Imagination likely to see Apple royalties slashed, then end

Imagination likely to see Apple royalties slashed, then end

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.

The iPhone is Apple's most important product, representing about two-thirds of sales.

Apple has also experimented with integrating the iPhone's fingerprint scanner into the screen of the OLED version, which would be technically challenging, the people said. It could either be a design that Apple tried and rejected for the iPhone 8, given we know Apple tries out various models before it commits to a final design.

Meanwhile, in Kuo's second research note this morning, he alluded to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 - expected to be unveiled later on this year - shipping with a dual-lens camera system that will actually trump the iPhone 7 Plus' in several respects, indicating specifically that the "Note 8's dual-camera will be much better than that of iPhone 7 Plus, and likely match that of OLED iPhone".

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The sketch shows a iPhone case design that measures 72.497mm wide and 149.501mm tall - which would make the iPhone 8 about 1mm wider than the current iPhone 7 and about 1cm taller.

One prototype design speaks about the display having symmetrical, slightly curved glass on both front and back of the device. An earlier prototype design had a thinner steel band, leaving more noticeable curved glass on the sides. According to the source, it may be named to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone's launch and is said to pack a new design with a stainless steel frame and curved glass. Apple has championed LCD screen technology for years, and it's reasonable to think that there might be bugs in its first generation of OLED phones. Samsung also tried this approach for the S8, but ended up installing a more standard fingerprint reader on the back of its phone due to the challenges, another person said. The article also noted that Apple is likely feeling added pressure to succeed with the new iPhone design in light of previous few models that didn't feature any big changes.

Like other recently released smartphones, even Apple is testing dual-camera setup on the back which will be positioned vertically. The current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have single front cameras. Now, the company may try to use the modules for augmented reality.

The company also plans of packing all new iPhones with the latest iOS 11 which will be announced this June at an annual developer conference. TSMC is going to manufacture the new A11 application processor on a 10nm process, scaling to mass production in the second half of the year.

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