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Trump’s new FCC chairman believes that manufacturers should enable the FM chips in smartphones

The Trump administration’s new chairman believes that smartphone manufacturers should enable the FM radio in the devices. Recode reports that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai believes that access to FM radios inside of smartphones is a public safety issue. Pai notes that enabling the radio would be better for public safety as internet/cell phone service isn’t…

KGI: iPhone 8 to feature a 5.15-inch main screen with virtual buttons, entire display will be 5.8-inch

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a 5.8-inch screen, with a 5.15-inch main screen with virtual buttons. As previously rumors suggest, the entire front of the phone will be glass overall. Meaning that all bezels will be removed, and the Touch ID and Home button, front facing camera, and speakers will need to…

Report: Apple is negotiating with Chinese supplier BOE for flexible displays for the next generation iPhone

Ahead of the iPhone launch this fall, Bloomberg reports that Apple is currently in talks with Chinese supplier BOE Technology for flexible displays for the next generation iPhone. BOE would be the first display manufacturer outside of Japan and South Korea to supply displays for an iPhone, and they’re also working on a flexible AMOLED display. The…

KGI: iPhone 8 to be similar in size to 4.7-inch iPhone, will feature larger battery in smaller body

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that this year’s iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the current 4.7-inch iPhone, but will feature a much larger battery, comparable to the current 2900 mAH battery found in the iPhone 7 Plus. Several reports indicate that the iPhone 8 will feature a display somewhere in the 5.5-inch ballpark, but with the…

Apple joins Qi, a wireless charging consortium, further confirming the possibility of wireless charging in the iPhone 8

It’s been widely rumored that Apple will bring some form of wireless charging to the next iPhone, widely dubbed as iPhone 8. Apple is now listed as a member of Qi, a wireless charging consortium, something they weren’t apart of a week ago. Early rumors suggest that Apple is working on long range wireless charging, however, that technology may not be…