All three iPhone models for 2018 will reportedly include 3D sensing for augmented reality and Face ID facial recognition. In order to avoid a repeat of last year’s mishap caused by the initial low yield rates on 3D sensor modules for iPhone X, Apple is said to be getting started on manufacturing earlier this year.
Apple will likely outsource production of its new micro-LED display technology to avoid manufacturing snafus and because its secret California facility is reportedly too small for mass-production. The company wants to keep this promising proprietary technology away from its partners as long as possible, the story goes.
A new report claims that Finisar, a supplier of laser parts for iPhone X, is ramping up its new Apple-backed plant in Sherman, a small Texas town. The manufacturing plant will hopefully be in production by sometime in October as Finisar remains focused on “making Sherman the VCSEL capital of the world.”
As Apple Music continues picking up subscribers and narrowing the gap between it and Spotify, the Swedish music-streaming leader is apparently on its way to launch its first physical product, likely hinting at a HomePod rival.
Apple’s manufacturing partner Inventec is reportedly shipping a small batch of one million HomePod units, indicating that the Siri-powered wireless speaker may soon arrive after missing its original December 2017 launch date.