Apple has big plans for the iPhone 8

The tech giant Apple is reportedly working on some ground-breaking additions to the iPhone 8, according to analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, whose forecasts have been known to be very accurate in the past.

It’s suggested that Apple will be unveiling three new iPhones in 2017, all of which can be charged wirelessly.

While the majority of reports believe Apple will launch two phones this year – the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus – which will be minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, Mr Kuo insists an iPhone 8 or iPhone X is well and truly in the offing.

Kuo believes the iPhone 8 or iPhone X will feature some spectacular tech advancements including an OLED screen and a design made entirely of glass.

There is talk that Apple could also look to move the location of its home button to beneath the OLED display, enabling users to make mobile payments via Apple Pay via the touch screen. It’s thought that by eliminating the need for a large home button it will allow for a bigger screen for the aforementioned organic light-emitting diode technology.

Another source has claimed that Apple is also looking to introduce an iris scanner into its next generation of devices. Iris scanning technology would be a flagship security advancement, enabling users to lock their devices with their eyes.

Previously utilised in military devices and fixed installations, the technology for iris scanning has the potential to make password-based security a thing of the past. It’s even more secure than fingerprint scanning.

There are four or five times more points of comparison unique to an iris than even a fingerprint. The problem with fingerprints is that they can get dirty, calloused or worn, which can affect scanners, and in winter, users want to use their devices whilst wearing gloves to protect their hands.

Advancements in image-capturing technology have also made iris scanning a more credible option for smartphones, as they no longer need large camera lenses and sensors to work. High-quality imagery can now be captured from the iris using standard CMOS sensors.

There’s a lot to look forward to in the new iPhone so remember to check back for more industry news and updates. Or why not contact us today about your IT support and tech needs.