Apple planned to launch a gold iphone x however it may have been scrapped

Apple apparently designed a gold-colored version of the iPhone x however hasn’t launched it but, regulatory filings have discovered.

Businesses launching new telephones within the u.S. Should file a record detailing the device with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Apple filed this kind of file in september 2017, displaying a gold iPhone X.

Apple’s high-end device has had some of production problems or even cut its production target for the primary zone of the 12 months.

Many analysts, however, will be searching toward the new lineup of iphone fashions which are generally introduced in september of each year. In a document from december, Kuo said that apple might also release three new devices with large batteries in 2018.

Apple releases red iPhone 8 and 8 plus

Apple is introducing new red models of the iphone 8 and 8 plus nowadays. As with the iphone 7 fashions introduced across the same time ultimate year, apple is running with product (crimson), an organization that campaigns to combat HIV and aids in africa; an unspecified portion of proceeds from sales of the phones will visit the charity. In contrast to final yr’s white-bezeled fashions, the pink iphone 8 has a black front panel.

The product (red) iphone 8 and 8 plus be part of the present area gray, silver, and gold fashions within the lineup. Last year, apple discontinued the red versions of the 7 and seven plus once the 8, eight plus, and x were introduced in september, so these new fashions might also best be on sale for much less than 1/2 a yr.

Apple is taking preorders for the new phones starting tomorrow, April 10th, and will start shipping them on Friday, April 13th. Pricing remains the same, beginning at $699 for a 64GB iPhone 8 and $799 for an 8 Plus.

The famous phone company, Apple, is coming up with new, but not-so-good news for the users who still own an iPhone 5. The warnings began ever since the iOS 9 launch and informed its users that the 32-bit application are likely to slow down the device.

Recently, this warning suffered a worrying change: those 32-bit applications will stop completely when the iOS 11 is going to be released.

On the other hand, there is some good news for the iPhone users: since July, 2016 Apple demanded that all application and update developers to submit to the app store only 64-bit compatible applications, therefore, most frequently used applications are likely to be 64-bit at the moment.

For the users’ information, the 64-bit chips that accompany iOS device include the iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6s and 7, as well as the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 2,3 and 4, iPod touch sixth generation and iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 9.7 inch).

Why is the phone slowed down by the 32-bit

The multiple frameworks that are included in the iOS are enabling the operating system to launch and run applications. When the operating system is using a 64-bit chip, the device loads a 64-bit framework that is responsible for making the applications run smoothly.

However, when a 32-bit application is run on a 64-bit device, the operating system needs to use a different series of both 32-bit and 64-bit frameworks that will force the RAM on the device to divide its power between the two different frameworks. So, since the RAM cannot focus its entire attention to a singular framework, that means the mobile phone will get slowed down eventually.

With the launch of the iOS 11, the device will no longer be compatible with a 32-bit framework which will enable the phone to speed up its performance. This fact also means that the 32-bit applications and games will be incompatible and won’t run on devices with iOS 11 installed.

If you’re an Apple user or just a tech news enthusiast in general, then you know that the fall launch of iOS 11 has been announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference more than a month ago, on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California.

However, in the meantime Apple is still updating iOS 10, and now the operating system reached version 10.3.3. The new iOS 10.3.3 was released this Wednesday and tech sites were quick to dissect what it brought new.

Unfortunately, not much has changed, at least not visibly. Forbes has even gone as far as to say that the only thing that iOS 10.3.3 brought new were the wallpapers for the iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

However, that is only at surface level, and what lies beyond are a lot of performance-related enhancements, as well as bug fixes and security patches. Still, it’s true that iOS 10.3.3 isn’t that surprising or impressive. But seeing that we’ve got just a few months to go until iOS 11 is launched, we didn’t expect it to be.

As far as this update goes, depending on the mobile carrier you have, it will weigh in at between 80 and 100MB in size, so it’s quite small as you can see.

The update to iOS 10.3.3 is available for iPhones 5 and newer, iPads fourth generation and newer and sixth generation iPods. If you own any device that fits into these categories, you can search for the update in your device’s settings and install it manually right now.

In the meantime, developers can already test out iOS 11 and contribute to the stabilization of the future final version of the operating system.

And if you’re not a developer, you can still join the public beta testing program that Apple has, but you will have more restricted access.

 

As more people download the beta versions of iOS 11, more users learn about its new and exciting features.

One of the most popular features is its Control Center, which has grabbed the attention of many iOS device users because of how different it is from older versions. iOS 11’s Control Center is simpler and more intuitive to use and encourages people to experiment with their device’s settings.

It also gives them access to a wider range of settings than before, allowing them to make adjustments from just one place.

Unfortunately, you can only enjoy this updated Control Center if you’ll download and install the developer beta version of iOS 11 or its recently released public beta. If you’re not ready to take the plunge into iOS 11 but want to enjoy the new Control Center, consider getting ControlCenterXI.

This jailbreak tweak allows users to “update without updating” and experience the iOS 11 Control Center even without leaving iOS 10. Just like the iOS 11 CC, ControlCenterXI maximizes the 3D Touch capability of iOS devices and uses this feature to give users access to more settings.

If your device does not have 3D Touch capability, don’t worry since ControlCenterXI also accepts long presses in lieu of applying pressure. Simply long-press on any menu item to pull up additional options or launch the app.

ControlCenterXI comes with Noctis and FlipControlCenter as well as a “light mode” that reflects the aesthetics of iOS 11.

The tweak is created by LaughingQuoll and Antique_Dev and was made available on Cydia on July 10.

To download and install ControlCenterXI, you need to have an iOS device that runs on iOS 10 and has been jailbroken. Just remember: the tweak is not compatible with the Horseshoe tweak. If you already have Horseshoe, you’ll need to uninstall it before downloading and installing ControlCenterXI.

Apple is expected to release its iPhone 8 later this year, in what is expected to be the company’s biggest smartphone launch in years.

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone , which was first announced by Steve Jobs on 9 January 2007, and released later that year on June 29.

Given the momentous occasion, rumour has it that Apple has been holding back some of its most groundbreaking features for this year’s model.

We’ve rounded up all the latest rumours and leaks, so if you’re still undecided about your next phone, you’ll have a good idea what Apple has in store.

Latest news

After killing off the headphone jack with the launch of the iPhone 7 last year, Apple could be set to remove another key feature with this year’s model.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a track record of leaking accurate information on Apple products, the iPhone 8 could ship without a TouchID fingerprint scanner.

First introduced in 2013 with the iPhone 5s, TouchID is used to unlock the iPhone, and as an authentication method for Apple Pay.

Kuo doesn’t go into any more detail about how Apple will replace TouchID, but notes that “3D sensing for facial recognition” will be a part of the iPhone 8, suggesting that Apple could replace fingerprint scanning with facial recognition or eye-scanning tech.

There’s one upside to Kuo’s prediction; he says that because Apple won’t need to bother with scanning your digits, there’ll be no delay in production.

“As the new OLED iPhone won’t support under-display fingerprint recognition, we now do not expect production ramp-up will be delayed again (we previously projected the ramp-up would be postponed to late October or later),” he wrote, according to MacRumours .

Three sizes

Apple is rumoured to be working on three versions of its next iPhone, including a 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus and a 5.8-inch iPhone 8.

While early reports suggested that all three models would boast identical specifications, it’s looking increasingly likely that the larger iPhone 8 model will be significantly more advanced than the 7s and 7s Plus – which are expected to closely resemble the iPhone 7.

Meanwhile, a recent report in the Wall Street Journal claimed that Apple is currently testing more than 10 different prototypes for its next smartphone.

Name

Based on Apple’s well-established “tick-tock” cycle, the 2017 model would be called the iPhone 7s.

iPhone 7
These photos taken in China and obtained by the blog site Apple Insider allegedly show an iPhone with a very different design. (Photo: AppleInsider)

The tick-tock cycle refers to Apple releasing a new design every two years, and new features within the same casing on alternate years (which are usually known as “s” models).

However, rumour has it that Apple is moving to a three-year cycle on major iPhone refreshes.

This, combined with the fact that next year is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, suggests that Apple’s flagship 2017 model will be a fairly major upgrade.

It seems unlikely, in that case, that Apple will opt for the name iPhone 7s – as that would downplay the upgrade. It’s more likely that it will be called the iPhone 8.

Apple may even decide to go for something completely different – the iPhone 10 or iPhone X, to mark the anniversary, perhaps, or even the iPhone Air, iPhone Pro or iPhone Edition, to reflect the iPad and Apple watch lineups.

As mentioned, Apple may choose to launch lower-spec iPhone 7s and 7s Plus devices alongside its flagship device.

Release date

The iPhone 8 release date is rumoured to be the week of September 4 or September 11, 2017.

Apple traditionally releases its latest iPhones during the first two weeks of September, in good time for the start of the Christmas shopping season.

However, one report hints that Apple may break with tradition this year and launch its next flagship smartphone earlier than expected.

According to information gathered by BlueFin Research Partners and shared by Barron’s Tech Trader Daily , there is “some indication” that Apple will start production of the iPhone 8 in June.

An Apple iPhone 6 phones are taken out of a shipping box at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah

If Apple is feeling particularly nostalgic, it may opt for June 29 – the same day the first iPhone was released.

Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo has previously claimed the iPhone 8 could be delayed until October or November, due to “significant hardware upgrades”.

Apparently, Apple is struggling to integrate its Touch ID sensor into new iPhone’s the display.

So while the iPhone 8 could be unveiled in September, it may not go on sale immediately, according to Kuo.

However Carphone Warehouse have already opened their pre-registration, so if you are looking to pick up the new iPhone as soon as it’s released, you can sign up for free here.

Price

Apple products are not exactly known for being cheap. When the company launched its ‘budget’ iPhone 5c in 2013, it still cost an eye-watering £469.

But the latest reports suggest that Apple’s next device will be its most expensive yet, exceeding the $1,000 (£795) mark for the first time.

The price was reportedly leaked to The Fast Company by “a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans”.

The source said that Apple will be launching three devices this year – a massive 5.8-inch model (likely called the iPhone 8), a 5.5-inch model (called iPhone 7s Plus), and a 4.7-inch model (called iPhone 7s).

The iPhone 8 will reportedly have a new OLED display that will stretch across the whole front of the phone.

This is part of the reason for the high price tag, according to the source, as the OLED display will cost Apple roughly twice as much as the LCD display used in current iPhones.

The new phone is also likely to get a memory upgrade from the current iPhone 7 line, which will add to the cost of manufacturing the device.

All-glass design

Apple is allegedly planning a major design overhaul for the iPhone 8. The company is said to be working on an all-glass version of its iconic iPhone , for release in 2017.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a report in May claiming the American tech firm will completely redesign the iPhone in 2017.

Instead of the aluminium casing used in the iPhone 7 , Apple will move to an all-glass enclosure.

iPhone

This wouldn’t be the first time Apple has used glass in its iPhones. The iPhone 4 and 4s had glass front and back panels, with a stainless steel band sandwiched between the two.

However, these phones were plagued by durability issues, with many customers claiming their phones cracked too easily when dropped .

Kuo noted that some investors are concerned that glass casing would be too heavy or fail a drop test, but said he believes that a return to glass casing will not be problematic for Apple.

Broken Mobile Phone
“Apple already uses glass casing for iPhone 4/ 4S, and non-Apple brands have also been using glass casings. We therefore think a drop test will not be problematic for glass casing,” he wrote in his report, according to MacRumours .

The rumour has been backed up by a couple of other leaks. A source reportedly told Japanese website Nikkei that “Foxconn has been trying glass chassis’ since last year.”

The arguments to be made for a glass smartphone include better antenna reception and more options for wireless charging.

Curved OLED display

At least one of the iPhone 8 prototypes is said to feature a new cutting-edge curved OLED display with practically no bezels – similar to that used on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.

Although there is no functional reason to have a curved screen, Samsung has been seeing significantly higher sales of the curved versions of its Galaxy smartphones.

In March 2016, Nikkei reported that Apple was planning to ditch LCD displays in favour of OLED screens, with the first OLED iPhone arriving in 2017.

Then in April 2017, DigiTimes reported that Apple had signed a two-year deal with Samsung to supply the OLED panels.

The deal, which is rumoured to be worth $9 billion, will see Samsung shipping 70-92 million OLED panels to Apple this year, representing 30% of all iPhone devices expected to be sold in 2017.

AirPods

Apple’s next top-of-the-range iPhone could come with an accessory worth £160 in the box.

According to a new report from analysts at JPMorgan, seen by 9to5Mac, the iPhone 8 may come bundled with a free pair of AirPods.

The wireless earphones were announced along with the iPhone 7 and went on sale just before Christmas. They currently cost £159 to buy in the Apple Store.

The AirPods link up to your iPhone or Apple Watch via Bluetooth. They use sensors to automatically detect when they are in your ears, and play or pause your music accordingly.

They contain a pair of microphones, so you can control your music, change the volume and check your battery life using Siri.

The AirPods deliver up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge, and come in a special case that doubles as a charger, offering more than 24 hours of listening time in total.

Alongside the rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 8, including a narrow bezel, an OLED display-equipped model and wireless charging, perhaps the juiciest of them all has just surfaced. Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on 3D face recognition tech that it will use to let you unlock the next iPhone.

The feature will be supported by a new 3D sensor, along with an iris scanner; as with the fingerprint-based Touch ID system, you’ll be able to use it to unlock your device, authenticate payments and log in to secure apps.

Currently in testing, the face scanner is said to be able to accurately detect a face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds, and even works when the device is laid flat on a table. But it’ll have to work a lot better than Samsung’s effort seen in the Galaxy S8, which a group of German hackers were able to fool, using a printed photo.

This feature could mark a milestone in the evolution of the iPhone, as it might negate the need for Touch ID, which was first introduced on the iPhone 5s back in 2013.

But will face scanning actually make it to the next iPhone? It’s not just Bloomberg; KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s usually on the ball with predictions about Apple predictions, also believes that the OLED model (the premium edition of the three variants slated to launch this year) will include the feature in lieu of a fingerprint scanner.

However, 9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy makes a good point about why Apple probably won’t ditch Touch ID: it’s a security feature that the company sold major banks on when launching its contactless Apple Pay feature, and it might be impractical to use face scanning to authenticate payments in physical stores. And Cupertino might well be able to figure out a way to hide a button on the front fascia, similar to how it did with the Touch ID button on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

It’s also worth noting that one of Bloomberg’s sources said that face scanning might not make it to the iPhone 8 – but that will depend on a number of factors, including suppliers’ ability to deliver the necessary components for this functionality on time. I guess even hardware prototypes like the one we spotted last week may not be enough to solve this mystery just yet.

 

Today, Apple releases the public beta of iOS 11, the latest version of the operating system driving the world’s iPhones and iPads. These early releases are SOP and help Cupertino ensure its software is fully baked before launch. Anyone with a taste for risk and patience for bugginess can install iOS 11 now, ahead of its actual release this fall.

I’ve been using iOS 11 on a new 10.5-inch iPad for the better part of a week. Don’t expect shocking redesigns or massive overhauls; even the completely remodeled App Store looks like Apple News and Apple Music, and feels instantly familiar. For better or worse, iOS still looks like iOS.

The biggest difference is now you can drag and drop. Pick up two images in Photos, drag them over the Mail icon, then drop ’em as email attachments. You can drag a URL or a string of text from Safari into Notes. You can add 10 apps to a folder at once. I’ve wasted countless hours painstakingly moving that weird blue cursor to just the right boundaries, then going through the share sheet just to get a sentence of text into Evernote. With iOS 11, I just open the app over top of my browser, drag the paragraph over, and drop it. Boom. Done.

Drag and drop makes iOS feel like more than a collection of apps. Developers can make anything draggable, from Photoshop layers to in-game items. I’m looking forward to saving things to Pinterest by grabbing them out of a browser, and dragging emails into Todoist so I remember to actually respond.

Most of the best things about iOS 11 are iPad-only, or at least iPad-first. Swipe up a little from the bottom of the screen and it brings up the dock, making it easy to switch apps or drop things in new places. I have 13 apps in there, alongside the ever-changing list of my three most recent apps. Swipe up further and you reach the new multitasking menu, with its huge app previews and redesigned (and customizable!) Control Center. The Files app gives you a place to store and retrieve all your spreadsheets and pirated movies. You know, work stuff.

You can now run four apps on screen simultaneously: two side by side, with a third floating over top and a fourth running picture-in-picture video. OK, sure, it’s an illegible kaleidoscope of pixels at that point, but so what? Four apps at once! The iPad feels so much more powerful.

Big Little Things

Apple’s been doing this iOS thing for a while now. There aren’t many huge things left to do without fundamentally changing the operating system. I’d like some new ways to organize homescreens, smarter notification management, more useful widgets, and the ability to set default apps other than Apple’s. But I can’t have everything I want. So beyond the iPad stuff, iOS 11 offers small but mostly delightful changes. Here are my favorites so far:

A few of the features take some getting used to, like the notification window shade, which is now the same thing as the lockscreen except your phone’s not locked. (I don’t get it either.) And a lot of the potential won’t be realized until developers can really dig in. Apple’s ARKit could be the biggest thing to ever happen to augmented reality, and Siri continues to slowly but surely gain functionality. Both need devs to figure out how they really work.

I don’t recommend installing the beta, certainly not on your primary device. It is buggy and crashy and seems to wreak havoc on battery life. But it’s a beta, and betas are always like that. By the time iOS 11 arrives this fall, most of the kinks will be ironed out and it will run as smoothly as iOS always has. Except now you can shake people down for money via text message. So I guess it’s better.

It’s that time of year, folks. Rumors of what the next iPhone will be like are coming in hot and heavy. Last week, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the new handsets would nix the home button for a touch-friendly “function area.” Now there’s another bit of info. In a KGI Securities report detailed by 9to5Mac, the analyst explains that the upcoming OLED iPhone will feature a “revolutionary” front camera that’s capable of sensing 3D space via infrared.

More specifically, the report explains that the newfangled camera can combine depth information with 2D images for things like facial recognition, iris recognition and, perhaps most importantly, 3D selfies. Given the previous report about the home button being put out to pasture, there will need to be a replacement for Touch ID. Rumors indicate that either facial recognition or a fingerprint reader embedded in the display would assist with unlocking the device. This new report would point more to the former method.

The report also explains a bit about how the 3D front-facing camera would be used in gaming scenarios. The camera could be used to replace an in-game character’s head or face with that of the user and those 3D selfies could be destined for augmented reality.

It’s no surprise to get word of potential depth-sensing camera tech from Apple. The company nabbed PrimeSense in 2013, an outfit that co-developed the original Kinect for Xbox. This latest KGI report says PrimeSense algorithms will allow the hardware to depth and location of objects in its field of view. An earlier report from Fast Company explained that Apple was working with Lumentum to use its 3D-sensing tech on the next iPhone.

While the 3D camera will only be on the front side for now, Kuo says Apple will eventually employ the tech on around back as well. The report also explains that the company is way ahead of Android as far as 3D algorithms go, so a depth-sensing camera would be a unique feature for a couple of years. Of course, if the early rumors are true, you can expect to pay $1,000 for the 10th anniversary iPhone when it arrives.

Apple is said to have something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have circulated for months speculating on different features. This report by the WSJ is the most detailed yet, citing anonymous sources who state there will be a high-end version of the next iPhone that will sport exclusive hardware.

According to the report, at least one new iPhone model will be available with a curved OLED screen similar in style to that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. In fact, Samsung might be supplying Apple with the curved screen.

This high-end model is said to cost $1,000 and be marketed as a premium option alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

All versions of the upcoming model is said to drop the Lightning port in favor of  USB-C. If this happens, it would be the first time Apple used an industry standard and the same interface as that found on competing products like Android phones. And with the recent redesign of the MacBook Pro, it makes a lot of sense.

USB-C is a powerful standard, capable of transmitting power, data, audio, and video at a much faster rate than even Lightning or USB 3. And all those reasons and more are why Apple turned to the standard as the only I/O interface for the new MacBook Pro. Yet USB-C is also one of the main criticisms of the new MacBook Pro as many have pointed out that there isn’t an out-of-the-box way to plug an iPhone into the MacBook Pro. A USB-C to Lightning cable is needed. That might change in the future.

If this report is true, Apple could be setting itself up for a different iPhone ecosystem than what existed since the beginning. This iPhone X would sell against so-called normal iPhones — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The addition of a premium model could confuse some shoppers but at the same time, allow Apple to reap the financial benefits of selling a limited edition, premium product.