There have been tons of rumors regarding this year’s Apple iPhone. The Cupertino Company is expected to unveil a premium iPhone 8 to celebrate ten years of iPhone this year. According to rumors, Apple’s premium iPhone 8 will be the first smartphone to sport an OLED display and a long-range wireless charging. The high-end iPhone model is expected to launch in September. However, it seems that we need to wait a little longer to get our hands on the new iPhone.
According to the latest sources, the iPhone 8 will be 3-4 weeks delayed. This matches with what we heard in previous rumors which claimed that Apple will push back the launch day of the iPhone 8 to October or November this year. The reason behind the delay is that Apple is still struggling to integrate the fingerprint sensor under the OLED display of the iPhone 8.
Apple has been heavily rumored to work through issues related to producing the fingerprint scanner that works under the display. Earlier this month, sources said that the iPhone 8 will end up dropping the fingerprint sensor, instead introducing another biometric measure solution to unlock the phone. Tech analysts say that Apple will opt for face recognition system to unlock the new iPhone. Other sources also claim that Apple will move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone, like how Samsung did with its Galaxy S8.
The premium iPhone 8 is also rumored to include support for AR. Sources today say that the premium model will feature a rear-facing 3D laser system that boosts the capabilities for AR features and rear shooter. Apple is believed to seek VCSEL components from Lumentum and Finisar. Apple has been sourcing iPhone components from a lot of suppliers worldwide. Samsung Display is now Apple’s biggest supplier, as the South Korean firm is providing up to 90 million OLED panels for this year’s iPhone models.
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