The stories surrounding the much-awaited introduction of Apple’s iPhone SE 2, a power-packed successor of iPhone SE launched in 2016, has gained considerable hype in the recent past.
Recent rumours convey that Apple doesn’t have adequate resources to introduce iPhone SE 2 right now. Though iPhone SE might get an update this year in March, iPhone SE 2 might not be just a mini budget iPhone as anticipated previously.
The word on the street is that iPhone SE 2 (SE meaning Special Edition) is most probably a functional cross between iPhone SE and iPhone X. iPhone X being one of the star products from the company and iPhone SE being the cheapest iPhone available, it will be fascinating to see what Apple brings on table as iPhone SE 2.
According to some of the speculations, iPhone SE 2 might feature Face ID with notch screen design and a 6.1 LED panel. Apple is expected to deliver hardware specifications like A10 chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB/128GB of storage, plus 12Mp/5Mp cameras and a 1,700mAh battery. This wireless charging facilitated device might drop features like 3D sensing and 3D touch in order to cut back the cost.
So, when is the release date?
A report from Tekz24 suggests that Apple is at present working on a device, whereas other sources believe that the company might declare the release date soon. Apple might unveil iPhone SE 2 at its Spring event, held in March. Digitimes analyst Luke Lin believes Apple will launch the phone in the second quarter, around May-June.
What will be the price of iPhone SE 2?
Like the specifications, a lot of stories around the pricing of iPhone SE 2 have surfaced. If I make an educated guess, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to come in a price range of £649 to £749 in the UK market.
The way you unlock your Apple iPhone X has been of great importance to the Apple team. The very first iPhone had a slider; you had to slide to unlock your device. The next iPhone came with a new technology which was called the touch ID. Touch ID was a major break-through made by Apple in the security of phones.
Face ID works with the help of true depth camera system. This comprises of –
- Infrared Camera
- Flood Illuminator
- Front Camera
- Dot Projector
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
Whenever you look at your iPhone it detects your face using the flood illuminator. iPhone X is capable of doing this in dark as well. The IR camera takes an IR image, the dot projectors read your face by projecting approximately more than 30000 dots. iPhone X takes the matrix from the dot projector and the IR image to create a mathematical model of your face. This mathematical model is compared with the mathematical model which is already saved on your iPhone (while setting it up the iPhone this mathematical model is captured by the phone). If both the mathematical models match phone gets unlocked.
Face ID gives you instructions on how you need to move your face while setting it up. iPhone X learns your face so well that even if you change your hairstyle or put on glasses, it still recognizes you without any issues. iPhone X also recognizes that whether you are looking at your phone or not. If you hold your phone in front of your face and don’t look at it, it would stay locked.
What more can Apple iPhone 8 Plus offer as compared to Apple iPhone 8? If this question has been on your mind then we have the answers for you.
Phone 8 Plus Vs. iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus comes with a 5.5” (diagonal) widescreen LCD multi-touch display with IPS if compared to iPhone 8.
- iPhone 8 Plus has 1920*1080 pixel resolution at 401ppi and also has 1300:1 of contrast ratio(typical).
- iPhone 8 Plus is larger in size as compared to iPhone 8 i.e. 158.4mm (6.24”) and having 78.1mm (3.07”) width.
- The depth of iPhone 8 Plus is more than iPhone 8 that is 7.5mm (0.30”).
- iPhone 8 Plus is 202 grams (7.13 ounces) in weight.
- It has 12 MP wide angle and telephoto camera with a wide-angle: f/2.8 aperture as well as telephoto: f/2.8 aperture.
- It has optical zoom along with digital zoom up to 10x.
- iPhone 8 Plus has a portrait mode as well as portrait lightning (beta) mode.
- Video recording in iPhone 8 Plus has an optical zoom and the digital zoom of up to 6x.
- Power and the Battery in iPhone 8 Plus lasts for about the same time as iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 8 Plus offers a wireless talk time of up to 21 hours, Internet use of up to 13 hours and Audio playback (wireless) of up to 60 hours as compared to iPhone 8.
Remaining all features have been kept the same in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both have same color and capacity variant.
If you are planning to buy iPhone 8 Plus instead of iPhone 8 for the above-mentioned pluses then it would come for an additional cost of £100. iPhone 8 has been launched with a price of £699 and iPhone 8 Plus costs £799.
Apple iPhone 8 release date, news and specification
Apple’s first iPhone launched way back in the year 2007, revolutionizing the mobile phone market forever. 10 years on, the iPhone 8 will be marking the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphones. Thus, it goes without saying that the device is going to be huge. Here in this article, we have covered everything you need to know about the latest rumours, specs, release date, features and specifications.
If the latest rumours are to be believed, the iPhone will come with great features like a larger display, wireless charging and a Face ID which will be a new kind of facial recognition which will be supporting Apple Pay. Read on to learn more about the iPhone.
Though no one is really certain when the next iPhone comes out, our team has done a deep-dive on the release dates and thus we are quite sure about when the new device will be available. It is expected that the iPhone is going to be announced on 12th September, 2017 with the pre-orders which are likely to begin on 15th September. The on-sale release date is expected to be 22nd September.
The latest report from the New York Time claims that as per its sources, the entry-level model will be priced approximately at a cost around US$999. Since the UK prices usually stay the same as US price, bearing in mind the fact that US figures do not include tax, we can expect this to translate directly into Great Britian pounds.
Key Specifications And Features
- Face ID
- Augmented Reality and VR
- Wireless Charging
- 5.8-inches screen
- A11 Processor
- OLED Technology
- Dual lens camera
- 2800 × 1242 pixels
- Probably 18:5:9 aspect ratio
- No Home button on the front
- API to change the colour
- An all-glass Front and back
- Mirror-like Finish
- Fast charging Technology
- Six colours- Red, Silver, Jet Black, Black, Gold, Rose Gold
Since nothing has yet been confirmed from the official sources, there is a long way to go. Stay tuned for more details and updates about the iPhone 8.
Have you been eagerly waiting for the latest iPhone 7S? You must be excited about the latest news then, isn’t it? Here you will find everything. Below we have covered the latest news about the iPhone 7S– its release date, price, specs and all the latest rumours which you could hope for.
News In Brief
- What Is It? The next iPhone from the mega-joint Apple
- When Will It Be Out? Probably in the month of September, 2017
- How Much Will It Cost? At a price which is as much as the iPhone 7
It is expected that the iPhone 7S will be released this September in 2017 along with an announcement date just one or two weeks before the launch. As per the usual practice of Apple, the release date could be a Friday.
Apple iPhone 7S Specifications And Features
- 4.7-inch screen
- Improved Touch
- A sharper display
- Glass, plastic or ceramic back
- A fingerprint scanner on its back
- A curved glass back
Camera And Battery
- 3D Cameras
- A single-lens camera
- Wireless Charging
OS And Power
- Improved VR and AR performance
Memory And Storage
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB and 128GB
It is really difficult to say how much the new iPhone 7S will cost since smartphone prices depend on numerous variables. Thus, there’s every chance that the upcoming device will be as expensive the iPhone 7 and perhaps pricier than that.
If you have always been dead set on buying the next iPhone, then this is worth the wait. Just wait for the official announcement from the smartphone makers to make the final call!
Ever since iPhone 5, Apple has always followed the trend of launching their device in September. However, if the latest rumours are to be believed, the mega giant would no longer be carrying the tradition with its much awaited iPhone 8. Even a report on a potential Apple supplier seems to indicate that the new device may indeed arrive a bit late than what it was expected earlier.
This latest information has come from a company named Finisar, which is thought to be providing Apple with high-tech lasers built into the latest device. These lasers are developed for various things including AR depth mapping and image recognition. The report is claiming that one big company will be buying bulk units of these specialised lasers- almost tens of millions of units towards the end of 2017. And experts believe that this company is Apple.
Now, if this report is true, Finisar’s upcoming production schedule is a good indicator of iPhone 8’s release date. According to Loup Ventures, which connected these speculations; though the iPhone 8 may be launched in September, it will not be ready for shipment until October 2017. This even leads to a possibility of the flagship phone getting launched directly in October.
This minor delay in its launch as compared to the existing trend of a September release can be due to initial manufacturing setbacks. Moreover, the increased number of reports throughout last year has even hinted at supply constraints and other vital issues. Thus, it would not be a shock if you see the new smartphone arriving a month later than that of its predecessors.
By breaking the norm of calling its devices with their common naming traditions, it is believed that Apple has decided to call its flagship smartphone as iPhone X. Not only this name makes some sense but even highlight the device’s exclusive status.
With iPhone celebrating its 10 years, users have eagerly been waiting for its ‘revolutionary’ device. However, if the latest rumours are to be believed, we may have to wait till 2018 for the new iPhone 8. Here’s all you need to know about the latest rumours of iPhone 8.
Though the initial launch date was September 2017, according to latest reports, Apple is struggling hard to develop two major features for iPhone 8. It is expected that this can delay the launch by at least two months. Further, with reports of production delay with the OLED screen, getting hold of the iPhone anytime in 2017 seems to be tricky.
Bottomline- Apple can launch iPhone 8 in September as per initial plans, but with some potential problems.
UK Price: According to USB analyst Steven Milunovich, the 64GB iPhone 8 can cost up to £666.67 pounds while the 256GB can be the first iPhone to jump up to £784.31 pounds. However, with additional taxes, those prices can be approximately around £849 and £999.
Specifications And Features
Display: With a size of 5.8 inches, the iPhone 8 is set to have a resolution of 2800 × 1242 pixels. One of its key elements is that it will have OLED technology rather than the IPS tech Apple.
- Primary camera: 12 MP with a dual tone flash
- Secondary camera: 7 MP
- Video recording: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps.
Memory: Though the device will have no card slots, it will have internal Storages of 32/128/256 GB with a 3GB RAM.
Platform: It is set to have a Quad-core processor along with an OS of iOS 11 and Apple A11 chipset.
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Colours: Other than the existing colours of Silver, Black, Jet Black, Gold and Rose Gold, iPhone 8 may even be available in Red.
On 31st March 2016, the iPhone SE went on sale and since the launch of the iPhone 7, it has been the only iPhone which can be directly bought new from Apple. Here in this post, we will discuss all the latest rumours regarding the release date and the upgrade of the storage of the iPhone SE 2. Just read on to gather more info:
What is the release date of the iPhone SE 2?
We are expecting the iPhone SE 2 to be released in March 2018 in the UK.
With 16GB of storage, the iPhone SE costs £379, or with 64GB of storage, it costs £429. This phone is available in Rose Gold, Space Grey, and Silver colours. That is really cheap for an iPhone, but still quite expensive when you consider that an iPhone SE just costs $160 for making.
Many individuals have thought that Apple will declare the iPhone SE 2, the successor to the iPhone SE, nearly one year after its introduction in March 2017, as is the case with the updates of its flagship iPhone.
When Apple declared some new products with the inclusion of the particular edition of new iPad and red iPhone 7, there was no iPhone SE 2. Rather, the company updated the original iPhone SE with the upgrades of storage.
Presently, it is £479 for 128GB and £379 for 32GB a year on from its first launch.
By far, it appeared the iPhone SE would follow in the iPhone 5C’s footsteps as a promising one-off, with KGI Securities’ reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stating that no new iPhone SE will come in 2017.
In accordance with Kuo, this is because the introduction of a new iPhone SE will influence the sales of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which are down already. A report from Mac Otakara stating there would be an upgrade to the original smartphone turned out for being spot on.
Where it leaves the iPhone SE 2 is a difficult question. Apple might never introduce one but we are expecting for 2018 depending on the comments of Kuo.
As long as we can remember, App has recently launched a new iOS version in September. Apple uses to do this every year. So this year we are again expecting that the company will follow the same routine and will offer us an impressive new technology, the Apple iOS 11.
UK release date:
We are expecting that the iOS 11 will be released in the month of September 2017. However, it will not be the ultimate version as iOS gets updated daily across the year.
New features of iOS 11:
Until June, we cannot be sure about the features of iOS 11. However, according to some rumours, here we can expect some features on our own wish list.• VR support:
According to the latest rumours, Apple will add VR support to its iOS 11. It may be just the latest iPhone which will have the support of VR.
• Dark mode:
A rumour has been heard since many days that Apple is going to launch a dark mode which will offer a dark background in its apps and across iOS. This must help eliminate brightness while utilising your phone in complete darkness.
• Customisable control centre:
It’s not a rumour, yet it’s actually our wish to see on iOS 11. We have used the control centre on Android and we wish to have it with better customisation capability on iOS as well.
• Better Siri:
Virtual assistants have been jumping each other since they seen, but Siri is due for an upgrade. It’s quite capable, yet not that much intelligent and is presently lagging behind Google’s Assistant.
Apple is working to make Siri better and sound more natural. So, we expect to see lots of apps for starting using it.
• Better and simple access to video settings:
It’s really annoying that there are no video recording settings in the camera app. All we want is an easy cycle via some modes in the camera app itself.
So, these are a few rumours regarding the new iOS 11. Are you excited for this launch? Let us know in comments.