Samsung could use sneaky trick to delay foldable iPhone

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Don’t forget about the Fold just yet.
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Samsung has beaten Apple to the foldable smartphone, and it could have a sneaky trick up its sleeve to prevent the iPhone-maker from catching up quickly.

Analysts expect Samsung to hold off on selling its Infinity Flex displays to delay a foldable iPhone. It’s unlikely Apple would be able to source flexible OLED displays elsewhere.

$723 million bailout could rescue struggling Apple supplier

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The iPhone XS Max is 25 percent larger than any previous iOS handset. So how is it as an iPad mini replacement?
Japan Display has struggled to catch up rivals in OLED displays.
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Chinese and Taiwanese investors reportedly will throw a lifeline to Apple supplier Japan Display in the form of a $723 million bailout.

Taiwanese panel-maker TPK Holding, also an Apple manufacturer, and China’s state-backed Silk Road Fund would give the cash to the struggling Apple supplier in exchange for a 30 percent to 50 percent stake in the company.

Apple plans complete switch to OLED iPhone displays in 2020

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Every iPhone display will look this good one day.
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Apple plans to use OLED displays in all iPhone versions from 2020, according to a new report.

The flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max already use OLED technology, but the more affordable iPhone XR employs an LCD panel just like its predecessors. A complete switch to OLED will allow for “more flexible handset design,” sources say.

Face ID could get a big upgrade in 2019

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Apple plans to make Face ID even better.
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The iPhone’s Face ID system will allegedly get a big upgrade in 2019, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, told investors in a note today that his supply chain sources indicate Apple will add an upgraded sensor to the Face ID system next year to make the experience even better.

iPhone XR gets go-ahead for October launch

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Thinking the iPhone XR would have been worth the wait?
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The iPhone XR has been cleared for takeoff by the FCC.

Apple’s budget-friendly phone received the FCC’s official stamp of approval this morning, allowing the company to go-ahead with its plans to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone XR on October 19.

First iPhone XS and XS Max reviews: Great phone, but not revolutionary

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This is what we've been waiting for.
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Early reviews for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have already come in and while most of the people that have tested the new device are impresssed, this years models aren’t as big a leap as the iPhone X.

Testers are raving about the camera, A12 processor, big display and faster LTE. The new phones are truly impressive, but if you have an iPhone that came out in the last two years, you might want to see what the experts are saying first.

Everything we think we know about the 2018 iPhone lineup [Updated]

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Behold, the iPhone Xs.
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Apple is set to unleash its newest iPhones on the world in just a couple weeks and based on the rumors, these will be the most lust-worthy phones to ever come out of Cupertino.

Not only will the 2018 iPhone lineup include the biggest iPhone display Apple’s ever made, it will also be more colorful and more expensive than ever. We’ve been keeping our pulse on all the rumors leading up to Apple’s big September 12 unveiling and have a pretty solid idea on what’s coming through the pipeline.

This is what the 2018 iPhone lineup will look like: