We will find out if Blass is correct on 12 September. Nonetheless, iPhone 8 is going to start selling a week after the product is launched.
"These players have become equally important as Samsung or Apple to the global supply chain, application developers and distribution channels, as they continue to grow in scale more rapidly than the incumbent market share leaders", Tarun Pathak, Counterpoint's associate director, said in a statement. The speculations about the likely features and specifications of the upcoming smartphone has kept the tech grapevine churning for months now.
The Bloomberg report also said that LG may be able to produce OLED screens in limited quantities by the iPhone season in late 2018. A Bernstein analyst told CNBC that a significant delay could result in Apple customers purchasing another device. For all that, Apple is expected to ask more than $1,000 for the new handset, making it by far the most expensive ever. An entry-level iPhone will cost $999 excluding tax. Apple is known as a company who takes baby steps to accomplish one very ambitious goal. It's used to lock or wake up the device. However, Kuo's note doesn't confirm if Touch ID will indeed be killed off in the iPhone 8. Recently, a picture was posted by Benjamin Geskin on Twitter that was claimed to be from the screen assembly for the device. It will have edge-to-edge display.
Apple likes to diversify its suppliers whenever possible, however. Aging handsets are creating pent-up demand, with almost 1 in 4 iPhone users using an iPhone that is 3 years or older.
Apple is also totally dependent on Samsung to make the screen, the KGI Securities analyst said.
The camera will use dual lenses and is expected to house larger sensors.
If you've been patiently waiting to get your hands on the next generation iPhone - which is set to debut next Tuesday - you might have to wait a little bit longer than you were hoping for.
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Apple has shown us that megapixel count doesn't matter as much as it should, with its line of iPhones capable of producing numerous best quality images out there when compared with the competition.
This goes in line with the report from Mac4Ever from earlier this month.