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iPhone 8 Release Date, News & Update: Augmented Reality Features Better Than VR?

by Guenee Simmons / May 04, 2017 05:43 AM EDT
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iPhone 8 rumors and leaks continue to emerge online. In fact, a recent leak revealed an image of the alleged schematic of the new smartphone, showing what seems like an OLED interior.

iPhone 8 Alleged Design Leaks Following Several Testing

The alleged iPhone 8 design schematics is believed to have a  striking resemblance to the previously leaked design. Based on reports, the iPhone 8 on the image features a vertical dual camera setup at the rear, while the LED flash is located between the two lenses.  On its back, meantime, is a huge circular area that is rumored to be intended for the wireless charging feature, although there was no Touch ID button.

Meanwhile, iPhone 8's alleged designs that were leaked in public is reported to be the result of testing done by Apple over a number of different prototypes that until now remains unclear which would actually be used for iPhone 8. It is worth noting that the company has two different prototypes to chose from, beginning from the initial prototype that is almost similar with the latest schematic, which shows an edge to edge display and 4mm bezel, Hindustan Times reported.

Apple Is Looking At Augmented Reality For iPhone 8

iPhone 8 is rumored to be geared up for Augmented Reality as others like Samsung are focused on virtual reality headset compatibility. According to reports, Augmented Reality will set the new iPhone 8 apart from VR smartphones, focusing on the users that love the "Pokemon Go" experience.

This approach implemented on iPhone 8 is believed to be the best option other than VR for those who prefer less intrusive gaming experience. Rather than strap a headset to their faces, the gamers would just use the iPhone 8 to overlay Augmented Reality onto the real-world objects, Valuewalk reported.


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