iPhone 8 may face delays and shortages at launch

iPhone 8 Mock up by Benjamin Gasking

The last few years Apple has announced its new iPhone lineup in September, but this year consumers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the next-generation handset. According to a recent report from the Asian outlet Nikkei, Apple's "Tenth Anniversary iPhone" or iPhone 8 may be delayed until late October or November at the earliest.

An industry source said "the production of iPhone's 10th anniversary range has hit a snag as suppliers struggle to perfect key components including display, wireless charging and printed circuit boards."

Limited Apple Watch NikeLab coming soon

Apple Watch NikeLab limited edition

This week, running fans can get the latest exclusive wearable from Apple and Nike. The Apple Watch NikeLab is the latest twist on the Nike+ line of Apple Watch designs. The limited edition, neutral-toned NikeLab comes with an exclusive light bone and black band. The matched Apple Watch Series 2 case is space grey, and like other Nike watches it features deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app.

Apple looks to end mining in supply chain

Apple Liam robot iPhone disassembly

Apple has announced new recycling initiatives in time for today's Earth Day celebrations. The company's latest goals were revealed as part of its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, covering fiscal year 2016. Apple plans to implement a completely closed-loop supply chain, which means it would no longer need to use materials acquired through mining operations.

iOS App of the Week: Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm

Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm

Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm is described as a simulation game where the American rapper teaches you how to "plant, grow, and harvest the finest herb on earth." It reality Weed Farm is more of a clicker where you cultivate different types of cannabis by mindlessly tapping your display. Somehow the game has managed to earn a perfect App Store rating from over 1,000 user reviews since its release a few days ago. Not only is that a lot of reviews for a newly launched gamed, but it's a bit suspicious.

Cartoon Network updated with Apple TV app support and Universal Search

Apple TV App

The Cartoon Network this week has updated its iOS app with Universal Search and Single Sign-On support. The app also now supports Apple's TV app which allows users to view their collection of Cartoon Network videos in the newly launched TV widget, and utilize the Up Next or Recommended features. The TV app was introduced last year in both iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1. The idea behind the app was to make watching movies and television shows easier across multiple Apple devices.


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