Did you really think I wasn’t going to… say, talking about “IPhone 8” today? They can get their respective horses out of the rain. The future king of Apple smartphones made yet another lightning appearance in the real world, and this time, accompanied by his alleged commoner brothers, possibly called “IPhone 7s” and “7s Plus”.
The photo with the prototypes (or dummies) of the three devices – a more anticipated meeting than that of the Stark brothers – was sent by Sonny Dickson (which has good sources in the Apple production chain at Apple) by 9to5Mac and won the world. Let’s analyze the situation:
As you can see, the three devices have already (basically) confirmed glass backs, which enable the wireless charging feature supposedly present in the entire line (and, of course, it still eliminates the need for the horrible antenna lines). The supposed “7s” and “7s Plus” seem to be one-off evolutions of the models we have today, with the camera modules apparently identical and sizes unchanged; the “iPhone 8”, on the other hand, has a physical size situated in the middle between its relatives and brings the controversial vertical camera system.
An interesting point is that none of the three dummies brings the dreaded biometric sensor at the rear. While this is absolutely understandable in the case of “7s” and “7s Plus”, considering that the Touch ID will certainly remain on the Home button – and it should remain intact on the front -, the absence of the module on the “iPhone 8” in it leads to two paths: either Apple is managing to implement the technology on the device’s own screen or, as is increasingly likely, the device will completely file the digital reading feature in favor of a 3D facial recognition system.
Below, some more photos shared by Dickson – no major news, just for our personal delight:
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Moving to the more practical side of things, another question still hangs in the air and it has to do with Apple’s questionable ability to market a number of “iPhones 8” available at launch. Yesterday we talked about the possibility of Apple being a little late in the schedule of the device, being possible that it will arrive in limited quantities and only over the months will its stock situation be normalized.
Well, the DigiTimes reported that it is not quite like that, but consumers may have some difficulty, yes, in getting their hands on the most expensive of the new smartphones from Apple.
Most component suppliers in the iPhone production chain reported higher sales in July, indicating that production of the new iPhone models is gaining traction, according to industry sources.
All three new iPhones models, including two with an LCD screen and one with an OLED screen, have already entered high production volume, the sources said, adding that there will be no shortage for LCD models, but the production of OLED devices may be delayed. below demand due to high expectations for the model.
Within the subject of suppliers, in fact, it is good to note that the Lumentum, an Apple partner specializing in the manufacture of 3D laser sensors, reported an order for more than $ 200 million from an unspecified company – a figure that, compared to the $ 5 million revenue earned by the manufacturer last quarter, shows us that has someone suddenly very interested in 3D scanning technologies. Based on these figures, LoupVentures analyst Gene Munster estimated that Apple will produce about 55 million iPhones with the technology this year and another 160 million over the next year.
Yes, they are optimistic prospects, but nothing indicates, at the moment, that Apple will have a large stock of “iPhones 8” available at the time of launch. So, if you expect to get your hands on the infamous gadget later this year, it’s good to start warming up for an uphill battle!
via iLounge, 9to5Mac
Update Aug 09, 2017 at 18:30
If you were not satisfied with only the slightly fuzzy photos posted earlier, don’t be afraid. THE YouTuber Danny Winget already tried to get his hands on the infamous dummies and show everything in detail in a video in crystal clear 1440p.
In the video, we can have a good comparison of the “iPhone 7s” with the “iPhone 8”, in addition to taking a long look at the visual details of the likely new devices, such as the polished stainless steel sides (which, in particular, I think are of bad taste).