Monday, 27 March 2017

Guest Post: iPhone 8 News, Price And Rumors

Guest post by Eleso Prinx of Price Urb

Apple has always been sensational and exceptional in the making of its phones. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the upcoming iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition should be revolutionary concept of the smartphone industry. Tim Cook himself said that: “Don’t expect much from the iPhone 7 because iPhone 8 will create a real revolution and they are already planning and building it to revolutionize the future of smartphones,” in a statement during iPhone 7 release.

The Wall Street Journal says: "Apple plans bigger design changes for 2017, the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Those changes could include an edge-to-edge organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screen and eliminating the home button by building the fingerprint sensor into the display, according to people familiar with the matter.
"At a meeting with an Apple executive, one of the company’s China-based engineers asked why this year’s model [the iPhone 7] lacked a major design change in keeping with Apple’s usual two-year cycle. The answer, one person at the meeting recalled, was that the new technology in the pipeline will take time to implement. People familiar with the matter said some features that Apple hopes to integrate into iPhones, such as curved screens, weren’t ready for this year’s models," it added.

Here Are Few Rumors Of The Next iPhone
  • iPhone 8 is going to run on iOS 11 software and an  Apple A11 chipset that's more powerful than the current A10. The new chipset, either called Apple A11 or Apple A11 Fusion, may stick with a quad-core processor. the iPhone 8 may go for one smaller number: 10 nanometer. The move from the 16nm A10 Fusion to a 10nm A11 Fusion would make significant gains. Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 chip, for example, requires less energy and exhibits a performance boost on 16nm chips. Apple will want to rival this chip. While Apple doesn't use Qualcomm's processor, it has used the San Diego firm's modem. But, as of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it has dual sourced the modem: some from Intel (GSM-only models [AT&T, T-Mobile and almost every other carrier]) and others from Qualcomm.
  • A 5.15in 'main' screen with a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels and a separate 'function area' across the bottom. This is likely to be where the integrated fingerprint scanner will live, and it may operate like the Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro laptops and no physical home button. This has also more recently been rumored by sources, claiming that a curved AMOLED display is one of more than ten prototypes that Apple is considering - and that the phone could even have a higher-than-QHD resolution.
iphone 8 screen
  • 3D front-facing camera could replace Touch ID. Apple is expected to continue to offer a dual-lens setup, although whether it's in the same form as the iPhone 7 Plus is another matter. A source has told Business Insider that Apple is planning on integrating augmented reality into the camera app. Sony has offered an AR feature for a long time but Apple's will supposedly be around object and face detection. The source also added that Apple will make its AR tech available to developers with an SDK. Latest report from 9to5Mac, says Apple will put an enhanced front camera and an IR sensor in order to build up a 3D model of the user's face.

ipone8 screen

  • Long-range wireless charging and Reversible USB charger are on the pipeline for this new iphone. A report in Bloomberg in January claimed that Apple was working on "cutting edge" wireless technology that would allow future iPhones and iPads to be placed further away from charging mats than current smartphones. The unnamed sources said Apple was working on overcoming "technical barriers including loss of power over distance," and that the technology will feature in iPhones coming out in 2017. Rumors has it that Just like on Apple’s newest MacBook laptops they will be replacing the 5-year old lightning cable with the USB-C. The company's plan to use a glass body hints that inductive charging will be used, as glass would be required to allow charging through a magnetic coil. With an aluminum body, inductive charging would not work as well. There's also evidence that Apple is seeking components that point towards an inductive charging solution. Lite-On Semiconductor is rumored to be providing integrated chip components for the wireless charging module in the iPhone 8. The manufacturer will reportedly supply bridge rectifiers needed to reduce thermal issues and maintain efficiency in wireless power transmission, and Apple is also perhaps sourcing components from MediaTek, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Luxshare.

  • The new iPhone 8 will be beef up its privacy with Facial recognition in addition to fingerprint scanner. One of the stand-out features of Samsung 's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7 , is eye-scanning technology, allowing users to unlock their phone by simply looking at it. Now a report from Chinese-language website MoneyDJ.com , picked up by Digitimes , indicates that Apple may be planning to introduce similar technology with the iPhone 8.

iphone8 Facial recognition

          According to the report, a Taiwan-based company called Xintec is to start mass producing iris- recognition chips, some of which will be embedded in the 2017 series of iPhone.
  • The new apple gadget is expected to run on 64- or 256GB with 3GB RAM. A research firm, TrendForce, issued a report saying the new iPhone will offer just two capacities: 64GB and 256GB. . With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple introduced a 256GB storage option, and it's possible additional increases could be included in the iPhone 8.
  • Pricing (Expected Price): News has it that the new iphone 8 cost is estimated to be over $1000. The cost of iPhone 8 in the UK is epected to be over £650. However,  It is believed that moving to OLED for the iPhone 8 will push up costs as much as $50m for Apple, eating into the firm's profit margin. Whether the firm takes the hit and keeps the price of the phone the same or not remains to be seen.

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