iPhone 8 Supercycle or Bust? The hope would be that Apple might have designs on ways to really boost iPhone battery life, which continues to be a product weakness, plus safeguard iPhones from potential shortcomings that could lead to Note-worthy news (See: Samsung Galaxy Note Phenomenal Phablet Flame-out).
Yet Apple will not allow this brief digression in its set plans from delaying the release of its smartphone later on this year.
The iPhone 8 is probably still half a year away, yet speculations about the device are already trickling in a steady stream. Macotakara also says the new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models, which are expected to be iterative updates, may actually be slightly thicker than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Otherwise, Apple might scrape the new fingerprint sensor in the device, which is expected to be announced in September.
Furthermore, the report also went on to suggest that the smartphone will have wireless charging.
All that hullabaloo about iPhone 8 delay is not hard to fathom. The company might also release the successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus later this year.
It has been an open secret for quite some time now that alongside the iPhone 7s and 7S Plus, a "premium" flagship 5.8-inch variant with an OLED display, for the first time in an iPhone, would be launched. This feature, analysts think, would be the defining feature of the anniversary phone.
The earpiece appears as a small slit in the display area, but other sensors, like those for the camera, are nowhere to be found in the renders - which still keeps a mystery how Apple will work them into the design. The report believes Apple may use the new vertically stacked camera for virtual reality features.
Even if Apple were to solve that problem, there's still the huge issue of convenience, particularly vis-a-vis Apple Pay (a point that Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri briefly mentioned in his own note discussing Apple's Touch ID woes).
Apple Inc. may have issues with its optical fingerprint sensing functionality, Pacific Crest analysts said Monday, citing conversations with suppliers. Over the months, a lot is being said and written about the device, and some of these features leaked hint at a changing trend. Hargreaves suggested that, at least for Apple, the technology "has not been qualified". Apple sold a mere 45.5 milllion and 78.4 million iPhone units during the third and final quarters of 2016.