Apple celebrates 10 years of iPhone this year and rumours has it that the Cupertino-based giant will bring three iPhone variants this time. While the two of them are expected to annual incremental updates from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple is also expected to launch iPhone 8 (or X) which is probably grabbing all the attention lately. A new report from Nikkei Asian Review suggests that iPhone 8 will comes with a 5.8-inch display.
The report reads – “The upcoming iPhone, to be launched this fall, will come in three configurations—two with liquid crystal displays (LCD) and one with a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.”
Meanwhile, a previous report from Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst at KGI Securities) claims that out of the 5.8-inch OLED display, the actually usable dimension will limit to 5.15-inch with the rest of the display being used up for virtual buttons and other controls. Interestingly, despite the larger display, the report claims that Apple will probably manage to fit in this display in a size equal to current 4.7-inch iPhone variant. This does make sense as Apple is expected to part ways from its traditional Home button.
On the other hand, a recent report hinted that Apple might be planning to introduce USB Type-C to its iPhone lineup, however, it is expected to retain the Lightning port as of now. The US-based multinational is touted to blend USB Type-C components inside while retaining the Lightning port on the outside. Also, we are not sure if this will be extended to all the variants or just limited to iPhone 8 (or X).
Another interesting feature which Apple is reportedly working for the upcoming iPhone 8 is a 3D-front camera. The new 3D technology in the front camera can be used for 3D gaming, augmented reality, facial recognition etc. In other words, the next iPhone might scan your face and put on your favourite gaming character. To know more about this, click here
Lastly, we might also see the fingerprint scanner on the next iPhone embedded on the display. Apple is likely to place a bunch of interactive pixels coupled with a supporting chip at the bottom of the screen which would essentially scan your fingerprint every time you place your finger on the given area.
If all the above-mentioned rumours come out to be true, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will surely be an innovation marvel. On the downside, all these new implementations are expected to bump up the price of iPhone 8 over $1000 (for the base model) which is much higher than the last iPhone 7 ($649).