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iPhone 8 to be called as ‘iPhone edition’: Rumored to sport 3D technology and LCD or AMOLED screen

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It’s that time of the year when the rumours regarding the tech Giant, Apple’s next flagship start doing rounds and about time that there is some exciting news on the horizon about the next iPhone 8 by Apple.

Apple is set to dub the new iPhone 8 as iPhone edition during the launch of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus alongside, in a product launch event scheduled for September this year.  As per the rumours, the new Apple iPhone 8 will not have an OLED display as it was the case in all the other previous generations of iPhones. As we speak, Apple is working on the different options for the display- chances are the display panel would be an LCD or an AMOLED screen.

As per reports from Nikkei and the Wall Street Journal, iPhone 8 could feature a 5.8-inch display with no home screen physical button. In addition to this, the entire chassis of the phone would be made out of glass, ceramic and aluminium. Regarding the designing of the phone, Apple could finally be switching to the bezel-less designs that are hip with most of the flagship products this year.  According to Mac Otakara, Apple tests the prototypes to decide which features and aspect of the device would be fit for the mass production of the device. Based on the predictions, iPhone is very likely to sport features like wireless charging, dual cameras, etc.

Apart from this, the prototypes for Apple iPhone 8 are also being tested for incorporating the 3D camera technology in it. It has been reported that this new piece of technology that hasn’t been adopted by any other brand, would be making its debut in the new iPhone 8. There have been several methods for implementing the 3D camera- one of them being the time of flight (ToF) and structured light techniques.

As per the reports from Barclays, the 3D camera would work by a signal wave, emitted by the device, being bounced off the surface of the object in front of the camera and the 3D sensors would calculate the bounce off. A series of such signals being reflected would be used by the device to make a 3D image of the object by the structured light method. This new method is a vital part of what the company calls as AR or augmented reality and not virtual reality.

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