The avalanche of "confirmations" from the firmware from HomePod are leaving the rumors machine even a little bit graceful. But anyway, she doesn't stop until the next products are revealed.
But while HomePod is Apple's biggest whistle today, let's not forget that there are many pre-firmware rumors on the Chinese social network Weibo. Well, recently, some new photos were published there, showing three distinct colors for the “IPhone 8”.
One of them looks like a new version of shiny black; another would be a white verse; There is still a new color that has been called “copper rose” “golden copper”, something like “champagne gold” or something. All options appear to be glass (or at least mirrored).
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously quoted the iPhone 8 as having fewer color options, as well as saying that the back could also be glass (to match the very thin-edged screen and to make it easier to wireless charging).
Despite all this, the veracity of the images is still somewhat cloudy. That is, there is no indication that they were taken at any official factory or if they are just units dummy which are very recurrently appearing around.
"IPhone 8" be expensive
Lou Zhongsheng, a Foxconn executive, published last weekend on the same Chinese social network something a little more plausible. He stated that the "iPhone 8" would not come cheap, mainly because of the OLED screen something that had been previously considered.
OLED yield (yield) is only 60%. Cutting the canvas in this special way seems really difficult and the cost is not cheap. I bet the iPhone 8 is not cheap.
I don't even want to think how much this beauty will cost here in Brazil
Wireless charging system
Still in the field of rumors, Benjamin Geskin published on Twitter an image taken also from the social network Weibo, which demonstrates the alleged wireless charging system.
# iPhone8 Foxconn Production Photos. Shows wireless charging, stacked two-layer circuit board and L shaped batteryhttps: //t.co/zVLHCWJmIX pic.twitter/M0oCpDXNqZ
– Benjamin Geskin (@ VenyaGeskin1) August 5, 2017
# iPhone8 Foxconn production photos. Shows wireless charging, stackable two-layer circuit board, and L-shaped battery
And this Windows XP a? Nuss
What suggested the suspicion that the image would refer to the "iPhone 8" was the codename present on it: "Ferrari" which last December already indicated to be the codename of the device.
Even so, the image reads “EVT”, an abbreviation for Engineering Validation Test (Engineering Validation Test), a phase that Apple should have been through a long time ago. For this reason, there are two hypotheses: the actual image is already a bit old; or the image is not authentic.
As it stands, if the wireless upload is really real (and it seems so), we'll soon see more leaks from HomePod 😛
via 9to5Mac, AppleInsider