For the past couple of weeks, analyst from all over the world have been speculating the fate and release of the iPhone 8. So far, some of them have agreed that the phone may arrive, albeit in small quantities, in September.
However, majority of the speculations point to a much later release for the phone. And it looks like MacOtakara, after months of keeping its silence, has finally broken it and release a rumour about the iPhone 8.
According to the Japanese website, the Apple supply chain in Asia shows that the company will not be able to give an earlier release date for the iPhone 8. Furthermore, the report also said that it is more likely that the company will make the phone available in stores sometime between October and December this year. To make matters worse, the report also corroborated on earlier reports that the phone will be released on a limited run, at least for the time being.
MacOtakara also claimed that the iPhone 8 may not come with Touch ID. This is because according to its source, the back of the phone does not have a hole to hold the fingerprint sensor.
This bit of news brings more credence to earlier predictions by Ming-Chi Kuo who said that Apple will focus on Facial recognition for the new iPhone.
In addition to the facial recognition feature, it would seem that Apple is also toying with the idea of unlocking the iPhone 8 by other means. The report said that the Cupertino company is making improvements on the Rise to Wake feature of the current iPhone. Unfortunately, the website did not clarify on the matter further.
MacOtakara’s reports on Apple products are quite reliable. In fact, the website was the first one to report that the iPhone 7 will ditch the headphone jack months before it was released. There is a chance that this report hold some grain of truth in it. As to how much truth is there, that is the question that still needs to be answered.
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