Tag Archives: 2017 iPhone

Analyst: iPhone 8 to introduce facial recognition with laser sensor

Facial and gesture recognition could be the flagship feature of Apple’s upcoming iPhone, one analyst believes. Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri (via Business Insider) says that the new iPhone will have a new facing front-facing sensor that will allow for such features. Arcuri corroborates with past rumors stating that e’ll see a 5.8-inch model with a…

Next generation iPhone to feature IP68-rated water resistance

The next generation iPhone will reportedly feature IP68-rated water resistance, via The Korea Herald. The current generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus offer IP67-rated water resistance so this would be a step up. In IP68, the “6” means that the iPhone is basically remain dust proof, with “no ingress of dust”and “complete protection against contact.”…

Analyst: iPhone 8 will outsell the iPhone 6 by a landslide

Every analyst this year is predicting that the 2017 iPhone will be the biggest yet, with the sales figures to top the iPhone 6 launch back in 2014. However, Nomura says that even that claim is a bit underwhelming. As most customers know, the iPhone 6/Plus saw huge sales figures as customers have been wanting large-screened smartphones for quite…

TSMC looking to develop new plants for 5nm and 3nm chips as it looks beyond the iPhone 8’s 10nm chips

TSMC is the sole manufacturer for the A10 chip found in the iPhone 7, and it looks like they’ll be back with the A11 chip in the iPhone 8, but the company isn’t stopping there. Nikkei Asian Review is now reporting that TSMC is planning to build a new plant to develop 5nm and 3nm chips to help win future business from Apple. The A11 chip for the…

WSJ: Hi-res curved-screen iPhone 8 could be top end model

A report from the WSJ notes that Apple is testing a high-resolution, curved-screen iPhone for its next generation of smartphones. Particularly, it says that this setup will only be available as the top end model, known as iPhone Pro. Rumors of the addition of a third iPhone tier have been floating around even before the iPhone 7 had arrived. Though now…