In his latest research note, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be giving the front camera on the iPhone 8 a major upgrade. The analyst notes that the OLED variant of the iPhone 8 will feature a “revolutionary” camera in the front that will be paired with an infrared module.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
One of the oft-rumored features coming to the iPhone lineup is wireless charging, with plenty of back-and-forth on whether or not it’ll actually see the light of day.
The analysts are out in full these days, still months ahead of the unveiling of an iPhone 8, putting in their two cents about what they think Apple’s next flagship smartphone may bring to the table.
While Apple has rallied behind its Retina display for years now, the resolution and pixel density of its flagship iPhone lineup has trailed behind its Android competitors.
The iPhone 8 rumor train refuses to slow down as we charge into 2017, with the latest rumor suggesting Apple is indeed making a major change to the upcoming flagship’s design.
A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple will be using an aluminium-alloy chassis for the 4.7-inch iPhone, with the 5.8-inch premium iPhone 8 Plus model featuring a chassis made of reinforced glass with stainless steel frame. The design of the 5.5-inch iPhone is yet to be finalised by the Cupertino company.
Apple Patents a New MicroLED Based Display Capable of Recognizing Fingerprints Without Traditional Sensors
Apple has been granted a patent which consists of a microLED based display that can detect fingerprints without needing any of the conventional sensors. The patent is titled “Interactive display panel with IR diodes.”
When it comes to the upcoming iPhone 8, the 2017 flagship iPhone, the rumor mill has covered just about every angle up to this point.
There is no denying the fact that the smartphone industry is no longer as exciting as it was a few years ago. While smartphones keep improving every year, the magnitude of improvement has slowed down. The improvements are more evolutionary in nature than revolutionary like before.
A report from Mac Otakara citing reliable sources from Taiwan claims that Apple will be introducing a 5-inch iPhone this year. The model will live alongside the larger 5.5-inch iPhone and the smaller 4.7-inch variant.