With the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus behind it, the iPhone rumor mill has now started focusing on next year’s models. A rumor originating from Korea claims Apple will be launching at least one iPhone variant featuring a 6-inch LCD display in 2018.
With Apple all set to unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus at its September 12 event next week, millions of potential customers from across the world are waiting with bated breath to know when the iPhone 8 would actually go on sale.
Apple has been aggressively looking for alternate OLED panel suppliers. Despite its best efforts though, it looks like the company will not be able to introduce an additional vendor in its OLED supply chain before 2019.
The iPhone 8 is going to be expensive, very expensive. But how expensive exactly? Rumors and reports have pegged its price to be around $1,200. A new investor note from UBS analyst Steven Milunovich and associate analyst Benjamim Wilson, however, estimate that the base OLED iPhone 8 will cost $900.
Apple is possibly looking into using a camera module with a resolution higher than 12MP for its upcoming iPhones. The Cupertino company has booked production capacity at an upcoming factory of Largan Precision in Taichung, Taiwan.
With the iPhone 8 missing out on a physical home button, Apple has moved the functionality to trigger Siri to the Sleep/Wake button. This piece of information was revealed by Guilherme Rambo, an iOS developer who came across the information by digging deep into iOS 11’s code.
Various rumors and reports have all but confirmed that the iPhone 8 will be coming with wireless charging. However, disappointingly enough, a report from Macotakara claims that Apple will be limiting wireless charging on the iPhone 8 to only 7.5W.
A new Chinese report claims that Apple will be offering the OLED iPhone 8 in three variants: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Apple only last year started offering the base model of iPhones with 32GB of internal storage after years of being criticised for selling iPhones with 16GB as the base storage.
iPhone 8 Will Not Feature Curved OLED Display, Face ID Will Scan User’s Face in ‘Millionths of a Second’
At this point, it is all but confirmed that the iPhone 8 is going to come with Face ID — a facial recognition system for unlocking the device and authorising Apple Pay transactions. While many Android devices already ship with face unlock, there is an additional delay in using the technology over fingerprint scanning.
With the iPhone 8 reportedly entering mass production ahead of its launch next month, photos of some components of the device have surfaced online. The leaked images allegedly show the iPhone 8’s OLED display assembly, flex cables, and Lightning port internals.