Apple is to be pre-produced with the pre-production of the expected models iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus on schedule. High sales figures from Apple suppliers speak for a production start of the upcoming iPhone generation in the grand style, according to Digitimes. Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 with delivery bottlenecks to be expected.
Two LCD models and one OLED variant
While the two LCD models iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are to be available for sale in September in sufficient quantities, the OLED variant iPhone 8 demand could significantly exceed the supply according to digitimes.
Already earlier reports pointed to the limited availability of OLED displays and the associated scarce numbers of the iPhone 8. The KGI-Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his insider knowledge regarding Apple’s new releases, is expecting a maximum of 2 to 4 million available iPhone-8 models in the third quarter of 2017 Only from the first quarter of 2018 was a higher stock in sight.
The Apple suppliers Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron are expected for the period between September and November because of the release of the new iPhones with strongly increasing sales.
Photo shows three color variations
Ming-Chi Kuo recently pointed out the expected color options of the 2017-iPhones. Therefore the customer will have the choice between black, silver and gold. Unlike the iPhone 7, neither a model in rose gold or various black variants can be expected. Images published on Weibo by iPhone-8 dummies, whose authenticity is not certain, confirm the color prognosis Kuos.
Suppressed sound notifications for face detection
The firmware of the Siri loudspeaker HomePod released by Apple a week and a half ago has already revealed some hints about possible functions of the iPhone 8. This includes camera functions such as 4K recordings with 60 FPS and automatic recording modes for different motifs.
In addition, code lines point to a biometric face scanner with which the user can unlock the device. Since the frameless display design of the iPhone 8 no longer provides space for a Homebutton, it is still unclear whether Apple plans to face face-to-face authentication only as an alternative or complete replacement of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The face scanner could provide another intelligent detection function. IOS developer Guilherme Rambo has discovered code lines in the HomePod firmware, which indicate a suppression of sound notifications in the case of an eye contact with the front of the iPhone 8. IOS could mute the actually activated hint sounds as the user looks at the iPhone, since the corresponding sounds are not needed during the eye contact.
As with all entries in the HomePod firmware, it is also not sure if Apple actually uses the listed feature in the upcoming iPhone flagship.