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2018 iPhones can continue a thousand dollar trend and a virus at Apple's chip factory



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Apple may have driven a thousand dollar phone trend that can continue to drive up the price of flagship phones across the board. A virus at one of Apple's major chips manufactures concerns about production delays and how Apple can plan to turn iPhone into passports and ID cards. Here is an overview of the most important iPhone news and rumors of the week.

The $ 1
000 iPhone X can be the New Common

With a base price of $ 999, iPhone X set up the record for the most expensive iPhone ever, but which apparently has not stopped consumers from snapping it up . Despite the skeptics who doubted it would sell well, the tenth anniversary iPhone has been Apple's bestseller every week since it was sold on November 3rd, 2017.

Why would Apple not use the same business models for 2018 iPhone- series ? We expect at least one of the three reputed iPhones to share the same price tag.

And it seems that the competition has already taken note . Samsung's recently released Galaxy Note 9 is also priced at $ 999, an increase of $ 50 over last year's Note 8 .

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Even "value" dear OnePlus (as our CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt calls it) signals that price increases are here to stay. In addition to rising component prices, states its article that companies such as Apple and Samsung are seeking higher profit margins per unit to compensate for people not trading the phones as often as before. 19659004] Virus at the iPhone Chip Factory

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), aka that the company according to the A12 chip was made on 2018 iPhones, was hit by a virus on August 3, 19459005 which slows down the production into the weekend, according to a Bloomberg report.

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But that does not necessarily mean delays for the next iPhones. Because TSMC did not specify which plants that were infected, there is a chance that the one who handles the A12 chip was not affected. The factories were up and running on Monday, so even if they were hit, a two-day delay would probably still rise with Apple's launch report.

In a statement on Monday, the Taiwanese company also said it could make up for list time in the fourth quarter. It also noticed that the virus did not come from a hack but rather a "malfunction during the software installation process for a new tool."

Can your iPhone replace your passport?

First your credit card and now your personal in dentifikasjon. Apple's plans to turn iPhone into your digital wallet were further exposed in a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week, showing how the iPhone would ensure "document import." This may include driver's license, ID card, passport and other form of publicly issued identification. According to an Apple Insider report, the same system can be used for non-governmental purposes such as company brands or access cards. The information should be kept secure using a separate, secure item similar to the system used in Apple Pay, and can only access the authorities using short-range radio: RFID or NFC.

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However, a patent does not necessarily warrant that the feature or product will make it available to the market, and Apple will still need to remove any obstacles to make this a reality.

Last week's iPhone news: 2018 iPhones There's something missing and iOS 12 hides clues about the next iPhone

Apple may be detaining the free headphone jack that comes into the box for this year's iPhones if the rumors are true. The latest iOS 12 beta release has some hidden clues suggested by dual SIM support for at least one of the 2018 iPhones. And even the thousand dollar price tag on iP Hone X did not stop consumers from buying a bunch of them; 43.3 million units according to Apple's third quarter earn reports released last week.

But the biggest news: Apple hit a trillion and it has iPhone to thank!

Should Apple dike the dongle?

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Headphone Connector Adapter Connected to iPhone Since iPhone 7 can be a separate accessory.

If the rumors are true, you will lose the headphone dongle before opening the ] box of this year's iPhones . According to a Barclays report released by MacRumors, Apple will not include a lightweight-to-3.5mm headphone jack in the 2018 iPhones box. The company has included this dongle for free with the purchase of an iPhone since it removed the headphone jack on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus .

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The phones also contained a set of Lightning EarPods along with the charger in the box, but this time Apple is also rumored to replace wall charger and cable for a USB-C for lightning-charging option. Users who still hope to use 3.5mm headphones with these new phones must purchase the adapter separately from Apple for $ 9, £ 9 and AU $ 12.

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