- Apple iPhone may come with floating ability.
- It may also get shock absorbers.
Apple devices are known to be elegant yet sturdy, and a new report from ValueWalk, citing Tech Stuff, suggests that the upcoming device may take a step ahead and float in water. The company was among the last to incorporate waterproof ability. Another aspect is shock absorbers, which will reportedly come fitted into the device.
According to the report, a leaked patent talks about shock absorbers that will work on sensors and safeguard the device as it senses it falling from a height. Apple is known to set trends, whether it is the fingerprint scanner or metal-glass, it is to be seen if new devices come with these feature and set a new trend. However, take it with a pinch of salt, for now.
Apple is expected to launch three devices, if previous reports are to be believed - iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a luxury and super-advanced 'anniversary edition' iPhone 8 that will get all fancy features.
Another leak by Domenico Panacea of macitynet, suggests that the device will skip the physical home button, and come embedded with a digital button on the lower side of the display. It may disappear once the device is unlocked, but there would be ways to activate it.
Besides, some of the previous rumours include a major design overhaul. The iPhone 8 will come with big design overhaul on the outside as well as inside. A borderless OLED display and all-glass design has been the most consistent rumour, while the internal redesign may include breaking the logic board into discrete units that are connected with a flex cable. The position of the SIM tray could be changed in order to make room for more components.
Apple is known to bring in newer and attractive colour options. We saw the jet black with the iPhone 7 and a RED Product. How about a shiny red iPhone 8? All three variants are expected to feature wireless charging, and it won't just be limited to the higher-end iPhone 8, according to KGI's Ming Chi Kuo who is known to reveal accurate details about the device. Wireless charging ability is seen in Samsung devices.
It will come powered by Apple's own SoC, and so expect the A11 chip. Also expected is a boost in memory, at least for the iPhone 8 variant. Dual rear camera setup could come fitted into the new model too.
Earlier, the luxury iPhone 8 cost was said to be priced not less than a whopping $1000. OLED is expensive and so are the premium materials the company plans to use. However, UBS believes that the amount would be somewhere between $850 and $900.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:02 PM IST