News tagged: Apple iPhone 8
Apple is on track to launch the iPhone 8 this September, reports Barclays, and it'll initially be available in limited quantities. Much of the stock for the phone will become available beginning in the fourth quarter. Preorders could quickly fall to weeks or months.
It appears no one can decide if the iPhone 8 is going to have a curved or flat display. While reports had claimed for a while that it'd offer a curved OLED panel, some recent reports said the opposite. Now, Nikkei (Japan) reports the display is curved, but to a slight degree.
Although many reports have said the iPhone 8 is going to use a curved display, IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam doesn't believe that's true. Rather, a flat OLED display will be offered on the 5.8-inch model. Flat OLED displays cost less and it'll be easier to increase production.
Apple's top-end iPhone model this year is rumored to be the iPhone 8, a model that'll cost over $1,000. Among its features are a curved OLED display and a USB-C connector, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sources claim the phone lacks a regular home button.
One of the upgrades present with Apple's rumored iPhone 8 is a switch to stainless steel for the device's frame. While the highest-end iPhone, which is said to cost over $1,000, offers stainless steel, the regular iPhone 7s models are still reportedly going to use aluminum.
According to latest report from KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming iPhone 8 with OLED panel will have the same physical size as the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, but a much bigger battery. The smartphone is expected to have a battery capacity of around 2,700 mAh, which is a big jump
An iris scanner will reportedly be included with the iPhone 8, the highest-end iPhone model that'll be released in 2017. The component would let users authenticate themselves just by looking at their phone. DigiTimes says the phone offers an iris scanner and wireless charging.
Apple is widely believed to be making some big changes to the iPhone with the iPhone 8 and according to Fast Company, those changes come with a price. The handset will come in over $1,000, surpassing the top iPhone 7's $969. Part of the price is from its display.
Production of the next iPhone is starting earlier than usual this year, reports BlueFin Research Partners. Analysts with the group say Apple has pushed up the iPhone 8's production timeline, but there's no indication the expected release date has changed.
Apple intends to improve Siri in time for the iPhone 8. The digital voice-controlled assistant now has to compete with multiple alternative assistants, necessitating continued upgrades. In its current state, Siri isn't really ahead of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Almost every flagship Android smartphone includes some kind of wireless charging technology, and it is safe to assume that in 2017, there won't be flagship smartphone without wireless charging. This also includes Apple's new iPhone, which is once again rumoured to come with
Facial and gesture recognition might be included with the iPhone 8. Timothy Arcuri, a Cowen and Company analyst, believes the phone may use a laser sensor and an infrared sensor near the front-camera for facial recognition. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed the same.
Apple is reportedly going to cut down on its use of metal with the iPhone 8. The handset is said to use a new stainless steel frame and a glass back, making it somewhat reminiscent of the iPhone 4. This claim comes from DigiTimes, though others have reported on the glass back.
Reports about the iPhone 8 using a curved OLED display are piling up. The latest rumors suggest Interflex, BH, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics will supply the necessary components for Samsung Display to manufacture the panels. Availability of OLED parts is increasing.
Next year's iPhone, tentatively known as the "7s" or "8," might include a curved OLED display. Apple is testing more than 10 prototypes, according to the Wall Street Journal, and information from suppliers suggests at least one model is likely to have a curved display.
The iPhone may receive wireless charging next year with the help of a new all-glass casing. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports a wireless charging system will be included in next year's lineup and it'll be supplied exclusively by Pegatron. The glass makes wireless charging easier.
We all know how annoying it is to charge your phone every few hours and to deal with all those cables. Luckily, most flagship phones feature wireless charging, but the technology is still a few steps behind standard charging technology and needs more time to fully charge a phone.
Apple will reportedly expand its size options with the release of the iPhone 8. On top of the existing 4.7 and 5.5-inch models it's been offering with recent generations, there will be a 5-inch model, says Nikkei. This information comes from a source in Apple's supply chain.