A Peek Inside iPhone 8
Weibo, the Chinese social networking site had an interesting post from a FOXCONN employee. The photos showed the view under the hood of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. We expect the official announcement for the iPhone 8 next month but why wait when these images are available. Unfortunately, the images are not X-rays so there is no layered internal view of the next flagship smartphone from Apple.
The previously leaked code name of “Ferrari” can be seen along with the acronym EVT. EVT stands for “Engineering Validation Test”, which is an early stage in manufacturing.
The large black spot in the middle is most likely the charging coil which qualifies earlier rumors of wireless charging.
Katy Huberty, a Morgan Stanley analyst said in a research note obtained by MacRumors, “In addition to more modest updates to current iPhone SKUs, we expect Apple to launch a higher priced device with AMOLED display that allows for a curved form factor and longer battery life, wireless charging technology, 3D sensors, and more advanced AI software capabilities. While we see accelerated upgrades for Apple’s highest end users in all regions, our work suggests China users are especially sensitive to new technology and form factor changes.”
Another rumor is that Apple is utilizing a stacked design inside iPhone 8. This will make room for a larger battery. A longer battery life is something iPhone users have been craving for years. Rumors of a higher price tag for the iPhone 8 make sense when you look at the list of pricey features that are expected. 3D sensors for facial scanning and recognition, a curved AMOLED display, wireless charging and more.
We will have to wait for a yet to be announced Apple September event to find out for sure what all is in the next iPhone but we’re fairly confident that the features we mentioned here will be on the list.