AWT News Update: June 16, 2016

Apple design chief Jony Ive receives his honorary doctorate from Cambridge

Apple design chief Jony Ive receives his honorary doctorate from Cambridge

In today's AWT News Update:

  • Wall Street analysts have high hopes for the 2017 iPhone 8
  • D-Link announces a HomeKit-compatible Wi-Fi camera to be delivered later this year
  • Sir Jony Ive has received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge
  • Apple World Today can now be read through Apple's News app

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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for June 16, 2016.

The iPhone 7 hasn’t even been announced, and already analysts on Wall Street are pinning their hopes on a completely new design in 2017. Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha believes that the iPhone 7 will be just an incremental upgrade from the previous year, while 2017 will see the introduction of an iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch AMOLED display with the TouchID Sensor, FaceTime Camera and Speaker embedded into the display itself. Add wireless charging, an enhanced Taptic Engine and continuing improvements to the camera, the iPhone 8 would take about 39 percent of the smartphone market in 2018 with unit sales of about 250 million units. That would be a 16.1 percent increase over what’s expected for 2017. Credit Suisse is still bullish on shares of Apple, calling for a 12-month valuation of $150 per share. That’s considerably higher than the $97 per share price it was trading at today.

With the announcement of HomeKit support, a Home app for iOS, and even more device classes added to HomeKit, device manufacturer D-Link announced that it’s working on a new Wi-FI camera that will ship later this year and feature full compatibility with HomeKit. The device will apparently have Siri support, allowing it to monitor a home quickly via a query from the digital assistant.

The University of Cambridge has awarded Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive an honorary doctorate for his work at Apple. Ive was one of seven individuals recognized by the prestigious university for being at the top of their fields. The citation from Cambridge states “The man credited with introducing elegance, purity and beauty to the design of personal computers as Apple's chief designer was also honoured. A doctorate in science was conferred on Sir Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, in recognition of his impact on the world of computing and in making technology approachable through design.” Next week, Ive will receive an honorary degree from Oxford University.

If you use the Apple News app to get your fill of news from various sources, you’ll now be able to see every article published on Apple World Today from within the app. AWT is hosted on Squarespace and uses its proprietary content management system, and today the company turned on integration between Squarespace and Apple News. Some minor changes will be made to in-post advertising, podcasts, and videos, but you should have full access to all of our media from Apple News immediately. We will post instructions on how to add Apple World Today to your Apple News favorites tomorrow.

We’ll be back tomorrow afternoon with another edition of the AWT News Update.

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