IPhone 8 could make you wait to unlock two key upgrades

Jul 13, 2017, 00:39
IPhone 8 could make you wait to unlock two key upgrades

Some media outlets have reported that Apple may change the name of their upcoming iPhone 8.

The company has been working feverishly to fix software problems in its hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone that could ultimately cause production and delivery delays, the source says. Like wireless charging, this feature too could be missing at launch and added via a later software update.

Apparently, engineers and designers at Apple have been scrambling all summer to get the wireless charging software working properly. What's been consistent with these rumors is that the Apple's latest flagship device will come with an entirely new design along with new technologies and features.

If the software problems aren't resolved soon, the 11th-generation iPhone could launch with major features disabled, Fast Company said. Gruber claimed that Apple would sell the pad separate to the phone, but this report makes no mention of what, if any, extra purchases would need to be made to use the feature.

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The software problems are amplified by the enormous pressure to deliver the new phone on time, shortly after its likely announcement this fall; by the usual huge expectations for a new Apple product; and by the fact that the company is building technologies into the device that have never appeared in iPhones before. The issue again is not hardware related, but rather due to iOS itself. We believe Apple's facial recognition solution should work from many angles and in low-light environments.

But that's not all.

According to multiple analyst notes this week, Apple AAPL, +0.27% is running into issues with the fingerprint sensor, which the company has been looking to upgrade on the new iPhone.

Will the iPhone 8 Be Delayed?

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The countdown is on to September and the expected launch of the iPhone 8 - one of the company's most critical releases to date.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable voice when it comes to future Apple iPhone features, flat out doesn't think Apple is going to include Touch ID in the OLED iPhone altogether.

For example, last year's iPhone 7 Plus was in short supply at launch (I waited almost two months for my pre-order to arrive) because the new dual lens camera components weren't initially available in mass quantities. There have been conflicting reports whether the new iPhones would have a curved screen or just go to the end of the phone.

The iPhone 8 is expected to Apple's first iPhone to feature an OLED display, and it looks like the tech giant has problems with that as well.

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