Well, things have finally taken an interesting twist for the iPhone 8. For a while, it's been all rainbows and unicorns for the device. According to sources, the iPhone 8 will be a major upgrade and magically over turn not only Apple's fortunes, but its entire approach for the lineup. OLED screens, edge to edge displays, button free front facades, you name it, the rumor mill's got it. Now, a couple of sources claim a different picture for the device. What is it? Take a look below to find out more.
After OLED, Now 3D Imaging Sensors Will Push iPhone 8 Launch Past September
Looks like things aren't going smoothly for Apple over at the iPhone camp. It's been a good run for the company, over the past couple of months. Share price are at an all time high, fueled partly by extensive leaks related to the iPhone 8. Now, all that innovation will cost Apple precious post launch months, according to some sources. Just yesterday, Japanese blog Macotakara revealed that Apple is testing several iPhone 8 variants. The primary area of contention for the device is its material and display.
Display's a nasty thorn in Apple's side and with the iPhone 8, it might just become too obvious. Cupertino simply lacks the resources to produce OLEDs and suppliers simply can't keep up. It's an interesting twist for Apple, who's mantra of self-reliance finally looks to bite it in all the wrong places. Now, another report claims that the iPhone 8 (dubbed as iPhone Edition by Macotakara) will see a delayed release.
The reason for this delay won't be OLED, but 3D sensors. Advanced authentication is a long rumored feature for the iPhone 8 and now, even this isn't looking to forgive Apple. French blog, iClarified, claims to have some details on the matter. According to them, Apple supplier STM Electronics will manufacture 3D sensors for the iPhone 8. These sensors will integrate into the device's rear camera, giving it the ability to properly perceive inter object depth. It'll also make facial recognition a possibility for the device.
iClarified also cites information from STM's latest financial report. In it, the manufacturer hinted at a major new contract which will lead to "substantial revenues expected in the second half of 2017.” However, according to iClafiried, the corresponding boost in production will not materialize until September. Apple's production runs for the iPhone generally start around July. These reports might just turn out true as a lot of them have surfaced recently. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned . We'll keep you updated on the latest.