As Apple commemorates its tenth year anniversary of the original smartphone, reports of the release of iPhone 8 are getting a lot of attention. The smartphone giant company is said to redesign its products with iris scanning technology and wireless charging.
The iris authentication will enable iPhone 8 users to unlock their device or use Apple Pay. The scanner feature was seen first in Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G. Other companies like Vivo, LG, Samsung and Microsoft sport this technology on their high-end smartphones as well.
According to CNET, Xintec, a company from Taiwan and an affiliate of TSMC, an Apple manufacturer, has now started mass production of iris recognition chips. However. Ming-Chi Kou of KGI Securities believes that Apple is leaning more on facial technology than on iris scanning. This is conclusion is based on the patents filed in the past by the Cupertino company. In March 2016, iPhone 8 has already been reported to have facial recognition or iris scan.
MacRumors reported that the upcoming iPhone 8 will have an edge-to-edge OLED display. Apple is said to be working on a panel bonding of OLED that will be finished by the end of the first quarter this year. It is interesting to note that Apple's competitor, Samsung, is reported to be supplying OLED displays to the California-based company.
iPhone 8 is said to also feature wireless charging. The Foxconn Technology Group has been Apple's main manufacturing partners and is now reported to making wireless charging modules.
Wireless charging is not something new as Samsung has already been using it on their smartphones. Apple Watch also features this kind of technology. The iPhone 8 is also rumored to come with an all glass body just like the iPhone 4S with a curved display and the elimination of the home button.