23, Jun 2017

iPhone 8's launch might delay to October-November!

The location of the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 8 is not decided as of now, reports say. This means that the launch of the iPhone 8 could be delayed for a month or two. In light of the three options of the placement of the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 8 shared; the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus stay for launch on their stipulated month of September. The new versions of the iPhones come with wireless charging and glass backs. Apple Inc. could see up to 90 million iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of the year, a statement given by Managing Director at Cowen and Company, reflected.

There is a lookout for a solution for the use of the iPhone 8's biometric authentication, is what could be understood from a recent report released by Cowen and Company's Timothy Arcuri. Rumours are making rounds that the American multinational shall go with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the OLED screen of the iPhone 8. But the exact manner in which that could happen is not clear yet.

It is also talked about that Apple Inc. is currently seeing three options for embedding the fingerprint sensor. They are as follows:

  • Thinning the cover glass of the display over the fingerprint sensor area.
  • Creation of a pinhole via the glass to get an ultrasonic and optical sensor.
  • Moving forward with a "film" sensor that is brought along in the panel with the use of infrared and capacitive technology.

Since there is a decision to be made over the placement of the sensor, it could lead to a delay in the shipping of the iPhone 8 for a period of one to two months. If that is the case, then instead of launching with the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus in September, the iPhone 8 could be delayed for launch in October or November. On the other hand, the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD's respectively, don't have much changes than the glass backs and wireless charging. This means that they stay with the Touch ID sensors and screens of the previous models.

The iPhone 8 shall come equipped with a 5.8-inch near bezel-less OLED panel and special sensors which could lead to 3D facial recognition on the front, and a vertically aligned dual back camera setup. It comes with wireless charging as well. There is a virtual home button, which could take up to 0.7-inch of the display size. The sales of Apple Inc. in terms of the iPhones could go till 90 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of the year, since it is also referred as the shopping season due to many holidays falling in place. Timothy Arcuri gave such sales indications.

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