Much has been said about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s upcoming iPhone 8; yet, every new week yields fresh juicy bits of leaks and rumors about the device. This week, we found out that the iPhone 8 might be even more gorgeous than we earlier thought with an amazing bezel-less screen. We learned that the firm might integrate its Touch ID directly into the display of the device.
Some news reports also indicate that the firm is working on two variants of the iPhone 8 – one version will have the Touch ID on the screen and the second version will have the fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. We also got definite confirmation from a Foxconn worker that the iPhone 8 will be the official 10th anniversary device; hence, it might get a new name other than the “iPhone 8”.
However, I am more interested in an exciting piece of information hinting that the iPhone 8 might have the best battery life ever for an iPhone or comparable flagship devices in the market. This piece seeks to examine Apple’s latest breakthrough in power technology.
Apple iPhone 8 will live long
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 might not ship until Oct. or Nov but that’s okay because the delay is for the good as the firm fine tunes its new power tech. The iPhones in the market currently use power management chips made by a German firm, Dialog Semiconductor. Apple has scored decent improvements in battery life on each new generation of iPhone. The iPhone 7 with Internet use can last up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, and up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi. The iPhone 7 lasts up to 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S lasts much longer than the iPhone 5S.
Now, Apple is working on its own batter management chip and it has opened power management design teams working on the project in Munich and California. In fact, Apple has up to 80 people working on its power tech and it has reportedly ended its contract with Dialog. Analyst Karsten Iltgen, who works in a private German bank called Bankhaus Lampe notes that ‘in our view, there is strong evidence that Apple is developing its own PMIC and intends to replace the chip made by Dialog at least in part.
Apple needs the new PMIC to complement the unannounced A11 processor that we think will power the iPhone 8. The iPhone maker is also poaching engineers from Dialog to work on its PMIC; hence, we don’t know if the PMIC chip will be ready in time to ship with the iPhone8.
High iPhone 8 price will help Apple Prosper
The rumor mill is working round the clock the churn out ideas on what we can expect from the iPhone 8. We know that the device might sport dual-lens 3D camera and it might have support features for Augmented reality or VR. We also know that the device will have a plastic OLED screen enclosed in a curved glass casing. I’ll be looking forward to seeing how the iPhone 8 does wireless charging among other things. Of course, the iPhone 8 might set you back at least $1000 but you I am sure you’ll get premium value for the money.