News tagged: Apple iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Could Be Limited Availability Until 2018

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.

iPhone 8 May Not Launch Until October, November

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.

iPhone 8 Predicted To Start At $850

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.

iPhone 8 Now Said To Have Slightly Curved Display

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.

iPhone 8 May Have Flat, Not Curved Display

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.

iPhone 8 Said To Have Iris Scanner

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.

iPhone 8 Rumored To Cost Over $1,000

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.

iPhone 8 Reportedly Includes 'Enhanced Siri'

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.