New information has been leaked on the purported iPhone 8. It was already rumored that Apple is going to launch three versions of the iPhone, with at least one of the handsets shifting from an LCD to an OLED display. However, word on the street is that the California-based tech company is looking to equip its flagship with an impressive feature, more precisely, face and gesture recognition.
So far, rumors had it that Apple is going to release a handset with an impressive 5.8-inch OLED display. Furthermore, the company presumably wants the OLED displays in all of the upcoming versions of the handset. However, given the short supply, it is highly unlikely that this will come to fruition.
Nevertheless, leaked information on the purported unit suggested that the home button, as well as the front-facing camera, will be embedded into the handset’s display. Similar rumors have emerged about the competition’s flagship unit, as well, namely the Galaxy S8.
The latest pieces of information come from Cowen and Company’s Timothy Arcuri. According to his report, the sensors which will recognize both the unit users’ faces, as well as their gestures will be installed next to the front-facing camera. For this purpose, Apple will presumably use a set of sensors, an infrared one, and a laser sensor.
However, these rumors have not been yet confirmed by other sources. Also, while Cowen and Company’s sources were right in the past about Apple’s iPhone 7 with its flush Home button and waterproof design, and the 4-inch handset the company rolled out in the past (iPhone SE), some information on the California-based giant’s latest creations were incorrect. For example, the rumors generated by Cowen and Company’s sources in the past about the iPhone 6 series depicted the handsets as substantially more powerful than the SE, which was not the case.
Nevertheless, if the rumors are right this time, Google’s Face Unlock and Microsoft’s Windows Hello could face some serious competition. Other pieces of information suggest the iPhone 8 will resemble the defunct Note 7 in terms of display design. However, such rumors have also not been corroborated by other sources. According to Apple’s past release schedule, the next iOS should be announced sometime in June, followed by a new iPhone announcement in September 2017. Whether the rumors got it right this time or not, it is only a matter of time before the users will see for themselves what Apple has in store for them.
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