In this week's iPhone news, Apple may have been fueling a trend toward a thousand-dollar phone that could drive up the price of flagship phones across the board. Also, a virus hits one of Apple's key chip makers, raising delays in production delays, and we see how Apple could turn your iPhone into a passport and ID card.
The Thousand-Dollar iPhone X May Be The New Normal Case
With a base price of $ 999, the iPhone X has set the record for the most expensive iPhone of all time, but. Despite the skeptics who doubted it would sell, the 1
Why would not Apple use the same business model at this rate? the iPhone lineup? We expect at least one of the three rumored iPhones to share the same price.
And it looks as if the competition already took note .also costs $ 999, a $ 50 increase over last year's .
Even "Value" darling OnePlus (as CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt calls it) signals that price increases will remain here. In addition to rising component prices,per unit to make up for the fact that people are not trading their phones as often as before, says Jessica's article. 19659004] Virus at iPhone Chip Factory
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), also known as the manufacturer of the A12 chip for the iPhone 2018,by a virus that shut down Production was over the weekend, according to a Bloomberg report.
But it does not work For the next iPhones this of course means delays: Since TSMC did not specify which devices are infected, the Possibility that those handling the A12 chip are unaffected On Monday, the devices were already operational, and even if affected, a two-day delay would probably not shorten Apple's startup plan.
In a statement on Monday, TSMC also said it would be able to make up for lost time in the fourth quarter. It also found that the virus did not come from a hack, but rather a "misoperation during the software installation process for a new tool".
Could your iPhone replace your passport?
First your credit cards and now your personal identification. Apple's plans to turn your iPhone into your digital wallet have been published in a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, showing how the iPhone would ensure "document import." This could include driver's licenses, ID cards, passports and any other form of state issued ID. According to an Apple Insider report, the same system could even be used for non-governmental purposes such as business cards or access cards. Information would be securely stored with a separate secure element similar to that used in Apple Pay and could only be accessed by short-range radio authorities: RFID or NFC.
But a patent does not necessarily guarantee the feature or the product will bring it to market, and Apple would have to overcome some hurdles to make it a reality.
Last week iPhone News: 2018 iPhones may be missing something, and iOS 12 hides clues about the next iPhone
If rumors are true, Apple might have the free headphone adapter that comes in the box with this year's iPhones. In addition, the latest beta release for iOS 12 includes some hidden clues pointing to the support of Dual SIM for at least one of the 2018 iPhones. And even the thousand dollar price of the iPhone X did not prevent consumers from buying a few of them. 43.3 million units, according to Apple's third quarter earnings report released last week.
But the biggest news: Apple hit a trillion, and it has to thank the iPhone!
Will Apple eject the dongle?
If the rumors are true, lose the headphone dongle before removing the box. According to a Barclays note published by MacRumor, Apple will not incorporate a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter into the 2018 iPhone packaging. The company has purchased this dongle for free when purchasing an iPhone since removing the headphone jack from the and .
The phones also included a set of Lightning EarPods next to the charger in the box, but this time around, Apple is also planning to quickly replace the wall charger and cable for a USB-C to Lightning. Load option. Users who still wanted to use 3.5mm headphones with these new phones would need to buy the $ 9 ($ 9 or $ 12) adapter separately from Apple
iOS 12 hides hints the next iPhones