Apple could make us wait until November for iPhone 8

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iPhone 8 could arrive on time after all.
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Apple could delay the launch of its next-generation iPhone until October or November, according to a new report.

It is claimed the company has run into “technical issues” associated with its new curved OLED displays, which means we may not get the spectacular refresh we were expecting this September.

Apple shows off new renderings of flagship Chicago store

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Apple is setting up shop right on the riverfront.
Apple is setting up shop right on the riverfront.
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Apple’s new digs in Chicago are shaping up to be one of its most beautiful flagship stores ever, based on new renderings released by the iPhone-maker.

The current structure Apple is renovating on North Michigan Avenue doesn’t look like much, but once it’s finished, the new Apple store will feature massive glass walls an inviting open layout.

Here’s another angle:

Super smart remotes, glass iPhone cases and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Help turn these awesome ideas into reality!
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You can find some incredible new gadgets on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that often go unnoticed. We’re rounding up some of the best every week to help them get the funding they need to become a reality.

This week, we have a super smart remote that controls almost everything, a tempered glass case for iPhone 7, a robot that teaches kids to code without computers, and more!

Corning’s new Gorilla Glass could make iPhone 7 display super tough

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Dropping the iPhone 7 might not be a disaster every time.
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Breaking the screen on your next iPhone is going to be a little bit harder, if Apple goes with the next version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

The company debuted Gorilla Glass 5 today that is destined to arrive on smartphones later this year, offering better durability than any other version when its dropped from 5 feet or lower.

Apple may ditch aluminum for all-glass iPhone casing next year

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The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
We may be waving goodbye to Jony Ive's love affair with aluminum.
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Jony Ive’s beloved aluminum casing is as about as iconic a part of the iPhone as the Apple logo or a working OS. Despite that, a new report claims that the company will ditch its aluminum look for an all-glass enclosure for next year’s iPhone 7s.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed this tidbit over the weekend in a note to clients, which also reiterated the view that the 2017-era iPhone will sport an OLED display.