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Dual Camera, Rear Fingerprint Scanner and a USB-C charge port...Is this the iPhone 8?

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As mentioned by TechRadar in the article linked below, it's always a "will they or won't they?" with Apple and their decisions as we move closer to the release of their latest handsets. For the 7, the… Read More
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1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
As mentioned by TechRadar in the article linked below, it's always a "will they or won't they?" with Apple and their decisions as we move closer to the release of their latest handsets. For the 7, the big question was surrounding the placement of the headphone jack. It disappeared and we were given AirPods.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9xv3CiV0AAqmGW.jpg

The image above, leaked by Twitter user Sonny Dickson clearly shows possibility of a dual camera for the iPhone 8. A placement on the rear is also visible which could provide housing for the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 8, allowing Apple to remove the bezel completely on the 8.

According to TechRadar, the image matches up 'almost entirely' with a previous leak.

http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/VVt2zcAWrTR9m5yzyV5P2f-650-80.jpg

USB-C? I can't really see it myself. But, stranger things have happened.

Thoughts?

[Source: TechRadar]
BuzzDuraband Avatar
1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
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#1
I've never owned an iPhone and so my opinion probably doesn't mean much but...

The dual camera doesn't look right. They should stick with the placement they had on the 7+. Could they not do away with the circle fingerprint scanner and embed it within the apple logo? And USB-C doesn't really sound like Apple, why would they take away a set standard which they make loads of money out of to replace it with USB-C.
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USB c would make sense evince their new macbooks support it...
#3
All looked believable, but the USB C type got me a little confused. no way Apple could ditch their lighting thing.
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killstreak
All looked believable, but the USB C type got me a little confused. no way Apple could ditch their lighting thing.

They ditched thunderbolt in favour of USB C on Macbooks.. wouldnt surprise me, the adoption of lightning and thunderbolt has been limited to Mac devices only... new EU laws about proprietary chargers also leans towards USB C.
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haritori
killstreak
All looked believable, but the USB C type got me a little confused. no way Apple could ditch their lighting thing.

They ditched thunderbolt in favour of USB C on Macbooks.. wouldnt surprise me, the adoption of lightning and thunderbolt has been limited to Mac devices only... new EU laws about proprietary chargers also leans towards USB C.



Thats a good point. but apple still lack the fast charging tech even if they use USB C. that tech belongs to Qualcomm. So without the fast charging introducing USB c would be bad idea. but if they have come up with something new, they can actually adopt the USB c thing. but the chances are highly low.
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killstreak
haritori
killstreak
All looked believable, but the USB C type got me a little confused. no way Apple could ditch their lighting thing.
They ditched thunderbolt in favour of USB C on Macbooks.. wouldnt surprise me, the adoption of lightning and thunderbolt has been limited to Mac devices only... new EU laws about proprietary chargers also leans towards USB C.
Thats a good point. but apple still lack the fast charging tech even if they use USB C. that tech belongs to Qualcomm. So without the fast charging introducing USB c would be bad idea. but if they have come up with something new, they can actually adopt the USB c thing. but the chances are highly low.
USB C already supports it's own fast charging tech called USB Power Delivery which can deliver up to 100w, the macbooks already use it...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#PD
http://www.usb.org/developers/powerdelivery/

Edited By: dcx_badass on Apr 20, 2017 23:46
#7
USB C is loads better than those lightning cables, Never have I had a USB C cable fail on me, Yet lightning cables constantly break on my kids iphones/pads. They go through probably 1-2 a month.
#8
sn2795
I've never owned an iPhone and so my opinion probably doesn't mean much but...
The dual camera doesn't look right. They should stick with the placement they had on the 7+. Could they not do away with the circle fingerprint scanner and embed it within the apple logo? And USB-C doesn't really sound like Apple, why would they take away a set standard which they make loads of money out of to replace it with USB-C.

The answer is possibly that if Apple switch to USB-C, it makes Apple devices compliant with the EU directive which requires that all mobiles to use standard chargers. IIRC, the directive comes into effect this year, so the timing would make sense.
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dxx
sn2795
I've never owned an iPhone and so my opinion probably doesn't mean much but...
The dual camera doesn't look right. They should stick with the placement they had on the 7+. Could they not do away with the circle fingerprint scanner and embed it within the apple logo? And USB-C doesn't really sound like Apple, why would they take away a set standard which they make loads of money out of to replace it with USB-C.

The answer is possibly that if Apple switch to USB-C, it makes Apple devices compliant with the EU directive which requires that all mobiles to use standard chargers. IIRC, the directive comes into effect this year, so the timing would make sense.


No need for Apple to do that as they supply an adaptor.

There's no chance they'll move to USB C as the port is much chunkier and it gives them no advantage whatsoever. Saying 'it makes sense because the MacBook has it' is just daft - the MacBook also had MagSafe but you didn't see those popping up on iPhones.

Apple were part of the body involved in the production of USB C so there was no reason *not* to use it on the new MacBooks, since it offers a lot more flexibility than MagSafe and removes the need for a port; there is absolutely no reason for them to use it on an iPhone or iPad though, as it not only means a bigger port for no gain but would also lose them a fortune in licensing fees for Mfi certification. It would also pee off millions of people who have invested in Lightning accessories - even the new AirPods use it. The move from the 30 pin connector to Lightning was a necessary change, as it was way too big and lacked support for things such as digital audio and video output (remember, it was a very old connector).

There would be absolutely no reason for Apple to switch to USB C.

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