Apple will launch its the most radically designed and the most expensive iPhone soon. Yes, we are talking about iPhone 8. According to the latest news on iPhone 8, it has some problems for now as well as many attracting features. Let’s have a look at iPhone 8 in this post!
Apple seems to offer many upgrades
Recently, we heard that Apple is struggling to get wireless charging and quick charging on iPhone 8. This would be a great development, for sure! However, this is not the reason for iPhone 8 being very expensive. Here is why: The move to OLED. 3D Touch sensors work on LTPS TFT-LCD display panels of the iPhone, but 3D Touch solution for OLED panels entails bonding of a glass cover on the front and back side of an OLED panel each to reinforce the fragile OLED panel. OLED adds tens of dollars.
In addition, 3D sensing technology is another upgrade in iPhone 8, which adds $20 along with around $30 upgraded memory. Combined with the new 3D Touch module, these areas total roughly $100. The design of iPhone 8 has also been radically changed. This means Apple paid relatively higher costs for this design process.
iPhone 8 will not be launched soon
Probably due to many upgrades, the date for launching iPhone 8 will not be earlier than the year of 2018, a year later than expected. We cannot be sure but, all the upgrades and features expected for iPhone 8 might be a reasonable cause for the delay.
Here is a list of the expected upgrades of the new iPhone:
- Front-facing Touch ID beneath the display.
- 4mm bezels around the entire edge of the device.
- 2.5D contoured glass on the front and back of the device surrounded by a metal frame.
- Wireless charging.
- Same dimensions as the iPhone 7.
- 5.8-inch OLED display.
- ‘Invisible’ front-facing camera hidden underneath the display.
- Large power button featuring two points of contact.