The latest predictions, which come from renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cover the handsets' release window, colors, and features. The company aims to produce 45 million to 50 million units this year. They could be depicted, for the iPhone 8, in the image you can see above - although that's more of a "copper" or "bronze" hue than gold to our eyes. He said that the iPhone 8 will be announced on time and come with limited stocks.
As the iPhone marks its 10th anniversary, the market has widely anticipated that the new iPhones will have a significant upgrade in specifications, including the use of OLED displays, to diversify its supply from the existing LCD iPhones, which could spark a wave of replacements. Apart from wireless charging, the smartphones will also support fast charging.
If it can't nail that fingerprint technology under the screen, it may have to turn to the back, the most commonly used place for a fingerprint scanner.
According to Kuo, Apple iPhone 8 will have the highest screen-to-body ratio with a 5.8-inch OLED display.
There is the now familiar cutout at the top for camera and infrared sensors, with no home button at the bottom.
The iPhone 8 has been leaked in a fresh set of renders and live images yet again. But the new leaks confirmed the next iPhone's design which is taking the track of Android in the Operating System's interface. Kuo warns that consumers may be required to purchase a Type-C power adapter to enable faster charging.
The iPhone 8 is framed inside sturdy case from Urban Armor Gear, a company that has the same case for the existing iPhone 7 and other brands' devices.
The report also claims that the mass production for the OLED iPhone will begin mid-September contradicting with the earlier reports of the mass production starting mid-October.
Kuo has also suggested that the addition of premium features like protective graphite layer under the 3D touch sensor will push the cost of the iPhone 8 further.