(NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil its iPhone 8 at a product announcement on 12 September, reassuring investors and customers that the device is on track despite rumours of delays.
Alongside three smartphones, Apple is expected to reveal an Apple TV capable of streaming Ultra HD content (also known as 4K), and a third-generation Watch with an LTE connection, meaning it can connect to the internet without first being tethered to an iPhone over Bluetooth.
As per Indian Express report, the biggest change to the iPhone 8 will be its new display.iPhone 8 will sport a 5.8-inch OLED bezel-less display with a full frontal glass similar to S8, S8 Plus and Note 8. And there will be no more fingerprint sensor.
Much like in the rest of the world, Apple’s overall business has long relied heavily on the iPhone, so it’s entirely feasible that any iPhone weakness in China could depress reported results and have a disproportionate effect on its Greater China business, even as the company makes gains with the Mac, iPad, and services.
Welcome to the future. This means users will be able to unlock the phone simply by looking at it. What’s interesting, though, is that the inclusion of facial recognition technology might see Apple remove Touch ID altogether. It doesn’t get more real than that. No more borders that take up space.
Apple wants to cut the cords altogether.
The other two iPhones are said to be the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But the feature requires an optional accessory that must be purchased separately, according to Kuo. Earlier this Summer, some leaksters claimed that the iPhone 8 shipments would be pushed to October due to manufacturing issues, but those rumors have since been silenced. A few weeks ago, a report revealed that the starting price of the iPhone 8 could be around $1,200. The expectation of strong new iPhone sales lifted Apple’s shares to record levels and has increased its market capitalization by 36%, to $825,71 billion from the beginning of the year. Apple Inc. The company has a market cap of $833.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.32 and a beta of 1.31.