Apple iPhone Forum

by Maura at Jun 8, 2018
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According to a new report from Nikkei, via MacRumors, Apple is taking a “cautious approach” with 2018 iPhone component pre-orders, and has therefore asked for its suppliers to manufacture “around 20% fewer” components for its new iPhones.

Nikkei says that according to its four sources in Apple’s supply chain, Apple has placed orders for production of 80 million iPhones in 2018, which is down from orders for 100 million that it placed in 2017.

This latest report from Nikkei also ties in with recent reports from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that all three new iPhones will ship in September 2018. Nikkei’s source says that while previous reports of low yields for the new LCD iPhone were true at one point, the situation is now...
by Maura at Jun 8, 2018
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Apple announced macOS Mojave during the keynote address on the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on Monday. The major update includes new features such as Dark Mode, new Mac apps, new features such as Stacks, and a totally revamped Mac App Store.

First of all, Dark Mode is a really...
by Maura at Jun 5, 2018
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Apple announced watchOS 5 during yesterday’s WWDC in San Jose, including lots of new activity and connectivity features, such as Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face.

First up we have Activity competitions, inspired by the...
by Maura at Jun 5, 2018
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Yesterday Apple announced iOS 12 during its Worldwide Developer’s Conference keynote event in San Francisco, California, complete with lots of exciting, fun, and, in some cases, very useful new features.

Generally speaking, Apple has designed iOS 12 to be faster and more responsive when it comes to...
by Maura at Jun 4, 2018
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As expected, Apple has today announced iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. While there had been rumours of some hardware announcements also today, when Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at the McEnery Convention Center to kick off the keynote he soon dispelled any such rumours by saying that today would be all about the software, and indeed it was!

The big reveal of the day was of course iOS 12, with Cook handing over the reins to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering for the in-depth look at the new software.

The first impressive detail to be announced by Federighi was that iOS 12 would have exactly the same support base in terms of devices as iOS 11,...
by Maura at Jun 4, 2018
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MacRumors reports today that former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has resurfaced at his new company, TF International Securities, and he’s already quick off the mark with some new iPhone information.

According to Kuo’s latest research note, Apple is set to have a “more aggressive” approach to pricing for its forthcoming 2018 iPhone line-up, which is expected to launch in September.

Kuo says Apple’s 2018 pricing strategy is based on “concern over the negative impact of a higher price” for its new line-up. This follows on from last year’s criticism in some media quarters that the iPhone X was too expensive, with a starting price of $999.

According to Kuo, the 6.5-inch OLED “iPhone X Plus” will cost from $900 to $1,000, the Gen 2 OLED iPhone X will cost from...
by Maura at Jun 1, 2018
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MacRumors report today on new schematics and renderings obtained from a case manufacturer that have leaked via Russian website that claim to show two out of three of the forthcoming new iPhones, including dimensions.

The phones depicted in the series of images are the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus, and also the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X. The rendering of the LCD iPhone looks very similar to other renders said to be of the LCD phone that have also leaked today. In particular, both sets of renders depict the LCD phone with a single-lens camera, and they both also show the LCD phone with a notch, just like the two OLED phones.

As far as dimensions are concerned, the source only provides them for the two new form factors, presumably because the dimensions of the...
by Maura at Jun 1, 2018
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Renders claiming to show LCD iPhone emerge.jpg

According to renders and a video published today by Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks on Twitter) and MySmartPrice, Apple’s forthcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X will have a notch just like the current iPhone X, a glass back, and an edge-to-edge display without a Home button (hence the need for a notch for Face ID). Just like the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the phone will also have an aluminium frame.

Another way in which the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X will be similar to the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models, at least according to these renders, is that it will have just one rear camera, in contrast with the OLED iPhone X models’ dual-lens camera system. The details gleaned from the renders and video very much support previous information from former KGI...
by Maura at May 31, 2018
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9to5 Mac writes today about Bay Area illustrator and graphic designer Nina Khashchina, whose latest work, “100 Views of Silicon Valley,” features mini paintings of the area. While Khashchina’s finished work uses physical paints and brushes, she says that Apple’s iPads, iPhones, and Macs, are key tools in her creative process.

Khashchina starts her process with Procreate and Adobe Sketch with Apple Pencil on her iPad Pro, where she looks at different compositions and colour combinations. She says that this is a great time-saver.

Astropad is another of Khashchina’s preferred apps as it enables her to use her Apple Pencil and iPad with Photoshop on Mac.

Khashchina also...
by Maura at May 31, 2018
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McEnery Convention Center Prepares for Monday's Apple WWDC kick off.jpg

MacRumors reports that preparations are currently underway to decorate the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California with banners and posters that welcome attendees to Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference that begins next Monday. People have been posting lots of images on social media of the decorations as they go up.

The huge banners that be-deck the front of the convention center continue the design theme of the WWDC website, invitations, and app.

This is the second year that Apple has hosted its WWDC in San Jose, having previously held it at Moscone West in San Francisco for many years. Among the reasons for the move are the fact that San Jose is closer to Apple’s campuses and offices in Cupertino and other parts of the South Bay, and also the...