10 June 2017, India:
The images of much anticipated Apple iPhone 8 has been leaked and they certainly look good. Apple has done some major changes in the hardware as well as updated to iOS 11.
Apple iPhone 8 will have vertical dual rear camera setup, unlike iPhone 7 Plus which had the setup horizontally. What’s interesting is that the flash could be placed between the dual camera lens. This kind of a setup is supposed to help with 3D as well as Augmented Reality (AR) features. Apple iPhone 8 is expected to sport an edge-to-edge display with a 5.1-inch screen. It is said to be a complete redesign, with a curved glass back, wireless charging support as per the report by Indian Express.
Coming to the pricing details, the iPhone 8 is expected to cost more than $1000 (Rs. 64,296 approx.), which is almost double the cost of OnePlus 5 whose estimated cost is touted to be Rs. 32,999 for the entry-level model and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB variant. With OnePlus 5’s price touching close to Rs. 40,000 for the top-end variant, Google’s Pixel XL 2 could be another tough contender in the mid-range price bracket with premium specs. This is especially true as the Pixel XL 2 boasts similar specs to the OnePlus 5 with the added benefit of running Android O out-of-the-box as per the report by IBT.
About the iOS 11, the eleventh version iOS packs in a dark theme (suitable for the expected OLED screen on 2017’s new iPhone), new multi-tasking views for the iPad and iPad Pro to give them a more ‘desktop’ feel, and the addition of a File Manager. But there’s also some stings in the tail for Apple fans with iOS 11, including the loss of legacy 32-bit apps. One of the first things we noticed when Apple unveiled iOS 11 was the reintroduction of the antenna bars that replace the dots used in iOS 10. Apple may have done that to free up some space in the middle of the screen for that camera assembly.
Apple also changed the way you open the notification pane on the phone — swiping up will open them on the lock screen — which may also have something to do with the central position of the complex camera system. (Source and Images- iDrop News)