Apple is widely rumored to integrate cutting-edge facial recognition solution in a next-generation iPhone many are calling "iPhone 8," and a report published Friday offers an inside look at the of the technology before its expected debut on Tuesday.
A deeper dive into Friday's leaked iOS 11 GM seems to reveal a slew of new features set to launch with "iPhone 8," including a facial recognition system dubbed "Face ID," new Portrait Lighting camera effects, a True Tone display and more. A new version of AirPods is also hinted at in the code.
A golden master of iOS 11, the final version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, was reportedly leaked on Friday, potentially bringing with it clues as to what Apple will announce at its expected iPhone unveiling next week.
A highly suspicious photo found circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo this week purportedly shows a box label for an unreleased "iPhone 8" model, suggesting the name will be used for at least one Apple smartphone expected to debut next week.
An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.
Finisar, a manufacturer of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) thought to be supplying hardware to Apple, on Thursday said it was forced to push shipments out to October due to a problem with current production units, though the delay is not predicted to impact "iPhone 8."
Another report has surfaced suggesting Apple will stagger the launch of new iPhone models expected to debut at a special event next week, lending credence to speculation that a hotly anticipated "iPhone 8" with OLED screen will ship later than an iPhone 7 revamp.
A new report claims that Apple clung on to hope that it could retain Touch ID in the "iPhone 8," and any delays in shipping the new unit are apparently related to last-minute changes waiting on a breakthrough in the sensor being embedded in the screen.
With Apple's omnibus fall release event scheduled on Sept. 12, reports are circulating that Sept. 15 will see preorders for products commence — and if the history of time elapsed between announcement and pre-order is any indication, the rumors are correct.
The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.
Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its Apple Events tvOS app with assets teasing the upcoming Sept. 12 media event, at which the company is expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones, an LTE Apple Watch and next-generation Apple TV with 4K capabilities.
One of the more visible sources of "iPhone 8" rumors has chimed in on the price of the device, claiming that a 64-gigabyte configuration will cost $999 — with the rumored 512-gigabyte version retailing for $1,199.
A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" — but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.
The VCSEL technology said to be supplied by Lumentum for the "iPhone 8" has reportedly been offered to Apple as part of an exclusive supply deal, which will cut down on competitive technologies in the short term, with effects of the deal echoing well into 2018.