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How to extend your iPhone battery life

If there is anything that annoys more cell phone users, it is losing battery power while you are on the phone.  This has happened to nearly everybody, and at least once it caught you by complete surprise.  When you are running a cell phone as powerful as the iPhone, it is easy to understand why the battery power begins to drain.  When you are listening to your favorite song, checking your email and text messaging several friends at once, you are requiring a lot of the cell phones’ power.  Thus, you will begin to drain your cell phone of battery life quicker than you thought.

Even though, on the Apple website, they clearly explain the battery life expectations, they only include the information if you are running one application at a time.  However, if iPhone users are known for anything, it is for their ability to multitask.  Yet, multitasking means a shorter battery life.

However, there are several things that you can do to make your iPhone’s battery life even longer.  Of course, the iPhone isn’t known for draining its battery extremely quick, there is always room for a prolonged battery performance.  If you follow these tips, then you will have an iPhone that lasts you longer than you could even imagine.  Perhaps the best tip that anyone with an iPhone can follow is to simply turn off your Bluetooth if you are not using it.  Very little people understand that when you keep your Bluetooth turned on, when you are not using it, you are draining your battery.

This is because there is a set amount of power that is controlled by the Bluetooth section of your iPhone, and the power is draining because the phone is constantly searching for other Bluetooth devices.  If you do not want to pair with a Bluetooth device, then make sure that your Bluetooth is turned off.

Another tip to making your battery life on your iPhone last longer is to always lock your iPhone when you are done using it.  When you are finished talking on the phone with your best friend, checking your e-mail or sending a text message, make sure that you activate the lock button.  Many people wait for the screen to shut down by itself after they are using it, while this may seem like a great idea, you are wasting battery life by doing so.  Also, make sure that you set your auto-lock because this is a great way to ensure your phone will lock itself just in case you forget to.  There are many iPhone owners that set their auto lock for five minutes after use.

However, if you multiply this five minute of power usage by ten times per day, your battery will not last you if you might think.  Therefore, it is always suggested that you set your auto lock for one minute (1) after you have completed using your phone.  This will ensure that the iPhone screen will not stay lit when it is not being used.  If you want to have a hassle-free way to save battery life, then this is the way to do it.

Analysts say iPhone sales could shrink by 17% if Apple doesn’t make a drastic change to its business (AAPL)

The fact that more people are hanging onto older iPhones for longer is good news for customers’ wallets, but bad news for Apple’s future stock price.

One of the most respected Apple analysts out there, Bernstein’s Toni Sacconaghi, has said that the iPhone is at risk of turning into the iPad, and that Apple needs to move fast to head off that problem.

The iPad has experienced major shrinkage this year partly because people are hanging onto the devices they bought for longer. Even in the third quarter, when Apple finally saw a boost in iPad sales numbers, revenue from tablets was only up 2% because people were buying the cheaper versions.

According to Sacconaghi, annual iPhone sales might follow the same trend and tank by as much as 17%. That’s extremely bad news for Apple, given the iPhone alone accounted for 62% of the company’s revenue and profits this year.

Here’s what Sacconaghi wrote, emphasis ours:

“Investors worry that the smartphone market is becoming increasingly saturated, especially at the high end, where Apple competes, and that over time, the market for iPhones will largely become a replacement market. Moreover, over time, we believe that successive generations of iPhones will likely become less differentiated (i.e. new iPhones will become “good enough” to forestall further upgrades), resulting in the elongation of replacement cycles. Such a development could materially pressure iPhone revenues; to a lesser degree, Apple has already faced these challenges in its iPad business, where annual revenues declined 37% from 2014 to 2017. We note that if the average iPhone replacement cycle were to eventually lengthen from 2.5 years (roughly where we are today) to 3 years, annual iPhone annual unit sales would ultimately fall by 17%.

The good news for Apple’s stock price is that it’s already sitting on one of the solutions: The iPhone Upgrade Programme. This essentially lets people buy the newest iPhones from Apple SIM-free with 20 monthly payments. If a new iPhone comes out, customers can upgrade halfway through the programme to the new phone.

The upshot of this model is that customers get a new iPhone every year and Apple gets guaranteed, ongoing payments that increase every year if people decided to swap to a new, more expensive phone.

Bernstein wants Apple to make more of this and become a subscription business. Sacconaghi calculated that the upgrade programme accounts for a “low single digit percentage” of annual iPhone sales.

If Apple can pull this off, Bernstein believes the firm’s stock will be “re-rated” higher, essentially meaning investors will be willing to pay more for its shares. Currently, Apple’s price to earnings (P/E) ratio is 18x. P/E ratios for software rivals are bigger, with Amazon at 289x, Alphabet at 33x and Netflix at 184x.

Here’s what he said:

“We have long believed that Apple’s transactional business model is a big reason why the stock trades where it does, and that the company should look to migrate to a subscription model going forward. As consumers become increasingly accustomed to paying monthly subscriptions, especially for key “tech utilities” (e.g. Netflix, Spotify, Microsoft Office 365), we could imagine Apple implementing a subscription plan of its own. In such a plan, customers could lease iPhones, iPads, Macs, and services such as iCloud and Apple Music for one “low” monthly fee, and have their hardware upgraded after a certain number of years. By moving to a subscription model, Apple would be able to lock in recurring revenue streams and freeze the length of replacement cycles, likely leading to a material re-rating of its stock’s multiple.”

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http://www.businessinsider.com/analyst-annual-iphone-sales-17-per-cent-apple-subscription-model-2017-12

For Samsung, copying the iPhone was a massive gamble – and it paid off

Samsung just scored a massive win against Apple in a patent war that seems like it will last forever. It obtained a retrial in one of the cases where Apple scored a significant victory back in 2012. Apple was awarded more than $1 billion in damages, in a verdict that practically confirmed what many people, yours truly included, said for years: Samsung copied the iPhone.

But then, Samsung was able to lower the damages down to $400 million. And now the judge overseeing the case just said the case has to be tried again.

That’s just brilliant, and it shows that copying the iPhone was the best thing Samsung ever did.

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I still firmly believe that Samsung’s strategy at the time was to copy the iPhone, and this particular piece of evidence proves it, a 132-page document that tells Samsung employees to make Android phones that look more like the iPhone. And Samsung has never stopped being a fast follower. Sure, the Galaxy S phones launched since Apple brought lawsuits against Samsung aren’t true iPhone copies. But in most cases, it’s Samsung who copies Apple’s lead. And everyone in the business compares their brand new devices with Apple’s phones.

But it’s only evident now what Samsung was able to pull off. Copying the iPhone was a massive gamble, but also a calculated one. Samsung quickly realized it could create iPhone-like devices that would sell just as well as the iPhone. By the time Apple brought charges against Samsung, the South Korean giant would have already established itself as a major Android device maker, and it could further hone its smartphone-making skills. It would soon learn how to make Galaxy phones that aren’t iPhone clones. And it’ll made boatloads of cash in the process which meant it’ll just pay the damages. As for the iPhones clones, those would be long gone from stores by the time Apple actually won any meaningful product bans.

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That’s precisely what happened. Samsung just swallowed the criticism, fought back, and marched onward. And it all worked out.

Samsung somehow managed to almost overturn that $1 billion verdict, as the whole Apple vs. Samsung battle became a war of attrition that both companies can afford. But also a war of attrition that quickly turned out to be a boring subject for the crowds. And one that favored Samsung as the years passed.

People forgot all about those original devices, and the iPhones and Galaxies of 2017 look nothing like them. The latest Galaxy models aren’t iPhone copies, just as Android on Samsung phones doesn’t look like a washed out version of iOS anymore.

Samsung could have paid that $1 billion fine a few times over without actually noticing the loss. It’s a massive corporation with a large bottom line. Yet Samsung chose to fight it, while fully knowing that it did copy the iPhone.

Add to that the fact that Apple needs Samsung’s supply business — just as Samsung needs Apple as a client — and you get one more side of this complex Apple vs. Samsung story. By the way, there’s a reason Apple is working with LG on a secret iPhone design of the future. It’s afraid Samsung might steal some of those design secrets.

Apple could have probably continued its assault against Samsung with other trials. But it decided not to wage other wars except for the open cases. Apple apparently also realized that no matter what a jury says about Samsung’s old iPhone clones, and no matter the damages Samsung would have to pay, there’s really no stopping the Samsung juggernaut when it comes to making iPhone rivals.

Whatever happens next in the case, it won’t really affect Samsung or Apple anymore, so it’s probably time for the case to be settled. Samsung’s lawyers definitely deserve their brand new yachts, but the real rewards should go to the Samsung execs who decided that copying the iPhone is worth whatever price Samsung will have to pay.

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For Samsung, copying the iPhone was a massive gamble – and it paid off

This Simple Change on the Apple iPhone Could Save Countless Lives on the Road

There’s nothing quite like “borrowing” an idea from someone else in the tech world. It’s all about how you implement the idea, how you make sure the idea is still general enough that it is not outright theft, and then how your user base reacts to the change.

That’s what makes a new feature on the iPhone, called Do Not Disturb While Driving, so interesting. It’s something Android users have enjoyed (or been annoyed by) for a while. On the iPhone, it means your phone is basically locked. When you use the mode and pick up your phone, you’ll see a screen that says your phone is disabled.

When you get a message or receive a phone call, the iPhone can then send a message back that you’re driving. To enable the feature on any iPhone that runs iOS 11, just head to Settings and enable the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. You can set it to activate automatically when the iPhone senses you are driving or manually when you decide to use it. (A chip inside the phone can sense movement that could only be a car.)

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Over the last week, I’ve use the feature many times. Well, to be more specific–I’ve stopped after driving to sit idle in a parking lot or the curb and picked up my phone, only to realize that it was impossible for me to check for a text or glance at my iTunes playlist.

You can go through a few settings to disable it of course, but it’s really a reminder to stay safe, remain vigilant, and keep your attention on the road. And here’s the amazing part. It worked. I refrained from glancing at the phone, even though it was safe to do so, and I decided to just wait until I was out of the vehicle entirely.

We know distracted driving is an issue, because accidents and fatalities on the road have risen slightly in the last year or two. It’s a problem because your brain goes into a strange blackout mode where all you see is the screen and nothing else–no pedestrians, no other cars, no roadside objects. It’s a good thing the brain does this, because it allows us to focus. It’s a bad thing when you are driving 70 miles-per-hour in heavy traffic.

For Android users, the feature has been available since last year at least. I recall using it with a Google Pixel phone connected using Android Auto to several makes and models, including a nice sports sedan with a lot of horsepower. The feature also blocks messages and calls. There’s no way to prove Apple noticed this feature and added it, but the Pixel essentially does the same thing–sensing the car is moving and blocking calls.

You can use a custom message on the Phone to send back to people to let them know you are driving, and you can select whether all calls are blocked or just those not in your contacts or favorites. Anyone can use a trigger word (“urgent”) to contact you even if you are Do Not Disturb mode.

Source:

https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/this-simple-change-on-apple-iphone-could-save-countless-lives-on-road.html

You can now pay for audiobooks and e-books from iBooks via Paypal

Apple has just made purchasing digital content from iBooks a little bit easier for people who do not have a credit card. The company has just incorporated Paypal for users in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States.

Until now, Apple has only allowed users to buy digital content with either a credit card or gift card credit. The addition of PayPal will no doubt encourage even more users to make purchases using Apple’s services as it rolls out worldwide.

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Once users have updated their account settings for the above services, all future purchases made with the customer’s Apple ID will be automatically charged to their PayPal account. This includes purchases of apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books, as well as Apple Music subscriptions and iCloud storage. It will also allow you to make purchases with the Apple TV and iWatch.

This is bigger news than most people realize. Shares of PayPal have traded as low as $36.28 over the past 52-weeks. It closed on Tuesday at $54.94.

Source:

https://goodereader.com/blog/tablet-slates/you-can-now-pay-for-audiobooks-and-e-books-from-ibooks-via-paypal

Apple’s Augmented Reality Plans May Include iPhone 8 Smart Connector for Special Glasses

Apple’s iPhone 8 will reportedly include an iPad Pro-like smart connector that may be the link up for augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. The report is tenuous, but the idea that Apple is ready to introduce its augmented reality platform this fall is interesting.

Word of Apple’s plan comes courtesy of the Israeli website The Verifier saying the smart connector will also be used for charging, sort of like MagSafe for the iPhone. Assuming they’re right, Apple will use the iPhone’s smart connector right away for more than it’s done with the iPad Pro. Currently, the only accessory taking advantage of the iPad’s smart connector is the Smart Keyboard cover.

It’s no secret Apple is exploring augmented reality, which overlays data, graphics, and other content onto whatever users are looking at. Google’s first public attempt at grabbing the augmented reality market was Google Glass—high tech eye glasses that projected information only the wearer could see.

Google Glass never amounted to more than a public exploration of what’s possible with augmented reality technology in part because convincing people to wear glasses who don’t need them is a hard sell. Apple will likely use the iPhone as its augmented reality platform, just as Facebook just announced it’s doing.

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Using smartphones with augmented reality makes sense because users won’t have to buy more equipment to carry around, and the built-in cameras can handle the image and video capture necessary while the phone processors handle the real time overlay of data, all of which displays on the built-in screen.

Relying on smartphones means users need their phone in hand to experience augmented reality, which they currently do when playing Pokémon GO—a popular augmented reality game that sends players on hunts in the real world to capture virtual characters.

Smartphones and Augmented Reality

If Apple wants to make augmented reality feel more immersive, adding in some sort of glasses is the most logical path to take. Glasses as an accessory instead of a requirement means more iPhone owners can try augmented reality without spending extra money, and those who want a deeper experience can buy Apple’s special glasses.

Connecting the glasses to a smart port, however, seems clunky and awkward since there’ll be an extra cable running from the glasses to your iPhone. Instead, Apple could use the smart connector to charge its glasses and go with Bluetooth when they’re in use.

That said, there isn’t much right now to back up the idea of augmented reality glasses for the iPhone 8 yet. The Verifier doesn’t have a history with insider sources, and there aren’t any independent reports echoing what they’re saying.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, for example, has a well documented track record with Apple product leaks, and his report from earlier this week has no mention of the smart connector or augmented reality glasses. Until more sources back up this report we’re remaining skeptical.

Source:

https://www.macobserver.com/news/iphone-8-augmented-reality-smart-connector/

iPads In Every Hospital: Apple’s Plan To Crack The $3 Trillion Health Care Sector

Garry James, 60, is perched on the edge of his hospital bed, temporarily unhooked from monitors that track his vital signs. It’s his third week waiting for a heart transplant, a nerve-wracking process that can stretch out months or even years, but he greets me with a wide smile.

 

“I’m an Android guy,” says James, while clutching the iPad that Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles gave him when he was admitted into the hospital. Unlike some of the more senior patients on the ward, he got up to speed with the technology in no time. “My son, who is 10, knew exactly what to do,” James says. These days, James uses the iPad to message his nurses, order magazines, make notes, browse medication side effects, reserve lodging for his family when they visit from Las Vegas, and review his medical record.

The device has helped him feel more in control of his own care. “I want to have an intelligent conversation with my doctor,” James says. “Just enough to be guided on the right path.”

An iPad might not seem revolutionary in the internet age, but it’s actually a big step forward for patients to have digital health information at their fingertips. Many doctors, like Cedars Sinai’s Shaun Miller, remember a time even five years ago, when many processes were still paper-based and medical information sat in silos. It took a $35 billion investment from the federal government back in 2009 with the HITECH Act to kick-start the process to digitize health data. Even today, many patients still receive their health data on a USB stick or CD-ROM, making the shift to mobile at some hospitals truly cutting-edge.

A major reason that hospitals across the United States have been notoriously slow to adopt mobile and consumer technologies relative to other sectors, like finance and retail, is that many are still tied to on-premises enterprise software. “Health care has been the last bastion for (apps with) design principles, mobility, and a clean, compelling consumer experience to infiltrate,” says Sterling Lanier, CEO of Tonic Health, an app that collects medical data. It has also been a challenge to get doctors and other health professionals on the same page. As the associate chief medical officer, it’s Miller’s job to help convince doctors to change their processes. It’s only recently that the majority of fellow physicians have fully adapted to the shift away from clipboards, fax machines, and pagers. “A lot of it has been resistance to change,” Miller tells me. Changing the way their work is done “can feel scary” to some medical professionals, Miller says.

Meanwhile, patients seem to have adapted quickly to the changes, as many already use mobile devices in their daily lives. James pulls up a page with all of his prescriptions, and clicks on each to review possible side effects. If he has any concerns, he can send a direct message to a specific person on his specific care team and get a response in minutes, rather than pressing a button for any on-call nurse to show up. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” he says.

AN ALLURING MARKET

For Apple, the $3 trillion health care sector offers a lot of potential for growth for its iPad. The company is likely to restate its commitment to the tablet device as early as next week, with the rumored announcement of the 9.7-Inch “iPad Pro 2.” From an enterprise sales perspective–a priority for the iPhone maker in the wake of recent partnerships with Cisco and IBM–large hospitals and health systems that shift to iOS tend to buy devices in bulk. “We now have hundreds of iPads for patients to use,” says Miller, who uses a compliant iPhone app called Voalte to text with other providers. “As we expand to more wards, it’ll be thousands.”

iPhones and iPads have been used by some hospitals for more than five years, but it’s only recently that the company went public about its interest in health care. “Leading hospitals and health systems are using Apple products to transform all aspects of health care inside the hospital and beyond,” says an Apple spokesperson, emphasizing the “privacy and security of iOS” as a key factor for its growing popularity among hospitals for remote patient monitoring and in-patient care.

 

For Apple, health care is one of the largest sectors it is tackling as part of its enterprise efforts. It isn’t alone. Rival phone makers Samsung and Alphabet also see huge potential to bring mobile technologies to patients and clinicians. “There’s still some transitions that have to take place in the industry,” explains Ben Bajarin, a technology analyst with Creative Strategies, who has been tracking Apple’s move into health care. Some of these challenges include the lack of reimbursement from insurance companies for new technologies that are shown to improve patient outcomes and cultural resistance among some doctors.

“NO PASSING FAD”

Apple’s interest in health care was also initially surprising to many outside observers, given the complexities and regulatory constraints that many tech companies shy away from. “Health is a sensitive area, and it’s not consumer-oriented,” says Bajarin, who suggests that it wasn’t an obvious target for Apple. “You don’t just have to pass the Federal Communications Commission,” he says. “You have to go through a lot of regulatory protocols,” including the FDA. But Bajarin says the move was a long time coming: The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs realized how “broken and bad” many health care processes were, such as the poor user experience, after he got sick with cancer.

After consulting with dozens of experts and building a team, Apple opted to “look at themselves as a platform,” Bajarin adds. Rather than making its own apps for hospitals, the company is working with top developers who are already building apps for health–as it does in other industries–by taking feedback from experts, like developers and hospital executives, and connecting them to its developer relations team to answer ongoing questions from top app makers.

In response to conversations with industry experts, Apple introduced a slew of software services–CareKit, ResearchKit, and HealthKit–that are all designed to make it easier for mobile developers and consumers to pull together disparate health information such as steps, sleep, and heart rate in one place. HealthKit, which was introduced first, is designed to make it easier for developers to gather health data–with the user’s consent. ResearchKit, already in use by developers at major academic hospitals and universities like Mount Sinai, Stanford Children’s Hospital, and Harvard University, helps researchers recruit participants for their studies on mobile. CareKit is geared at helping patients with chronic conditions share data with their care team.

Source:

https://www.fastcompany.com/3068773/ipads-in-every-hospital-apples-plan-to-crack-the-3-trillion-health-care-se

Amazon brings its voice assistant to the iPhone

Amazon has begun rolling out Alexa, its artificial intelligence voice assistant, on Apple’s iPhone via its main shopping app.

Users will need to hit the microphone icon at the top of the Amazon app for iPhone to wake Alexa up. Then users can ask Alexa to carry out tasks such as adding items to their Amazon shopping basket, or playing music through Amazon Prime Music, its Spotify rival service. Alexa can also answer a variety questions such as telling you the weather or doing simple calculations.

Alexa also has over 10,000 “skills”. These are essentially apps created by developers to carry out tasks using Alexa. Users can enable some of these skills via the iPhone.

Amazon has been making a big push to get Alexa integrated with a number of devices. It is already on the company’s Echo smart speaker, but at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, it also announced partnerships for Alexa to be on LG’s new refrigerator and even Huawei’s Mate 9 smartphone.

The e-commerce giant announced the latest move in a statement on its website on Thursday.

Scale is key for Alexa to improve as it requires large amount of data to learn. Voice assistants could also be a key driver for many companies in the future. For example, Alexa could bring Amazon $10 billion of revenues by 2020 from sales of devices like the Echo and even voice-driven shopping, according to a recent note published by RBC Capital Markets.

Amazon is encroaching on Apple’s territory by introducing Alexa on the iPhone, given that the latter has its own voice assistant called Siri. The decision to roll out Alexa inside its main shopping app won’t require users to download another piece of software. And given that Apple is the world’s second-largest smartphone maker by market share, significant adoption could give Alexa the scale it needs.

But Apple’s Siri arguably has an advantage on the iPhone because it is deeply integrated with the software on the phone and can be used to control or open certain apps, link with smart home devices, and is tied closer to Apple’s overall ecosystem. It also is quicker for a user to access Siri over Alexa as it doesn’t require an app to be opened.

Source:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/17/siri-vs-alexa-amazon-iphone-voice-assitant.html

Apple wants to make it harder to repair your already-hard to repair iPhone

It appears Apple has no intention of making it easier to fix your broken MacBook and iPhone devices.

The Cupertino behemoth has sent delegates to lobby against a proposed bill in Nebraska that will grant consumers and third-party repair chains access to service manuals, diagnostic equipment and replacement parts, BuzzFeed News reports.

Apple representative Steve Kester advised State Sen. Lydia Brasch against the proposed “right to repair” bill, warning the proposal could turn Nebraska into a “Mecca for bad actors” if passed. According to Kester, the act poses a large threat to consumers as it could grant hackers hardware-level access to company products.

The Big A has consistently voiced its preference that its products should only be handled by certified technicians. Samsung and John Deere have similarly argued the proposed legislation could expose industry secrets and compromise security and safety concerns.

Tech industry groups, including CompTIA, the Consumer Technology Association and the Information Technology Industry council have also taken a stance against the bill. Curiously, the groups represent some the leading names in technology like Microsoft, Google, Nintendo and Sony.

Among other things, the opposers argue the bill would “compromise intellectual property” and complicate safety regulations. They further claim consumers already have “substantial choice when it comes to visiting the repair facility that best suits their needs” as it is.

While Apple products are notoriously difficult to repair, the bill could make it easier to fix other consumer electronics that require less effort and skill to patch up.

But on the other hand, putting the “right to repair” in the hands of unqualified DIY repair aficionados opens the door for an uncontrolled stream of potentially dangerous “quick fixes.”

Still, as Repair Association executive director Gay Gordon-Byrne says, “[w]e should be able to repair the things we buy.”

Source:

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2017/03/10/apple-iphone-macbook-repair/#.tnw_bC2rEeeJ

Apple’s EPIC iPhone 8 Detailed In Full: Release Date, Specs & Prices

Apple iPhone 8 : Apple has always been a benchmark in making the smartest phones and immunizing them with lots of features and quality material. The next sensation in the market is said to be the  Apple iPhone 8, Tim Cook himself said that: Don’t expect much from the iPhone 7 because iPhone 8 will create a real revolution and they are already planning and building it to revolutionize the future of smartphones.

Talking about the recent graphics, We just saw that Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus! The Jet Black edition was a real show stopper and it has received immense love from the apple users. No, Doubt iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were both very impressive pieces. Apple got everyone in utter shock by bringing out the new Rose Gold color that this trend was followed by every other smartphone company.

Here revealing you everything about the coming beast iPhone 8.

Apple iPhone 8 Expected Features

  • Edge to edge display ( Described Below)
  • OLED Display
  • Faster A12 Processor (As A11 is coming in iPhone 7s )
  • Glass Body
  • No Physical Home Button
  • Wireless Charging
  • 4K Display

Apple iPhone 8 Specifications

Apple is planning to bring something Unique and Efficient like never before. As per rumors, the brand is working on 10 Different Prototypes. It is very early to clearly suggest what we’re going to experience next year! But before the release of iPhone 8, Apple is preparing to launch iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s+. So there is a plenty of time left for iPhone 8.  Apple has been always known for the quality of the hardware they provide in iPhone’s. I don’t think so any other companies can compete in terms of hardware provided in the iPhone 8.  Moving forward these are the specs which are expected to be featured in Apple iPhone 8.

Rumors suggest that brand may come up with the Radical Re-Design in the shape of edge to edge display. It means, there will be No Bezels; not even on top or bottom.

The display will be Home to Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor and a Selfie Shooter. If we are talking about revolution, the Apple may get rid of a home button. This will be possible with embedding camera and touch ID system directly into the display screen. Jony Ive always has been passionate about making iPhone that will consist of a single glass sheet. Moreover, for the wireless charging system, glass is essential! But for now we may only see a hint of glass in the body and the base will most probably be metallic.

The idea of the Edge to Edge Display looks valid. But we are not confirmed if the display size will surpass traditional range or the size of iPhone will be reduced to go with the screen. Most likely, we will see iPhone 8 with a 5.5 inch or a slightly larger display screen. Apple will use latest flexible OLED technology instead of LCD, that is necessary for enhanced contrast ratio and vibrant colors.

There is a lot of possibility that Apple would be trying to bring the edge to edge display in iPhone 8. So this would be a kind of revolution in smartphone’s display’s.

I don’t know about you, but I fell hard for glass body that was used in iPhone 4. So after the Jet Black addition, It is highly predictable that Apple will come up with at least one model with glass body, as Catcher Technology has claimed.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, if there will be a use of glass, that will be around stainless steel or aluminum framework.

Speed and efficiency are the words that will define iPhone 8, thanks to a 10-nanometer A12 chip. Rumors also suggest that newer flagship will come up with the long range wireless charging system. There will be biometric additions of facial or iris scanning. As for the dual lens camera, both lenses will have a feature of Optical Image Stabilization!

Quality always comes with a price. That’s why OLED iPhone 8 will be sold as the premium model. Apple is also planning to launch models with flat display (4.7″, 5″ & 5.5″). Although the estimations may look fancy and charming, still we don’t have confirmation for any of them! We can’t tell anything exactly about sizes, materials or configurations but history is a proof that our estimation has never ditched us or you!

We can conclude one thing,

Apple will show up with Three Glass Models. The unit with OLED Display will be ranked as the premium version with the Bezel-Less screen. The brand will also launch 4.7  and 5.5 inch iPhones with the aluminum body!

Apple iPhone 8 Features

The stacked features of iphone 8 Features are:

  1. 5.5-6 inch Super OLED Display
  2. Primary Camera : 14 MP
  3. Secondary (Front) Camera : 4 MP
  4. Internal Memory: 32/64/128/256 GB
  5. RAM: 4 GB
  6. Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

iPhone 8 Specifications in detail:

Camera:  According to Japanese site Mac Otakara, the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone Apple is planning on introducing new vertical dual camera arrangement instead of a horizontal dual camera system. Mac Otakara‘s information is sourced from a Taiwanese supplier and has not yet been corroborated by a second source so this is still not confirmed.

It’s not clear why Apple would switch from a horizontal arrangement to a vertical arrangement, but the need to fit two cameras into a smaller body could be a factor and there might be some other reason too behind this as the sources are not confirmed.

Processor: TSMC has started designing the 10 nanometer A11 chip. According to sources, the initial stages have been completed. So chances of seeing A11 chip in next iPhone ( That is iPhone 7s) are very high! TSMC will forward the A12 chips to Apple in the first quarter of 2018. Secondly, it has confirmed orders for this chip. We are sure about one thing, Apple has the tradition of making efficient and powerful hardware. A12 chip is more of a custom instead of the exception for the company. Of course, this smaller chip is more powerful and energy efficient!

Wireless Charging: Wireless charging is nothing new to the market. But Apple’s idea is focused on long range wireless charging technology. This technology is going to be superior to current methods because you won’t have to stay close to the wireless charger! Cool! The idea sounds awesome, but Apple is facing multiple obstacles in this regard. For instance, more power is needed when if the distance is increased between transmitter and receiver. If the iPhone is far away from charging source, the battery will charge up slowly!

To overcome all the obstacles, Apple has hired a team of expert engineers. If we take wireless AirPods into account, the idea of long range wireless charging seems feasible!

In this regard, rumors of glass body seem to be true. Because glass supports wireless charging. It works smoothly in the absence of aluminum casing! Apple is already seeking a supply for chips that support wireless charging. Interestingly, the rumors suggest that charging may be done with external casing or iPhone accessory!

Foxconn, Apple’s partner is checking different wireless charging modules for next iPhone. Right now, we can’t say will it be up to the mark or not!

We heard from sources that Apple may collaborate with Energous! This company has manufactured long-range wireless charging solution known as WattUp!

Some Other Important Features:

Biometrics: Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst have strongly predicted Apple’s plans, including an iPhone with biometric features of facial recognition or iris scanning. Kuo has not talked about the scope of these features. But we can assume that these features will help in accessing phone or improving the security! According to Asian supply chain, for iris scanning, we have to wait until 2018. So, we are not sure about experiencing iris scanning in 2017!

Apple has collaborated with Taiwan-based company Xintec for scanning ships. Xintec will start production on this component in 2017 hopefully! As far storage is concerned, we may have an iPhone with NAND flash memory. After having an iPad Pro with 256 GB storage, it is possible to own an iPhone with same capacities!

Haptic Engine: Apple is planning to bring an iPhone with an enhanced haptic engine, as per Japanese site Nikkei. The high-performance motor is needed to produce complex tactile vibrations, as they are essential if Apple wants to eliminate home button. Such vibrations denote key triggers including confirmation of Touch ID payment or unlocking of the phone! Both triggers are tied to a physical home button in latest iPhone!

Camera: Considering Kuo’s predictions, a 4.7-inch iPhone will have a single camera. While premium 5.5-inch model will feature a dual lens camera with unspecified size! In upcoming models, both wide angle and telephoto lenses can have optical image stabilization. We have experienced this technology in iPhone 7 Plus with wide angle lens only!

Apple iPhone 8 Price

iPhone 7 is expected in the price range of around 1099 $ to 1499 $. So the Price of iPhone 8 would be little higher and the price of the device. Apple iphone 8 price would be around 1199 $ to 1599$.

The price is pretty high and hard to afford. So we can’t say something officially about the price now. We will have to wait for the company to say!

Updates and Coming Rumors:

  • Glass Body with a little Metal Frame: It is to be considered that Apple is appealingly  trying to make a whole glass frame for iPhone which is unbreakable and is more powerful that Android’s Gorilla Glass.
  • Touch ID is to change the frame to eliminate the Home Button and make it full of screen complete display.

 

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