With each day, new details about Apple’s presumed iPhone 8, the Cupertino-based manufacturer’s anniversary smartphone, marking 10 years since the debut of the original iPhone, surface online. Apparently, this will be a completely revolutionary device, completely different from what we saw until now!
According to the latest predictions made by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to use a very interesting front-facing camera setup for the iPhone 8, consisting of three modules can enable fully-features 3D sensing.
The whole technology behind this would be provided by PrimeSense algorithms, a company Apple acquired back in 2013.
To be more specific, we’re talking about a classic front camera module, as well as an infrared transmitting one and an infrared receiving module. The camera will use them to determine the location and depth of objects, but it will also be used for facial and iris recognition.
Basically, this whole new camera module totally makes sense, if we think about the previous rumors about Apple’s plans to ditch the Touch ID and focus on 3D facial recognition or iris scanning, as the smartphone’s main security feature. And it will be an exclusive for the iPhone 8!
Otherwise, Chinese research firm TrendForce claims that the iPhone 8 will indeed feature an edge-to-edge OLED display, measuring 5.8 inches, while under the hood it will have 3GB of RAM and 64 or 256GB of internal storage space, just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
The same report also reveals that, unfortunately, the iPhone 8 won’t have a curved display, due to some production drop test issues with the 3D glass Apple was planning to use. Still, the 2.5D lass will be present!
Overall, the anniversary model will be a completely upgraded model, but its biggest downsize will be the price tag, rumored to be somewhere around $1000 in the United States.