Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple Inc.is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.
Apple stock has been rising and falling on iPhone 8 rumors and will continue to do so until after the phone hits store shelves, but what investors should be anxious about right now is what comes after it. Management has promised a generous surge in services revenue, but it seems doubtful that will be enough to keep investors sated because, let's face it. Selling services doesn't sound almost as sexy as coming up with the next hot gadget for sale.
When the iPhone 8 finally arrives in September, there's a good chance it's going to look a lot like the Galaxy S8 and Samsung will have stolen much of Apple's thunder.
The iPhone 8 is shaping up to be a worthy upgrade for Apple fans, but one key element of this year's expected iPhone sales spectacular is not going according to plan.
Those anxiously awaiting the redesigned iPhone, however, may have to wait because upply constraints could mean the device isn't readily available until one or two months after the typical fall introduction.
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The company is planning on integrating new screen, stainless steel body, curved glass as well as an improvised version of the camera in the new model.More news: The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record
We've been hearing a range of rumored prices for the iPhone 8, and about the only thing we can glean from all the reports is that it will probably be even more expensive than Apple's other iPhones. In fact -as the iPhone 8 is expected to be- the Galaxy S8 is an all-glass design (front and back). The new OLED screen itself is flat, while the cover glass curves into a steel frame.
Citing unnamed "people familiar with the matter", Bloomberg today noted that Apple has ordered around 100 million OLED display screens for its new iPhones from Samsung because "other suppliers won't be ready to supply mass quantities until later".
They are also said to include the fingerprint scanner in the screen which may be technically challenging for the company.
Assuming the these are true, the iPhone 8 will be the first Apple smartphone ever with OLED design.
Like other recently released smartphones, even Apple is testing dual-camera setup on the back which will be positioned vertically.
Apple is also going to ship the new iPhone models with its latest and software update - iOS 11.