News tagged: Apple iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 may be revealed later this year, but it could be hard to get until 2018, according to a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He believes mass production of the phone will begin in October or November. This strongly suggests the phone will be hard to get until 2018.
Since iPhone 6, we haven't seen any drastic changes and if rumours are true, Apple has finally decided to do something about that with the upcoming smartphone. A major iPhone redesign is planned for 2017 and we might have first images of the smartphone.
Many people are putting a lot of hope into Apple's upcoming anniversary iPhone 8, which is definitely one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. As we are approaching the official event, details about the smartphone are starting to come out.
Apple is working hard on its new generation mobile devices called iPhone 8. While we have no official details about the phone, luckily some people have managed to learn more about it. Thanks to leaked schematic diagram by a Foxconn insider, we have the final design of the
Recent report citing a source from Foxconn has revealed more details about Apple's upcoming flagship smartphone. Based on the leaked schematic, we now have first renders of the new iPhone 8 handset, which looks to feature very thin bezels on the front.
There are a few companies, including Synaptics and Goodix, that have found a way to integrate a fingerprint scanner into the display, but it looks like Apple is still having problems with it. According to a new report from analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company,
Apple may hold out on launching the iPhone 8 until October or November of this year, reports Economic Daily News (China). Due to "technical issues" encountered in production, Apple won't be showing off the phone in September like it usually does and other iPhones will.
The iPhone 8 has been rumored to have a base price of more than $1,000, but that might not actually be accurate. According to USB analyst Steven Milunovich, the phone is going to start at $850 to $900 for a 64 GB unit. From there, it'll jump to $950 to $1,000 for a 256 GB model.
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.