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According to the Nikkei, major Apple suppliers from Asia have already lowered their revenue forecast for 2019, and some attributed it to an “extraordinary" decline in demand from China. This news comes after Apple adjusted its revenue estimate for 4Q 2018, from the previous $89 billion to $84 billion.


Among them, TSMC, the core supplier of Apple's A-series chips, dropped its revenue forecast for the first quarter of 2019 at the latest earnings conference, which is expected to fall by 22%. The company said that high-end smartphones have seen a "sudden drop in demand" and blamed the slump in revenue to the US-China trade war and economic uncertainty.

Nidec, another Apple supplier that supplies the iPhone's vibration motor, has a similar situation. The company cut its 2019 full-year revenue outlook ""We have faced extraordinary changes," Nidec Chairman Shigenobu Nagamori told reporters at a Thursday news conference as the company reversed a previous forecast of a record profit"

Multiple reports suggest that Apple asked its suppliers to cut iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max production by 10 percent for the next three months, mainly due to the impact of iPhone sales in Greater China. For this reason, Apple has taken a number of measures to awake the Chinese market.

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Though it is just about a few hours before Apple's fall event to kick off, however, AllThingHow found the name of the new iPhones on Apple's official website Apple.com's XML file. The XML file confirms that the new iPhone to be called iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Not only the name of the iPhones, the XML file also reveals new Apple cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max that come in both silicon and leather, with midnight blue, white, black, stone, as well as (Product) RED colors set to be available.


AllThingsHow also found out that the new Apple Watch will be available in 40mm and 44mm models and may continue to use the name 'Series 4', yet, Apple will only offer Nike and Hermès options in 40nm sizes. Currently, all Watches are available in 38mm and 42mm sizes.

In addition, the XML file confirms that the new Apple Watch will come in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. In a leak that was in couple weeks ago, it seems like the new Watch models will feature new watchface, which includes as many as eight complications.

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There is just than a day before Apple announces iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4, but all sorts of news about Apple's upcoming products have not been end. According to 9to5Mac, an anonymous sources says that the iPhone Xs Max will be the heaviest iPhone ever, weighing 7.34 ounces, or about 208 grams, compared to iPhone 8 Plus' 7.13 ounces or 202 grams.


This year's Apple Watch Series 4 will be a 64-bit device. Last year's Apple Watch Series 3 was powered by an S3 chip, which is still a 32-bit design. This year's Apple Watch Series 4 will be powered by an S4 chip. It's expected that the S4 chip will make Apple Watch yet another performance boost, but also introducing larger screen and new complicated watch face.

Ben Geskin, on the other hand, shared an image on Twitter. The devices in the picture is likely to be the 6.1-inch LCD screens. At present, the naming of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is still uncertain. Some reports refer to it as iPhone XR, iPhone 9, or iPhone XC. The SIM cards are available in five colors, space gray, silver, red, blue, and brown.

The fall event will kick off Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at Steve Jobs Theater, Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Apple will live steam the event on its official Twitter page and online.

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Surely everyone is very much looking forward to this week's Apple Event. We already know that this year's high-end iPhones will be called iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, but 6.1-inch iPhone details are not clear, especially in naming  Today, Bloomberg published a report confirming that the LCD iPhone will be called the iPhone Xr.


At the same time, Bloomberg says that the iPhone Xr will be seriously out of stock at the beginning of the launch date. The 6.1-inch iPhone Xr has encountered production problems, an issue connecting the backlight module to the LCD screen and causing tight supply, in which the lower-cost device ships in limited quantities initially

The 6.1-inch iPhone Xr will have a bezel-less design similar to the iPhone X, and come with a notch. However, the iPhone Xr will feature an aluminum rather than stainless steel edges. It will support Face ID and iPhone X-style gestures. Configuration wise, it will be featured with the A12 processor, 3GB of RAM, as well as a single-lens rear camera system.

The naming has been a huge problem for us, some says the LCD iPhone to be called iPhone 9, some says iPhone XC, and others believed the name is iPhone Xr. Fortunately, couple days until Apple to announce the new generation of iPhones, we will know the name by that time. As for the price, we expect it will cost somewhere between $699-849.

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Slashleaks broke the news that alleged pre-order page for the iPhone 9 seems to be the 6.1-inch LCD model. The iPhone 9 will be joined with the iPhone XS to form Apple's 2018 smartphone product line, the preorder page also confirms new colors of the iPhone 9.


As you can see from the picture, the iPhone Xs models will be available in Gold, Cobalt Blue, Black, and Space Gray, while the iPhone 9 to have color choices of Gold, Space Gray, Red, and Spicy Orange. The image also confirms that Apple will include Lightning to USB-C cable, and to ship with the 18W USB-C power adapter.


In a related news, however, Chinese carrier China Mobile claims the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and iPhone XC are corresponding 5.8-inch, 6.5-inch, and 6.1-inch (LCD screen) model, respectively. And, China Mobile also proves 2018 iPhones will feature Dual-SIM capabilities.


China Mobile also suggested that the "iPhone XS" will be priced at 7388 yuan ($1079), the "XS Plus" is 8388 yuan ($1225), and the cheaper "XC" is 5888 yuan ($860). Minus 17% of China sale tax, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and iPhone XC prices roughly convert to $900, $1015, and $700, respectively.

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Based on various rumors and leaks, we basically know the names of the two new OLED iPhones this year, namely iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. However, the naming of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone has not been determined, though we reported yesterday that Romanian carrier Quick Mobile says it likely to be called iPhone 9.


Nevertheless, a report by VentureBeat indicates that the 6.1-inch iPhone may be called iPhone Xr, despite that Apple never used Max and Xr. At the same time, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who believes that the name iPhone 9 is unlikely, and the company will instead choose iPhone Xr.

Additionally, the name “iPhone Xr” has been circulating as the supposed title of the 6.1-inch budget iPhone model, which will sit below the iPhone Xs but above the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Apple’s lineup. Like the “Max” name, this one is hard to swallow given that “Xr” hasn’t been used in an Apple product before, and apart from coming earlier in the alphabet than “Xs,” doesn’t have an obvious meaning. Like the Xs Max, the Xr name should be taken with at least a grain of salt for the time being.

This year's three new upcoming iPhones are expected to adopt iPhone X-style design: a notch at the top for Face ID and Animojis, bezelless screen, and no Home button. Meanwhile, iPhone Xr will be priced at $700-800, iPhone Xs for $900-1000, and the iPhone Xs Max for $1000 or more. All iPhones to feature with A12 processor, increased battery life, and more.

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The iPhone Xs event has not yet taken place, but the new iPhones pre-order has already been offered in the Romanian carrier Quick Mobile. On the Quick Mobile's website, the names of the two OLED iPhones are Xs, Xs Max, while the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be called iPhone 9.


Customers who want to buy a new iPhone can place an order for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone 9 in Quick Mobile's online store. All new iPhones are available in black and white, although the gold is already confirmed by the official marketing image, it is not shown on the website.

Apple is on track to unveil the iPhone Xs along with iPhone Xs Max, iPhone 9, and Apple Watch Series 4 models on September 12, at a 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time event that's set to be held at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater. And for the first time, they will live stream the event on Twitter and its website.

Apple has just issued media invites for a special event on September 12th, where the company will announce new-generation of iPhones and Apple Watches. And now, they have suffered from major leaks, which shows off its upcoming iPhone XS model and Apple Watch Series 4 models' images on its website, as it discovered by 9to5Mac.

Apple leaked a picture of Apple Watch 4, which the bezels look thinner than the current Apple Watch 3, Cupertino will introduce a new Gold color, along with a 15% bigger screen. Most interestingly, they also 'previewed' the new watch face, while the Digital Crown has a red outline instead of a full red dot, which criticized by many others.


The new iPhone is called iPhone XS, which appears to have a new Gold finish, it also featured with an edge-to-edge display with slim bezels and no Home button, and continues to use Face ID as a security unlock system. However, one thing I don't understand is Apple only shows two OLED models, but rumors say there will be an LCD iPhone, so why isn't there?


Anyway, Apple will unveil these products on September 12, at a 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time event that's set to be held at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater. And for the first time, Apple will live stream the event on Twitter and its website.

Bloomberg has published the latest report on the 2018 iPhones, in which confirms some of the rumors in regarding 2018 iPhone models, but also bring some new goodies. However, Macworld also shared their latest findings of the speed performances of the A12 processor.


First, Apple will release three new iPhones this year, the second-generation of iPhone X, the 6.5-inch iPhone, and the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. In addition to the 6.1-inch iPhone using an LCD screen, both the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will be featured with an OLED display. The upcoming iPhones will mainly improve speed and camera performances.

The iPhone X 2 is like the S-level update to the iPhone X. design unchanged but it will be powered by the A12 chip. As for how the camera is improved, it wasn't detailed in the report. The 6.1-inch iPhone, on the other hand, will look like iPhone, but with only an LCD screen and an aluminum frame, the advantage is that the price will be much lower, and will come in a variety of colors.

Furthermore, Bloomberg says the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone may not use the name "Plus", and the exact name is not yet determined. As for the naming of the iPhones this year, it could be iPhone Xs, but again it is not finalized. As for the dual-SIM rumors, they believe that in some countries and regions, the 6.1-inch, as well as 6.5-inch iPhone, will use Dual-SIM card tray designs.

Macworld analyzed the performance of this year's new iPhone, based on TSMC's new 7-nanometer process technology. Since last year's iPhone X was equipped with a 10 nanometer A11 biomimetic chip, they conclude that A12's 7-nanometer chip logic density to be increased by 1.6 times, up to 20% of speed improvements, and 40% of power reduction.

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According to a Reddit user who broke the news that Apple has recently reserved almost all cargo freight from China to the United States in the next few weeks, the user said his mother is an import/export broker, she revealed that all these cargo planes ordered by Apple are also labeled with the words "Product Launch".


Apple will hold a new iPhone product event next month, most likely the September 12th, so the time is also in line. The company has done it in the past, in which the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released in 2014, there were several reports said that Apple almost booked all cargo freights from China to the United States. Here is all products that it would ship with.

We expect Apple to launch at least three new iPhones this year, though a recent research suggests that an iPhone model with A10 processor and 3GB of RAM would also be released. All new iPhone models to featured with iPhone X-style design, a notch on the top for Face ID, Memojis, and Animojis, these iPhones will surely be equipped with the A12 chip, increased RAM, and bigger storage options.

However, in the three iPhones, there is a model that said to be entry-level iPhone because of its cheaper cost, multiple rumors hints that the "budget" iPhone to cost around $700, yet, the device's screen will continue uses LCD, while other models to adopt OLED screen.

New Apple Watch models are also on the table, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the screen will 15% bigger, and comes with the bezel-less display. Upgraded processor, new health sensors, and new workout types are also expected. Nevertheless, a European Commission filing implies that Apple will only launch six new Watch models, which they could be all LTE versions.

Lastly, Apple will finally release its wireless charging mar AirPower for $150 or $200. Also, a new AirPods charging case will also be showed in this event. But, we are unclear if Apple plans to update its iPad Pro lineups, due to reports that Cupertino to host event in October, where they said to launch new Mac mini, entry-level MacBook Air.

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Developer Guilherme Rambo said in a tweet that a device named "iPhone xx" was found in the Xcode 10's App Thinning device list, but it should be just a placeholder. Rambo noticed that the device's identifier is iPhone 9,7, presumably a "budget" iPhone, internal code-named LCP, with a model number of N84.


Rambo says the processor associated with ‘iPhone xx’ being the A10, a chip that's introduced alongside iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. So I don't think it indicates that 2018 iPhones to adopt that processor, I can almost sure that Apple will include A11 processor on a cheaper iPhone, if not A12. However, you never know that it could also be a cheap-built iPhone 7, or perhaps iPhone SE2.

Of course, the iPhone XX should not be the final name, otherwise, it will be embarrassing. Then again, Apple did the similar thing in WWDC 2017, where they didn't renew the macOS 10.3 naming scheme, instead, they call it macOS High Sierra, follows macOS 10.12 Sierra.

So what do you think of the new iPhone lineup should be called? Share your thought with us in the comment section below!

According to Macerkopf, German carriers are said to be planning for 2018 iPhones pre-orders that will take place on September 14, which suggest a fall event will be held in the 11th or 12th, when Apple release three new iPhones, Apple Watches, and so on.


Speaking to iPhones, a new report published by China Times, says that three new iPhones to be launched this year will feature faster and more efficient wireless charging thanks to the switch of Copper coils instead of FPC, which stands for ferrite polymer composite. Apple is expected to continue to raise this limit to 15W speed on this year's iPhones,

The company is widely believed to be unveiling three new iPhones, all of which will adopt iPhone X-style design, meaning there will be no Home button, and support for Face ID. Nonetheless, all rumors are saying that Apple to launch two OLED models, and an LCD version that is targeted to the Chinese market, as it is said to feature Dual-SIM capabilities.

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Two new OLED iPhones that will launch this fall, including iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus will likely to support Apple Pencil, according to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, which echoes a report by TrendForce that Apple Pencil support for 2018 iPhones.


If the new iPhones come with Apple Pencil, it can improve Apple's competitiveness and the price may be further adjusted. In fact, as early as the early of 2016, Apple applied for related patents, where users able to use Apple Pencil for iPhone to clip videos or send messages and other functions.

Nonetheless, It's unclear whether Apple will launch a smaller Pencil for the iPhone, since the current version may be very tough to use on the iPhone. It would be the first time Apple delivers its own stylus for the iPhone. Steve Jobs was not so into a stylus on iPhones, but times changes, so maybe users will appreciate this?

Apple Pencil was launched in November 2015 along with the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro and works with all other iPad Pro models released afterward, and it even comes to the iPad 6, a low-cost 9.7-inch iPad for the education market.

Market research firm TrendForce's latest research report indicates that Apple's three new iPhones, all of which will have Face ID feature, two of them are implemented with AMOLED screens, and Apple will introduce the new Apple Pencil as an option.


The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will have Face ID feature, dual-SIM, and a larger screen than the iPhone 8 Plus. It would account for 50% production share that Cupertino plans to build, and the price will be in the range of $699 to $749.

Two high-end AMOLED models will come with 4GB of memory, support for Apple Pencil, and a 512 GB of storage, of which the 5.8-inch version will be the successor to the iPhone X, and priced at $899 - 949. Apple has locked the 6.5-inch AMOLED model into the high-end business market, offering a larger screen and a dual-SIM option in some regions, its starting price of $999.

Apple's suppliers have assembled two high-end AMOLED iPhones since the end of July. The LCD model will begin mass production in mid-September. Apple will begin shipping all three iPhones in September and October. The company may also adjust the pricing strategy of the iPhone in the Chinese market, as it faces competition from the local brands.

The report estimates Apple will produce 83 million to 88 million units. The proportion of revenues get from the new iPhone to the company will be higher than last year. It expects iPhone sales to be flat or slightly up 2 to 3% from previous years, mainly affected by the saturation of the global smartphone market and the extension of the replacement cycle.

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According to Chongdiantou, who learned from the supply chain that, Apple's three new iPhones are expected to fully support wireless charging, including iPhone XS, iPhone (2018), and iPhone XS Plus. The site also leaks that Apple hopes to launch AirPower this fall for $150.


In 2017, Apple released three iPhones that support wireless charging, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, which brings the feature to the iPhone for the first time. With the specified wireless charger, it can deliver up to 7.5W wireless fast charging. Of course, it won't make any sense if this year's models do not come with wireless charging.

The website also leaks Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat production progress update:

1. The charging mat has 22 coils built in;

2. Apple redefines (customizes) the wireless charging master chip;

3. Each coil is tiled and does not overlap each other;

4, each coil is very small, so small that the chip can be precisely controlled to each coil switch;

5, each coil can be wirelessly charged to the Apple Watch alone;

6, Apple engineers hope to be perfect enough, currently debugging;

7, once again lead the wireless charging development direction.

AirPower was announced alongside the iPhone X event in September last year. It was once said that the product will be released in 2018, but after it faces heating issues, this fall will be an excellent time to launch the charging mat, and industry insiders speculate that it will be priced around 1,000 yuan, which is approximately $150.

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According to Foxconn employees, Apple may launch two LCD iPhone models this year, one of which is likely to be the new "Dual-SIM Dual Standby" version, which is considered to be a unique model for China, while the second model one has one SIM card tray. (Via (MacX)

It's widely believed that Apple will launch three new iPhones this year. However, Foxconn employees revealed that new iPhones have four codenames: 801, 802, 803, and 804. The iPhones codenamed 801 and 802 are said to use a stainless steel frame, which should be the 5.8-inch, 6.5-inch models implemented with an OLED screen.


As for the iPhones that codenamed 803 and 804, it could possibly be two iPhones featured with an aluminum metal frame, which seems to be two 6.1-inch LCD models. One would be a model with Dual-SIM capabilities, another would just be the normal one.

Since the launch of the iPhone, it has only one physical SIM card tray. Yet, due to the unique characteristics of the Chinese smartphone market, the public generally has multiple mobile phone numbers. If the company plans to launch a new iPhone designed for China, it's reasonable. Once launched, we expected it to attract some Android phone users to switch.

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It’s getting closer and closer to Apple’s fall event, so rumors or leaked photos regarding the new iPhones seems to appear almost every day. Today, Leaker Ben Geskin shared photos of several what he said dummy units of 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone models. 


The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone uses a single-rear lens, while the iPhone X Plus uses the vertical dual-camera setup that's similar to the iPhone X form. The middle frame of the iPhone X Plus is still made of stainless steel, whereas the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone uses aluminum to reduce costs, as the 6.1-inch iPhone has thicker bezels.

Even though these images show the iPhone X Plus and the 6.1-inch model will come in a space gray and silver colors. However, rumors suggested that the 6.1-inch iPhone X is expected to bring in a slew of colors, including yellow, orange, blue, and more.


Apple's upcoming iPhone models will be including second-generation of iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus measure at 6.5-inch, and a budget iPhone which will still use an LCD screen that is 6.1-inch big, reports suggested that the low-cost iPhone will not be released in time because of the production issues.

Earlier this month, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi released a new report saying that Apple plans to introduce some new color options for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Now, Japanese site Macotakara also reported that Apple will release the iPhone in a variety of colors.


Kuo initially stated that the 6.1-inch iPhone will have color options such as gold, gray, white, blue, red and orange. However, Macotakara said its supply chain sources hints that the 6.1-inch LCD model may have white, black, flash yellow, bright orange, electric blue, taupe, or gold.

This is similar to the colors offered by the iPhone 5c, which has choices of green, blue, yellow, pink, and white. Interestingly, Macotakara did not mention that Kuo's prediction that the 6.1-inch iPhone will introduce a red color, but Apple may postpone this color until the first half of next year, just like this year's iPhone 8.

Regardless, this year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may be Apple's first iPhone follows the iPhone 5c with a variety of color options to choose from. This is reasonable because the iPhone 5c is priced petty low much like the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone price range.

Speaking to the LCD iPhone, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty said in a report today that she believes the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may not be launched until October. The main reason for the delay is the device's innovative backlight system encountered production problems, which is believed to be key to the near-bezel-free design.

A report from last month says that Apple will bundle the faster USB-C power adapter with its new iPhones for the first time this year. Now, Macotakara reports that the new charger will be shipped with the new iPhones, but it will not be sold separately initially.

The report explains that the 18W USB-C charger will appear in the box of the new iPhone this year, but supply shortages will emerge in the early days. As a result, it can initially be bundled with the new iPhones but will not be sold separately like charger, in other words, suppliers will only make enough chargers for inclusion with 2018 iPhones.


It is worth mentioning that the report also pointed out that third-party manufacturers may start using a new Lightning chip “C48B” from 2018, since Apple may add the technology to its MFi certification project by the end of 2018.

The charger looks thinner than the current 5W charger and is smaller than the 12W charger that comes with the iPad. Currently, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X both support USB-C fast charging, but Apple still offers a standard USB-A charger. It's expected the new USB-C charger will provide a fast charging experience for the 2018 iPhone.

It’s still about two months before Apple’s next-generation iPhone launches, and it’s almost certain that Apple will launch three new iPhones this year. Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin just shared an image, which supposedly is the front glass panel of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, iPhone X2, and iPhone X Plus.


From the photo point of view, it appears that the 6.1-inch model with an LCD panel will have slightly thicker bezels compared to the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus that are expected to have OLED displays.

Several rumors expect Apple to launch a budget 6.1-inch LCD screen iPhone, a 5.8-inch OLED screen iPhone X2, and a 6.5-inch OLED screen flagship iPhone X Plus. All are believed to support Face ID, Animoji, and Memoji features so they are likely to have a notch on top of the screen.

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