The end to the offer isn't surprising, even with Tesla's repeated extensions. Superchargers may cost you less than filling up a gas-powered car, but they're still expensive to operate -- Tesla had to factor the cost of Supercharging into every sale when the perk was free for every buyer. And when the automaker is still bleeding cash, it's likely determined to cut costs and boost revenue whenever possible.To be clear, current Tesla owners who previously enjoyed unlimited charging will still be able to do so as long a they hold onto their vehicle and don't sell it. As Tesla notes on its website: "Free unlimited Supercharging and Supercharging credits will only apply to the original vehicle owner and only for the duration of original vehicle ownership."
Everything we’ve been hearing, it’s been an issue on the software side. There’s a lot of software involved with the LCD screen, as it’s the first [LCD display] with a notch and full screen. Apple could not get enough of these displays. It’s run into last-minute kinks with the contact manufacturer.In short, the iPhone XR's LCD display is the apparent cause for the delay. Once the devices hit store shelves, we can only hope that supply is plentiful enough such that consumers can pick up the exact model they want no matter the color. iPhone XR pre-orders will open up on October 19 ahead of an official launch on October 26.
There is strong Chinese demand thanks to the gold casing, dual-SIM, and large display. The XS Max average shipping time is shorter than the 2H17 iPhone X (1–2 weeks vs. 2–3 weeks), which we think is due to supply improvements. We maintain our forecasts that the XS Max will account for 25–30% of 2H18 new iPhone model shipments.All told, Kuo believes that Apple's iPhone XR will account for upwards of 60% of Apple's iPhone sales. In other words, the iPhone XS could very well be the least popular iPhone model this year. Beyond the iPhone, the new Apple Watch Series 4 appears to be resonating with consumers in a big way. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that a) interest in the Apple Watch has been steadily increasing with each passing year and b) the Apple Watch Series 4 represents the most significant redesign to Apple's wearable since the device first launched a few years ago. Truth be told, the Apple Watch Series 4 is so compelling that I'm a little bit surprised Apple kicked off last week's keynote with it. Arguably, the updated wearable -- which features a significantly larger display, significantly faster internals, ECG support, and more -- is such an improvement over previous models that it could have justifiably been unveiled with Apple's iconic "one more thing" introduction.
The sources said LGD’s sixth-generation flexible OLED panels recently passed a series of Apple’s quality tests. In addition, the display company is preparing to begin mass-production of OLED panels at two manufacturing lines of its E6 plant, which have been operational only for a test run until recently.With displays typically comprising the most expensive part of a smartphone, Apple's new OLED partnership with LG should help the company keep costs down. Equally as important, having two OLED suppliers means that Apple won't be stuck in as much of a bind in the event that production issues arise at either Samsung or LG. Incidentally, a speculative report that surfaced this past July claimed that LG will initially supply Apple with upwards of 5 million OLED panels. In other words, the OLED split between Samsung and LG will certainly not be anywhere close to 50/50 anytime soon as Samsung will continue to do most of the heavy lifting.