Apple joins Instagram just to show off iPhone photos
10 August, 2017, 00:27
A new iPhonerumor is making the rounds and this one is as close to gold as you can get with Apple rumors because it comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities reportsMacRumors. The iPhone 8, on the other hand, promises to come with a great number of new features. Needless to say, everyone is expecting the iPhone that comes out this year to be incredible in order to properly celebrate this important milestone. Kuo predicts production of the iPhone 8 will accelerate quickly reaching between 45 million and 50 million units this year.
The 10th anniversary Apple smartphone, iPhone 8, is designed with an infrared face unlock system that will work in the dark. The color variants had leaked previously and show the Gold variant in a much brighter shade than the present one. However, the latter feature will be supported only with the use of a lightning to USB-C adapter. Meanwhile, there could be between 35 and 38 million iPhone 7s units and 18 to 20 million iPhone 7s Plus units in production. For anyone anxious about Touch ID going away, Apple's facial recognition technology - acquired from an Israeli company called Realface - is said to be incredibly sophisticated, reliable, and even capable of distinguishing between sets of identical twins.
According to reports, the new image shows an iPhone surrounded by a protective cover with a spirit-level-like green element on its side.
Lastly, it's worth noting that the FaceTime camera on the front of the iPhone 8 is also poised to see a huge upgrade. Apart from the dongle for fast-charging, iPhone buyers might also have to invest in a wireless charger as the accessory will not come pre-bundled in the box. The iPhone 8 will probably enter the product verification test phase in late August and hit mass production in mid-September. Further, the images have been said to be likely of an early stage version of iPhone 8 as the codename "FERRARI" can also be seen in the leaked images.
The iPhone 8 is framed inside sturdy case from Urban Armor Gear, a company that has the same case for the existing iPhone 7 and other brands' devices.
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