2017 will be a jubilee for iPhone — “Apple” smartphone will be 10 years old. Apple is preparing to introduce a new flagship module, which is designed to ensure a successful pre-Christmas sale. Most of the iPhone features 8 while it is known from network sources – according to rumors and leaks from Cupertino. MacDigger selected five of the most anticipated features of the new generation of Apple, which needs to show the world this autumn.
1. New design and glass housing
Design Director of Apple Jonathan Ive has long been dreaming about iPhone, which looks like a “solid plate of glass.” It is likely that in 2017, his wish will come true. According to rumors from Apple supplier Catcher Technology, the new smartphone will be made entirely of glass, bounded by a framework of aluminum or stainless steel.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose predictions tend to come true, claims that Apple has decided to abandon the aluminum housing that have been used since 2012, in an attempt to allocate a new gadget in the background of all those that came before. Instead, the company can integrate glass back panel, as it was in iPhone 4s.
Glass is more fragile and heavier material than aluminum, but it will not be a problem. Over the past five years, glass technology has moved forward, and Gorilla Glass, used in smartphone displays, has become much stronger. If Apple will reduce the thickness of the iPhone and will use a more powerful OLED display, then it will be able to use a heavier material for the housing that will not affect the overall weight of the gadget.
8 iPhone waiting for radical redesign with a display that will occupy the entire front panel of the smartphone, capturing the front camera and Home button. The fate of the latter remains questionable, as the fingerprint scanner Touch ID can be integrated directly into the screen, causing the need for a mechanical button disappears.
It is expected that iPhone 8 will have a curved OLED display. This, in particular, shows the Apple contract from Samsung, which is one of the largest manufacturers of the similar led screens. The South Korean giant will provide kupertinovtsy 40 million OLED displays in 2017 and will be the only supplier, so smaller companies AU Optronics, Japan Display and Sharp are not within the set deadline.
OLED screens do not require additional lighting, as in the case of LCD displays, so their use will help Apple to reduce the thickness and weight of the gadgets. In addition, OLED displays can bend, giving the company more opportunities to experiment with design.
Screens with organic LEDs provide better contrast and color reproduction, save battery power, and the response time is higher than in liquid crystal displays. OLED screens are already used by Apple in the “smart” clock Apple Watch.
3. Processor A11 for record of autonomy
One of the innovations in the iPhone 8 should be a new energy-efficient processor Apple A11, made in compliance with the 10-nm technological standards. The transition to a new process technology not only will increase the performance and density of transistors, which gives the possibility to integrate in the chip more functional blocks, but also reduce the load on the battery of the smartphone. The average reduction of energy consumption will be 35%.
The current iPhone 7 boasts record performance for the industry. So far none of the released Android smartphone is not able to surpass the power. Now the case for autonomy.
4. A new biometric identification system
According to the latest iPhone 8 can obtain a new technology of biometric identification, which can recognize the user’s face. This was told by Ming Chi Kuo, who has repeatedly made correct predictions on future Apple news.
In the new smartphone Apple could abandon the fingerprint scanner Touch ID, considering it less reliable than the facial recognition system. The company from Cupertino is more inclined to the system identification on the face person than to the scanner of the iris.
The creation of such a system, however, fraught with difficulties, including the need to develop algorithms, hardware and creating a database for verification and authentication. If you overcome them fail, while Apple will limit myself to a 2-step system combining both Touch ID, facial recognition technology.
5. Wireless charging
It is not excluded that together with a curved display in this realized another dream fans of iPhone wireless charging smartphone. The company develops new technology that can charge a device at a great distance from the charging station.
While on the way engineers get up some problems: for example, deterioration of the signal if the distance between the transmitter and receiver will increase, which will affect the speed of charging.
But Apple is clearly not going to go out this way, if you remember a waiver of a standard headphone Jack and the appearance in the sale of wireless headset AirPods.
According to rumors, Apple is collaborating with Energous, which last year unveiled the technology WattUp, able to charge devices at a distance of 5 m from the base. Energous plans to release a new transmitter medium range, coinciding with the anticipated release of the new iPhone.