Apple sued Samsung for copying key elements of the iPhone even as Apple continued to buy parts from Samsung.
If the OLED iPhone model goes on sale in October or November, it won’t be a disaster for Apple.
The company is no stranger to muddling through shortages of important iPhone components, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is a wizard of supply-chain management.
It turns out Apple can can also be hurt by the interconnected supply chain.
There is evidence of a little Apple Inc. trap in my Bloomberg News colleagues’ article about expectations for the next iPhone models.
Apple is testing a new type of screen
For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials, and more advanced cameras, the people said.
Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc. is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
For the premium model, Apple is testing a screen that covers almost the entire front of the device, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apple has explored adding augmented reality-based features and depth-of-field enhancements to its iPhone camera system, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year.
That results in a display slightly larger than that of the iPhone 7 Plus but an overall size closer to the iPhone 7, the people said.
If Apple cuts the fingerprint sensor from the iPhone 8, it would rely on a biometric login that relies exclusively on 3D sensing, Pacific Crest said.
“At this point, we do not believe Apple’s optical fingerprint module provider has firm orders for production, which suggests Apple does not have functionality of the optical fingerprint sensor ready.
XAutoplay: On | OffApple’s (AAPL) component suppliers are struggling with a new optical fingerprint sensor, which could lead to shortages or a delay in availability for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 or elimination of fingerprint sensing from the next-generation smartphone.
Additionally, we believe Apple has evaluated Synaptic’s (SYNA) optical fingerprint solution, but that it has not been qualified.”
That’s the assessment of Pacific Crest Securities analysts in a report to clients on Sunday.
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