Just days after leaked schematics claimed to show the final version of the iPhone 8, a new report claims Apple is preparing to release three iPhones later this year. Apple previously used a glass front and back with a stainless steel band with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s design in 2010 and 2011.
Apple has also been testing the dual-camera system with the lenses positioned vertically, rather than horizontally, which, Bloomberg said, could result in better photos.
Bloomberg said Tuesday that Apple is testing three new phones that it plans to launch this fall, including two with the same screen sizes as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. He report also suggested that Apple has yet to decide on Synaptic’s optical fingerprint solution. After the breathtaking Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, the iPhone 8 is set to join the party with an all new bezel-less design. Despite the fact that the device was fitted with the same iPhone 6s parts, no users have reported having any issue with the iPhone SE. The device is said to feature a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera.
However, supply constraints could delay the handset from its usual September release slot.
While Apple is now working with manufacturing partners in Asia to create several prototypes of the newly redesigned phone – meaning that descriptions could change before the estimated fall debut – sources provided Bloomberg with an idea of what the device will be.
Technically, Apple has already done away with the physical home button in its iPhone 7 handsets, which don’t have a physical home button.
The bad news is that folks interested in Apple’s all-new iPhone may have to wait a bit longer than expected. In the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016, Apple sold a record 78.3 million iPhones.
We have seen numerous rumors about the iPhone 8 in recent weeks.
But a third option, raised by tech analyst Andy Hargreaves today, in a research note published by MacRumours, is that Apple will have a choice: delay the launch of the iPhone 8 or drop Touch ID from the phone.
This week we’ve already heard rumours that the screen itself will not be as curved as numerous rumours have suggested, with Japanese blog Mac Otakara claiming the screen on the newly-redesigned handset will be nearly entirely flat.
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