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Shock – Apple iPhone Shipments Were Actually Up Last Quarter

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No iPhone 7s, no iPhone 7s Plus, no iPhone 8.
If the ITC grants Qualcomm’s request, it could prevent the sale of all iPhones in the U.S. market, ruining the debut of the rumored iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and the iPhone 8, slated for this year.
Is a U.S. iPhone ban even possible?
Apple pays these licensing fees not directly to Qualcomm but through its iPhone manufacturing partners like Foxconn.
In a lawsuit filed against Qualcomm, Apple claims that this current system is unfair and “Qualcomm is charging for technologies they have nothing to do with.”

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Touch ID on the back of Apple iPhone 8? The theory proceeds

“Both Samsung and Apple tried to enable in-display fingerprint sensing on full-screen OLED phones in 2017, but their optical tech seems immature and the major iPhone 8 bottleneck.
Some thus speculate the fingerprint sensor will be removed and replaced by 3D sensing.
Our latest supply chain checks indicate the iPhone 8 will still have the sensor given security, user-friendliness, and a need for payments infrastructure, but there is a high chance it will be on the back like Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
“-CLSA report
Apple iPhone 8

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Apple will overhaul the auxiliary speaker in the iPhone 8, expert note claims

 iPhone 8, analyst

Rather than include a dedicated “second” speaker, Apple configured the earpiece (or receiver) speaker to serve double duty as another loudspeaker.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the first Apple smartphones to feature dual speakers for stereo sound.
If a recent research note from JPMorgan proves accurate, Apple apparently got the memo and will remedy the shortcoming with the iPhone 8.
The research note further claims that Apple may ship the iPhone 8 with a complementary set of wireless AirPods, replacing the wired EarPods with Lightning connector that come bundled with current generation iPhones.
The decision makes sense on paper but as I highlighted in my review last October, the quality of the second earpiece speaker as a loudspeaker left a lot to be desired.


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