One of the great novelties of theiPhone 8 is a “revolutionary” digital camera according to Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at KGI Securities. Indeed, the future flagship phone from Apple would carry a camera with a 3D sensor to offer augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) functions. The detector could even be used to unlock the screen.
This year, 3D detection technology should be present for the front camera, availability for the rear camera being planned for the 2018 models. But according to new information, the iPhone 8 could land without this famous 3D sensor. At least that is what analyst Rajvindra Gill suggests Needham & Co.
Apple suppliers would face some difficulties in developing the technology. Last week, a few sources close to the supply chain mentioned delays in delivery due to this complication precisely. However, they maintained that the functionality was going to be available through the iPhone 8.
For Rajvindra Gill, the 3D sensor will not be ready for the 10th anniversary model of the smartphone series. According to him, the iPhone 8S of 2018 will be the first to benefit from the technology. ” Although Apple is lagging behind, we expect the brand to announce the iPhone 8 in time, with availability in October or November. However, our research indicates that the 3D sensor could be postponed to 2018 and would potentially be introduced on an 8S version. “, Said the analyst in his research note.