This year, it's been ten years since the launch of the first iPhone. In connection with this occasion, Apple is preparing a special edition of the iPhone 8 with a redesigned look, wireless charging and a lot of other news.
At the launch of the iPhone 8 we will have to wait until autumn. His debut will probably take place in September 2017 years. Already, however, there is a lot of rumors and information that show how to present a new model of the iconic smartphone with a gnawed apple logo. Below the most important information that describes the direction of change in the next flagowcu Apple.
Special edition for a special occasion
In January this year, the iPhone celebrated its tenth birthday. However, the best is yet to come, because Apple also wants to celebrate their great success. The previous rumors indicated that among the first prototypes were over 10 different models. Therefore, until Apple does not focus on one model – you will get the impression that some of the information may be mutually exclusive.
All the rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 will be redesigned in terms of appearance. Apple has supposedly abandon the usual (since 2012) aluminum housing. Much is said about the return of design iPhone 4, or finish with stainless steel, metal frames and the rear casing covered with glass. This material is heavier and more brittle than aluminum, but many manufacturers have successfully used it in their products, making them more durable. However, it appears that the glass will not affect the weight of the iPhone 8 due to the use of this OLED display and reduce the thickness of the device. Interestingly, an analyst with KGI Securities – Ming Chi Kuo believes that only the more expensive model will receive a metal frame, the other editions will be equipped with aluminum material. Some rumors suggest that Apple plans do not change the appearance of the existing iPhones, 7, and only provide them with better components. Macotakara believes that the less wealthy edition of the future iPhone will be added as a new color scheme – red.Among the changes mentioned also a new display, which will cover the edges of the smartphone. This means that the iPhone 8 its appearance may resemble the Samsung Galaxy S8. An interesting fact that the new flogowiec should be deprived of frame – top, bottom and side. The screen would supposedly cover the entire front surface of the device. This information has already confirmed a number of sources, including Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. Therefore, we can expect a single large piece of glass. The above solution is also the loss of key Touch ID. Already in the iPhone 7 lacks the physical Home Button and the system contains its virtual counterpart. iPhone 8 may therefore be the first smartphone Apple, devoid of the cult of a button. Fingerprint recognition technology is supposed to be implemented across the front panel. What's more, the front FaceTime camera and sensors to be invisible to the naked eye. Apple for a long time working on this type of solution.
The all-new display
iPhone 8 will receive the most likely type of OLED display. The manufacturer of this component has been Samsung. Earlier reports said that suppliers may also be Sharp, Japan Display and AU Optronics, but their displays would be available before 2018. So it seems that Apple is currently rely mainly on the Samsung. Already, the company uses OLEDs in Apple Watchach. The advantage of OLED is a lack of parts responsible for the backlight. In the case of using a basic LCD display – no backlighting makes it virtually impossible to navigate around the screen. With this change, the thickness and weight of the iPhone 8 can be reduced compared to current models. Another advantage of OLED panels is more contrast, more vivid colors, better viewing angles, improved energy efficiency, faster frame rates, as well as greater flexibility, which may allow even on curved edges. OLED panels disadvantage is their lower durability and can more easily damaged in contact with water. If the iPhone 8 would receive a rounded shield his face would be slightly higher than before. That is why it is said about a possible 5.8-inch display, which will cover the sides of the device. The disposal of this ends up more or less 7.25 m screen surface, which could occur virtual buttons or use gestures.
Unless you are editing?
In this year, we should expect not two, and three editions. In this regard, a lot of information with each other cover. According to reports, will be richer and thus more expensive model on the occasion of the 10th anniversary, or iPhone 8 and the other two standard editions – iPhone and iPhone 7S 7S Plus. Other rumors say that we should expect a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch edition. Between them, however, it will place a brand new, 5-inch model. Another option assumes the appearance of the iPhone 8 and two variants of the iPhone 8 Plus.
What will the components?
Currently, it is too early to talk about specific components that will debut along with the iPhone 8. certainly appears A11 processor manufactured in 10-nanometer process technology. The sole supplier of processors is a Taiwanese company TSMC. A11 to be smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than their predecessors.
Is the iPhone 8 will gain wireless charging?
On the wireless charging iPhone 8 mentioned a long time ago, since mid-2016 years. Over the last few months, more and more rumors indicate that it will be one of the most important improvements in the future flagowcu Apple. Interestingly, these solutions have long been used successfully by many competitors company from Cupertino. What Apple wants to stand out? It turns out that the distance from which loaded smartphone could collect energy. Wrinkle in this case is that as the distance from the power source – charging more slowly. It is not known how the new technology Apple would cope with this kind of problem.Described novelty is the logical consequence of the removal of the mini-jack on the iPhone 7. With the release of the wireless charging technology, connecting the headphones to the connector Lightning would simultaneously listening to music and charge your smartphone without special adapters. Moreover, it would duplicate using glass as a material of the housing next Apple smartphone, which conducts electricity much better. Another possibility is to use inductive charging. The company from Cupertino over the years received a number of patents on wireless charging, because at the moment, each opportunity is equally likely. Wireless charging can only hit the richest editing, so I would suggest not adjusted to its implementation in the cheaper models. Another view, however, is an analyst Ming Chi Kuo, according to which the opportunity to receive all models. Especially since some rumors pointing to the possibility of wireless charging via a special case or an optional accessory than via the built-in functionality of the device.
What will happen with the camera?
There are signs that the double camera still remain the domain of more expensive version of the iPhone, including the Plus model. 4.7-inch model will receive one notch camera and 5.5-inch two. The new version of the smartphone OLED panel should also get a dual camera. It is expected that the optical image stabilizer will go to the two lenses in the new smartphones, and not, as was the case with the iPhone 7 – only those that are responsible for a wide viewing angle. It is possible that this year's iPhone will get the opportunity to shoot 3D. A little more crazy vision presented some time ago Macotakara. According to him, 5-inch model will be distinguished by a different arrangement of the camera. Instead of a horizontal position, Apple would allegedly enter the vertical arrangement of the two mesh camera, or one over the other.
improved water resistance
7 iPhone debuted with the official standard IP67. Recent reports indicate that the iPhone 8 will receive a slightly better opportunities. You will be IP68, which now uses even the Samsung Galaxy S7. Thanks to the iPhone 8 should be able to take in water more than thirty minutes by being immersed to a depth greater than 1.5 m. Besides, can also be expected Chicken-resistance. Now it turns out that the iPhone 7 are much more robust than that indicated by the description of the certificate. It is worth noting that Apple does not offer repair the damaged iPhone because of its flooding. This means that it is better not to check endurance capabilities smartphone under water. It seems that in this respect nothing will change with the advent of IP68.
New biometric security
iPhone 8 can get Touch ID built into the front panel display. Among the rumors is also manifested in the information about more advanced biometric security. Distinguished mainly facial recognition or iris scan. A new security may allow a two-step verification of user access to the device. Other reports say that Apple will abandon Touch ID for these solutions. It seems to me that it is more probable situation where we get the opportunity to use both options.
iOS 11 and other improvements
iPhone 8 will be powered by iOS 11. For now, just know that Apple is working on increasing social options in the system. Mentioned among other things, to add group chat FaceTime. More information about him we know already during the WWDC conference in June 2017. It is also suggested that Apple intends to iPhone 8 will improve engine taptyczny. The solution implemented by the way of getting rid of the physical button on the Touch ID will be improved, taking into account the total opportunity to get rid of the home button. According to rumors, Apple is working on getting "more complex version of the vibration."Other changes involve further improve the operation of Siri and her work with the third-party applications. I still do not count, however, that talk with this assistant voice in their own language. Let's hope that in this case I was wrong. iPhone 8 intended for the Chinese market can not wait to Dual-SIM. Recently, we learned that in China his popularity, the iPhone ahead of … his clone. It seems that this kind of change is highly likely, if Apple wants to make up the losses on the Asian market.
Price and date of sale
It is said that the iPhone 8 will be a new edition of the smartphone against the other, improved editions. For this reason, I would expect a much richer its possibilities, improvements and thus higher prices. Asian sources reported that the price of the iPhone version of the 7S and 7S Plus will remain at current levels. In turn, the iPhone 8 may be more expensive 150-200 dollars relative to the iPhone 7S Plus. One way or another – is currently too early to give any approximate amount. iPhone 8 will debut in September 2017 year. The latest rumors show that interest in the new smartphone can be very large. In view of the above, the production of a new model should move faster than usual.
Expected specifications iPhone 8:
- Display: 4.7-5,8-inch OLED screen
- Processor: 4-core processor Apple A11 Fusion
- RAM: 3 or 4 GB of RAM type LPDDR4
- Memory 32, 128 or 256 GB
- Front camera: Facetime 7 megapixels for video calls and selfies
- Rear camera: 12 megapixels and a dual camera with OIS
- Battery: 3000 mAh ~
- Modules: 802.11ad Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, LTE
- Other: Touch ID built-in screen, IP68, kurzoodporność connector Lightning