March 22 2018

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Could this be what the iPhone 8 looks like in black silver and cooper? MacRumors

Could this be what the iPhone 8 looks like in black silver and cooper?                  MacRumors

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones at its yearly fall event.

While we are still about a month away from the launch of the iPhone 8, excitement has now peaked.

The iPhone 8 home button has become one of the most controversial rumors about Apple's 10th anniversary handset, but there's good news today. More information have been uncovered regarding the much-awaited iPhone 8 by firmware leaks from the Cupertino-base tech giant company itself, including the smartphone's capability to silent or mute notifications when it the device's sensors detects you are looking at it. This is quite intelligent as you don't need notifications to ring when you are using the device. Currently, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus support 4K video with the rear camera only, but only at 30 FPS. To recall, the code had earlier tipped 4K video recording at 60fps, and both can certainly come to pass. They may even go for the iPhone 7 instead, which will be $100 cheaper when the new iPhones are introduced. HDR capture is also referenced in the firmware as "ModernHDR", but it's not clear what exactly that means.

All information available about the iPhone 8 suggests the phone will look awesome and that it will be another Apple success. The biggest question with iPhone 8 is that whether you can work with the all new "Face ID" and say goodbye to the Touch ID. "Apple seems to have failed to fully develop the technology for the upcoming iPhone", said a local display expert who wished to be unnamed.

Theron's renders showcase the iPhone 8 in several colors, including the all black design, white, rose gold, and gold.

Apple is apparently biding its time, trying to take the best decision for the iPhone 8, but that reflects on suppliers as well. The images were first published by 9to5Mac. However, Apple might decide to launch only two or one variant of the iPhone and in that case the plans may change. According to MacRumors's report, Apple is actually facing with supply chain issues and design limitations. #Apple iPhone 8 may have limited availability in the beginning once it launches.

Furthermore, the new iPhone 8 will also scrap out one of Apple's popular security feature, the Touch ID. Given the iPhone 8 is the principal sensational redesign of the iPhone in three eras, restricting it to 2-4M units could cause problems.

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