iPhone 8, one of the most popular upcoming smartphone is ready to launch next month, but it’s leaks and rumors are providing new features continuously. Now there is one feature more The concept shows that the iOS 12 could apply to the OLED iPhone next month with it carrying features which focus mainly on the iPhone 8.
Since the launch of the iPhone 7 last year, there has been a continuous barrage of rumors and concepts about how the next iPhone is slated to look like. Now a new concept from John Calkins has provided an optimistic look at how Apple is slated to make changes to the iOS for the iPhone 8.
The concept shows that the iOS 12 could apply to the OLED iPhone next month with it carrying features which focus mainly on the iPhone 8 and its OLED display, bezel-less design, and virtual Home button.
For instance, the concept images a new “HomeBar” that houses notifications, shortcuts, widgets, and more. It sounds a lot like the rumored ‘function area’ from earlier this year.
Calkins states, “With the new HomeBar, you can launch notifications, swipe through widgets and shortcuts, and go back home. 100 percent customizable. 100 percent easy. The new virtual Home button is new but familiar – and will even change colors based on your wallpaper. You can also choose to hide it and resize as you wish.”
The concept also shows the HomeBar as being contextually aware and changing throughout the operating system, such as in various applications, Siri, and more. In addition to the HomeBar, notifications have also been revamped. Recent notifications are grouped by app and accessible from the bottom of the display.
The concept also imagines the iPhone 8 with an always-on display. This would allow for the device to always show basic information such as time, date, and notifications.
Now, Let’s take a look at some New features added in iPhone 8
That covers design. But what new features should we expect in the iPhone 8?
The loss of the Home button means the Touch ID fingerprint scanner is in design limbo – with separate theories claiming it will move to the back of the device, or be embedded under the glass, or be removed entirely. But many of its functions may be replaced by a new feature tentatively known as Face ID.
The HomePod firmware mentioned earlier contains references to facial recognition and expression detection that could be used to unlock the device.
Face detection/unlock has been expected for a while. Back in December 2014, USPTO awarded Apple a patent relating to a “personal computing device control using face detection and recognition”, and US Patent 20170076077, published in March 2017, describes a method for “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition”.
DigiTimes has predicted that Apple is likely to launch iPhones equipped with iris-recognition technology in 2018; but at the end of August 2016 the site went further, reporting that Taiwan-based Xintec is expected to provide iris scanners to Apple for the iPhone launching in 2017.
JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall backed up this theory with his own prediction that the iPhone 8 will have a 3D laser scanner for face recognition, replacing Touch ID. (If you’d like to know how powerful a mere rumour can be, check this out: the share price of the UK company expected to provide laser wafers for this feature, IQE, has tripled this year.)
And unlocking the phone might not be the only thing facial recognition is used for. Code in the HomePod firmware leak indicates that it will also be able to authenticate Apple Pay and be accessible to third-party apps; and that it will also serve to mute notifications if the user is perceived to be ‘paying attention’ already.
About Pearl ID:
1 – The software definitely supports it for payments
2 – 3rd party apps can use it
3 – You can add multiple faces
Augmented reality and VR
We previously spotted an Apple patent application that appears to back up all this speculation. Patent 9,488,488, for ‘Augmented reality maps’, describes the use of a mobile device to view live video of whatever is in front of the user, and to then superimpose images related to nearby places of interest on top of the video.
Loup Ventures analysts speculate that a company named Finisar may be providing lasers for AR depth mapping in the iPhone 8. Read more: Apple VR and augmented reality rumours
Apple has been offering wireless (inductive) charging for a while now on the Apple Watch, and we’re hearing increasingly confident predictions that the feature will come to the iPhone in 2017.
One strong hint came from Robert Hwang, the CEO of Apple manufacturer Wistron, who (in an apparent slip-up) said “new features like waterproof and wireless charging” will appear in the next generation of Apple handsets; and SlashLeaks has posted what it says is the charging coil that will be used to deliver this feature.
iPhone 8 Dummy Video:-
So, Let’s see what iPhone 8 will tell us after it’s launch. If these features are going to add in iPhone 8 , then this will be one of the best Smartphone of 2017. If you have any other leak to provide us, then simply drop a comment in comment box down below. Till Then, Build Best, Stay Cool!