Gordon Kelly, writing for Forbes:
The consistently reliable site reports further iPhone 8 problems exist with the integration of Touch ID into the display, the supply of OLED for the display itself and operation of the new front facing “3D sensor” camera - which will bring unlocking via facial recognition.
In fact these problems are reported to be so severe that several of the functions will not be available when the phone launches, forcing Apple to enable them later via a software update...
“By all accounts, it’s late in the game for Apple to be wrestling with problems as big as those described above,” concludes Fast Company and that’s certainly true. With mass manufacturing usually starting three months prior to release (and a September unveiling locked in stone) solutions are needed, and quickly.
I'm not sure if they just needed to get an article out about the future iPhone 8, but in my opinion it's a load of rubbish.
Sure, Gruber also said that the charging feature may be sold separately, or just released with a later version of iOS. But it's not a real problem, that warrants writing about a "serious problem". The device isn't even announced yet, let along being released.
I'm really not a fan of rumour posts, and normally I'd just ignore it, but this if Forbes! I would of thought they'd had better things to write about.
Stephen Hackett has written his thoughts on the rumoured OLED touch bar, which could be replacing the function keys of the next line of MacBook Pros.
The iPhone’s solution was to get rid of all of these plastic buttons, and make the entire experience — keyboard and all — take place in software running on a touchscreen.
I think this flexibility has a lot to do with what Apple is up to with this probably-new MacBook Pro.
He puts forward some reasonable concerns, and it's a point of view I haven't seen from anyone else.
9To5Mac have shared a few 3D renders of what a potential iPhone 7 would look like in Space Black. This comes after the previous rumours about a Deep Blue colour being added, but the same source has since reported that it was mistaken for a darker grey/black option.
The renders show an iPhone 7 in a dark, Space Black colour option. The antenna lines have also been redesigned in the renders, as has been rumoured will happen, while the camera module is also larger.
I absolutely love the idea of having at least a near-black iPhone again, Space Grey just isn't dark enough for me. It also adds more reason for a dark theme in iOS!
I also wish that this Space Black colour (if it would be called that), be added to their range of MacBooks, as I'm a strong admirer of the BlackBook.
The renders were done by Martin Hajek, and you can find loads more on his blog.