A video showing an alleged iPhone 8 prototype has made its way to the internet. While the authenticity of the video cannot be verified, the prototype unit in the video does seem to match up to CAD drawings and renders that we have seen so far.
While the iPhone 8 is still a few months away from its official launch, rumors about iPhone 9 have already started making their way to the internet. A report from The Bell claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 9 with two different screen sizes: 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch.
Popular YouTuber Unbox Therapy has posted a hands-on video with a mockup of the iPhone 8. The mockup has been 3D printed based on the recently leaked drawings surrounding the handset.
Powermat is known for its wireless technologies and has played a key role in the development of the technology. Now, the company’s CEO, Elad Dubzinski, in a statement related to the appointment of the Dan Stone as the Chairman of the Board of Powermat has mentioned that wireless charging will be a standard feature on the next iPhone.
With the iPhone 8 just over five months away from its official unveiling, the rumor mill surrounding the handset will start churning out sketchy rumors to gain readers attention. Today, one such rumor has been posted by Chinese tech website Micgadget.com claiming that Apple will launch only two iPhone models this year and not three as reports have pointed out so far.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest note issued to investors note that the mass production of the OLED iPhone 8 will be delayed to October-November. This is a significant delay as Apple usually starts mass producing iPhones in August/September.
Corroborating previous reports and rumors, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on the biggest iPhone overhaul on its tenth anniversary. The Cupertino company is planning on launching three new iPhones this year, with two of them being upgrades to the existing model. The third variant will a new top-of-the-line variant with a completely new look and features.
A sketchy set of iPhone 8 renders has been posted on a Chinese website based on the handset’s technical measurements. The render is not real though and is possibly based off an iPhone 8/X mockup done by an artist previously.
Analyst Karsten Iltgen from Bankhaus Lampe has said in a research note that he foresees Apple cutting back on the use of PMC (Power Management Chips) from Dialog Semiconductor Plc. The note led to the shares of the latter plunging to a 16-year low.
As per Apple analyst Brain White from Drexel Hamilton, all the three iPhone 8 models from Apple will go up for pre-order in September. However, the premium OLED variant will not begin shipping until after a few weeks.