Apple is expected to bring new technologies in its next generation smartphone – iPhone 8. However, due to several technical problems, the launch date is believed to be pushed back. According to the latest sources, those issues are related to developing a new 3D censoring camera system, the lamination process of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels and a new thin-film 3D system.
As stated by Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company, Apple’s biggest issue now is how to integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the handset’s display.
On Wednesday, Arcuri also says that Apple is facing low yields for iPhone 8’s Touch ID, forcing Apple to change the design of the new device. Furthermore, sources say that the engineers of the company want to produce a nearly full-screen iPhone and this inevitably requires adding a fingerprint reader, together with many other sensors and components behind the display. We can see that creating a device which not only features stunning look but also newest technologies has caused Apple a lot of trouble.
Besides, Arcuri recommended some solutions that the company could take into consideration. The first one is to get rid of Touch ID and rely on facial recognition only. Another solution is to move Touch ID to the backside of the phone, however this is considered to be inconvenient for users. It can be seen that those solutions are unlikely to satisfy iPhone fans. The last one he mentioned is that the company could pre-announce the handset alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but shipments tend to delay until November.
Other rumors say that the premium iPhone 8 is rumored to launch this September, but in limited quantities. With so many contradictory rumors, it’s difficult to tell when the premium iPhone 8 will make its debut. Let’s wait and see.
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