Tag Archives: 2017 iPhone

Patent suggests acoustic imaging coming to future iPhone, could be the Touch ID replacement for the iPhone 8

It’s highly likely that Apple will be replacing the Touch ID Home button in the next iPhone. So far, we’ve seen evidence of an optical fingerprint sensor, facial and gesture recognition, and much more. However, in a patent Apple filed today, we’ve got another glimpse into an option for removing the Home button. The patent, which is titled…

KGI: OLED iPhone 8 to feature a 3D-sensing front facing camera, depth detection for facial recognition and games

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo notes that the next generation iPhone will feature a major upgrade to the front-facing camera. A report today says that the OLED iPhone will include a ‘revolutionary’ new front-facing camera capable of sensing the 3D space in front of it. Kuo says that the new camera will be able to merge the 2D depth image information to be…

KGI: iPhone 8 to feature a 5.15-inch main screen with virtual buttons, entire display will be 5.8-inch

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a 5.8-inch screen, with a 5.15-inch main screen with virtual buttons. As previously rumors suggest, the entire front of the phone will be glass overall. Meaning that all bezels will be removed, and the Touch ID and Home button, front facing camera, and speakers will need to…

Report: Apple is negotiating with Chinese supplier BOE for flexible displays for the next generation iPhone

Ahead of the iPhone launch this fall, Bloomberg reports that Apple is currently in talks with Chinese supplier BOE Technology for flexible displays for the next generation iPhone. BOE would be the first display manufacturer outside of Japan and South Korea to supply displays for an iPhone, and they’re also working on a flexible AMOLED display. The…

KGI: iPhone 8 to be similar in size to 4.7-inch iPhone, will feature larger battery in smaller body

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that this year’s iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the current 4.7-inch iPhone, but will feature a much larger battery, comparable to the current 2900 mAH battery found in the iPhone 7 Plus. Several reports indicate that the iPhone 8 will feature a display somewhere in the 5.5-inch ballpark, but with the…

Apple joins Qi, a wireless charging consortium, further confirming the possibility of wireless charging in the iPhone 8

It’s been widely rumored that Apple will bring some form of wireless charging to the next iPhone, widely dubbed as iPhone 8. Apple is now listed as a member of Qi, a wireless charging consortium, something they weren’t apart of a week ago. Early rumors suggest that Apple is working on long range wireless charging, however, that technology may not be…