iPhone 8 to Ditch Lightning Port and use Curved Display
If the latest Apple leak by Wall Street Journal is anything to go by, then it will be a sharp shift by the tech giant. According to the leak, we should be prepared for a complete redesign of the iPhone.
If Apple remains on course as it has done in the past, then get ready for S variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus anytime from September. But at the very end of the lineup, there will be an iPhone 8 to mark Apple’s 10-th Anniversary in the iPhone world. This will not be like any other celebration for Apple and so will it be for the iPhone, reports 9to5Mac.
Unconfirmed leaks have already pointed out that Apple will integrate Samsung’s OLED panels in the new iPhone 8 display. Samsung will be the supplier of this technology. Tech enthusiasts have now drawn to the conclusion that the display will also be curved and measure 5.8-inches but still fit in the 4.7-inch size of the iPhone, just like LG did with its G6. The implication of this is that there will be no home button and bezel while the battery will be much larger.
Are you surprised by the changes? Well, there is an even much bigger surprise Apple has in store for us. Reports suggest that the company has plans to kill the Lightning port and instead using USB-C.
Whereas we may be pleased by the move, it also means you should be cautious about investing in accessories associated with the Lightning connection. It also makes us ask whether the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will feature the USB-C.
The iPhone 8 Price?
Just like any other high-end gadget, the new iPhone 8 will be sold at a premium price. The revised iPhone 7S phones will not come at a lower price compared to their predecessor. The same can be said for the completely redesigned iPhone 8 which is rumored to start selling at $1000.
If this will be the starting price, then the smartphone must indeed include something special such as wireless charging, glass case, curved display and 3D selfies.
CNET reports that Apple has over 1000 engineers working to develop AR for the new iPhone 8, which is expected to be launched early as this fall.
If Apple makes this move, then it will have set itself against the field’s giants such as h Google Tango enabled phones, like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Asus ZenFone AR. Creativity will vital here if Apple has to super pass the predecessors.
Tim Cook has in the past made some interesting conversations regarding augmented reality and thus this should not be a surprise.
Although this is yet to be confirmed officially, analyst Steven Milunovich says that Apple has been vocal regarding the future of its products and AR.
There was a time when rumors claimed that the firm had plans to feature AR in the native camera iOS app. By doing so, the camera app would have the ability to recognize objects or people, something close to the iOS 10 facial recognition capability.
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