OnePlus 5 Official Image Shows Design Similar to iPhone 7 Plus’

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The phone will feature horizontal camera setup
  • This is the first time the company has shared phone’s close glimpse
  • The phone will be launched in India on June 22

Remember all those OnePlus 5 leaks that suggested a vertical horizontal camera setup? Now you can safely brush them aside as OnePlus has revealed that its upcoming flagship will feature a horizontal camera setup. In a new teaser for the OnePlus 5 launch, the company has finally shown the design of the smartphone, and it is identical to the leaked renders that surfaced earlier this week. As rumoured, the OnePlus 5 will have dual cameras on the back.

In a tweet posted on Thursday, OnePlus gave a close glimpse of OnePlus 5 for the first time and just like we said on the basis of leaked images, the teaser also suggests that the design elements on the smartphone closely resemble the ones on iPhone 7 Plus. After the leaked renders surfaced the Internet, there were many comparisons being drawn between the upcoming phone and Apple flagship, which might also be why the company chose to show the phone from a slightly different perspective in the teaser.

However, the antenna lines and the horizontal dual camera setup have already caused people on Twitter to accuse OnePlus of directly lifting iPhone 7 Plus design for the OnePlus. Irrespective of the design, OnePlus smartphones are known for their powerful hardware and this is why the upcoming flagship will likely be judged by consumers more on the basis of price point and performance. The teaser also mentions “dual cameras. clearer photos,” pointing to the USP of the smartphone.

As per the officially available information, we know that the OnePlus 5 will be launched globally on June 20 and in India on June 22. Notably, the phone will be made available for purchase exclusively through Amazon India on June 22 itself.OnePlus 5 Official Image Shows Design Similar to iPhone 7 Plus'

The company has confirmed that the smartphone will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, bear a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and feature a camera developed in partnership with DxO. The company also teased a camera sample showing excellent low light performance.

The source code on Amazon India teaser page has suggested that the phone will come with 8GB RAM and a separate leak has suggested that the phone might cost around EUR 550 (roughly Rs.) in Finland.

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

  • KEY SPECS
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Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2.35GHz octa-core

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

8GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

23-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh

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Apple poaches top Sony TV executives to boost video content

 

Erlicht and Van Amburg, responsible for hit shows like ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ will join newly created positions to oversee all aspects of programming

Apple Inc. has hired two long-time Sony Pictures Television executives to expand the iPhone maker’s push into original television programming, plunging deeper into a field crowded by Hollywood studios and online streaming services.

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, responsible for hit shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” and “The Crown,” will join Apple in newly created positions to oversee all aspects of video programming, the technology company said in a statement on Friday.

“Jamie and Zack are two of the most talented TV executives in the world and have been instrumental in making this the golden age of television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

“There is much more to come,” Mr. Cue said of Apple’s video effort.

The new hires demonstrate a serious commitment by another deep-pocketed technology company to produce quality television shows. Mr. Erlicht and Mr. Van Amburg have served as senior Sony television executives since 2005.

But Apple did not elaborate on its strategy, leaving investors guessing how many shows it plans to distribute, how much it will spend and where the programming will be available.

The company is playing in an increasingly competitive field. Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. have invested billions of dollars in award-winning comedies and dramas featuring A-list Hollywood stars. And social media company Facebook Inc. has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators, including Vox and BuzzFeed, to make shows for its upcoming video service.

Apple began its move last week with reality program “Planet of the Apps,” an unscripted show about developers competing for venture capital funding. The series is available only to subscribers to Apple Music, a $10-a-month streaming service.

Viewer data

Apple has one huge advantage compared with other companies — 1 billion iPhones, iPads and other devices that run Apple’s mobile operating system and offer a broad distribution platform. The company has widely promoted “Planet of the Apps” across iTunes, the App Store, Apple’s website and elsewhere.

As tech companies push further into the content business, pressure mounts on traditional media outlets that do not have the same amount of data on viewers or the ability for content to be a loss leader, said Rich Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG.

“These companies do not need to make money off video because they can make money other ways,” Mr. Greenfield said. “And they are going to have tons of data on their viewers.”

It is more cost-effective for Apple to pay for original content and secure licensing deals on its own than to buy a content company, said Moody’s analyst Gerald Granovsky.

“From a credit perspective, we’d much rather see Apple overpay to deliver original content than pay $50 billion to buy Netflix and basically compete for the same content,” he said. “They’ll definitely get a better bang for their buck by focusing on their Apple TV product.”

Mr. Greenfield said news of Apple’s hires should put to rest rumours that Apple might acquire another content company, Walt Disney Co.

For Sony, the departures come as the Japanese conglomerate revamps its movie and television studio under new Chief Executive Tony Vinciquerra. In a memo to staff, Mr. Vinciquerra suggested Apple could be a buyer of Sony programming.

“While we are sad to see them go, we are excited by the opportunity to work with them as partners in the future,” he said.

4 Reasons Why Apple Could Well Go The Way Of BlackBerry

 

My sister thinks that I am almost primitive for not having switched to an iPhone. She was even more surprised when she saw my reluctance to make this switch when she recently bought an iPhone7 for all family members while visiting us recently from the US of A.

Till about a year back I was terribly happy with a BlackBerry (BB), until it became clear that many convenient apps did not make versions compatible with this device. So, I switched to Android. As I mentioned in one of my posts that went viral, BB lost the plot when it failed to take a few significant decisions in its product lifecycle. Even while Apple is likely to be the first company ever to achieve a US$ 1 trillion market cap, its fate might be similar to BB if it doesn’t change course.

If you see someone struggling with a tangle of battery packs and wires, you can bet they are iPhone users.

It’s a given that until recently Apple used to make the most beautiful phones and laptops on the planet and yet a statistic that I came across pleasantly surprised me. Give or take, Apple has less than 20% market share of the smartphone industry but pockets 90% of the entire profits of the smartphones sold across the planet.

And that’s why the smartness and iconic status of Apple in every aspect makes it the most talked about brand in the world.

But here are some buts.

Product efficiency must be far better than the rest of the competition

If you see someone struggling with a tangle of battery packs and wires, you can bet they are iPhone users. It’s hard to imagine that Apple hasn’t been able to get its battery right. And on top of that they aren’t even apologetic about it. If someone was to have a long working day from 5am to midnight, Apple would probably pack up by noon sans assistance. It’s a shame to see iPhone users nervously struggling with chords and chargers. Apple must do something about its batteries or it’s in trouble.

 

For one-sixth the cost of an iPhone, [a] Chinese brand gave me far superior efficiency in terms of interface, battery and response.

Further to substantiate my belief I used a US$200 Chinese phone along with an iPhone7 for a fortnight. For one-sixth the cost of an iPhone, the Chinese brand gave me far superior efficiency in terms of interface, battery and response.

A position of supremacy can neither be taken for granted not can it last forever

A brand like Apple must consolidate its present position and try and capture a much larger market share. Customers are conscious and no brand in this ever more connected and efficient world can charge a 4X premium for just a little more beauty and efficiency.

The saga of success that started in early 2000s, when iPods took over the world, must continue into a new product or invention. For how long can Apple continue to play with just different sizes and shapes of the iPhones? Customers will eventually wise up to the fact that it’s vinegary old wine in a sleek new bottle.

Product evolution in line with customers’ demand/desire

Every other phone comes with a two-SIM slot that is really the most practical functionality to have for people who travel and are sometimes in need of alternate numbers (or simply want to have separate work and personal numbers). Apple has conveniently avoided providing this most desired functionality. If India and China with multiple GSM service providers at multiple GSM frequencies are to be Apple’s next serious countries of growth, it must start providing two-SIM phones sooner rather than later.

A starter two-SIM phone costs as little as US$40, and it’s terribly surprising that Apple hasn’t thought of it as its top priority while singing paeans to its India and China potential.

Greed is good but put a stop somewhere

As Gordon Gekko says – Greed is good and Apple has brilliantly realised its greed to an extent that its cash reserves of US$250 billion are more than the GDP of many countries in the world, But all of it can quickly disappear if the most powerful engine of this growth feels short-changed—and that engine is the customer.

All it would take is a few quarters for Apple’s castle to come crashing down. It will happen if the customer—who is king—realises, what a “Charlie” Apple is making out of them.

Microsoft strategically and conveniently allowed piracy of Windows in all second and third world countries for the longest period of time but captured a significant market share. The only sustainable ecosystem of programs and software across the planet is aligned to Windows. The world today is reluctant to switch off from Windows even if there are better and cheaper alternatives available. Apple seems to be losing this plot somehow.

Forget the profits and the success and the iconic status of Apple as a company—with just 20% market share at five-six times the price of similar products, all it would take is a few quarters for this castle to come crashing down. It will happen if the customer—who is king—realises, what a “Charlie” Apple is making out of them.

WhatsApp wouldn’t have existed today if BlackBerry had opened its

 

Apple Seeks ‘Siri Event Maven’ to Keep the Assistant Up-to-Date on Culture

 

HIGHLIGHTS
Apple is looking to hire human assistant, to be named as Siri Event Maven
It will help Siri assistant stay updated on the non-traditional holidays
It will also scan social media to inform Siri about them
Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the non-traditional holidays, trending cultural happenings, and events that people might ask about.

The human assistant, to be named as the “Siri Event Maven,” will work with the engineers and designers working on Siri “to provide strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist,” Apple was quoted as saying to 9to5mac.com, on Tuesday.

“We’re looking for someone to help us keep Siri up to date on all the various events happening around the world,” according to the job description posted by Apple.Apple Seeks 'Siri Event Maven' to Keep the Assistant Up-to-Date on Culture

The human assistant would join the Siri team to “scour” social media for trends and happenings that Apple’s voice assistant doesn’t know about.
The role will also work with its analytics team to “understand current behaviour” and “identify events we may have missed,” Apple noted.

Although Apple’s Siri popularised voice assistants when it was first released on the iPhone in 2011, it has since lagged behind competitors like Google Assitant, and continues to face competition from new rivals like Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s Bixby Voice software.

But, with Apple looking to launch its new HomePod speaker – its first standalone Siri device – the iPhone maker wants Siri to be more up to date on pop culture and events, as it will bring the personal assistant into the living room.

 

Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

 

Share prices for Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft all appeared at $123.47, which would’ve marked a whopping crash if it were true. Amazon’s opening price, for instance, is $972.79 per share — it’s a long way down to $123.47 and would’ve been catastrophic.

For Amazon, for instance, it would’ve marked a catastrophic drop from its opening price of $972.79 per share. The dubious share prices were due to a glitch and affected roughly 16 stocks, but not all of them negatively. For Zynga, the ailing Facebook game maker that was once on the roll, the glitch gave the impression that it’s once again successful.

Tech Stocks Crash Glitch: What Happened?

In a statement to the Financial Times, Nasdaq explained that the whole issue stemmed from “improper use of test data” that third-party financial data providers picked up.

As the U.S. market closed early Monday before the 4th of July holiday, traders got alarmingly wrong stock prices for several companies, including some of the largest and most successful technology companies. Amazon’s and Alphabet’s stock prices appeared to show a staggering drop of more than 80 percent.

Third-party data providers pushed the wrong prices after the early market close, as the exchange operator was testing its pricing data feed. Some providers such as Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and Bloomberg LP showed the fake changes in share prices. Nasdaq spokesman Joe Cristinat says the test data is sent on a daily basis, but the fact that third-party providers distributed it was a glitch and the changes never really happened. Nasdaq is reportedly working with providers to solve the matter.

No Nasdaq Technical Issue

On the bright side, at least the wrong prices appeared on a holiday when the market had closed. Such mistakes would have a greater impact when the market is open. Christinat highlighted that Nasdaq itself did not have any technical issue and it didn’t make any trades at the wrong prices. Third-party data providers simply took the test data and improperly distributed it as if the figures were real. The stock prices on Nasdaq’s official website showed the real figures, unaffected by the glitch that third-party data providers experienced.

“We can confirm that our third-party finance data partner was providing some inaccurate information, which they received from Nasdaq,” Google told Financial Times. “This is currently being fixed and we hope to update our stock price data shortly.”

 

Apple iOS 10.3.2 Is Causing New Problems

Apple AAPL +0.38% iOS 10.3.2 is a deceptively important update, but unfortunately it also carries a serious problem – and Apple has just made it a lot worse…

What Apple has done is what it normally does after an iOS release: it stopped signing the previous version. This means users running iOS 10.3.2 can no longer downgrade (eg to iOS 10.3.1) because the ‘sign off’ an upgrade looks for on Apple’s servers before installing will no longer be given.

Why is this a problem? Because of both iOS 10.3.2’s importance and its problems.

Apple iOS 10.3.2 update is important, but can also potentially cause problems

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Apple iOS 10.3.2 update is important, but can also potentially cause problems

As explained in my upgrade guide, iOS 10.3.2 addresses multiple, serious security flaws. In fact Apple’s iOS 10.3.2 security page lists 23 categories of exploit with over 20 related to WebKit (aka Safari browsing) and two in iBooks which lead to the execution of arbitrary code that can take over your device.

So you should install iOS 10.3.2, but equally you may need to uninstall it promptly because the upgrade contains a serious battery problem which can kill iPhone battery life in well under an hour.

I exclusively reported this back in May and I’ve been contacted by numerous users and witnessed a lot of complaints across both social media and the official Apple Support Communities website (sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20… you get the picture).

 Apple iOS 10.3.3 is coming soon

Of course it is impossible to scientifically gauge the true global scale of the bug (I know iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are unaffected), but putting more meat on the bones for me is reader Kamlesh Parmar, a technical support lead at a major enterprise services specialist.

He told me his affected iPhone 6 would even lose 10-20% within minutes of unplugging from a full charge and then switch off with up to 40% charge still remaining: “I’ve spoken to friends and they all report the same issue. I did a factory reset and then restored my iPhone, however I still have the issue.”

The only cure? Yes, you’re ahead of me: downgrade to iOS 10.3.1.

Apple iOS 10.3.3 is coming soon

As such Apple’s decision to stop signing iOS 10.3.1 causes a lot of problems. Those wary of upgrading because of the battery issue will not now try the update and gain its critical security fixes because of the lack of an escape route if they are affected. While those already affected on iOS 10.3.2 can no longer downgrade and escape it – great.

But there is some good news: iOS 10.3.3 may not be far away.

Today Apple released iOS 10.3.3 beta six to both developers and the public. That’s an unusually high number of betas for a minor point release (some have no beta testing at all) and suggests Apple knows the importance of getting this update right. Surely one of the things on its hit list is addressing the battery problems of iOS 10.3.2.

As such, while I think Apple should not have stranded users on iOS 10.3.2 before the release of iOS 10.3.3, a solution may not be far away. And if your iPhone has been running out of battery within an hour or two since iOS 10.3.2 was released in May, that can’t come soon enough…

 

iPhone 8 Prototype Spotted in Video, Expected in Four Colour Variants

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • iPhone 8 tipped to come in a mirror-like finish
  • The prototype video tips iPhone 8 to be taller and wider than iPhone 7
  • Another leak claims wireless charging tech will be delayed

iPhone 8 launch is inching near, and credible sources are now pouring in information about the smartphone regularly. John Gruber, Unbox Therapy and Benjamin Geskin have all leaked additional information on the iPhone 8 revealing a fresh prototype, colour options, and some details on wireless charging.

Starting with Unbox Therapy, the tipster has published a video showing off an alleged prototype of the iPhone 8. It corroborates with all the information about the smartphone in the past, with a bezel-less display, the top panel loaded with sensors, the vertical dual camera setup, the elongated power button, and the recent no Touch ID rumour. He backs Ming-Chi Kuo’s claims of Apple ditching the fingerprint scanner altogether to exclusively use facial recognition for unlocking, authentication, and other security-related features.

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The iPhone 8 prototype is a bit taller and wider than the iPhone 7 – it is said to sport a 5.8-inch display – instead of the 4.7-inch one seen on the predecessor. However, it is significantly smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus in size, a smartphone that sports a 5.5-inch display. This is possible because Apple has reduced the bezel on the iPhone 8 from all sides to achieve a large display in a smaller form factor. The tipster also compares it to the current generation Samsung Galaxy S8 to show how Apple has managed to hit the sweet spot in display and size potential. See the full iPhone 8 prototype video below.

Furthermore, tipster Benjamin Geskin has released more information on the iPhone 8 claiming that it will be available in four colour options – with one being a mirror-like finish seen on old iPad models. The finish will either be in silver or black, and the tipster has failed to reveal the other three options. This comes after Kuo predicted that the iPhone 8 will come in fewer options, and will have a ‘boutique’ branding.

Lastly, John Gruber has brought some bad news, claiming that the iPhone 8 rumoured wireless charging technology may not be ready on launch day, and will launch a little later – just like the Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. The tipster claims that it may be released with the launch of iOS 11.1 perhaps. Furthermore, he claims that the wireless charger will be sold separately for all the three iPhones, something that has been reported earlier as well.

Apart from all these features, the iPhone 8 is also expected to come with an OLED display, a fast A11 chip, and better waterproofing as well.

 

iPhone 8 could feature a rear-facing laser system for AR and better autofocus

Moreover, with the use of the laser system, depth detection for AR apps would be easier as well. The report further states that Apple has bought vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-laser components for use with the VCSEL system expected on the phone. As per sources, the Cupertino-giant would have to spend only $2 extra per device. So, on Apple’s side, it would prove to be beneficial. However, the report says, “Whether the sensor will be included in that phone, or a 2018 iPhone, depends on the progress the Apple engineers make in integrating the laser system into the phone”.iPhone 8 could feature a rear-facing laser system for AR and autofocus

This means even though Apple employees are working hard, we may not see the laser system in this year’s edition of iPhone. Moving on to the iPhone 8’s front-facing camera, it is expected to come with a 3D sensor and facial recognition technology. As some of you may know, renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had said that this camera would be ‘revolutionary’. Besides this, the report says that the iPhone 8 would arrive with a Touch ID. However, it doesn’t specify whether the fingerprint scanner would be embedded into the display or it would be placed on the rear panel of the device. Contrary to this report, yesterday a publication claimed that Apple will ditch the fingerprint scanner on iPhone 8. Instead, it would rely on a face recognition system.

Now, truth to be told, so many rumors emerge every day that it is hard to keep a track. Also, the authenticity of this information as questionable since it comes from unofficial sources.

 

Apple’s Pitch to Indian Developers: Think Local, Stay Up to Date, and Aim for Design Awards

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apple opened its App Accelerator in Bengaluru earlier this year
  • At the App Accelerator, Apple offers guidance to developers
  • Developers say they are happy with Apple’s efforts so far

India is home to one of the largest developer communities in the world, and has been attracting the attention of several global players for years.

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Facebook, along with HasGeek, Helpshift, and Thoughtworks have long been actively contributing to foster the developer community in India, holding various events and going to college campuses to find and coach talent.

One major player, however, was missing from the list for the longest time, and it was the company that thousands of developers in India were anxiously hoping to talk to, and get feedback from: Apple.

With just under half-a-million registered Apple developers in the country, India is among the most active markets when it comes to making apps for Apple’s platforms, but the iPhone-maker took its time before getting involved with the local ecosystem in a meaningful way.

Things started to change earlier this year, when Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, flew to India to officially kickstart Apple’s App Accelerator – a first-of-its-kind initiative, in namma Bengaluru.

More than three months later, the company’s efforts are starting to shape up. Gadgets 360 spoke to many developers who have signed up for the App Accelerator, and they are pleased with how things are going so far. Registration to the App Accelerator – which is capable of hosting 500 developers per week – as well as attending the sessions, is free and open to everyone.

“The experience at the App Accelerator has been really good; Apple really wants Indian developers to be part of the global players,” Alvin Varghese, founder of Swift India Developer Community, an unaffiliated group that focuses on building a vibrant community of Apple’s Swift developers, told Gadgets 360. “We are glad that Apple is doing this.”

apple app accelerator

At the App Accelerator sessions, which range between two to four hours, “evangelists” from the company are getting developers up to speed with the newest technologies, and guiding them to improve their apps and make the best out of the available resources. Developers told Gadgets 360 they get to understand what new technologies Apple specifically recommends they target, with SiriKit being one such example.

That’s a big and helpful change, developers say, because Indian companies often take long time in leveraging new features Apple introduces. Only a small number of companies have shipped any iMessages extensions, for instance, even though the company announced support for extensions in Messages last year.

“We generally take around two years on an average to integrate company’s new frameworks,” Prasad, a Bangalore-based developer tells Gadgets 360. “We typically wait to let people first get the latest iOSupdate, and only then we start working on implementing new frameworks,” he added.

These pitches are in line with Apple’s vision for the developers in the country. Speaking to Gadgets 360 at the launch of the accelerator earlier this year, Schiller said that the company wants to guide Indian developers about the latest technologies on Apple’s platforms.

“Here we give a greater opportunity for the developers in the market to learn about these innovations quicker, play with them, experiment with them, understand how they can best use them in their apps, I think that can help them to make more innovative apps, quicker than if we weren’t here,” Schiller had said.

The most crucial advice that developers have walked out of the campus with, they tell Gadgets 360, has been to reconsider their target audience. The evangelists have told them to make apps that serve to the needs of the local market, instead of focusing their energies in chasing the Western audience.

“What will work in the US or elsewhere may not work here. Don’t copy any app. Try to think of your own use case and your users’ needs. Study other apps but be original,” Mayur, a Delhi-based developer recounted Apple’s message.

To recall Schiller’s remarks from earlier, he said Apple wanted this accelerator to “help the local market create apps for customers in India that better meet the needs of our growing customer base here.”

Even as there are feedback sessions and opportunities to have one-on-one interaction with experts at the App Accelerator, the overall environment is very disciplined, five developers told Gadgets 360.

That’s not to say that they don’t make jokes. There is a running joke among many evangelists that developers should only focus on Apple’s platforms (and avoid Android, and other rival platforms). Though some developers said that the message is more than a joke, “Apple would really like if you stick to its ecosystem,” a developer said.

As Apple pushes to find its next big market in India, the company would need the help of these developers. Apps that cater to the local market, leverage new technologies, and are built with right coding practices could create the best user experience for Indians.

To further incentivise the developers, Apple tells them that it wishes to see an Indian developer win at Apple Design Awards (ADA), the annual WWDC fixture that recognises the best and most innovative iOS and Mac apps. So far, these awards have been mostly won by developers in the US and Europe.

“They are looking to mentor Indian devolopers so that even we make great apps for India,” Paul, a Bangalore-based developer who has enrolled at the App Accelerator told Gadgets 360.

 

Apple’s About to Get A Second Bite at the iPhone

 

Apple’s “services” revenue could get a bump from folks who are buying second-hand iPhones. ILLUSTRATION: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

There’s a good deal of pressure on the iPhone 8.

After disappointing upgrade cycles following the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 launches, there are a lot of old phones out there. Investors are hoping that this fall’s new models will prompt a “supercycle” of upgrades, especially because some could cost more than $1,000.

Of the 715 million iPhones currently in use — the number of phones making up Apple’s “installed base” — 31% will have gone “un-upgraded” for more than two years by the time the new iPhone comes out in September, according to BMO Capital Markets. That’s up from 25% at the time of the iPhone 7 launch.

 Apple’s “services” revenue could get a bump from folks who are buying second-hand iPhones.

The flagship iPhone 8 is rumored to have an edge-to-edge screen, meaning no physical home button, and it might have more available screen space than the current iPhone 7 Plus does. Changes to the look and feel of the iPhone are what drove a big upgrade wave in 2014, when the larger screen iPhone 6 was launched.

New device sales aren’t the only way Apple gets more users. When people get new phones, they’re being increasingly encouraged to trade in their old devices, and those can be wiped and re-sold, often by third-party retailers. The number of second-hand iPhones might increase to 300 million in 2018 from 228 million at the end of 2016, BMO analyst Tim Long predicts, as people switch from “mass-market Android phones.”

Of course, Apple doesn’t usually get money upfront when this happens, but it does increase the number of users who could spend money on its “services” — things like iCloud and the App Store. And when it comes to “services,” it doesn’t matter so much what model of iPhone people use.

Big Picture: Wall Street is focused on predicting iPhone 8 sales, but sales of second-hand iPhones could also help Apple in a way, according to one analyst.