While Apple’s launch of the iPhone 8 could potentially cannibalize iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus sales (those devices also likely part of Apple’s next event reveal), this may well be Apple’s biggest iPhone launch ever. The situation is getting more confusing and there is a good chance Apple has at least a few design circulating around. The video compares several design features, but interestingly the iPhone 7s Plus (and presumably, by extension, the iPhone 7s) will feature glass back panels as well. Furthermore, photos of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus have emerged as well giving us a better idea about their designs.
Apple’s plans to implement TouchID inside the iPhone 8’s OLED display have apparently been nixed; apparently, the technology isn’t quite ready for mass production just yet. The iPhone maker reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.10.
Apple will release a new iPhone model soon and it is anticipated that there will be a shortage in the production.
Apple should be announcing three different iPhone models in September. Whether or not it comes to fruition remains to be seen-beyond having the technology, it also needs to work consistently and reliably for Apple to implement it. It can also be hidden when a user is playing media. One of the true standout features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is their dedicated ISP. It makes no sense to launch iPhone 8 in 2017 and again in 2018.
Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in the next major iPhone. Taking a look at the image, we could see the alleged iPhone in black color, with bezel-less display up front and vertically arranged dual camera setup in the rear.
Apple is gearing up to launch the iPhone 8 with a 3D sensor in the front that would enable users to unlock the phone via facial recognition.
To this point, recently uncovered data strings from Apple’s HomePod firmware suggest that the iPhone 8’s facial recognition software will be capable of authenticating financial transactions via Apple Pay.
Sources also said shipments of finished iPhone devices are expected to start gaining momentum in August.