2017 iPhone 8/8+ anticipation and rumors thread =)

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  1. DavidJ

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    I assume he means Cost of Doing Business.
     
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    Yes, cost of doing business. Currently on a maxxed 7+
     
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    I thought about trading in my 6s for a 7 but my 6s is almost off contract (AT&T) so I've decided to wait until this fall for a 7s. I always tend to like the S models better anyway.
     
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    We'll see if the rumors are true that you will have to choose between a 7s and 8 in the fall =)

    Actually, I stand by my prediction that they will call this one iPhone X =p
     
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    I've thought this too. They may not, but they should.
     
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    If there's an iPhone X but they say it's pronounced iPhone Ten, I may have to switch to Android...
     
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    Normally I am of the "Let's hear what really ships and why Apple thinks this is a good idea before we freak out over this rumor" mentality, but ...

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/04/19/iphone-8-aluminum-render-sonny-dickson/

    I'm all for the glowing cutout apple. That's fine. They already make a million cases that make this cutout.
    I'm ok with the camera bump and the vertical dual camera orientation.

    But the touch sensor on the back? This is bad. And should be booed from the floor if it is introduced.
     
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    Have those of you complaining about touch sensor on back actually spent more than a few minutes using a phone with the sensor on the back? Or are you just assuming it is "bad" idea?

    My Axon 7 has it on the back and it's so handy and SO easy to use when needed that I wouldn't want it any other way.

    Trust me, you will be glad it's on the back once you start actually using the phone full time, not just a random sampling test.

    [​IMG]
     
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    To open up the phone I would have to turn it over? I agree that would suck. The article mentions they're having trouble making the under screen sensor work? That's the configuration of my iPhone 6 plus.
     
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    iphones still don't offer double tap to turn on screen? I use that all the time as well as the finger sensor..
     
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    My understanding of the issue is if Apple cannot get the sensor to work in front, then Touch ID may be dropped all together. That would be a shame. It's not a minor technical hurdle. But I'm betting on Apple to figure it out.

    There's always the Apple Watch for doing Apple Pay if the Touch ID goes away. But I can't see Apple letting that go.
     
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    They've already got the sensor in front, why is that difficult now.
     
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    Placing the display in front of the sensor is the issue. If the rumor is true and they want the display to cover the entire front, then the Touch ID button/sensor is covered by the display. The earpiece speaker is too but I suspect that's easier to solve.
     
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    They typically start shipping the new phone later this year, right? Seems like a big issue to have when shipping time is not that far away.
     
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    Nobody outside Apple knows what the real plan is. It seems like a lot of rumors based on speculation from small leaks. From what little I know as I don't follow every rumor, there's no actual hard evidence an iPhone Edition or iPhone 8 is really coming this year. Everyone assumes a special phone for the 10th Anniversay of the iPhone. There could still be one that will be released along side an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. Or just the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
     
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    That's a rumor that's out there.

    Apple is not going to abandon their biometric ID stack on their brand new, beyond-Flagship iPhone. The only way "TouchID" goes is Apple has a new and better biometric secure system, like the rumored 3D face recognition. And I'm very skeptical they'd replace a proven, mature approach for something new and unproven for such an important aspect of their ecosystem.
     
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    I agree Dave. Apple won't drop Touch ID.
     
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    I'm with you there. Phones that have it on the back -- people keep touching the camera lens by mistake and it is perpetually dirty & blurred as a result. iPhone users actually take good pictures - better to keep the touch ID where it is. Having less of a display only front is fine.
    The original iPhone & the 7 are thinly non-S iPhones I've had (3GS, 4S, 5S & 6S were my others): the original for obvious reasons, the 7 because my 6S was perpetually out of space and I didn't want to waste time deleting before shooting every video and only stream podcasts. The 256GB capacity plus the dual lens photos made me do it and I signed up to Apple's iPhone subscription, so I can now trade it in every year. The two other immense benefits turned out to be never ending battery life of the 7+ one the 6S and switching from AT&T (I was still on the grandfathered unlimited) to T-Mobile.
     

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