iPhone X’s biggest feature may come to iPad Pro in 2018

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The True Depth Camera keeps an eye on you.
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Apple will include Face ID and the TrueDepth Camera in 2018 iPad Pro models, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors Monday morning.

Kuo, who has a highly respectable track record on Apple predictions, also said the technology that is part of the soon-to-be-released iPhone X, will be standard issue in future iPhones.

iPhone X supply won’t balance with demand until next year

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That's nowhere near enough to meet early demand.
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Getting your fingers all over the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge super Retina display won’t be easy during 2017.

According to one of the most accurate Apple analysts in the game, the new tech inside the iPhone X will cause the supply of units to be severely constrained. Even though the new device doesn’t go on sale until November, Apple’s going to be facing production shortages for quite some time.

Crazy Apple fans are already lining up to buy the iPhone X

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Getting your hands on the iPhone X at launch may be nearly impossible.
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The wait in line for the great iPhone X has already begun.

Apple hasn’t even unveiled its new premium $1,000 iPhone yet, or announced when it will be available, but that’s not stopping some hardcore fanboys from lining up at stores with cash in hand.

iPhone X supply has no hope of meeting demand

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Good luck getting your hands on one of these.
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iPhone X might be insanely expensive, but that won’t prevent it from becoming the best-selling Apple smartphone to date. What might scupper sales is incredibly short supply.

According to one reliable analyst, iPhone X production, as it currently stands, has no hope of keeping up with early demand.

Analyst: Blame Samsung for iPhone 8’s high price tag

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Switching to OLED won't be cheap.
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Apple’s upcoming premium iPhone is likely to be its most expensive model ever — and Samsung is partly to blame, according to a reliable Apple analyst.

In his latest research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo explains to investors that Samsung currently holds a practical monopoly on the supply of OLED displays. The company is likely charging Apple a huge amount of money to make the switch from LCD modules to OLED. Apple fans probably won’t be happy with the final price tag.

Apple Watch with LTE might not make phone calls on its own

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Apple Watch Series 3 might add LTE (in addition to other cool features).
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The rumored Apple Watch with LTE may not work for phone calls, according to new research from a reliable Apple analyst. Instead, Apple will focus on improving the user experience with the untethered wearable.

That’s the main takeaway from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. However, his Wednesday research note offers other predictions about the upcoming hardware update.

Apple Watch Series 3 will bring LTE but no design changes

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Apple Watch Series 3 will look exactly the same as its predecessors.
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Apple Watch Series 3 will be a significant upgrade thanks to LTE connectivity, which will allow you to use apps and receive notifications without being tethered to your iPhone over Bluetooth.

But one reliable analyst warns that the new model will look exactly the same as its predecessors.

Apple suppliers confirm two of iPhone 8’s biggest features

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We could be waiting a long time for iPhone 8.
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Apple supplier Largan says it will ship its new 3D sensors in time for iPhone 8, while another supply chain vendor confirms waterproof wireless charging technology.

Largan’s sensors are capable of carrying out facial and iris recognition and provide an alternative to fingerprint scanning. They could be the solution Apple turns to if it is unable to embed a Touch ID scanner beneath the iPhone 8’s display.