iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport 3D Front Camera, A11 SoC Production Said to Begin

 

Apple is said to be busy solving several reported yield issues it is facing with iPhone 8, including new hardware components, Touch ID improvements, OLED panel yield, and much more. Amidst all the drama, fresh reports bring news that isn’t so bad to the ears. One report claims that Apple is set to include a front camera with facial recognition, despite recent reports of technical issues in 3D camera production. The other report claims that TSMC has already begun mass producing the Apple A11 SoC on the 10nm process, the SoC set to be integrated in the new iPhone models this year.

The Investor cites a Korea Economic Daily report to claim that the iPhone 8 will have a 3D camera module in the front capable of facial recognition. These modules will be made by LG Innotek, the same company that was responsible for the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera module. “[LG Innotek’s] new facility investment worth KRW 269.7 billion ($238.50 million) that was announced on April 27 will be dedicated to Apple’s orders. The initial deal size is estimated at about 200 billion won,” the report states. KGI was the first to suggest this feature on the iPhone 8.iPhone 8 Tipped to Sport 3D Front Camera, A11 SoC Production Said to Begin

Separately, a new report from DigiTimes suggests that TSMC has started mass producing the new Apple A11 SoC. The company is set to be the sole supplier of these SoCs, without Samsung in the equation, which is expected to be included in all three new iPhone models tipped to arrive this fall.
The report confirms that TSMC faced initial yield issues, but it seems to have solved that now. “TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 8 series, the sources said. Production was once affected by issues involving stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process, but they have already been solved,” sources told DigiTimes.

The iPhone 8 is also expected to sport 3GB of RAM, vertical dual rear camera setup, bundled AirPods, wireless charging, waterproofing, and much more.

 

iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus Schematics Leaks Tip Design Details, Mass Production Reportedly Begins

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • iPhone 8 tipped to sport a vertical dual camera setup
  • Tipster claims mass production of all three phones has begun
  • iPhone 7s Plus to look a lot like predecessor

iPhone 8 rumours refuse to stop even though the launch is still months away. Its design details, especially, are leaked regularly, sometime giving us contradictory information, and sometimes corroborating a strong rumour. Today’s leak does the latter. The ‘final schematics’ leak of the iPhone 8 shows the device from all angles giving us a fair idea of what the anniversary smartphone will possibly look like. Furthermore, the lesser leaked iPhone 7s Plus has also been tipped in a similar schematics leak giving away design information.iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus Schematics Leaks Tip Design Details, Mass Production Reportedly Begins

The fresh leaks come from none other than tipster Benjamin Geskin, who has earned a reputation for leaking most of the iPhone 8 related information this year. Apart from the schematics, Geskin also notes that mass production for the iPhone models launching this year has started, and that there will be three models this year. He has leaked schematics of two iPhone models – and the third iPhone, presumably be called the iPhone 7s , has not been leaked. However, he notes that the schematics will be similar to its predecessor iPhone 7.

Starting with the iPhone 8 schematic and render, the back of the device matches previous leaks to show a vertical dual camera setup, an Apple logo, and no fingerprint scanner. The front sports a bezel-less display and there is no Home Button in the front indicating that the fingerprint sensor will be embedded underneath the display. The bottom edge has a Lightning connector, dual speaker grille, an elongated power key sit on the right edge, and the volume and mute switch sit on the left edge. The dimensions mentioned are at 143.4×70.77×7.51mm, which are slightly different from the previously reported 143.59×70.94×7.57mm.

iphone8 main iPhone 8

The iPhone 7s Plus retains most of the design elements from the predecessor, with a horizontal dual camera setup, and the dimensions are at 158.38×78.1mm. The front drawing is rather interesting, with no Home Button seen in the front, nor any bezel, but this is just a schematic drawing and the final product will presumably include both the elements.

iphone7splus main iPhone 7s Plus

Geskin, in a separate tweet, also notes that the Calculator app in iOS 11 will see a revamp in design, very much inspired by the one seen on OS 1 and 2 back in the day. Despite several past reports of a delay, Geskin seems confident that the iPhone 8 will launch in September itself.

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