Even before it hits the market, expectations about the iPhone 8 – as it is known so far – are immense. Much had to see that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus changed very little compared to the model of 2014. The iPhone 6 was a very different design proposal compared to the iPhone 5 and 5S and although the design cycle of Apple pointed to a iPhone 7 novel and purposeful, that was not what the company brought to market.  But since it is the 10th anniversary of Apple, the expectations of the fans and users are sky high this time. Being the leader of smart phone industry Apple is trying to live up to their expectations.

iPhone 8

The features of this authentic smart phone are described below :

Specifications, design and details

o        Three different sizes: 4.7 (or 5), 5.5 and 5.8 inches;

o        OLED display;

o        Crystal back housing;

o        Digital crown similar to iWatch.

iPhone 8If one reads all the rumours that have left the iPhone 8 of 2017 would think that Apple has in hands the first telephone Frankenstein. Rumour has pointed to everything; from a glass body to a curved screen and total flexibility.

One of the most recurring rumours talks about a curved or flexible OLED screen that brings the iPhone 8 closer to the avant-garde design that Samsung has driven with its Galaxy Edge models (like the Samsung Galaxy S8and Galaxy S8 Plus ). This has advanced from straight sides and angles to a more round and ergonomic design. However, the iPhone 8 curve is not expected to be as steep as the Galaxy S7 Edge, but could be up to 5.8 inches .

However, this does not mean that the sizes of the devices have to increase. Similarly,  several sources claimed that the screen of the new iPhone 8 will be deployed from edge to edge.  On top of which a bezel will contain several sensors and for this we will not see the start button.

A rumour released earlier this month in April explains that Apple will move the fingerprint sensor to the back of the mobile. On the other hand,  a report from Cowen and Company suggested that the iPhone 8 headset, the FaceTime camera and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor would be embedded in the screen itself.

Recent rumours suggest that this main panel of the device will be 5.8 inches and the floor area will consist of 5.15 inches .

There is will be no release button and the speaker and front camera are integrated with the screen . It is a recreation of the latest rumors that claim to be integrated into the screen. It has a very futuristic aspect. if it is succeeded to create, surely it will triumph.

True Tone screen?

The display of the device could not only be OLED, but could also be True Tone. If you do not know what this term means, here we explain briefly.

True Tone does, in a nutshell, change the white balance of the screen depending on the ambient light that has the mobile around it. For example, if you are in a room with a light that is more orange than yellow, the screen will change slightly to match the surrounding landscape.

What do we know about Touch ID 2.0?

According to DigiTimes , Apple has developed its own internal fingerprint sensor. We know that Apple Insider has filed a patent application that Apple filed for the “architecture of the acoustic imaging system”. This could indicate that users can be authenticated by the acoustic properties of their fingerprints.

Digital crown?

Another intriguing rumor of the iPhone 8 is that the device could include a digital crown (such as Apple Watch). However, we do not see much sense to this improvement, since unlike the Apple Watch, the iPhone has a large screen.

The Apple Inc. patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office shows that in 2014 the company introduced a digital crown for devices similar to iPhones and iPads.

In case you have a hard time figuring out how the digital Crown function would integrate with an iPhone, a 3D designer created a video to visually present the potential concept.

Performance-

o        10nm A11 Processor

o        Battery with wireless charge

o        More internal storage and 3 GB RAM minimum

 

TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has begun recording the design of the A11 chip built in a 10 nanometer process, completing the early design stages that are likely to go to the iPhone 8.

Certification for the 10 nanometer process was expected to be achieved by the end of 2016, with the first 10 nanometer chips sent to Apple for validation during the first quarter of 2017.

An A11 chip, like all Apple chip upgrades, will be faster, smaller and more energy-efficient.

Battery and wireless charge

Apple could go beyond its rivals and offer a genuine wireless charger. This will run at 4.5 meters without the need for contact between the device and the power supply.

There is evidence that Apple has been hiring engineers with experience in wireless charging in recent months, suggesting that a wireless charging feature might be on the go. In addition, it is known that they are related to Energous, another company that develops these technologies. According to BGR, Energous has also received a $ 10 million investment from Dialog Semiconductor, a company that works primarily with Apple.

We also tell you that  Apple joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) in February. The WPC is responsible for developing the Qi wireless charging standard, which is the one used for Samsung Galaxy S7. Coupled with the rumor that there is a glass body for the iPhone 8, suddenly charging wireless seems very likely.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the new iPhone 8 will have a design that would ensure the battery lasts longer than everyone knows. He expects the device to have a 2-cell, 2,700mAh L-shaped battery.

Regardless of the wireless charging method used, Kuo believes that all new iPhones will have this wireless charging system next year. This included the 4.7-inch model, the larger 5.5-inch model and the high-end OLED model.

Susquehanna’s analyst Christopher Rolland thinks the same thing. The Japanese site Mac Otakara does not agree, and says that this feature will only be available on the high-end OLED iPhone.

Internal Storage and RAM

On internal storage, it is expected that the device may be made known in several different capacities. In addition, it is said that the iPhone 8 will include Samsung’s NAND flash memory,. But it is not clear what improvements will it bring.

It is also rumoured that Apple can discard its 32GB model and offer a 64GB and 256GB model. The TrendForce report also suggests that the company will increase the amount of RAM to 3GB. This gradual increase would follow Apple’s recent precedent by abandoning its 16 GB model when it launched the iPhone 7.

In summary we would have two models: one with 64 GB of memory, while the second, even more powerful, would rise with 256 GB capacity.

Augmented Reality Cameras

o        An iPhone with a lens, and the other two with two;

o        The two lenses on the iPhone will feature OIS;

o        Integrated augmented reality

o        3D technology

iPhone 8According to another new research from KGI Securities, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says that Apple is planning a major change for future devices that feature the dual camera configuration on the back.

Kuo believes that Apple will implement dual optical image stabilization for both rear cameras on next year’s iPhones. That would be a difference with the iPhone 7 Plus, which only features optical image stabilization on the wide-angle lens.

Kuo also reiterates that Apple will launch a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display, and that there will also be a 2017 iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen, both with a dual camera system. Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch iPhone will have a unique lens system on the back, which will also feature OIS.

Augmented reality on the iPhone 8?

Tim Cook has repeatedly expressed his preference for augmented reality rather than virtual reality, and it may be that with the iPhone 8 they integrate it.

The Cupertino company has reportedly assembled a secret team of augmented reality experts in order to supercharge the capabilities of the iPhone camera app with new features. In this way, Apple will be able to give users new ways to interact with real-world objects by simply pointing their phone at them.

The effort will bring together staff from a number of recently acquired specialty augmented companies, such as Metaio and Flyby Media.

The new camera app will feature enhanced object recognition functionality, which will enable real-time interaction, such as spatial recognition, as well as 2D and 3D dynamic mapping.

This is not the first time that Apple has dedicated its efforts to the development of technologies for object recognition. Earlier this year, the company showed an automatic learning algorithm similar to Google , which is also implemented in the Photos application.

It is rumored that Apple could also launch an augmented reality SDK for developers. This means that the technology will likely allow for greater integration with third-party applications and tools.

Dual and 3D camera

The Korea Economic Daily reports that according to one of its sources, Apple may be preparing to make the jump in its terminals and incorporate the LG Innotek dual camera in all its devices, and not just the terminal with OLED panel.

It is no nonsense. Moreover,  if we consider that in April of this year, Apple bought the company LinX, specialized in this type of 3D camera and mapped in 3D.

Front Camera “will revolutionize”

The front camera of the iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” system. It includes three modules that allow 3D detection capabilities driven by PrimeSense technology.

The camera will include an infrared transmission module. An infrared receiving module and a traditional camera. With infrared additions, the camera will be able to find the location and depth of objects placed in front of it. This is the technology that could be used for facial and iris recognition or for future Augmented Reality capabilities.

Other Rumors

o        Possible Iris scanner;

o        Possible change from Lightning to USB Type C;

o        Possible IP68 certification.

One of the rarest and least likely rumors is that the iPhone 8 integrates an iris scanner. Just like the Galaxy Note 7 integrated. It would be a way to strengthen the security of their devices and create other forms of recognition of thieves.

We could also see the Smart Connector on the iPhone 8. It would be something similar to the one that exists in the iPad Pro, which serves to connect different accessories. It was thought that it would integrate into the iPhone 7 Pro, which never launched. Maybe they waited for the iPhone 8.

The other big rumor circulating is that Apple can leave the Lightning port for USB-C.However, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that will not happen. Instead, you think that the USB-A part of the charging cable will be replaced by USB-C, while the other end will remain as a Lightning connector.

This means that you will not need different adapters to charge your device. But you still benefit from the advantages of USB Type C:

The current iPhone 7 devices have IP67 protection, which protects them from water and dust. In addition, the iPhone 7 was the first device in the iPhone family that could be submerged or up to a meter deep for 30 minutes. However, according to The Korea Herald, it is possible that the iPhone 8 is IP68 certified :

“Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection as part of the drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year,” an industry source told The Investor on condition of anonymity.”

Launch and prices

The iPhone 8 will be launched on September 12 or 13. But the release date is more likely to occur on September 22 or 23.

If you have read the article I guess you are totally confused by now whether to call this a smartphone or a monster. But whatever it is called, be sure that it has some tremendous surprises for you.