Published: Thu, January 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

IP68 water resistant feature not essential to the handset?

IP68 water resistant feature not essential to the handset?

Most assume that Apple will unveil the "iPhone 8" later this year.

Following the decline of Apple's revenues in 2017, Huberty's model predicts a return for the company to strong 20 per cent sales growth for the iPhone in 2018 with the new device. In spite of the IP67 rating that applies for the iPhone 7, owners are not encouraged to deliberately expose their devices to water and any resulting damage will have to be borne by the owner as Apple's warranty does not cover water damage. There is certainly a lot of expectation for the new iPhone 8, and Apple really needs to step up their game if they wish to continue their dominance in the smartphone market.

The news outlet further reports that the iPhone 8's body will be made in a light material known as Zirconia Ceramic. Many people expect the iPhone 8 to be rolled out with some level of wireless charging capabilities due to other rumors that Apple is reverting back to glass backs, as its metal cases could interfere with wireless signals.

Basically, Apple says that some iPhone 6s models come with faulty batteries that degrade faster because of longer exposure to air during the manufacturing process.

Apple could be planning to boost the number of devices that fall under its free battery replacement program.

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Meanwhile, other specs for the iPhone 8 include a capacitive Home button and a Touch ID that is integrated into the display. It's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone's exterior design hasn't changed in the last three years. The latest leaks surrounding the iPhone 8 has tipped the device to sport an improved IPS rating, which will mean enhanced protection against dust and water. Apple is set to report its December quarter results on January 31.

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According to AppleInsider, the claims in that report are complete hogwash, but we'll have to wait for official word from Apple first.

Apple is believed to be working on several versions of its 11th-generation smartphone, including some with traditional LCD screens.

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