Here’s why upcoming ‘All glass’ iPhone 8 will be great for Apple
All expectations about iPhone going like a rocket after this confirmed Apple leaks. This gonna be a massive one that beats any Matrix movie gadget.
Tech expert Robert Scoble made this surprising announcement about Apple’s next product chance in his new Facebook post.
I’m inside Tim Cook’s head but I really wonder what’s going on inside Mark Zuckerberg’s head?
Why do I say that?
The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this). You pop it into a headset which has eye sensors on it, which enables the next iPhone to have a higher apparent frame rate and polygon count than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in it. Thanks to foveated rendering.
After this he goes gaga about the design structure!
The phone itself has a next-generation 3D sensor from Primesense, which Apple bought. Apple has 600 engineers working in Israel on just the sensor. It’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It’s the first product introduction in Apple’s new amazing headquarters. It’s a big f**king deal and will change this industry deeply. It’ll get rid of the HTC Vive lighthouse system, too.
Also, updates from new sources: expect battery and antennas to be hidden around the edges of the screen, which explains how Apple will fit in some of the pieces even while most of the chips that make up a phone are in a pack/strip at the bottom of the phone.
Now add a sensor that can see extremely small changes in depth. You’ll look through the glass in mixed reality modes (think of a new kind of Pokemon game) either in the headset, or in your hand. Apple’s purchase of Metaio is going to prove very key. I won’t be shocked to learn that Peter Meier, CTO there, is in charge of the next iPhone strategy and has been for years.