A new report has surfaced on the web about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. The report state that Apple’s next iPhone can come with a cutting-edge 3D camera. Apple is said to be working on several 3D imaging technologies, for which, Apple will utilize its patents and even seeks LG’s partnership.
What’s So Special with this new 3D photography?
Smartphones with Dual camera setup are already in existence (iPhone 7 Plus and several from Huawei) and offers 3D imaging too.
Moreover, Apple started with Dual camera setup with its iPhone 7 Plus, but the next smartphone will feature dual camera setup running on more sophisticated 3D image processing technologies.
Furthermore, a source from Korea claims that Apple is working on implementing its 3D camera functionality with an LG-Innotek camera. LG has resources for such 3D photography; hence the partnership may help Apple in the refinement of this feature for its new smartphone.
Further, Apple’s acquisition of Israel based startup Linx, connect some of the dots. Linx imaging is known for multi-aperture image processing technologies, which may assist Apple in this new project. Apple too has its patents for 3D object recognition.
Interlinking all these moves by Apple, leads to assumptions that Apple may use this for improving augmented reality features. It will map the environment with digital information.
While Apple so far has not shown any interest or showcased anything with VR. Tim Cook (Apple CEO) has mentioned in one of the interviews that Apple is keen on the Augmented reality. He sees it as a more significant opportunity for consumer use, unlike VR that is less social.
While AR and VR are both the next big ideas, Apple may help AR industry to gain traction, if it comes to the new iPhone.
Apple Patents a Foldable device.
In addition to the 3D Camera, Apple recently patented a Foldable element. It has raised rumors that the new iPhone 8, will be foldable. A foldable iPhone is little hard to believe, and placing a hinge in the middle of a touch phone may raise questions about durability, and aesthetics.
But the patent images includes objects like volume rockers and USB port, confirming the foldable device can be a smartphone or could be another similar gadget.
However, foldable displays are still in initial stages. So, such iPhone may not release any sooner. But Apple may use this patent to release foldable devices in future.
Apple May Not launch the iPhone 7s
Apple usually releases a smartphone in a manner, that a new smartphone series will be followed by the “S” variant for the next year. So as usual, Apple has to release iPhone 7s for 2017, but rumors suggest, that Apple will skip 7S and will release iPhone 8 directly to signify the 10th year of iPhone.
Let’s talk about some more latest iPhone leaks.
Is this the new iPhone 8?
The Apple iPhone 8 is highly anticipated phone of 2017 as Apple can significantly change the design in comparison to iPhone 7. Some rumors might be close to the final design, while some will stay as just rumor. As of now, there are various concept designs for the iPhone 8, and none of them are true to life.
iPhone 8 First Rendered Video
Moreover, a new video is uploaded online by On leaks (collab with Mysmartprice). It shows a 360-degree rendered video of the so-called iPhone 8, and it looks gorgeous.
Also, the tipster claims that the final product might feature some changes as Apple is currently testing various design prototypes of the phone.
As seen in the video, Apple is looking to trim down the side bezels of the phone, and there’s no room for fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) in the leaked renders.
Furthermore, Apple may have integrated the Touch ID into the display, and this is what rumors have been speculating for a long time.
Also, some other rumors suggest that Apple Logo on the back can get have the touch id. While the second implementation seems to be a miracle, it’s better to assume the first one for now.
AMOLED Display For iPhone 8
The report also says that the iPhone 8 will feature an AMOLED display to compete with smartphone brands such as LG, Samsung, and Google who are already using AMOLED panels on their phones.
Additionally, the video says that there will be a dual camera setup at the back.
Also, an LED flash now separates the two camera sensors, and the camera module is vertical. Nevertheless, the device has a camera bump as well, as seen on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Apple won’t be bringing back the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the iPhone 8 will also feature lightning audio port. According to a recent report, Apple may bundle the Apple Airpods with the next generation Apple iPhone 8.
Lastly, Apple may release the device sometime in September this year. The Cupertino giant today sent out media invites for the WWDC event, scheduled to happen next week. The company may announce some details about the iPhone 8.
All said, this is the clear look at the iPhone 8 ever, and there will be more leaks surfacing online about the Apple iPhone 8 in coming days.
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