The release of the next iPhone will be a big deal since Apple will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iPhone. We are expecting big things for the upcoming and unnamed iPhone. Based on the current rumors, we could see a radical design change, a return of glass back, removal of the home button, waterproof, wireless charging, 3D sensors, 521ppi pixel density, running on Apple’s A11 processor with 3GB of RAM, dual cameras, curved screen, and bezel-less display.
There is a possibility that there will be two different versions of the upcoming iPhone 8 and then a premium model that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The high-end handset, which is said to be named iPhone X or iPhone 10, may feature a curved 5.2-inch OLED screen and 3D sensors for facial recognition.
Apple is rumored to be launching three new iPhones this fall: Two with a regular, LCD screen, and a “premium” variant that will have a curved OLED screen. Judging by the size of this order, Apple expects this version — which is also rumored to be pricier than usual — to sell well.
The two iPhones are said to have LCD screens with displays sizes of 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches, the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Leaked images from last week show a new iPhone casing that show a vertical camera setup, flat sides, and a rear fingerprint sensor. Plus Apple may ditch the lightning cable for a USB-C connection.
But wait...new leaks suggest that the fingerprint scanner is not on the back of the camera but instead on the front display, something Samsung didn't do on their S8 and S8+ phones. The leaks also suggest that the new iPhone will feature a glass body with aluminium border and edge-to-edge display. Graphic designer Benjamin Geskin took all of the recent rumors to create possible images of what the sexy new iPhone may look like.
iPhone 8 looks to be taking a new direction pic.twitter.com/mG19bcDYiC— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) April 19, 2017
9To5Mac reports that mass production of the iPhone 8 has been delayed to October/November.
KGI says that a delay of one to two months for the production ramp of iPhone 8 will hurt Apple’s calendar 2017 sales as customers will want to wait for the shiny new device to be available. Most customers who want the new iPhone will simply buy it when it is finally available even if that means early 2018.
KGI blames several ‘significant hardware upgrades’ in the iPhone 8 for the delays. This includes a custom OLED display panel, a custom Apple A11 10-nanometer SoC, an all-new designed 3D Touch module and 3D sensing cameras.
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