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iPhone 8 Specs: $1000 Price Tag Comes With Two SIM Cards, Wireless Charging, New OLED Display Panels But Release Date Postponed?

by Guenee Salugsugan / Apr 17, 2017 09:19 PM EDT
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iPhone 8  is expected to feature a wide range of improvements, including a new OLED display panel and wireless charging among others. Several leaks and rumors have been circulating online, giving smartphone enthusiasts an idea of what to expect when the highly awaited phone finally unveils.

iPhone 8 Will Likely Support Two SIM Cards. The iPhone 8 has been rumored to come with USB Type -C port, wireless charging capability and new OLED display panels among others. Although the new device is reported to feature a lot of firsts for Apple, some reports suggest that iPhone 8 may also be the first iPhone model in the company's history to have SIM cards.

iPhone 8, meantime, is expected to come with a price tag of over $1000. Incidentally, some reports claim that Apple is currently working on a new iPhone that features a 5.8-inch OLED display panel that costs over the same amount, while other variants including the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will not have the new panels.

However, this was debunked by a UBS analyst, saying that only the 256GB storage version of the iPhone 8 will likely be available at about $950 to $1000. Meanwhile, rumors claim that the new iPhone will not be released in September due to some technical issues related to lamination process of curved OLED panels and the implementation of a 3D sensing system, WVTM13 reported.

iPhone 8 May Gather Data More Than Other Phones Could. iPhone 8 is aimed at being used as a tool that detects everything a user does through different sensors. This suggests automated actions that are based on repetitive tasks and events.

Apple, incidentally, revealed recently that it has acquired an iPhone app called Workflow that allows users to automate actions on the iPhone. That said, there are speculations that iPhone 8 will offer users the advanced automation feature, given that recent patent discovery, showing that Apple has been looking at iPhone automation since early 2014, BGR reported.


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