IPhone 8 May feature 3d Facial RecognitionBy Gladys Abbott Feb 18, 2017
However, the new touch bar is not the only change that the iPhone 8 will sport.
Fans who have been keeping close tabs on all the rumors and speculations surrounding the purported 10th anniversary iPhone will remember that Apple has successfully picked up Emotient past year. Of particular note is that we expect the OLED iPhone will adopt a 5.8-inch physical OLED panel.
KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, stated that the upcoming iPhone "will come with other biometric technologies that replace the current fingerprint recognition technology". But an nearly entirely touch screen for the iPhone 8, whose production would start sooner than expected, would be a real revolution for the brand.
While the patent is no guarantee that the tech will actually make it to market - plenty of patents amount to nothing - Apple has also detailed how the idea could be used to boost the power reserves of iPhone and iPad devices too.
It is also believed that the new iPhone 8 will have longer battery life.
In comparison, the upcoming iPhone 8 model looks very similar to Android devices that have previously debuted.
Still, Sur's prediction falls in line with other predictions for the next iPhone.
Nokia bets on nostalgia, set to re-launch iconic 3310
Back in January, HMD Global officially launched the Nokia 6 in China, the first of its devices using the licensed Nokia name. One other interesting tidbit included in today's report is that HMD Global is also said to be cooking up a new Nokia 3310.
In June 2016, Apple iPhone sales hit 1-billion mark - a figure roughly equivalent to seventh of the world's population. The front of the iPhone will be an unbroken sheet of glass.
We have heard this iPhone 8 specs rumor before but the new buzz surely makes the old claims more credible.
Touch ID was the first security feature based on fingerprint reading that found its way on the iPhone, and other manufacturers started following this approach on their handsets. Something which is slated to offer a revolutionary outlook to Apple's Eighth-generation flagship.
Another intersecting piece of information that recently surfaced is that Apple just joined the association of QI standards. What about wireless charging? Now, this does lean towards iPhone 8 getting wireless charging capabilities.
This feature will allow external objects placed behind the device to be viewed through the screen, fact which screams Apple's involvement in the Augmented Reality field which can only mean that the competition will get even fierce.
Creating and agreeing upon these kinds of standards can enable lots of critical innovations around everything from peripheral devices to more widespread usage of digital services, all of which are going to be key to Apple's future growth.
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