IPhone 8 News, Rumors, Specs, Features, Release Date

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There have been rumors pointing out edge-to-edge display for Apple's iPhone 8 device that is expected to be revealed alongside the updated iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus devices later this year. Apple is also rumored to debut the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus.

Earlier rumors about the iPhone 8 suggests the phone will feature a 3D front camera, an improved battery and an improved waterproof housing.

Is this what the iPhone 8 may look like? Whereas Apple now pays anywhere from $7-9 for the 3D Touch panels on existing iPhones, that figure will reportedly be bumped up to the $18-22 range for the iPhone 8.

The images appeared on Weibo and were picked up by 9to5 Mac and show the molds of the three devices side by side.

The mold for the iPhone 8 features a cutout for the vertically aligned dual camera lenses, another feature we've been hearing a lot about lately.


Regarding the reasons behind the rumored delay, there have been rumblings that Apple has seen poor yields when manufacturing the iPhone 8's advanced OLED display.

Various reports coming in from sources like the Goldman Sachs, Nikkei, Fast Company and KGI securities suggest a rather surprising feature of the iPhone 8. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 in September alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

A separate DigiTimes report (citing Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News) also claims that the price for 3D Touch components on OLED iPhone 8 has also been increased by 150 percent by TPK Holdings and General Interface Solution.

We also found an image of what seemed to be a leaked photo of a dummy of the iPhone 8 model. But analysts forecast strong demand for the 10th anniversary device, given its new design and exciting new features. The TouchID sensor will likely be embedded within this. The iPhone 8 is reportedly the most expensive iPhone to build. With the iPhone 8's 3D Touch sensors, however, the Cupertino-based tech giant appears to have covered most of the added expenses in order for the upcoming flagship's production to commence without delay. After all, OLED panels are far more power efficient - and offer improvements to colour gamut and dynamic range - over conventional LCD displays.

Apple is expected to add a long-distance wireless charging technology to new iPhones.

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