As of today, iPhone has marked its tenth anniversary and things are getting even more exciting with the expected launch of iPhone 8. The original furor and hype have now shifted to a new phase thanks to the latest leaks iOS 11. According to the code leaked by Steve T-S, basically, there are going to be three new iPhones. They will be named as iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and mysterious “iPhone X”. Although this leak seemed to be true Apple hasn’t commented on the issue yet.
I can confirm reports that HomePod’s firmware reveals the existence of upcoming iPhone’s infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit and elsewhere pic.twitter.com/yLsgCx7OTZ
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017
The term iPhone X might refer to 10 successful years of Apple into smartphone industry. Some reviewers are even calling it the code name for veiled iPhone that might differ from other twos up to great extent. Other than that, a complete copy of leaked software also hints towards the upcoming features. Apple might be launching its latest smartphone in its 12th September event.Famous Apple enthusiast site 9to5Mac has detailed the information after getting a copy of the leaked software.
The term iPhone X was also mentioned on accidentally sent the retail box by KPN, a Dutch Telecom company. Although the company has removed the images it is still available on the internet. Some sources also report that iPhone X might be renamed to iPhone Edition which is quite odd in my opinion.
All three variants of new iPhone would have different sizes. iPhone 8 will come with small 4.7 inches of the screen while iPhone 8 Plus will bear 5.5 inches. Special edition iPhone X will come up with a bigger display of 5.8 to compete for the neck to neck with other competitors.Other than that, iPhone X will feature bezel less display—making it very similar to Samsung S8 model.
Say goodbye to fingerprint sensor of iPhone as Apple brings Face ID security lock to make security even tighter. The newer sensor works as facial recognizer to read your face and unlock your phone. It isn’t same as Microsoft Lumia’s iris scanner which utilizes iris sensor as phone locker. Another reason behind ditching fingerprint sensor is that OLED display doesn’t support fingerprint scanning.
— Dominik Rieken (@ixzlp) September 9, 2017
According to leaks, iPhone 8 will include series of lighting modes for enhanced photography such as Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light. It also indicates that next iPhone will support higher resolution videos at even higher frame rates. Expected quality is HD video at 240 frames per second.
No Home Button?
In a surprise move, this leak also confirms that Apple has decided to remove home button entirely. Just like Samsung removed its home button, it seems Apple is following the same footsteps for wider display. The problem here is that whole iPhone operates using the one single button and at this moment we have no idea about the alternative.Rumors suggest that there will be on screen button for this function.A dedicated Siri button is also expected just like Samsung announced for Bixby. Other than that, reports suggest that there would be all glass body, replacing aluminum back which is indeed a very bold step.Last time iPhone had bad luck with using all glass body as in case of iPhone 4 series where it had some serious troubles related to durability.
Emojis have become part of your daily texts and Apple takes it to a new level—3D emojis. This is a surprising development by tech giant because these emojis have the ability to track faces to mimic personal expressions. Being 3D is also a great step ahead.
Tone True Display:
This feature first appeared in iPad and was greatly appreciated. Apple decided to test it on smartphone series too. This display adjusts the white balance automatically by making it cooler (blue) or warmer (red) in color. It is helpful in reading text easily without manually changing the display setting automatically.
Wireless charging, despite being a slower charging method is speedily replacing the traditional wired method. A very convincing report by an unnamed resource claims that tech giant is working on wireless charging technology by making power loss very less. Furthermore, a Foxconn employee who wished to remain anonymous revealed iPhone’s design which shows clearly that iPhone 8 will carry on wireless charging pattern.
Several sources mentioned that iPhone 8 or iPhone X will cost about $999-1200, making it one of the expensive products by Apple.Many notable tech blogs reported this price and as seen from previous trends, it really can be a fact. The increase in price is due to OLED display which is quite costly. Previously, iPhones used to employ LCD display which is half the price of OLED. KGI Securities claim that Samsung is behind the manufacturing of OLEDs and they are to be blamed for the hefty price tag.
There isn’t much time left in Apple’s 12th September event and hopefully, all of the above-mentioned features would be part of next generation of iPhone. The deviation from numerical names of iPhones i.e. iPhone 6, iPhone 7 is one of the most interesting phenomena.At this point, The Verge claims that pre-orders of iPhone may be delayed due to high demand. Despite being in harsh competition with Samsung, iPhone has taken most of the screen features from Samsung including the Samsung’s manufactured OLED.
If you are in Cupertino, California, make sure you don’t miss the event that would start right at 10 am. Other devices might also be revealed.