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2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has something major planned to celebrate the occasion. With less than a month to go until the launch of the iPhone 8, we’ve already heard an abundance of rumors about the device, so we know what to expect when it comes to design and features.
“iPhone 8” dummy model image shared by Ben Miller

2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and Apple will have something great to celebrate the occasion. With less than a month before the launch of the iPhone 8, we have already heard an abundance of rumors about the device, so we know what to expect in terms of design and features.

Apple has tested more than 10 prototypes of iPhone models, which has led to many mixed buzz rumors, but the design and general features we can expect have been nailed, even in Apple’s escapes.

The iPhone 8 should have a radical overhaul, with an edge-to-edge screen that eliminates the upper and lower glasses where features such as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front camera. Rumors suggest that Touch ID could be eliminated altogether in favor of a robust facial recognition technology, which Apple confirms. There will be no physical button on the iPhone 8 or glasses, apart from a small area for the front camera.

With an edge-to-edge design, the iPhone 8 may be similar in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone, but with a 5.5-inch iPhone size screen. Rumors suggest that it will have a 5.8-inch screen with a usable 5.15-inch area, the rest will be dedicated to the virtual space that will replace the home button. You can use a series of gestures to navigate instead of a start button.

The screen itself is a flexible plastic OLED screen rather than an LCD screen, allowing Apple to introduce a thinner device that consumes less power and offers better display with better contrast ratio and more faithful to the colors of the lifetime. It will incorporate a slightly curved 2.5D screen that resembles the screen used in the iPhone 7.

As for the body, Apple finally moved away from the aluminum used in the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6S, 7 and SE, and instead adopted a body similar to the body used for iPhone 4 analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the glass will be built around a polished stainless steel frame that is similar to that of the Apple watch. Other models also include glass, but with an aluminum frame.

Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 should be waterproof, but can have better IP68 water resistance. It will continue to be able to withstand rain, splashing and short immersion in water, and that water resistance has been confirmed by an Apple supplier and can be extended to all iPhone models launched in 2017.

Inside, the iPhone 8 should have a 10 nm A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, as well as rumors suggest that it could also include features such as charging wireless induction and biometric additions such as facial recognition would use for the security device, perhaps to replace Touch ID. In high-end models with a dual lens camera, both lenses must contain optical image stabilization.

The iPhone 8’s front-facing camera features advanced 3D sensing capabilities that use PrimeSense technology, allowing you to find the location and depth of objects on the front, allowing you to advance 3D Facial Recognition. Rumors suggest that Apple will use a vertical rear-facing camera to enhance images and better AR functionality, as well as a dual camera setup for FaceTime in front of the camera.

According to reports, Apple plans to place the iPhone as a “premium” OLED 5-inch model that will be sold to standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models with traditional LCD displays. The iPhone 8 should cost up to $ 1,000, which costs much more than previous iPhones. The iPhone 8 and its add-on devices must be available in a limited number of colors – gold, silver and black.

“iPhone 8” rendering said to be based on leaked CAD drawings
“iPhone 8” rendering said to be based on leaked CAD drawings

Given the radical changes in the design that Apple plans to introduce to the iPhone OLED, rumors suggest that there will be serious supply limitations. Apple will introduce the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone at a September 12 event along with standard 4.7-5.5-inch devices, but it is likely to be available only in small numbers, most people who can not get their hands on the new device until the first quarter of 2018.

SCHEMATICS, FARM DESIGN AND CASES

At first we saw several different design prototypes for the iPhone 8, which made it difficult to produce both the final look and functionality we can expect, but the two subsequent leaks and information shared accidentally by Apple gave us a pretty clear picture of what to expect . Originally, there were rumors about prototypes with a water droplet design, a touch-sensitive back button, and an edge-to-edge design without a Touch ID button, but it seems the third option has been won.

Apple in late July released a firmware for the next HomePod speaker and inadvertently posted an image of the iPhone 8 that the developers extracted from the code. Although just a simple preview, the image closely resembles design elements and reliable iPhone 8 design patterns, with a full screen with fine sunglasses, no Start button and a first class for iPhone, headphones and sensors.

Given that the image looks both nothing like existing devices and so much like iPhone 8 leaks,

Since the image looks nothing like the existing devices and so much to the leaks of iPhone 8, it is reasonable to assume that this represents the representation of what can be expected to see in September when the ” device starts. We have seen many clearer patterns, yields, fictitious devices and partial leaks that give a clearer picture of the appearance of the iPhone 8, with the images available below. Much of this information comes from sources in Apple, supply chain leaks and accessories manufacturers that use leaks to create earlier versions of iPhone cases.

A rendering of an iPhone 8 in a case, showing off what is likely to be the final design of the device.

A representation of an iPhone 8 in a case, which shows what is likely to be the final design of the device.
As previously stated, the iPhone 8 should have an edge-to-edge display, a glass body and no touch-sensitive buttons visible on the device, pointing to an iPhone 8 with Touch ID located below the screen or without the functionality of the identification of the touch in all, as can be seen in the representation below. The representation is based on filtered schemes that suggest that it will measure 137.54 mm in height by 67.54 mm in width, similar in size to the iPhone 7.
The thickness is not shown, but there is a border screen that measures 5.767 inches on the diagonal. A 4mm bezel is displayed on the screen, half curved glass 2.5D at the edges. All of this is in line with rumors suggesting an iPhone size 7 device with an iPhone 7 Plus screen.

An image of an iPhone 8 dummy model sourced from Chinese social networks features

A narrow headphone is shown on the front of the camera along with cameras and sensors that are integrated into the viewing area. There is no start button or contact sensor visible.

An image of a fictional Chinese social networks iPhone 8 model includes front and back panels made of a slightly curved 2.5D glass, held with a stainless steel frame matching the glass.

The fictitious iPhone 8 also features an edge-to-edge display without a Home button and a visible notched cut in the front to accommodate a camera and other sensors. At the back of the camera, there is a vertical double-lens camera with no other marks. There is no back contact sensor or an Apple logo.iPhone 8 dummy model and compared it with an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus,

On the sides, but not visible, there are volume buttons and a mute switch on the left, with an elongated power button and a SIM tray on the right.

We went hand in hand with a fictional model of iPhone 8 and compared it with an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 to take a look at what the device will look like compared to existing devices. We can not confirm that this is the final design, but we believe that these models are likely to be used by accessory manufacturers and are very present on the site.

Also described were the “plan-based” schemes that reportedly looked at the sensors below the screen and within the periphery. At the top of the camera, there is an integrated camera, flash and ambient light sensors, all designed to power a new facial recognition system that Apple is working on.

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Additional images of a Foxconn employee appear to show the internal structure of the device, which represents internal components such as a wireless charging coil, a dual rear camera module, an L-shaped battery and a stacked logic card, with the two Latest features suggest better battery life.

iPhone 8 surfaced in mid-June.

Our first overview of the components that could be destined for the iPhone 8 surfaced in mid-June. The images, which come from a manufacturer of cases that received them from a supplier of glass in China, describe what are said to be the front and rear panels of the iPhone 8 ….

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There is a thin bevel around the sides with a top bar that could possibly accommodate a face-to-face camera, a microphone and a speaker. In particular, there is no cut for a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which corresponds to rumors that Apple will embed it on the screen or delete it.

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A second image depicts the two alleged components of the iPhone 8 alongside the components that are intended for the 4.7 inch iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7s More than 5.5 inches. The three back shells are made of glass to withstand the wireless load. There is no way to verify the authenticity of the components in the images, so they should be viewed with caution until we obtain additional leaks.

An iPhone case that is said to have been filtered for the iPhone 8, showing a design that resembles a large number of prototypes rendering 1. It has a cutout for a rear camera with double vertical lens and because it has no cut for Touch ID or other features, suggests that it is for a device without a touch button on the back.

It still has pill-shaped volume buttons, but there is a longer power button located to the left, something we have also seen in the rendering and other leaks in the office.

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The SIM card trays that are said for the iPhone 8 give us an overview of some of the predominant colors for the device. There is a silver tone and a darker gold, which corresponds to fictitious models in these particular tones. No black SIM tray is displayed, but it is also supposed to be a black iPhone 8.

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A comparison image that shows fictional models for the 2017 ~ 5 inch OLED iPhone, the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone gives an overview of the size differences between devices. The 5.5-inch iPhone is still much larger, while the OLED iPhone, which used to have a screen of 5.8 inches, is similar to the iPhone 4.7 inch since it does not have display glasses.

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All three have a glass back. The 5.8-inch iPhone has a vertical camera and a longer power button, features that have been observed in previous leaks, as well as a prominent notch in the front for the front camera and sensors, which allow the recognition of the characteristics facial recognition.

A fictional model of the iPhone 7s Plus compares to the iPhone 7 Plus and a fictitious iPhone 8 model in the next video. The iPhone 7s Plus is identical in size and style to the iPhone 7 Plus, with the exception of glass and metal frame. The video also offers a solid look at the differences in size between the two devices.

iPhone 8 renders based on a device that’s 144mm tall, 71mm wide, and 7.7mm thick were compared to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, giving us yet another look at how the iPhone 8 fits into the iPhone lineup.

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The iPhone 8, if the measurement predictions are accurate, is wider, thicker and larger than the iPhone 7, but not as large as the iPhone 7 Plus.

MacRumors has been created with several cases of iPhone 8 and a fictional model of iPhone 8 to demonstrate how the articles will fit the new Apple device. Although there is a design with almost no bezel, there is still a bezel to support a case that can protect the front of the iPhone. The enclosures also feature vertical cuts of double camera in the back and traditional cuts for the port of lightning, volume buttons and button of suspension / wait. In general, there is not much difference between the new device and the iPhones existing in the case of the cases.

A screen protector said to be designed for the iPhone 8 is in line with many of the display rumors, renderings, and part leaks we’ve seen.

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Designed to reflect the look of the iPhone 8, the screen protector features a rounded 2.5D edge, thin sunglasses and a front cutout for the camera, an ambient light sensor, a proximity sensor, perhaps other features predominant for the front of the camera, as a 3D detection module.

The images that could have load-charging circuits that will be integrated into iPhone 8 accessories were released in August, but it is difficult to determine their authenticity. The images show inductive recharge kits on a plastic tray and on a black PCB board with bare visible circuit.

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The images depicting what is being said are the OLED assembly of the iPhone 8, light connector cables and flexible cables were leaked in August. The images in the display set correspond to a previous filtered display component.

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There is no way to confirm the authenticity of the components, but it is common to see the spill of parts of the iPhone at this stage of the production process, and the parts are similar to the components used in the iPhones of the previous generation.

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Photos showing four nude logic cards designed for the iPhone 7s Plus appeared in August. Although logical adapters do not include components, there are spaces reserved for the Apple A11 chip and an Intel modem.

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The logic card looks very similar to the logic card of the iPhone 7 Plus, suggesting a similar internal structure. The design also adds to the image of an A11 chip that was also released in August. A time stamp “3217” on the logic board suggests that it was manufactured in the 32nd week of 2017, in early August.

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The images of what is said to be the set of screens of the iPhone 7 have also been seen recently on the Chinese social networking site Weibo, confirming that the front of the new device will be identical to the iPhone 7.

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NAMING

Following Apple’s standard naming scheme, with a numerical increase in even years to mark external design changes and an increase in “S” in odd-numbered years to designate only internal feature updates, the iPhone 2017 would be called “iPhone 7”.

Given the major changes that Apple plans to introduce to the iPhone in 2017, it seems unlikely that the device will receive an “S” name, so there is a good chance that Apple will decide to go directly to the next full issue, by naming the iPhone 2017 iPhone 8.

2007 – iPhone
2008 – iPhone 3G
2009 – iPhone 3GS
2010 – iPhone 4 (new design)
2011 – iPhone 4s
2012 – iPhone 5 (new design)
2013 – iPhone 5s
2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s More
2016 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
2017 – iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 More

The iPhone 8 is a temporary name for the device, which has not yet been confirmed by Apple, but seems to be the most logical option for a major update. There is always the possibility that Apple will call something else or 2017 the year it moves away from a numbered scheme of iPhone names.

Work on the iPhone 2017 would take place in Israel, and a report suggests that the establishment’s employees call the device “iPhone 8”, but still does not know if it is Apple’s official name.

Apple plans to produce a total of three iPhone models in 2017, which confuses the potential naming system. As two of these devices could be similar in style to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, sold along with the star OLED model, some rumors suggest they could be called “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s More.” Case, we would have an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s Plus, and an iPhone 8 or some other name like iPhone X or iPhone Pro.

The Japanese site Mac Otakara believes that the iPhone 8 could be called “iPhone edition” after the edition of Apple Edition high-end models. Such a name would have strengthened its position as a high-end iPhone that was to be sold along with two standard iPhone models.

DESIGN

For the iPhone 8, Apple plans to move away from the aluminum body used since 2012 in order to differentiate the new iPhone from the devices that preceded it. Apple should re-adopt the glass bottom body used for the iPhone 4s. Glass is more brittle and heavier than aluminum, but many advances have been made in glass technology and materials such as Gorilla Glass are more robust than ever before, which can help prevent breakage.

Several rumors have suggested that there will be three versions of the iPhone: a “premium” OLED model and two standard LCD devices, with sizes that may include 4.7, 5.8 inches (OLED) and 5.5 inches. While only one model (the high-end OLED device) will feature a glass body, the rumors do not agree on what the other two models are made of.

According to analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, who shared several accurate rumors about Apple’s design plans in the past, the three phones will feature the same design in the form of glass, with glass instead of aluminum used for the body of the device. Kuo also believes that a stainless steel frame will be used on the high end iPhone, while cheaper models can get an aluminum frame. Bloomberg, a site that is often aware of Apple’s plans, confirmed Apple’s intention to use steel glass for the OLED iPhone.

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The iPhone 4, introduced in 2010

The Japanese site Nikkei also believes that Apple will use glass for the three iPhones in development, but other sources have suggested that only one – the OLED model – will have a glass body, while others still use an aluminum body.
Apple CEO Catcher Technology Allen Horng said that “only one model” will adopt a showcase in 2017, suggesting that other non-glass iPhones are in preparation, but apple supplier Wistron has implicated that all three will have wireless charging , requiring glass bodies. The Japanese site Mac Otakara suggested that Apple will sell an “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus” 4.7 and 5.5 inches with a design that is largely unchanged from the iPhone 7, except for a new option and DigiTimes predicts a 4.7-inch “IPhone 7” with an aluminum body for sale with a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone with a glass body and a 5- 5-inch unspecified material.

There are two possible outcomes depending on the rumors we hear: or we have three iPhones with glass bodies and a wireless charge, with additional features to put the OLED model out of standard models, or we have a single OLED model with a body crystal sold along with two standard aluminum devices, which may or may not have a wireless charge. Most rumors indicate the first scenario.

An iPhone 8 rendering based on leaked design schematics
An iPhone 8 rendering based on leaked design schematics

Basically, while the OLED iPhone will use a larger display panel because it has no glasses, it may be similar to the iPhone 4.7 inches, so it is reasonable to imagine that the iPhone 8 as an iPhone 7 with a screen that extends next to the other.
The rumors have varied in what we can expect with regard to color choices. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often reliably predicts Apple’s plans, the three new iPhones – the 5.8-inch iPhone and the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 and the 7.7 inches, you only need to enter three colors: gold, silver and black. A fictitious image of the iPhone 8 also circulated in Chinese social networks depicting the camera in three colors, but gold is more of a copper shade, so it is not entirely clear whether it is an accurate representation of the colors we can expect see when Apple launches new devices.

According to a member of Foxconn, this grade of gold copper is officially known as “Blush Gold” and will be one of three colors available for the iPhone 8.

WATER RESISTANCE

The iPhone 8 may include an IP68 water resistance index, an improvement over the IP67 certification obtained by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Like the Galaxy S7, which is also certified by IP68, the iPhone 8 could withstand 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes while providing complete dust protection.

This means they will continue to protect themselves from splashing and break the water dip, but customers should make an effort to avoid water because Apple’s Apple 7 warranty does not cover water damage and it is likely that the warranty iPhone 8 will also exclude damage caused by water.

Wistron’s apple supplier accidentally leaked information about the iPhone’s water resistance. In an interview, a Wistron executive implicated that at least one iPhone model would be “waterproof” and would support wireless pricing. Because Wistron makes the iPhone 7s more than 5.5 inches instead of the iPhone 8, the executive probably referred to the iPhone 7 Plus, but a feature of the iPhone 7 Plus will certainly be extended to two other iPhone models expected in 2017.

NO HOME BUTTON

There will not be a physical Home button on the iPhone 8 because it has an Edge-to-Edge screen, but there may not yet be a virtual start button, Apple deviating the single button concept together.

Instead, the iPhone 8 could rely entirely on gesture-based touch controls to navigate to the home screen and activate the app switch. IPhone 8 users may have to drag a “thin bar” at the bottom of the screen to open the device on the home screen and access features such as App Switcher and Control Center. Within an application, an upward scan opens the multitasking interface to change applications and close the current application.

The multitasking interface itself has been redesigned to look like a series of standalone cards rather than a stacked set of cards like on other iPhones. The models of the concept were shared by the graphic artist Olivier Charavel, with a platform and a thin line below that shown on the iPhone screen.

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This control method is similar to how the dock works on the iPad. A single step increases the spring and a longer sweep opens an application switch.

FACIAL RECOGNITION VS. TOUCH ID

According to analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to completely eliminate Touch ID on the iPhone 8 and replace it with a new facial recognition-based security system. Face recognition capabilities powered by new 3D sensors have been prevalent for the iPhone 8, but recently the function did not completely replace Touch ID.

Kuo’s forecast was taken up by analyst JP Morgan Rod Hall and Bloomberg, suggesting that Apple will introduce an “enhanced” security system that will allow customers to unlock their iPhones and make payments from Apple Pay with Face Recognition to Touch the Sensor of ID fingerprint. The Apple Sensitive 3D Face Recognition System is advanced and can unlock an iPhone in a few hundred milliseconds.

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It is said to work even when an iPhone is installed on a table so it is functional from different angles and should not be a problem to use even when making payments to a terminal and proof of this feature was found in the HomePod firmware . It captures more data points than fingerprint scanning, making it more secure than Touch ID, and Apple also uses 3D depth perception techniques that will prevent facial recognition from being fooled by a photo.

In addition to being able to detect a face when it is flat, the iPhone 8 sensors are also supposed to keep the device unlocked, as long as a face is in the range, and the facial recognition function also modifies incoming notifications, provided when ‘a user is looking at the phone.

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The HomePod firmware suggests an “inactive unlocked” function for the iPhone 8. Pearl is the code name of the facial recognition technology of the device.
Apple itself has confirmed that a facial recognition system is in progress, thanks to an accidental firmware leak. Buried in the HomePod firmware that was released at the beginning there are clues as to what is happening on the iPhone 8. There are many references to infrared detection within the BiometricKit framework that is used for Touch ID, confirming rumors suggesting that the iPhone 8 will depend partly or totally on new facial recognition capabilities.
“FaceDetect” methods under Face BiometricKit face detection circumstances, such as faces too far or too close to the camera, the presence of multiple faces and more, while making additional references to the face Infrared functionality, which confirms that will use new infrared sensors for facial recognition even in low light conditions. It is said that Apple uses a high-density high-density camera and other advanced sensors.

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The code name for the facial recognition function appears to be “Pearl”, but it is still unclear which name will name the function when it is launched.

Based on the additional information found in the firmware, iPhone 8’s facial recognition capabilities are likely to work with Apple Pay, possibly allowing face recognition to replace a fingerprint with an authentication method. Facial recognition can also be used by third-party applications and can support multiple faces, just like Touch ID.

Iris scanning has also been rumored for the iPhone 8, so it is possible that Apple will use an iris scan feature to increase their facial recognition, but it is still unclear if this rumor is accurate.

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Original rumors have suggested that Apple was considering the integration of Touch ID on the device screen, but this feature may not have been removed due to production difficulties and other technology issues.

There was no sign of a secondary Touch ID screen solution in the HomePod firmware that revealed details about the iPhone 8, suggesting that it was actually discarded.

Some rumors say that Apple is still trying to decide on a move, but at this late date it is likely that a decision has been made. However rumors persist, and the company Fast Company says that Apple continues to work on the implementation of Touch ID under the device screen and that its inclusion in the iPhone 8 is “likely.” It is said that there is a “feeling of panic” in the air As Apple designers and engineers work to solve software problems with Touch ID, 3D sensor and wireless charging.

It has been speculated that the tactile identification could be integrated into the elongated power button included in the iPhone 8, but the spare string sources indicate that the button is solid without additional sensors or components needed for Touch ID. For this reason, Touch ID is not likely to be embedded in this button, suggesting that it is passed completely.

Due to the different rumors and the fact that the facial recognition system is supposed to “still be tested,” it remains uncertain whether the iPhone 8 will erase Touch ID entirely in favor of facial recognition. There have been many rumors about the touch screen ID, including some that indicate specific component suppliers, so we will have to wait for more information to confirm Apple Apple 8 plans.

Regardless of the fact that the iPhone 8 has Touch ID, the two devices that will be sold sideways, the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” should continue to offer Touch ID Home buttons.

DISPLAY

At least one model of the iPhone 8 should include a flexible OLED display and Apple has signed an agreement with Samsung to produce OLED screens for devices to debut in 2017. Samsung runs its display factories at full capacity, while Apple accelerates the “before launch the device.

An OLED screen eliminates the need for backlighting used on traditional LCD screens, which would allow Apple to reduce the thickness and weight of the screen used in the device. OLED screens can also be flexible, but Apple plans to use a 2.5D flat screen on the iPhone 8.

OLED displays offer better contrast ratio, more real color, improved viewing angles, better energy efficiency to maximize battery life and faster response time than refreshing LCD On the downside, OLED displays do not have the lifespan of an LCD screen and are more likely to damage water, two problems that Apple will have to overcome. Apple already uses the OLED screens on the Apple clock.

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The Apple Watch has an AMOLED display

There are several rumors about the size and type of panels that Apple will use, and rumors indicate that Apple is testing more than 10 iPhone prototypes. Although we have heard several rumors heading to different screen sizes, the information seems to solidify around a screen size of 5.8 inches, with a smaller active viewing area.
Because Apple has tried so many design prototypes for the iPhone 8, we’ve heard a lot of mixed information about the design of the screen. Overall, it appears the screen is slightly curved (similar to the existing iPhone 7) with a very small bezel of a few millimeters.

Several rumors suggest that Apple will present a screen from edge to edge, which means that the iPhone will have very thin glasses, bottom and side, the screen is occupied throughout the front of the device. It will resemble a single piece of uninterrupted glass, apart from a small bar that houses cameras and sensors.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 would have the “best screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone currently available worldwide” due to edge-to-edge and ultra-thin display. A “notch” for the front camera and the accompanying sensors is the only visible part of the iPhone 8’s bezel. Sensors such as Touch ID will be integrated into the screen or removed, and there will be no button on the device.

Kuo believes that the iPhone 8 OLED will feature a 5.8-inch screen, but will only feature 5.1 inches of active screen space. It is assumed that the additional screen space is supported by virtual buttons that replace the current Home physical button, a prediction echoing The Wall Street Journal. Kuo explains his predictions of size in the following diagram:

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Based on Kuo’s description, the iPhone 8 can be considered as having a 5.5-inch iPhone screen size in a format that is the size of the 4.7-inch iPhone. Imagine an iPhone 7 Plus that only has a screen and no glasses is a good way to conceptualize what the iPhone 8 might look like. The device, as described by Kuo, has a resolution of 1125 x 2436.

With KGI Securities Ming-Chi analyst Kuo believes that Apple will continue to use a 2.5 D screen as the screen on the iPhone 7. The Japanese Nikkei website echoed the Kuo forecast and expects Apple to use a 5.8 inches.

Most rumors indicate a 2.5D screen for the iPhone 8, but there have been outliers and confusing rumors based on the different ways in which curved screens are described. Nikkei Asian Review, for example, says the iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED display, but with a smoother curve than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Technically, this sounds like what other sources have described: a curve like the slight curve of the existing iPhone 7.

However, the site claims that Apple “would not use the OLED optimally” if a screen was configured as the existing models, but Nikkeia expects a slightly curved screen under the edges of 2.5D glass, a curve not as narrow as significant like the curve in the Galaxy S7. Nikkei, like Kuo, expects the curved screen to allow a visible surface of 5.2 inches. The Wall Street Journal also suggests a curved presentation, but does not intervene in what it means.

This sounds like a lot of publication, the rumors say the same, although it may sound very different because of the confusion and different interpretation of the word curve. Based on what we hear, we expect an OLED iPhone 4 with a screen slightly curved at the edges, but mostly flat.

According to the information that is shared by a source in Apple TSMC, the iPhone 8 will have an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 instead of a 16: 9 aspect ratio. It is the same aspect ratio as the use of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

MacRumors has received device tours with a screen resolution of 375 x 812, which translates to 1125 x 2436 tripling the pixels, suggesting that Kuo’s resolution may be accurate. Devices appear do not correspond to any known devices and are considered iPhone 8 models.

As mentioned earlier, it is expected that Apple plans to launch three devices, a high-end model with an OLED display and two standard models using traditional LCD panels. Although there is confusion about the size and curvature of the OLED panel, the LCD iPhones should be 4.7 and 5.5 inches, the same size (and design) as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The three iPhone models put online in 2017 could include True Tone screens, according to Barclays analysts. A “full spectral detection” ambient light sensor will allow True Tone colors to adjust the display to light in your environment. The current generation of iPad Pro was the first device that included a True Tone screen, an example of which is below.

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In a room with fluorescent lamps, for example, the iPhone’s screen may appear more blue, while in a room with warmer incandescent lamps, the screen would appear a little more yellow. At least one device must also include ProMotion display technology, which supports a 120 Hz refresh rate for improved motion and animation. ProMotion was first introduced on the 2017 iPad Pro models.

PROCESSOR

All iPhone models in 2017 should use Apple’s A11 chip, including the OLED 8 iPhone and the more modest 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones (which could be called the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7s Plus).

TSMC began production on the A11 processor from Apple in May 2017. TSMC originally wanted to start production in April but production would have been delayed due to problems with the 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. The A11 chip should be faster and more efficient than the current A10, manufactured in a 16-nanometer process. It could introduce faster performance and better battery life.

WIRELESS CHARGING

Early rumors of the iPhone 8 have suggested Apple was working on a long-range wireless charging technology that could be implemented in 2017, but the latest information and speculation suggests that instead of recharging techniques without a long-term, Apple will use the inductive wireless technology (similar to Apple’s watch) for the device, and Apple’s Wistron provider has accidentally confirmed that wireless pricing is predicted for at least one iPhone model.

In February, Apple joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which is committed to openly developing the Qi wireless charging standard widely used in devices such as the Samsung Galaxy chain, and Apple has filed dozens of patents for inductive recharge. Dozens of interviews with wireless pricing experience have also joined the company over the past year.

The iPhone 8 should include a WPC-based Qi wireless charging solution that will be activated through an optional accessory to be purchased along with the new iPhones.

Apple is supposed to have problems with software related to the wireless charging function, so that the inductive charging accessory that will allow functionality can only be sent later in the year, an iOS 11.1 update.

The Apple Watch uses inductive charging
The Apple Watch uses inductive charging

There is ample evidence that Apple is looking for components for an inductive recharge solution. Lite-On Semiconductor intends to provide integrated chip components for the wireless charging module on the iPhone 8. The manufacturer will likely provide bridge rectifiers needed to reduce thermal problems and maintain transmission efficiency. and Apple is also likely to supply the components of MediaTek, Foxconn, Pegatron and Luxshare. Foxconn and Pegatron will manufacture the charging cradles that will be used with the iPhone.
It is possible that Apple originally considered the long-range wireless charging techniques, but has not yet managed to perfect the solution, which would explain the mixed rumors.

It was speculated that Apple is working with a partner, possibly Energous, a company that developed a long-range wireless charging solution called WattUp, but there was no tangible evidence. Energy CEO Steve Rizzone has encouraged such rumors that the company has reached an agreement with “one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world,” but it is unclear whether this partner is Apple. If Apple really works on long-range wireless charging, it could be introduced in the future.

Regardless of the wireless charging method used, Kuwi Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Chi believes that all new iPhones will likely support wireless pricing next year, including the 4.7-inch model, the larger 5.5-inch model, and the high-end OLED model, as did Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland.

OTHER FEATURES

STORAGE SPACE

The iPhone 8 should include the Samsung NAND flash memory, but it is not clear what improvements could bring. With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has introduced a storage option of 256 GB, and it is possible that additional increases can be included in the iPhone 8.

Weibo information suggested that the iPhone 8 will be available in 64, 256 and 512 GB of storage capacity provided by SanDisk, Toshiba, Samsung and SK Hynix. It is not clear how accurate this information is or whether all colors will be available under all circumstances.

Storage options for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are also unknown.

An additional rumor has suggested that the iPhone 8 will include more storage space, which could make the device more expensive than previous generation iPhone models, and two other rumors say it will be available in 64 and 256 GB.

RAM

Like the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 is supposed to include 3GB of RAM. The largest iPhone 7s should include 3GB of RAM, while the smaller iPhone 7 will continue to offer 2GB of RAM. The DRAM transfer speed of the three new models should be faster than the iPhone 7 from 10 to 15 percent for better AR performance.

TAPTIC ENGINE

An improved Taptic engine is one of the features that could be included in the iPhone 2017, according to a report from the Japanese site Nikkei. Apple is said to be working on a “high-performance engine” capable of “creating more complex tactile vibrations.”

Such an engine might be necessary if Apple effectively removes the Home button on the iPhone 8, as has been said. Haptic feedback could offer vibrations to designate triggers such as unlocking the iPhone and confirming a Touch ID payment, two features currently related to the iPhone’s physical button.

3D TOUCH

With the implementation of Apple glass bodies for the iPhone and with at least one OLED screen, a new 3D Touch technology may be necessary. According to analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will have to use a new 3D Touch module with an “extra graphite sheet” for heat reduction.

SPEAKER

Kuo also believes that the iPhone 8 will provide more consistent output power for the speaker and receiver to create better stereo effects.

BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGING

We have heard few rumors about the potential life of the iPhone 8 battery, but a rumor of Fast Company indicates that the device will include a “much bigger battery”, which could lead to a longer battery life. A larger battery could also be implemented for power features like an OLED display or new biometric features that are spreading, but battery life is not a guarantee.

It is assumed that Apple should use a stacked logic card design that will support an extended battery life. With the improved logic card, the iPhone 8 will be able to offer the same battery life traditionally available on the 5.5-inch iPhone in a 4.7-inch iPhone device. It could include a two-cell L-shaped battery with a capacity of approximately 2700 mAh. Battery life can be improved by using an OLED power saving panel.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will implement the Type-C USB power supply technology (while using the Lightning port) to provide a fast charging feature that allows the iPhone to load faster. He believes that if the iPhone 8 offers a fast charging feature, it will continue to ship with the same 5W adapter equipped with a USB-A port included in today’s iPhones. A USB-A cable to Lightning will also be included as a standard accessory. Kuo believes that a MacBook USB-C 29W power adapter will be required to use a fast charge. Apple sells the AC adapter for $ 49.

Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis does not agree with Kuo and hopes that the iPhone 8 will be shipped with a USB 10W USB wall charger, an updated 5W charger shipped with the current iPhone 7 that would allow the iPhone 8 to load faster. The 10 W power adapter includes a USB-C connector (and a Lightning-to-USB cable) and an integrated USB-C chip.

REAR CAMERAS

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the dual-purpose camera introduced in the iPhone 7 More than 5.5 inches will remain an exclusive feature of the “high-end” iPhone models in 2017.

Kuo predicts a 4.7-inch iPhone with a single camera, a 5.5-inch model with a dual-lens camera and an OLED model of unspecified size with a dual-lens camera.

He believes that future models will include optical image stabilization (OIS) for wide-angle lenses and telephoto lenses. On the iPhone 7 Plus, only the wide-angle lens offers OIS. The iPhone 2017 camera could also support the effects of 3D photography if Apple chooses to use a LG camera module.

According to the Japanese site Mac Otakara and multiple design leaks, Apple’s high-end 5-inch iPhone plans to adopt a new vertical double-chamber set instead of a dual horizontal camera system. A vertical double camera has also been seen in the supposed design patterns of the iPhone 8 and has been confirmed by Bloomberg.

According to Fast Company, Apple is working on a VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emission laser) system that could be included in the iPhone 8. Such a system would offer faster and more accurate depth measurements for augmented reality purposes , along with faster autofocus when taking a photo.

Fast Company said it is not sure if the camera system is on the iPhone 8, but given the latest rumors of a 3D system and the redesign of a dual-lens vertical camera, it seems likely that Apple has something big planned for the back of the iPhone 8 camera.

The iPhone 8 camera can support the new “SmartCamera” features, depending on the code found in a recent firmware leak. The camera application can detect different types of scenes, photographic conditions and photographic subjects such as pets and children.

Several scenes are referenced, including Fireworks, Foliage, Pet, BrightStage, Sport, Sky, Snow and Sunset / Sunrise, indicating that the iPhone’s camera can detect a scene and then set the ideal exposure, shutter speed and other factors take the best opportunity.

There are also references to a “freezeMotion” feature that mentions facial scenes, pets and babies, which can show a new scene detection feature that can recognize a fast moving subject and automatically capture a photo at an ideal time.

FRONT-FACING CAMERA

Apple is working on a major upgrade of its camera in front of the iPhone 8, adding 3D detection capabilities for facial recognition. The camera, which analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo called “revolutionary”, consists of three modules: a standard camera camera, infrared transmission module and infrared reception module, which will allow the iPhone 8 to perform detection 3D and modeling.

The infrared transmitter and receiver (IR) will work together to project the invisible light into a room or scene, throwing points of light on all objects in an area. Infrared patterns and signals are read by the iPhone and allow you to capture depth information, associated with 2D images taken with the standard camera.

The data captured by the iPhone is analyzed using algorithms Apple bought from PrimeSense in 2013, and this technology allows the iPhone to analyze a person’s facial structure for face recognition or detect the d ‘a currency. The forward-facing camera system will be an integral part of face recognition, a feature that could replace Touch ID on the iPhone 8, and has also increased the applications of reality.

Apple is expected to provide components for the LG front camera, and some parts may also come from Largan Precision, which said it plans to ship 3D lens detection lenses in the second half of 2017 with Lumentum and Finisar. Apple has replaced the “massive” commands for LCESUM VCSEL sensors.

The rear and front cameras can support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, depending on the code found in a recent firmware leak. It is still unclear if this is a feature we can expect to see on the iPhone 8, but the improved frame rate might be useful for augmented reality applications on iOS 11.

SIRI

The iPhone 8 may have improved Siri’s functionality according to a DigiTimes rumor. It is not clear what an enhanced version of Siri might be, but it could include a general refinement of the PDA’s ability to respond to contextual requests and other dialogues.

On iPhone 8, Siri may be activated by pressing the sleep or standby button because there is no home button to press to display the personal assistant.

TAP TO WAKE, FUNCTION AREA AND STATUS BAR

Firmware for HomePod, now unpublished, was released in July, and developers were able to dig into the code to find details about the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 will feature a border-to-edge display with thin glasses, but there will be a bar in the top that houses the front camera and sensors.

On each side of the cut, Apple can put the elements of the status bar as the connecting force, battery, Bluetooth and time, and this can be interactive in one way or another.

At the bottom of the device, we expect to see a function area that replaces the Start button. Rumors initially indicated the use of a virtual home button, but later information suggested that Apple will replace the Home button function with touch-based gestures, using a series of scrolling to display the screen and App Switcher. The templates below give a look at how the status bar may look, but maybe not accurate when it comes to what we expect at the bottom of the screen.

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Mockup made by Max Rudberg

Miter bars extend in this area, and do not appear to be able to change color, so the area should contrast well with the backgrounds and colors that are displayed on the device. It does not appear that third-party applications can add controls or buttons to the function area.
The other feature hinted at in the firmware is a “Touch to Wake” option that would display the iPhone screen with a double click on the screen.

RELEASE DATE

Apple sent invitations to an event that will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Members of the media will participate in the event at the Steve Jobs Theater, the auditorium on campus that was named after Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.

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With an event scheduled for September 12, the iPhone could see an official release on Friday, September 22 with pre-orders to take place on September 15. The past Apple event and release dates are below:

2012: iPhone 5 – announced on September 12, released on September 21
2013: iPhone 5s / 5c – announced on September 10, released on September 20
2014: iPhone 6 – announced on September 9, released on September 19
2015: iPhone 6s – announced on September 9, released on September 25
2016: iPhone 7 – announced on September 7, released on September 16
Although Apple is expected to unveil the three new iPhones in September, they could be available in limited quantities at launch, especially the iPhone 8. Apple would have technical difficulties with the process of screen lamination and other high-tech components like the 3D sensor, giving rise to multiple rumors indicating restricted supplies.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that supplies for the OLED iPhone 8 will be tightly restricted until 2018, so many people may not be able to get one of the devices by the end of 2017 or early 2018 .

Kuo said the iPhone 8 production tests will begin at the end of August, which will lead to mass production in mid-September, which is earlier than Kuo’s previous estimates. It is expected shipments of 2 to 4 million units in the third quarter of 2017.

Citing supply chain sources, DigiTimes said the three iPhones coming into 2017 have gone into volume production. The site sources do not believe there will be a shortage of the iPhone 7 LCD and iPhone 7s Plus, but the iPhone 8 equipped with OLED might not be “too close to demand”.

DigiTimes suggests that the performance rates of OLED posters intended for the iPhone 8 could be as low as three to four million, which corresponds to Kuo’s forecast. For some components, Apple has even resorted to purchasing manufacturing and rental equipment from suppliers in order to get parts on time.

PRICING

Several rumors have suggested that the iPhone 8 could be the iPhone’s most expensive iPhone, however, several analysts predict prices of more than $ 1,000 and label the device as “premium.”

Factors such as OLED display, wireless charging, new biometric features and camera enhancements appear to generate price, which makes Apple charge more. 3D Touch components, for example, are 150 percent higher than the 3D Touch components used in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while Samsung would cost $ 120 to $ 130 per OLED module, ranging from $ 45 to $ 55 for LCD Display Modules like those used in the iPhone 7 Plus 5.5 inch.

Analyst KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the OLED iPhone will cost more than $ 1,000, as will an internal source who spoke to Fast Company.

Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski estimates the iPhone 8 will be available in 128 GB and 256 GB for $ 999 and $ 1,099, which is not too widespread because the iPhone 7 Plus 256 GB already sells for $ 969.

UBS analyst Steven Milunovich disagrees with rumors of a high price and predicts Apple will keep iPhone 8 prices competitive with Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 +. He thinks Apple will sell a 64GB 8 iPhone for $ 850 to $ 900 and a 256GB high end model from $ 950 to $ 1,000.

The New York Times believes Apple plans to sell the 64GB iPhone 8 to the entry level for $ 999, at price estimates of just under $ 1,000.

BEYOND THE IPHONE 8

We are just a few months away from the launch of the iPhone 8, but we already heard the rumors of the iPhone 9. According to Apple’s information and the agreement of the Samsung supply chain, the iPhone 9 could contain OLED screens in the following sizes: 5.85 inches and 6.46 inches. Samsung would provide 180 million OLED display units.

Apple is also expected to partner with Japan Display. Japan Display develops flexible LCD panels that will be ready in 2018 and could be used in future iPhone models. Samsung may also return to production of some of the chips for the iPhone planned in 2018, join TSMC, but the rumors currently disagree on this. LG will probably provide L-shaped batteries for the iPhone 2017.

In the future, Apple would intend to make their iPhones with OLED screens, not just a single high-end model. A complete list of OLEDs could occur for 2018 or 2019.

Apple could play a more active role in developing screens in the future and bought hardware to create its own line of research and development OLED panels in Taiwan. Apple also supports LG to develop its OLED display production facilities in order to reduce its reliance on Samsung.

A number of chemical vapor deposition machines (CVDs) were purchased from Sunic System, so that Apple could reduce its reliance on Chinese suppliers. CVD is a technique for the manufacture and synthesis of thin films of polymeric materials.

Future iPhones could include an “Apple Neural Engine” chip designed to power the device’s AI functions. This would alleviate the demanding processing tasks of AI to a secondary processor, allowing Apple to save battery life. It’s not clear when Apple is ready to deploy its Intel chip on iPhones and other devices.

By 2018, Apple can add iris scan functionality to the iPhone, which could be used together or instead of Touch ID. Like a fingerprint, each person’s iris is unique and iris scanning can be used for identification purposes.

The digitization of Iris is also a feature that has been prevalent for the iPhone 2017, so it is not clear when the iPhone could acquire these features if ever. Rumors of Iris’s exploration come from two sources, but with the iPhones 2017 and 2018 still far away, Apple’s plans could change.

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