Apple’s iPhone 8 is not a new name as the US-based multinational buckles up to celebrate 10 years of iPhone this year. Apple is planning to experiment a bunch of new features in the upcoming iPhone 8, however, these new experiments might push the availability of the device. Recalling a report from last week, Apple is reportedly facing some technical issues relating to the lamination process of curved OLED panels and delayed adoption of a 3D sensing system which is why the availability of the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 might be delayed a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone devices will be up much before, probably in September. Further, as per Brian White (analyst), the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be available for pre-orders along with the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone devices, however, the availability of the 5.8-inch variant is likely to happen sometime in October-November. Also, Apple is expected to introduce the True Tone display technology which was earlier seen in iPad Pro, into the upcoming iPhone 8.
Coming back to the 3D camera technology, Apple is working on a 3D front facing camera to boost up Augmented Reality in future iPhones. To explain how this 3D technology would actually work, a recent report claimed that this 3D camera will work in two ways – Time of Flight (ToF) and Structured Light. The Time of Flight (ToF) will emit IR signals to the object in front of it and with the help of the bounce back rate, create a 3D image of the object. Meanwhile, the Structured Light will essentially create a grid on the object and will then deform into different pieces to make a 3D image. To simplify, the next iPhone might scan your face and put as your favourite gaming character.
Moreover, Apple is also expected to bring wireless charging and the famous Touch ID might be placed under the display which was previously touted to be introduced in Samsung Galaxy S8. However, a recent report suggested that Apple might follow the trend and place a fingerprint scanner at the back. Apart from this, Apple might as well go ahead and name the upcoming flagship as ‘iPhone Edition’ similar to what the company did with its high-end Apple Watch series.
Regarding the price, the reports claiming the upcoming iPhone to be priced above $1000 was recently denied by a UBS analyst Steven Milunovich who claims that the base variant sporting 64GB of internal storage will be priced somewhere between $850 to $900 in the United States. 850 USD converts to Rs 55,100 which is pretty similar to what Samsung Galaxy S8 will retail in the United States. However, the higher 256GB model might hit the price tag of $950 to $1000 making it the first mainstream smartphone to be priced at Rs $1000.
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