We heard criticisms and appraisals about Apple’s recent mobile phone designs, iPhone 7. Though not everyone was happy about the iPhone 7 innovations, it seems Apple is still up for a fight. We’re crossing our fingers, the future iPhones would be as groundbreaking as their first units. Despite the absence of the ultra innovator, Steve Jobs, the company seems to be giving out their best to again gain the spot as the world’s top mobile technology. With this leaked information about Apple’s upcoming phone, which they say would be released this 2017, we may know what to expect.
Apple makes a huge leap
According to experts’ predictions, Apple will be doing a big jump on their next phone design. Getting rid of small changes, they say from Iphone7, the company will release iPhone 8 as its successor. Strong rumors say that 2017’s model will undergo big changes for the handset’s tenth anniversary.
The presumed launch of iPhone8 will likely to be around early September 2017. Based on Apple’s iPhone 7 release date, which was held last September 7, we may now have a clue about when specifically will iPhone8 be seen.
iPhone 8 Design Cancellation
Rumors about Apple’s next phone design has been confusing. Initial reports say that iPhone8 will have an all-new curved OLED display. However, according to recent information, the company has scratched this off their list. During an interview with IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam said:
“We anticipate Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model, which is analogous to the current 2.5D glass design.”
Despite that, other rumors persist saying, Apple ordered a large number of curved plastic OLED panels from Samsung. Based on reports, the Korean company arranged a deal with Apple where they will provide 100 million OLED screens.
Cancellation of iPhone’s new display concept may have led to disappointed hearts. However, Lam said, “much like the recently announced LG G6, we anticipate a [flat] touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of a higher coverage area of the iPhone in its entirety.”
More information of the upcoming iPhone 8 has been persistent. This includes a new battery concept, camera, and new striking features. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the telephoto lens in the dual-lens camera might get optical image stabilization. The camera will surely be upgraded, said one anonymous Apple employee. Apple consumers may expect that the company will change the megapixel count from 12MP.
Additionally, as part of the collaborative work with LG, rumors say that Apple is now working on a “3D photographing” module for the iPhone 8. This feature could be used to add three-dimensional effects, as well as additional augmented reality features. Something one far-out concept we could look out for.
About iPhone 8’s battery, there is very minimal news. They said there will only be a few changes on its battery. One analyst said, the company might increase the battery capacity to new internals, like a stacked ‘substrate-like’ PCB mainboard.
New features to look forward to
One of the most striking news includes, Apple will finally be adopting wireless charging. In fact, Foxconn is looking into the tech for Apple. This step consists of development on the phone’s headphone jack. The next units will be totally free of cables, meaning headphone jacks will be removed.
Furthermore, Apple may bring wireless charging into a stupefying level. They say, the company is now working on wireless charging up to 15ft. Meaning, no contact required between the device and the power source.
Hottest leaks about the new iPhone 8 special features include an iris scanner, a Smart Connector, and a new sensing technology.
Apple is also rumored to be working on a “new sensing technology”. This allows the user to interact with the phone only by touching its sides. This development might have been applied when changing the phone’s brightness or taking pictures only by tapping the screen.
iPhones iris scanner feature is one of the most awaited changes. Though this isn’t much of a surprise because Samsung Galaxy Note 7 already has one, Apple’s iris scanner would probably be noticeably faster than Samsung’s, known for being slow. It is also known that Apple bought the Israeli company RealFace, specialized in Facial recognition. Rumors say that iPhone 8 will come with a face scanning utility powered by a 3D laser, which can improve significantly security and also improve the user experience with augmented reality, VR, distance measurements and so on.
We could also expect a Smart Connector on the iPhone 8. This feature should’ve been applied to iPhone 7. However, due to lack of materials and research, Smart Connector was canceled. Hopefully, this time Apple is now ready to apply this development on their new phone.
The price. Yes, the price! As always, Apple fans may expect that the tag will be costly. There aren’t any price rumors yet, but the iPhone 8 is likely to cost a similar amount to the iPhone 7. Meaning, a starting price of around $649/£599/AU$1, 079, rising, potentially to around $849/£799/AU$1,379 for the largest (probably 256GB) storage size.