IPhone 8 A Transparent Smartphone? Leaks Reveal 3D Selfies
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 20, 2017,
Feb 20, 2017, 20:19
The most recent theory - that the organization may present remote charging on the following iPhone - shows Apple might consider cutting wires (and other ports) altogether.
The company is reportedly planning to cross its usual mark $1000 for iPhone 8 because of the new OLED display.
The latest information comes from J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall, who claims that Apple will drop the Touch ID and remove the Home button in order to install an edge-to-edge display.
In a note to investors, Kuo said that the iPhone 8 will see a new "function area" at the bottom of the display.
Another example suggests placing an array of piezoelectric actuators under the display, which would send out vibrations to specific areas of the screen to check for cracks.
This report is in line with the expectations of KGI Securities' analyst Ming Chi Kuo. There might be some sort of virtual buttons and quick actions, similar to the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
Ming Chi Kuo expects Apple this week to use the 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display.
"The most apparent change of the OLED iPhone will be a full-screen design, along with the elimination of the Home button and current fingerprint recognition technology".
In particular, Hallan analysts believe that Apple seems to be delaying the integration of the charging technology for the iPhone with a lesson from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery spoofing mistake at the end of past year. Reports suggest that the pricing and colour options of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been leaked from the database of a Ukraine-based retailer. Sur claims that this is why Apple could adopt a glass back cover for the iPhone as it would help with wireless charging as there is less interference compared to a metal case.
Last week, a report revealed the 10th-anniversary iPhone will cost users more than $1,000 (£800) - making it the most expensive handset the firm has ever produced. The company did not highlight wireless charging as a problem, but it's likely all other smartphone makers, Apple included, are paying extra attention to smartphone batteries. New reports are predicting that Intel will supply its 7480 LTE modems for this year's iPhones. This is also the reason why some sources claim that the upcoming iPhone may depart from its usual nomenclature and assume the name iPhone X instead of the iPhone 8.
According to Sur, despite Apple having worked with wireless communications specialist Broadcom on a new bespoke wireless charging solution for the past two years, the addition won't be ready in time for this September's smartphone launch.