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The upcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, or iPhone Edition) that Apple might unveil at a rumored event on September 12 will completely kill one of the most iconic features of all its predecessors: the home button.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo - who has a long track record of accurate predictions of Apple products - predicts the phone will have a revolutionary 3D sensing camera for facial recognition, which will work with Apple's new augmented reality software. The image above suggests that the previous leaks were accurate to suggest the phone will have an L-shaped battery. The display promises to stretch from edge to edge with only a notch in the top for the earpiece and front-facing sensors.
iPhone sales, Apple's most important business, have slowed in the past two years, as the iPhone 7's design was largely the same as its predecessor.
"For me, it's the imminent launch of the iPhone 8, due for September 12". Some of the features confirmed in their report were already known or at least heavily suspected, but there are also some new details about how the phone will function without the home button. Finally, Macquarie boosted their price objective on shares of Apple from $170.00 to $180.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. The group "Wireless Power Consortium" developed the Qi standard, which is the standard commonly used for wireless charging technology.
That means one of the biggest interface changes in the iPhone's 10-year history.
The home screen will show six vertical rows of four apps, for a total of 24 icons on each page.
Samsung - Apple's closest rival - launched its flagship Galaxy S8 this summer with the slogan, "Unbox your phone" - referring to the "box" at the edges of the screen. A new Apple Watch, potentially including onboard support for a dedicated cellular connection and HomePod, Apple's forthcoming smart speaker, which the company revealed in June at its annual developers conference. The report also claims that, due to the limited space on the status bar, the information it displays could change on a per-task basis.
Apple raised our hopes when it became a member of Wireless Power Consortium this year and made a decision to adopt the Qi charging practice.