Top 10 iPhone 8 features review: predictions by Ming-Chi Kuo

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and we expect Apple to bring a revolutionary redesign to the series with a full-screen device with all-out features: we don't know the official name yet, but let's refer to it as the Apple iPhone 8.

Some three months before the traditional Apple Special Event in September, where the company unveils its new iPhones, one of the most accurate Apple analysts has spoken with a list of 10 predictions for Apple's plans for the second half of the year and the iPhone 8 in particular.

The analyst is Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, and here are his 10 predictions for the iPhone 8:

1. Three new iPhone models

All three new iPhone models are coming in the second half of 2017: a brand-new-design iPhone with OLED panel (iPhone 8) and two iPhones with LCD screens that represent upgrades over current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

2. iPhone 8 will get full-screen design

The phone will have the highest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone currently available globally. It's all thanks to a new 'notch-display' referring to the peculiar cut-out at the top.

3. iPhone 8 will feature a brand new virtual Home button

Unfortunately, the button will not support fingerprint recognition. There will allegedly be no fingerprint recognition at all on that iPhone model.

4. 3D sensing

iPhone 8 will feature 3D sensing technology for facial recognition and better-looking selfies.

5. RAM Situation

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus (tentative model name) will both come with 3GB of RAM, the iPhone 7s will feature 2GB of RAM and still have single camera.
* The presence of 3GB of RAM in the first two models might be related to requirements by the dual camera system.

6. More storage

All three new models will come in the following storage options: 64GB and 256GB.

7. Lightning port stays

All three new models will come with a Lightning port. They will support the USB-C power delivery IC standard as well.

8. Boutique appeal

The iPhone 8 will have fewer colors in order to achieve 'boutique' model appeal.

9. iPhone 8 coming later and in limited availability

All three new iPhones likely to be announced at Apple's September event, but the iPhone 8 likely to go on sale at a later point with limited availability.

10. Selling millions

80 million to 85 million of the new iPhones expected to be shipped in fiscal 2017, with an even split between iPhone 8 and the other two models.

source: KGI Securities via Street Insider9to5Mac

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1. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So 40 million of the new iPhone 8, and 40 million of the same recycled designed iPhone 6, for the 4th year again. At least they have the newer iPhone 8 this time.

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

iPhone 8 ---- Can it make me switch from the S8+ ? Interesting.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, if apple can indeed pull this off can we just safely say every android oem will now scramble to remove their own fps and go with 3d facial scanning? (of course assuming they have the chops to do so)

17. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I wonder if this pictures of the back of the phone was without Apple logo... will Apple users still like it?

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Or unlike Apple who has started s**te with all other manufacturers, Android OEMs will incorporate under the screen FP tech and still have everything. Just like every Android OEM didn't ditch headphone jacks or add force touch to their phones, they will likely not follow Apple and their fans into stupidity.

28. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

U mean like motorola, htc, xiaomi and u mean like huawei and samsung with their force touch home bottons? Btw, even the note 8 is going to be having it soon and i will be here to see what will be your excuse.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Banks it's safe to say now almost every Android smartphone right down to the sub $200 priced ones will get fingerprint scanners. As far as facial scanning is concerned, every Android has had that option for years. You just had to enable it on Android. More like let's hope that Apple adds a higher resolution display to their iPhone 7s, because a number of $200 Android smartphones already offer full HD displays (1920x1080). If Apple still uses the low resolution HD display for their 2017 iPhone 7s, then we know it's for 1) a cash cow rip off. 2) it's for benchmark bragging rights. There is no excuse for still using a low resolution display in 2017, especially for a smartphone that will cost $650. Talk about a rip off.

29. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Facial scanners and android in thesame sentence, lol. Or u mean facial recognition apps on the play store? Lmao.

36. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

No, it's always been there in screen lock options. I think you're triggered for some reason. No OEM has force-touch home buttons. In fact Motorola, HTC, Huawei, etc. have been giving capacitive home buttons which you don't have to press, just like Apple did with the iPhone 7 series, they just added a pressure sensor (i still don't get the need) and haptic feedback (which every other OEM already had).

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So the iphone 8 will have the highest screen to body ratio of all time? and will do away with fps recognition permanently for 3D recognition? Wow, what a time to be alive. This just keep getting more and more exciting as the days go by. Just take my money already apple.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So first you were all praise of the FPS under the screen and now you are excited it's gone entirely?

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes, because its a more audacious move. It just goes to show how advanced and reliable the 3d scanners are. 3d facial recognition with hidden infrared emitters capable of 3d sensing and depth measurement is just mindblowing.

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Guess your mind is easily blown then. It's courage eh ;)

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That implies iFans like you have minds to get blown. I mean at this point Apple is just selling you last years phone with fewer features (no headphone jack last time, no FPS this time, no screen next time, no Phone the year after (just pay them money to use the current one)).

34. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why make it personal like that?

23. AxelFoley unregistered

Homes, you said the screen FPS was a "lock". There are about 60 comments from you stating that. You said every one is racing to do it but Apple will be first and everyone else will follow and copy because Apple is the only one capable. The best thing about Apple fans is that you have no principles. Whichever way Apple sends you, you go. There are still Samsung fans upset about removable batteries and IR blasters. Apple fans however, "screen to body ratio will be important tomorrow, but not today." "File Managers are important today, but not yesterday." If Apple does it , it's great, if not, it's a gimmick. Well, I guess that's a principle. But, that is the Principle of the Sheep.

44. soopeace

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 28, 2017

as the same as android fanboys's priciple

24. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Dude, nothing is confirmed yet as it's just all rumors, and how the hell you can tell is 'advanced and reliable" when there is yet one video that shows this rumored feature working on the iPhone 8?

43. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

this just proves how idiot he is to consider a "rumor" as a reliable source, thank god this rumor ditched the under screen fps, as he will no longer keep repeating this sh*t anymore haha.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's weak. The whole complaint about the FP on the back is you have to pick up the phone to use it. This is no different.

38. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You have never used a Surface Pro 4 or a Book eh? It is a very capable tech and its also very reliable... I love Windows Hello on my Surface Book however I wouldn't TRADE fingerprint scanner on my phone for facial recognition... because sometimes is simply more practical... (the phone laying down on a table, unlocking while grabbing it from my pocket, having the device docked, etc) In my opinion, Sony's side mounted FPS are the best location (until under the display actually works)

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i mean...if samsung cant put a fingerprint sensor on their screen, what makes apple able to do it?

7. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thats the point, apple will raise the bar and do away with the fingerprint tech alltogether and go for their advanced 3d facial recognition, showing how advanced the implementation is, instead of going cheap and putting the fps on the back and in an ugly, akward position.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But didn't you know from a very reliable source Apple would put the FPS under the screen and it would be the best thing in tech world, blah blah blah?

13. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lmao, butthurt much. When did i ever say that it will be the best thing in tech? Btw, sources from TSMC in the company meeting in tapei has said that the iphone 8 will come with an embedded fps under the screen. Anything but the back imo, as that would just be a new low for apple. Btw whats up with android users and lying? *yuk*

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hahaha you have a weird perception of butthurt. But I am glad you are so pleased with this article. And where did I lie, you have been more than enthusiastic over the FPS under the screen. Ps I use Android, iOS and Windows phone.

42. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dude, all you've done is cheerlead the under the display FPS since the rumor came out that Apple had it, and Samsung didn't. Now, as soon as it looks like Apple might not be able to achieve it either, you're going in the opposite direction. You've seemed reasonable in the past, but this is pure Apple water carrying.

37. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

So if Samsung can't do it no one can right? I don't get your logic

5. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

No change It's iPhone 6 with big screen and ulgy back front

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Although, i doubt that the ip8 will have delayed availability. Those are just marketing speak tbh.

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