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Version: iPhone 8
Developer: Apple Inc.
Website https://www.apple.com

Link to a review from Cloudwards: https://www.cloudwards.net/review/icloud-drive/

 

ABOUT APPLE INC.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company’s hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computers, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, and the Apple TV digital media player. Apple’s consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, and sales of its computers saw significant momentum and revenue growth for the company. Within a few years, they had hired a staff of computer designers and had a production line. Apple went public in 1980 to instant financial success. Over the next few years, Apple shipped new computers featuring innovative graphical user interfaces, and Apple’s marketing commercials for its products received widespread critical acclaim. However, the high price tag of its products and limited software titles caused problems, as did power struggles between executives at the company. Jobs resigned from Apple and created his own company. As the market for personal computers increased, Apple’s computers saw diminishing sales due to lower-priced products from competitors, in particular those offered with the Microsoft Windows operating system. More executive job shuffles happened at Apple until then-CEO Gil Amelio in 1997 decided to buy Jobs’ company to bring him back. Jobs regained position as CEO, and began a process to rebuild Apple’s status, which included opening Apple’s own retail stores in 2001, making numerous acquisitions of software companies to create a portfolio of software titles, and changed some of the hardware technology used in its computers. It again saw success and returned to profitability. In January 2007, Jobs announced that Apple Computer, Inc. would be renamed Apple Inc. to reflect its shifted focus toward consumer electronics and announced the iPhone, which saw critical acclaim and significant financial success. In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO due to health complications, and Tim Cook became the new CEO. Two months later, Jobs died, marking the end of an era for the company.

Apple is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung. In February 2015, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over US$700 billion. The company employs 116,000 full-time employees as of October 2016 and maintains 498 retail stores in 22 countries as of July 2017. It operates the iTunes Store, which is the world’s largest music retailer. As of January 2016, more than one billion Apple products are actively in use worldwide.

Apple’s worldwide annual revenue totaled $215 billion for the 2016 fiscal year. The company enjoys a high level of brand loyalty and has been repeatedly ranked as the world’s most valuable brand. However, it receives significant criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors and its environmental and business practices, including the origins of source materials.

THE NEW IPHONE 8

So all Apple addicts are waiting for the release of the new iPhone 8 . Right now all we have is rumors and maybe’s ! This story will be no different as none of us really know what we will be presented with , though I guess the differences will be marginal when the iPhone 8 sees the light at last.

We have no insight information as Apple guards their products and specifications with the strictest safety measures. All employees involved are monitored as I read in other articles. Still Apple’s final showdown is about to become reality and the audience can sit and sigh again when they are confronted with a picture on a screen of a mobile phone.

Again we will see people sleeping in front of stores all waiting for their precious iPhone. I think I will call these addicts ” Sméagols ” in future. Sméagol and his Precious (Lord of the Ring), are not far away from reality by the look of it. The sheer sight on their faces when they first time open the box is like a child getting his little dog for their birthday. Pure love is in their eyes. This is what Apple makes their business, marketing and creating a futuristic life scene. Still I like Apple products for their looks and performance. The real Sméagol can’t resist any Apple products, their mind tells them ..I want it…I want it. Well done Apple marketing.

Now lets talk about the latest rumours and leaked photo’s of the iPhone 8. There are a few new features setting it apart from the earlier versions 6 & 7. Number one will be the all glass back & front without bezels and Home button. This will present a full presentation window with maximum view size of 5.8″. Apple is rumoured to be working on three versions of its next iPhone, including a 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus and a 5.8-inch iPhone 8. it’s currently believed that the iPhone 8 will come in three colors, including white, black, and a copper gold similar to rose gold. Time will tell if we’re right about his.

 

 

The iPhone 8 will have a new OLED display that will stretch across the whole front of the phone. This is part of the reason for the high price tag, according to the source, as the OLED display will cost Apple roughly twice as much as the LCD display used in current iPhones.
The used Gorilla glass is to be replaced by an even stronger glass type, which is good as earlier iPhones faced cracked glass when dropping and replacement costing a fortune. Now we are facing a two sided glass version, so stronger glass was needed.

OLED displays are superior to the LCD panels currently used in Apple’s iPhones because, rather than requiring a backlight, an OLED-based screen lights up individual pixels when necessary. Its also rumoured that the new iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED display.
The normal plugin earphone will be discontinued in this and future versions, we all need to buy their AirPods which are wireless headphones unlike any other.

 

Rumoured specs
– 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display
– New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
– 71x143x7.4mm
– Wireless charging support
– Apple A11 chip
– Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
– iOS 11 with improved Siri, P2P payments
– Face-scanning technology
– Vertical dual cameras on rear
– Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps. iPhone’s infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit

So yes, specifications will be fine as we have No insight in the expected battery capacity. For battery life all we’ve come up for now is:

The new stacked logic board will provide more space for a larger battery. Switching to OLED displays will also help Apple eke out battery gains over traditional LED displays.

Here are the details from Kuo’s note:

“As battery material tech isn’t likely to see major breakthroughs in the next 3-5 years, mainboard area can only be reduced via stacked SLP, which makes space for larger battery and extended usage time. Thanks to stacked SLP, we expect the OLED iPhone to have similar dimensions to a 4.7” TFT-LCD iPhone, and have comparable battery capacity (equipped with around 2,700 mAh L-shaped 2-cell battery pack) to a 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone. The battery life of the OLED iPhone could be better than that of the 5.5” TFT-LCD model as OLED panels are more energy-efficient than their TFT-LCD counterparts.”

Hopefully the new iPhone 8 will last longer on a full battery, as this is an area which becomes more important and has least progression on most mobiles.  So battery-life still remains unknown for now, though we know it will support wireless charging. To make use of wireless charging a glass back was needed.

Flagship phones and how long their batteries last (via review website phoneArena):

     iPhone 7 Plus: 9 hours and 15 minutes
     iPhone 7: 7 hrs 46 mins

  • Huawei PT: 7 hrs 42 mins
    Samsung Galaxy S8+: 8 hrs exactly
    Google Pixel XL: 7 hrs 19 mins
    Galaxy S7 Edge: 7 hrs 18 mins
    OnePlus 3T: 5 hrs 41 mins

HOW TO UNLOCK IPHONE 8

The new iPhone lacks the Home button, as Apple wanted to have full view and No bezels on its flagship. Therefore iPhone’s infra-red face unlocks your iPhone in BiometricKit . The Home button will be positioned under the OLED screen as a touch sensitive digital button and not as a physical button. Physical/capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons are features only to be valued after some real experience of the finished product.  Most times things just need getting used to, but I guess the real “Sméagols”, desperately want new features to explore.
3D face scanning feature is certainly an innovative feature. This facial technique might be used for replacement of the fingerprint which will be discontinued we think.

IPHONE 8 CAMERA

The Apple handsets — iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 — will come with dual-lens cameras.

However, while Apple has clung to a horizontally aligned rear camera in the iPhone 7 Plus (and is likely to do the same in the iPhone 7s Plus), the company won’t follow that strategy in the iPhone 8. According to most leaks and renderings, the iPhone 8’s rear-facing camera will be vertically aligned, which might or might not deliver better images. Apple is also said to be spending considerable time on the front cameras and will add 3D-sensing capabilities to boost its augmented-reality features.

Credit: Macotakara/YouTube

Guilherme Rambo has been digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. He found out that the next iPhone could automatically detect the type of scene you’re looking at and adjust the camera setting. I looked around the strings in the speaker firmware and I can confirm that there are multiple references to smart camera settings, just like the one Rambo mentioned on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart camera settings aren’t completely new when you think about it. If you’ve been using an iPhone for a while, you know that there’s a setting that lets you automatically enable high-dynamic range (HDR) if you’re looking at a bright scene with some dark elements. The “BrightStage” string seems connected to this auto HDR feature.

But other strings indicate that Apple is now able to recognize a wide range of scenes and objects. You can find references to the following settings: baby, beach, concert, fireworks, foliage, forest, mountains, ocean, pet, sky, snow, sport, starry, sunset and sunrise. The camera framework can also detect documents and QR codes.

Apple has done some amazing things with ARKit, but all eyes are on the iPhone 8 to bring it to the next Sméagols level? Wait and see!

SCREEN SIZE & PIXELS

Screen size and pixels would range 5.8 inches at 1242 x 2800.  Lets wait and see if our predictions face any truth.

IPHONE BODY

Glass backside, curved front glass and waterproof capabilities and wireless charging, according to a report in Nikkei Asian Review. Having seen so many leaked pictures we just can’t be far off really.

VIRTUAL VIDEO of IPHONE 8

Exclusive: Here\'s our closest look at the Apple iPhone 8 yet YouTube play

 

VERDICT

Well as these are all presumptions, a real verdict is out of place. All we can wait for right now, is the official release of Apple’s flagship desired by so many Sméagols. If all predictions face reality, iPhone 8 will really bring something new in todays crowded market.
Pricing is not discussed as this will vary from country. Given the new features, it will be the most expensive mobile phone on the market I guess. Hopefully the iPhone will still be affordable to most. I am not worried about the Sméagols however, they will buy at any cost.
Which iPhone is the best; the 7S or the iPhone 8, is up to you. Only after a real review and evaluation of the iPhone 8, your decision will be based on facts.

Launch will be around end of August, but this is also pure guessing as manufacturers face some difficulties producing. For now, close your eyes and dreammmm…….

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