Apple is preparing to announce a new series of iPhone at an event next week. The bad news is that the device will reportedly launch after the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus hit store shelves. The company ultimately abandoned attempts to integrate Touch ID into the screens, and instead the iPhone 8 will use regular passwords or a new facial-recognition feature to unlock the smartphones, the WSJ reported.
"Features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera and, as expected, should also finally include wireless charging", wrote Apple analyst Timothy Arcuri, according to Business Insider. We expect the new iPhones to be in customer's hands within a few weeks.
Sources said Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., which accounted for 35.7 percent and 11.4 percent of the first-quarter global NAND flash market, respectively, are responsible for supplying significant components to the iPhone.
Maybe Apple calls the larger phone (or all three) the iPhone 8 but there's a good chance it'll be named the iPhone 10 or X in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The smartphone will be powered by the company's next-gen system on-chip (SoC), the A11 processor. In terms of memory, the previous flagships boasted 2GB and 3GB respectively.
This is why, according to Counterpoint Research, the Chinese firm doesn't have any single model in the top ten ranking of best-selling devices, still wildly dominated by Apple's iPhones.
We can troll all the sites and forums we want, but we won't know anything concrete about the new Phone until the lights go down at 1 pm PDT. The iPhone 8 being a huge step out of format in design and parts, it's easy to imagine for the phone to have trouble in the manufacturing stage.
Just a year ago Qualcomm announced it had a version of ultrasonic fingerprint sensors available for use in phones, but the tech was so premature it could only work through a certain depth of glass material.
Like we mentioned, there have been a lot of leaks around the iPhone 8, and many of them included renders and mockups of what fans thought the smartphone could look like.