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.
iPhone 8 Will Not Feature Curved OLED Display, Face ID Will Scan User’s Face in ‘Millionths of a Second’
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.
The Copper Gold iPhone 8 has already leaked in plenty of pictures but it is still unclear what Apple will officially be referring to the color as. Now, a leak originating from China’s Weibo claims that the new Copper Gold color will be dubbed as “Blush Gold” by Apple.
With the iPhone 8 now reportedly entering mass production, more leaks of the device have started making their way to the internet. We have already seen the handset leaked in a new Copper Gold color, and today, a short 5-second video has been posted on YouTube which gives us a quick look at the front and back of the handset.
Apple’s supplier Lumentum (LITE), VCSEL laser supplier, has received a major $200 million order from Apple. The company is among the very few suppliers that would be supplying Apple with VCSEL laser diodes, which is used to add advanced 3D sensing capabilities to a smartphone.
HomePod Firmware Reveals Upcoming 4K Apple TV with HDR10 and Dolby Vision; iPhone 8’s Face ID to Support Third-Party Apps
The HomePod firmware that Apple published a couple of weeks back inadvertently revealed a lot about the upcoming iPhone 8. Now, more digging into the firmware has revealed that Apple is working on a new Apple TV with 4K support.
Apple will be unveiling three new iPhones in September this year, but so far all leaks have been about the iPhone 8. Today though, we get our first glimpse at the iPhone 7s through a leaked photo of a dummy unit.
With the iPhone 8 just under two months away from its official unveiling, Samsung will reportedly be ramping the production of its OLED panels to meet Apple’s demand from later this month. As per ETNews, Samsung has dedicated seven OLED production lines to meet Apple’s demand for the iPhone 8.
Contradicting a report from earlier this week which claimed that Samsung would be the sole supplier of Apple’s A12 chip in 2018, a DigiTimes report claims that its TSMC which will be the sole supplier of A12 chips next year.
An alleged photo of the metallic rear chassis of the iPhone 8 has been leaked on Baidu. The photo of the chassis shows a cutout at the rear below the Apple logo presumably for the Touch ID scanner.