As usual for Apple-related predictions, the word comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a near flawless track record for such predictions.

Apple made a decision to conduct an investigation through the complaints of some customers on problemss with battery new iPhone 8 Plus. Throw in new AR features, the Portrait Lighting mode that creates dramatic backgrounds for selfies, and the new TrueDepth Camera with Face ID, and Apple is offering some exciting new features. The HDR display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards and it is a True Tone display, that is also present on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that were also announced alongside the iPhone X. The display also supports 3D Touch and has a finger-resistant oleophobic coating. Kuo had previously also predicted that all the 2018 iPhone models will feature Face ID. But the majority of buyers may have to wait until 2018 when it is expected Apple will solve "production issues" with its TrueDepth camera.

Meanwhile, Apple will be slowly implementing Face ID across its lineup, creating a user experience that's consistent with the iPhone X and boosting its own competitiveness in the process.

To put it bluntly: If you need a new phone because yours has become too slow for your day-to-day use, it's time to upgrade. But there's another incredible feature hiding in the iPhone X that people aren't really talking about, and it could lead to truly great things next year. The iPad Pro comes in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, and these models are essentially Apple's flagship tablets.

According to Apple, the phone will feature facial recognition technology for biometric security, along with an OLED display, innovative TrueDepth camera, all-glass front and back, and the A11 Bionic processor with a neural engine.

"With legislative efforts now focused around USA tax reform, we think Apple could be one of the biggest beneficiaries in our space", RBC analyst Amit Daryanani said in a report. The problem, according to Scribner, is that for Apple to score revenue $30 billion above expectations for fiscal year 2018, the company would have to ship 290 million iPhone units during the new fiscal year that started at the beginning of this month.

While iPads don't command the same unit volumes as iPhones, this is all still good news for TrueDepth component suppliers Lumentum, Finisar, and II-VI, which provide the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) that Apple refers to as "Dot Projectors".


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