• Apple iPhone 8 Plus Teardown

  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus Teardown

    Posted: September 10, 2017

    By now, even if you didn’t watch Apple’s announcement event, you’ve probably heard the news: along with a few other new products, Apple will be releasing the Series 3 Watch, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus later this month, and the iPhone X in early November.

    The event answered some of our questions about the iPhone 8, but not all of them. We know the new model will include a fingerprint sensor and 3D touch, we know it won’t have facial recognition, we know the price tag ($699 for 64GB in the 8, $799 for 64GB in the 8 Plus), and we know you’ll be able to get the phone starting on September 22.

    Some of what we still don’t know, and that our analysts are waiting to uncover:

    • Will we see the Intel XMM 7480 LTE modem, or will Apple surprise us by adopting Intel’s CDMA supported XMM 7560 LTE modem?
    • Will we see the Qualcomm X16 LTE modem or the X12 LTE modem?
    • Will we continue to see NFC supported by NXP, or will STMicro win the socket?
    • Will the TSMC 10 nm fabbed Apple A11 APU have significant floorplan changes compared to the previous A10?

    We can’t wait to get the new iPhone 8 into our labs, and we’re excited to share our findings with you.

    Watch this space for updates, or register here to receive notifications of updates to our blog.

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