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Apple is set to significantly alter the design of the 2017 iPhone, with it generally being presumed that the consumer electronics giant will brand it as an iPhone 8. There is still some debate over even this matter, with some analysts suggesting that iPhone X could be a possible name for this handset; marking the tenth generation with a Roman numeral.
Image Source: iDropNewsBut what does seem certain is that this tenth anniversary release will be one of the most important in the history of the iPhone range. And Apple is expected to significantly change the design of the iPhone 8 in order to acknowledge this landmark.
All-glass iPhone 8 designThe first and most basic change with the iPhone 8 will be the switch to an all-glass design. This has been widely reported over recent months, and it is now considered that this design parameter is inevitable. Apple has always excelled in the physical design and presentation of its devices, and it will thus be interesting to see what the consumer ..

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It's hard to keep track of all the latest rumors surrounding Apple's latest device, but if even half of them are true, the iPhone 8 is shaping up to be a doozy. Fans have every right to expect that from the next edition of the iPhone—it's the tenth-anniversary edition of the device, after all—so Apple is going to have to do their best to live up to the speculation and hype.

While Apple tends to avoid commenting on any rumors surrounding their newest devices, there's enough intel out there to start sorting through all the noise. Here's a list of some of the biggest rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 at the moment, ordered from most to least legit.

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Microsoft Planner app for eligible Office 365 subscribers lands on iPhone

– May. 31st 2017 10:09 am PT

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Microsoft is launching a new task management app for iPhone today called Planner. Previously available as a web app only, Planner works with eligible Office 365 accounts for organizing tasks visually and collaborating across teams.

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Planner for iOS doesn’t totally match functionality with the web app yet, however, although Microsoft already promises support for creating new plans, push notifications, and Intune integration “in the coming months” on the Office blog.

Microsoft says it created Planner for iOS as a response from user feedback after introducing the web app solution:

Starting today, current Planner users can use this companion app to view and update their plans on the go, addressing feedback we’ve heard since the launch of the Planner web app. For people who are new to Planner, you can first get started by visiting tasks.offic..

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Halide

Earlier this week, a former Twitter employee and former Apple designer joined forces to release a new camera app called Halide. It's loaded with functions that both advanced and casual photographers will love.

The gist of Halide is simple. It's not about applying filters or anything like that to your photos. Instead, it just provides really easy gesture-based functions that can help you take better pictures.

Halide is $2.99 and is available from iTunes now. Here's a look at what it can do, in case you're a little wary of spending that much on a new app.

This is the main Halide screen you see when you open the app.

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Slide your finger along the focus dial to bring near or far objects out of focus manually.

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Tap this small button in the corner to apply a red ..

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The closer we get to Apple’s expected September iPhone media event, the more iPhone leaks we’re going to see. This happens every year, but the iPhone 8 leaks landscape is especially crazy. Apple is going for a redesign this year that involves some critical changes, which explains why we keep seeing schematics and images that offer contradicting views. A new series of leaks hit the web in the past few hours, including schematics that probably show the final design of the iPhone 8, as well as fakes.

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The following set of images, posted by @OnLeaks, shows what will probably the final iPhone 8 design. We’re looking at the same iPhone 8 we saw in a bunch of recent leaks, featuring an almost bezel-less display that has no home button. There’s no home button on the back of the handset either, which indicates the Touch ID sensor will be placed under the screen.

Other telling signs that suggest we..

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Donald Trump spent much of his presidential campaign complaining about Apple and its offshore manufacturing operations, and promising he would make the company build its iPhones in the US. Now he's trying to make his promises a reality. In this article we discuss where the iPhone 8 is likely to be built. Read more: Where are Apple products made?

Speaking to the New York Times, Trump claimed to have spoken on the phone with Tim Cook and reached a degree of understanding about the matter.

“I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple,” reported Trump, “and I said, 'Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, you're making your product right here.' He said, 'I understand that.'”

Apple has its reasons for building its smartphones in Asia, of co..

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Police take Kittikorn Wikaha, 26, to re-enact the crime of stabbing his victim to death for an iPhone on Sukhonthasawat Road in Bangkok's Lat Phrao district on Jan 6. (Pattanapong Hirunard)

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The Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced two men, aged 25 and 26, to death for killing a man for his iPhone 6, worth about 26,000 baht, in Bangkok's Lat Phrao district in January.

Kittikorn Wikaha, 26 of Sa Kaeo province, and Supatchai Charnsri, 25 of Uthai Thani were sentenced for the murder of Wasin Lueangjaem, 26, on Sukhonthasawat Road on the night of Jan 4.

Although both men admitted to the crime the court did not commute the sentence, reasoning they had to confess because surveillance camera footage showed them in the act.

The court also judged it was unlikely the two men would reform their behaviour because they had committed many crimes.

The two were charged with theft causing death, carrying a weapon in a public place, and murder to conceal..

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Samsung is currently in a privileged position when it comes to supplying parts for the iPhone 8, as the Korean giant is the only company which can meet Apple’s needs when it comes to one critical component: OLED displays. But Samsung Display will likely not be the only provider of OLED screens going forward, as many other screen makers are adapting their production lines to address Apple’s iPhone needs — and Apple isn’t going to be the only smartphone maker that will need plenty of OLED screens in the future.

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A new report from Korea seems to tell us what we already know: LG wants to be an OLED display supplier as well in the coming years. But the report from ETNews offers more details about LG’s plans.

Apparently, the Korean company is investing $3.56 billion in its OLED plants that will mass-produce flexible screens in the future.

The report says that LG is ready to pivot from making..

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