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Foxconn Insider Leaks Details About iPhone 8, Apple Glasses, E-Ink Keyboard, Siri Speaker, More

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Foxconn Insider Leaks Details About iPhone 8, Apple Glasses, E-Ink Keyboard, Siri Speaker, More

A Foxconn insider with knowledge of the following 12 months of Apple’s hardware updates has published some key details about the corporate’s product updates in an IAMA on Reddit.

When wondered concerning the possibility of showing this knowledge, Foxconninsider stated, "It is a allotted community with hundreds of folks having publicity at the similar knowledge; maximum of which is already bought to KGI securities and different analysts for his or her reviews. Apple around the globe loyalty staff did have central safety examine some divisions after our ultimate submit on the other hand."

Apple meant to convey AR to the loads with its sensible glasses, although for now, the corporate is much more likely to cancel the venture. The insider does state that if Apple is correctly in a position to execute the sensible glasses, it may well be as recreation converting as the unique iPhone.

He additionally says that Apple’s Siri-powered sensible speaker has been behind schedule to past due 2017. Whilst Apple’s long-time supplier Hon Hai used to be intended to construct the speaker first, it misplaced the contract to any other Chinese language producer. Apple used to be checking out more than one prototypes of the speaker together with one with a display and any other one with a digital camera. The speaker can be powered via a changed A9 chip each time it launches later this yr.

Here is a abstract of the leaked knowledge:

iPhone 8/X
● iPhoneX has x axis bezel uniform to y axis; digital camera module redeveloped; rear digital camera orientation is vertical on EVT's.
● Bezels: Virtually uniform excluding for most sensible close to face / digital camera sensors.
● Will the iPhone function Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner for biometrics? Sure, incorporated within the entrance dealing with digital camera modules.
● Water-proof
● Wi-fi charging
● Lightning now not USB C as reported
● New battery charging chipset from TI.
● iPhone X manufacturing has been behind schedule, we noticed EVT's with no rear capacitive sensor, however as an alternative an optical module fixed underneath the glass substrate. There used to be problems it sounds as if in with the ability to manufacture and secondly registering finger prints.
● EVT did have Contact ID however now not capacitive unit. As an alternative in production it used to be bonded to glass substrate.

Apple Glasses
● 65% (probability to be cancelled). Very distinctive design, if it may be achieved correctly shall be like what the iphone did 10 years in the past
● AR to mass shoppers
● Tough invoice of fabrics of Challenge Mirrorshades - Apple Iris: Kopin NED Acetate body, Polarisized or prescription lens with Zeiss sensible optics, Bone induction modules, Microphones (noise cancellation), Gentle sensor, Accelerometer for step monitoring and head motion app navigation, Magnetometer for navigation, Capacitive Pavel Ceramic battery Apple chipset Charging circuit BL5 Induction module
● What color(s) have been the frames/hands? Crystal (transparent), champagne and black.
● What colour(s) have been the lenses? We best noticed clear reader lens however I perceive they may be able to procure polarised or prescription lenses
● What end used to be allied to the frames/hands? Cellulose acetate Injection mould frames into an aluminum mould. Colours are added and tumbled for end.
● What form have been the frames and lenses? P3 body design
● What sizing choices did you check? Two sizes, males's and lady's
● Worth: Typically 4x the BOM value; it will point out round $600 mark.
● What regulate interfaces did the Glasses have? Microphone for voice, accelerator meter and magnetometer for steps may well be used for apps like tinder, nod for sure, shake for no, small capacitive strip on arm for settle for calls, quantity purposes.
● How do the glasses paintings? Prism that conveys NED show symbol to lens.
● What solution used to be the show symbol at the lens? 428x240 solution.
● NED in lens at 3/4 to peripheral of consumer sight view. Challenge would possibly now not pass to mass manufacturing. Very more likely to be cancelled. Versatile battery is tricky on mass manufacturing. Show prism is behind schedule additionally.

Siri Speaker
● Hon Hai misplaced contract to another EMS. Similar form (as Mac Professional) however smaller. We don't have any noticed design since Chinese language Lunar Yr; very long time in the past.
● Examined 3 designs, one design with out digital camera, with out display.
● We'd are expecting given manufacturing time table; announce however now not unencumber till later in yr. EVT to DFM went to any other EMS so we don't have intelligence
● A changed A9 chip can be in Siri house speaker.

E-Paper Keyboard
● Foxconn JV with startup; keyboard with e-paper show embedded in new keyboard. Checking out of 2 e-paper applied sciences; E-ink in black and white and colour, different a colour Qualcomm show (cancelled because of IP dispute).
● Key mechanism: Low profile however very other mechanism now not through Apple; via Hon Hai JV.
● Will Apple have each the Any Key generation AND a Touchbar? Each. Serve as row is OLED touchbar: ultimate keys are e-paper sensible keys.
● Time frame: Nonetheless being examined for brand spanking new customized presentations; past due 2018 /2019.

● SOC update for 2017; incremental update.
● The whole hardware design + sensible keys are behind schedule to 2018.

● 2017 Macbooks: up to date SOC however no a lot adjustments
● Long run designs: More glass and darkish black frame. Reintroduce white apple gentle.
● Similar inputs USB c for MacBooks.

MacBook Air
● This line is discontinued.

● We will be able to ascertain the brand new 3rd iPad measurement.
It used to be extra like an iPhone 7 with glass and with out the AuthenTec’s capacitive contact module.

We noticed check devices with fingerprint scanners fixed beneath the glass however efficiency and yield charges weren't just right. I’ve noticed studies of a rear fingerprint scanner which I haven’t noticed; our staff thinks the former design + digital camera authentication is much more likely given our intelligence.
So what do you assume?



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