For the past few weeks, we have witnessed numerous leaks and rumors about perhaps what some might consider Apple’s most anticipated iPhone. Today, however, these reports have reached a new high as a couple of Foxconn employees, on Reddit, have spilled some new beans about the upcoming products and confirmed a bunch of existing ones.
According to the sources, ‘iPhone X’ is most certainly what the next iPhone will be called. Although, ‘iPhone 8’ is still on the cards. The smartphone will bring a slew of significant upgrades to the lineup including a much more compact form factor thanks to the reduced bezels around the top and bottom. Moreover, there’s a possibility of the TouchID being under the screen itself. The employee mentions that due to performance inadequacies, the idea was dropped recently. While the source isn’t entirely sure whether Apple is making any changes to the fingerprint scanner or not, he said that a rear placement isn’t happening at all unlike what previous leaks suggested.
Moreover, Apple has added a retina scanner on the new phone which will enable facial recognition for unlocking the device and authenticating iTunes purchases. There is also a probability of Apple going forward solely with the retina scanner and doing away with the fingerprint reader completely. However, that seems highly unlikely considering how impractical facial recognition have been in the past when it comes to outdoor scenarios.
Another big new hardware change will be the support for wireless charging. Additionally, they mentioned that the Cupertino giant is sticking to a Lightning port due to extra costs of USB Type-C. The Dual-Camera which we’ve seen in a couple of previous images will be vertically aligned and there’s a chance of two front sensors as well. Apart from the iPhone X, Apple will launch iPhone 7S which will flaunt an aluminum unibody instead of glass and won’t support wireless charging. All of these new iPhones will come with 3 GB of RAM. Production has been delayed as well due to the involvement of a range of new components.
In spite of their claims to be authentic, there’s still a possibility of last-minute changes. Apple, like every year, will launch these new smartphones later this year in September.