iPhone 8 laser supplier hints device could launch in October

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The iPhone 8 won't be cheap.
The iPhone 8 might pack friggin' lasers!
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The launch of the iPhone 8 may not happen until October of this year, based on the comments of one of Apple’s suppliers that is making a key component for the new device.

Apple allegedly plans to take its augmented reality tech to the next level by adding lasers to the iPhone 8. One of the companies that is likely supplying Apple with the parts, Finisar, dropped some details during its latest earnings call that hints when fans can finally expected to see the iPhone 8.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Toy Mac runs Photoshop, iPhone 8 leaks, crazy MacBook Pro concept and more

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The latest iPhone 8 leaks raise some serious questions.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, we cover the latest iPhone 8 leaks and give a hands-on look at the most recent schematics and updates — this one includes detailed labeling of each part, revealing a dual-lens camera in the front and wireless charging in the back.

Learn about how a tiny replica Mac made for the American Girl doll captured the kid in one UX designer, who modified the toy to run Mac OS 7 and Photoshop.

Check out a designer’s crazy new concept that imagines what would happen if Apple replaced MacBook Pro keyboards with a giant touchpad. Plus, The CultCast, how-tos and lots more.

Here are this week’s top stories.

iPhone 8 mockup packs invisible selfie cam and 3D sensor

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The iPhone 8 will be the greatest yet.
The iPhone 8 will be the greatest yet.
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Keeping one of millennials’ favorite features — the all-important selfie camera — poses serious challenges for Apple engineers if the iPhone 8’s bezels are as thin as we expect.

In a new mockup based on alleged iPhone 8 schematics that recently leaked, fans can get an early look at how Apple might make the entire front of the iPhone one giant display while also leaving room for light sensors, a speaker and a camera.

Take a closer look:

All 2017 iPhones may pack 3GB of RAM and faster charging

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iPhone 8 concept
Same size as the iPhone 7, but with a bigger screen.
Photo: Martin Hajek

Charging your iPhone is about to get a lot faster in 2017, according to a new report that also claims Apple plans to add 3GB of RAM to all three of its new iPhone models this year.

In a research note sent to investors, Wall Street firm Cowen and Company contradicts previous rumors that claimed only Apple’s high-end iPhone 8 would get the RAM boost. If true, the new memory chips should make the iPhone speedier than ever.