After a period of lull in the Network began to appear rumors about the next generation iPhone. As reported in Fastcompany article, citing sources in Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be the 3D-sensor from the company Lumentum and for the first time will cost more than $1000.
The cost does not seem incredible, when you consider that 256-Gigabyte version of the iPhone 7 Plus is on sale for $969. It is believed that because Apple decided to prepare my users for more radical change.
Expected in 2017, when the iPhone turns 10, the device will receive a new glass case and a large OLED display, occupying almost the entire front panel of the smartphone. OLED screens twice more expensive than that used in the current LCD models, in addition the smartphone will have more RAM. This leads to the fact that the cost of the iPhone for the first time will exceed $1000, according to the resource.
The iPhone 8 will be a touch Home button that will only appear on the screen. The key, which was an essential attribute of Apple devices since 2007, will replace the “virtual button”. Display “iPhone 8” would take the entire front surface of the device from edge to edge, so room for individual keys simply will not.
About the plans of Apple to deny iPhone Home button not so long ago reported other authoritative publications, such as Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. The iPhone 7, as you know, the button ceased to be mechanical — it is now distinguishes between the pressing force and simulates a click by using the sensor, Taptic Engine.
Another interesting feature of the iPhone 8 will be a built-in 3D sensor, was developed by company Lumentum.
“According to our source, Apple is working with Lumentum on 3D-sensor for the new flagship smartphone. Although currently unknown how this technology will be implemented. It can be used for facial recognition user authorization. Also it can apply in the camera to improve the quality of the photography. In addition, it can be used to implement augmented reality technologies”, – specifies the edition.
The source did not exclude that the next model of Apple iPhone will not be called the “iPhone 8”, “iPhone X”. Given the name, the device can receive in honor of the 10-year anniversary.