It’s that time of year again and the billion dollar question still remains: Will Apple be ready to deliver its newest gadget by September?
Apple has not only confirmed its planning on the iPhone 8 (iPhone X), but also its new operating system, iOS 11. Although this sounds like good news, there are a few downfalls with the upcoming iPhone. With so many new expected advances it’s possible that the new iPhone could be delayed from a typical September launch date to October or even as late as November. This is due to the new screen technology called organic light-emitting diode (OLED). In addition to that Apple is ending the production of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPad 4th generation, all these devices only have 32-bit processors. With the upcoming 64-bit processor there is no point in keeping these old devices around. Not only will these devices become extinct, but any 32-bit apps are being ditched.
“Apple won’t even allow users of newer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch to use them when restoring devices. So if your iPhone 7 still uses a beloved legacy 32-bit app then know if you ever restore or replace/upgrade your iPhone in the future the app will be missing.”
But on the plus side, dropping these 32-bit products will allow apple to refocus their resources elsewhere. I think customers might also be a bit shocked to see that the price of this iPhone is going to range anywhere between $850 and $1,099.
Since we are all so eager to hear about some of the new features that could pop up…
- There is a new dual rear camera with vertical alignment
- Dual-lens camera, possibly in a vertical configuration and/or with AR capabilities
- Facial Recognition
- Edge-to-edge OLED display with True Tone technology
- There will be Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner
- ID capacitive touch module has been replaced
- The aluminum unibody is replaced by “composite glass”
- There’s wireless charging via a rear panel
- It will again be “water resistant”
- Support for the Apple Pencil
- Higher quality earpiece for louder, clearer audio