPhone series. For the upcoming OLED iPhone (tentatively named iPhone 8 by the community), the component cost for 3D Touch will more than double. EDN says that TPK has quoted Apple a cost between $18-$22 per device. Apple has seemingly accepted this quote as the next-generation iPhone production ramp is underway. Pressure-sensitive displays are more complex when the underlying screen technology is OLED (compared to LCD) because the OLED panel is more fragile. This necessitates the addition of a bonded glass cover on the front and back of the OLED panel. Digitimes says that usually an OLED-based 3D Touch solution will cost about 50% more than the LCD solution to account for the additional steps. However, Apple’s orders have been agreed at a quote that is 150% higher. It is not clear why Apple is paying top dollar for its components compared to the industry average. Speculatively, the iPhone 8 may include some cutting-edge display feature (Touch ID in the screen?) that requires additional care and processing. Apple analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo has previously reported the need for a new intricate 3D Touch module for iPhone 8. Whatever the reason, a cost increase from $9 to $22 per unit is a significant increase in Apple’s bill of materials. Any increase in component cost will generally imply an increase in the final price of the product as Apple will want to maintain its margins. Therefore, this report supports the idea of the new iPhone 8 having a significantly higher price tag. A JP Morgan analyst previously predicted total BOM cost for the iPhone 8 will be about $90 more than the current phones. Apple is expected to debut the premium OLED iPhone later this year, touting wireless charging, 3D-sensing front cameras, face recognition and more features in addition to the new design. It is has also been reported that the company will unveil two iterative updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which will include new internal upgrades but look mostly the same from the outside. These ‘7s’ devices would retain current price points giving room for Apple to make the iPhone 8 more expensive. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  21. APPLE BYTE EXTRA CRUNCHY VIDEO PODCAST Ep 84 Windows 10 gets iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video is coming to the Apple TV. Also, the Apple Watch is more accurate than you think and more iPhone 8 rumors.
  22. Tim Cook says Apple Watch helped him lose 30 pounds, but he still looks the same (Extra Crunchy VIDEO PODCAST, Ep. 83) Where did all the weight go, Tim? Apple sold fewer iPhones but made more money, and Merriam-Webster is calling out Apple fanboys.
  23. Apple’s working on an Echo-like smart speaker of its own. (Extra Crunchy VIDEO PODCAST, Ep. 82) Would you leave your Amazon Echo or Google Home for an Apple smart speaker? Apple is testing its autonomous vehicle platform, and it also wants in on peer-to-peer payments with Apple Pay.
  24. Will a rear Touch ID sensor stop you upgrading to the iPhone 8? (APPLE BYTE VIDEO PODCAST, Ep. 81) Apple hires Google Satellite execs to work on new hardware pointing to satellite internet and more leaked schematics point to a rear Touch iD iPhone.
  25. KGI: iPhone 8 mass production delayed to October/November as major component upgrades cause supply bottlenecks We’ve been hearing several reports that the launch of the iPhone 8 could be delayed compared to previous years. Reputable Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo has also weighed in today, reporting that mass production of the OLED iPhone will likely be pushed back to October/November, instead of the normal August/September timeframe for new iPhone launches. KGI says the reason for the production difficulties is that the new iPhone 8 includes several major cutting-edge components that Apple has custom-ordered. The analyst still expects the iterative ‘7S’ models to launch on the normal schedule … KGI says that a delay of one to two months for the production ramp of iPhone 8 will hurt Apple’s calendar 2017 sales as customers will want to wait for the shiny new device to be available. It will also mean Apple faces stiff competition from Android manufacturers for a longer period, as its rivals launch bezel-less devices across the year. That being said, Apple is unlikely to lose too many sales if looking longer-term. Most customers who want the new iPhone will simply buy it when it is finally available even if that means early 2018. KGI blames several ‘significant hardware upgrades’ in the iPhone 8 for the delays. This includes a custom OLED display panel, a custom Apple A11 10-nanometer SoC, an all-new designed 3D Touch module and 3D sensing cameras. We’ve heard about all of these features before, of course. The rumour mill still isn’t sure what the new iPhone will look like, although images leaked over the weekend depicting a potential final design. KGI expects severe supply shortages for the OLED phone “for a while” after launch, limiting total iPhone shipments for 2017. Moreover, KGI has a more pessimistic outlook about the iPhone 7s models (iterative updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with internal component upgrades contained in the same chassis design) than before. Full-screen smartphones from Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi will make Apple’s lower-end phones less appealing. Before the news about production problems, KGI expected new iPhone shipments (comprising the 7s, 7s Plus and the iPhone 8) to reach 110 million units in the second half of 2017. With the OLED iPhone availability set to be very limited, it has reduced his estimates to 80-90 million units. Apple is expected to announce all the new iPhones in the fall. The iterative iPhone 7s models will likely launch in September, keeping up with the annual pattern. Apple will probably announce the 7s and radical new OLED iPhone at the same media event regardless. However, it seems fans wanting the all-new phone will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the iPhone 8. Thank You ? And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org