JPMorgan sees AirPods out of the box, an edge-to-edge screen and an L shaped battery for iPhone 8

JPMorgan sees AirPods out of the box, an edge-to-edge screen and an L shaped battery for iPhone 8
JPMorgan analysts must have an amazing connection inside Apple. How else to explain the recent number of leaks that the bank has recently released pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition iPhone. That is the model that has been dubbed the Apple iPhone 8. Some of the comments made by these analysts could be considered "outrageous." For example, just the other day a Morgan analyst said that there is a "high likelihood" that this premium model will be introduced at WWDC next month and released in September or October. That actually seems unlikely considering the recent comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook stating that consumer's focus on this unit is keeping them from buying currently released iPhone models.

Analysts from the money center bank are also telling clients that the iPhone 8 will have an enhanced earpiece for better quality sound. Starting with the iPhone 7, the receiver has doubled as a speaker to give users twice the audio output. The new handset will show improvements with stereo sound, and with waterproofing. We could see higher peak sound levels for the device, and the IP68 certification rating will allow users to submerge the phone to a depth 50% deeper than the current 3.2-feet.

Another questionable comment made by Morgan analysts is that the iPhone 8 will come with a set of free AirPods out of the box. The wireless Bluetooth driven earphones are priced at $159, compared to the $29 retail price of the wired EarPods. The latter barely cost anything for Apple to produce. Still, with reports of a $1,000 retail price for the phone, we can't totally shrug off this rumor.

Another interesting comment from the bank states that the schematics and renders that show a 4mm bezel around the iPhone 8 screen are dead wrong. The phone will have an edge-to-edge display just like the Samsung Galaxy S8, according to Morgan analysts. JPMorgan released a diagram (found in the slideshow) which reveals what it expects the OLED iPhone (as it calls the handset) to look like. In addition, the phone will sport an "L" shaped battery according to the bank, which will raise the capacity of the juicer by 30% to as high as 3770 mAh.

One major issue is still up in the air as far as Morgan is concerned. On the question of whether the iPhone 8 will sport a virtual Touch ID button under the screen, the bank's analysts are not sure what Apple will do. Recent renders and schematics for the device have shown a Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back of the unit, under the Apple logo.
Lastly, JPMorgan analysts say that the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will carry the same the design we've seen used on the iPhone since the Apple iPhone 6. However, the backs will be made of glass in order to allow for wireless charging.

The analysts who wrote these notes to clients come from JPMorgan locations in the Asia-Pacific region. Rod Hall, the bank's Apple analyst in the U.S., contributed the report about the phone's rumored unveiling at WWDC.

source: Fortune, MacRumors



1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao that's not happening and if it does Apple will charge an arm and a leg...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They already charge an arm and a leg... what's your point?

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

an extra arm and an extra leg, maybe ?

6. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wait, if they take both my arms, how am I supposed to use the blasted thing? Dammit Apple... at least let me keep one limb!

8. nikhil23

Posts: 506; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

In that case, you have siri. Just say "Hey Siri" and you are good to go. BTW siri now works when screen is off. Although that requires a new hardware module. So we are going to remove charging port to accommodate and that will cost you an extra $50.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7624; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am curious if the iPhone 8 will have the front or rear finger print scanner. If it's $1000 it better have a higher resolution display than 1080p. Free Airpods included​, a dongle to plug it into their MacBook pros, and a dongle to charge and listen to music.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"I am curious if the iPhone 8 will have the front or rear finger print scanner" I kinda want it on the side. Don't particularly know why, but if they can't get it in the screen, that's a good spot for it. Or the Apple logo on the back would be kinda cool... if not a little tacky.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7624; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's Sony's spot. All the Sony flagships have had their finger print scanners as part of the power button for the last few years. Not to mention many Android smartphones for years now have had the scanner on the back. I wonder if there is any patents involved with those locations.

10. willard12 unregistered

His point is that Apple will get 360% profit per device come hell or high water. So, if they already charge an arm and a leg. Adding these features would now cost an arm, leg, and testicle.....or 2 kidneys is some cases. At some point, there is a limit to what carriers are willing to subsidize for iphone buyers pretending to be rich.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Adding these features would now cost an arm, leg, and testicle" Speaking of which... how much does a testicle go for on the black market? It's a nonessential organ (unlike the kidney) so I'm not expecting much. I would research it myself... but I don't want that in my browser history.

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No need to go to the black market, 35000 dollars for one lol

18. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wow... that's a bit more than I expected.

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yours will be more valuable even, they are like brand new and unused ;)

21. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not even. Pretty sure I basically destroyed one playing baseball in High School. Take notice: Tried stealing third... failed miserably with probably the worst slide imaginable. 3rd base coach laughed for 20 seconds after dude's cleat hit my sac on the tag. I've never felt so much pain in my existence in this s**thole of a world.

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

OMG just reading this, I felt the pain. Reminds me of this video....spoiler...balls getting hurt lol

34. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Even reading it gives me the chills. How did you even survive maaaan???

28. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Damn, I've got $70 grand sitting in my shorts right now. Talk about liquid assets.

16. willard12 unregistered

My wife has mine. I'll ask her.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered


37. Chidoro44

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The prize is yours today. Haha,


Posts: 956; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Cheaper than S8 Plus.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Then they gonna take your intimate part as well now kiko007 lol

35. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Well my point is that all these speculations don't mean s**t. Don't even know why you feel the need to comment. Have a good day. BTW I'm writing to you from an iPhone. Just incase you thought I'm an apple hater....

36. Xpadder333

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

Samsung's galaxy S8+ already costs 1000$ for the 6gb variant. So Samsung did the same thing as Apple. Did it before Apple actually.

3. umaru-chan

Posts: 378; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

I hope they still keep their display at 16:9 ration like the figure 1 shows and don't adopt the silly 18:9 ration.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7624; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

18:9 is better for multitasking and split screen experience which iPhones do​ not have. Also the wider display is better for VR/AR, which gives a greater FOV. Both things Apple doesn't have. So I guess your right putting a 18:9 display on an iPhone is silly since it doesn't support thing like that. However it's great for Android.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not only that, but many movies are filmed and have cinema display versions, some are even on netflix right now. If the 18:9 aspect ratio gets widespread enough (which it certainly will since most Android flagships seem to be adopting it), then pretty much all streamed movies will probably have a 21:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio.

24. Unordinary unregistered

It's not going to, at all, unless Cupertino implements it.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah Unordinary because its apple thats implimented 16:9 screen right? lol..

33. Unordinary unregistered

It's Apple that causes wide adoption by the many. Did Moto start a fingerprint trend in almost every flagship release? Nope. That's one example of the endless trends it either started or took from someone and made it better. Use ya brain.

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