iPhone 8 Updates: Hardware Components Being Developed in Israel?

A major redesign plan for iPhone 8 is about to be unveiled next year. 

An apple employee revealed to Business Insider that a radical redesign will hit the shelves next year and that Apple is using a company in Israel to develop iPhone 8's hardware. Amid the company's two year development cycle for its iPhone line, the iPhone 8 will be released in 2017 in celebration of their anniversary which marks their 10th year as a Tech frontrunner.

Some of iPhone 8's hardwares are being manufactured in Herzliya, Israel, approximately 15km north of Tel Aviv. When asked why Apple uses the Herlizya factory, the insider only replied that the reason to it is mainly through product creation and not its assembly.

The office was said to be established after Apple acquired two startups namely, the flash memory designer Anobit in 2012 and 3D sensor developer Primesense in 2013. According to the Times of Israel dated 2015, the Herzliya Office is Apple's Second largest Research and Development facility in the world. The employee who solders components for Apple added that there are about 800 of them working in the office. 

Despite revelations, an apple spokesperson said the company does not comment on grounds of speculation.

iPhone 8 Specs, Details

Details about the new phone may be scarce but reports from MacRumours suggested that the upcoming iPhone will have a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display which includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera.  

Xiaomi Beats Apple in Releasing Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Just recently Xiaomi, dubbed as the "Apple of China," launched its new Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Last Tuesday, the company released a video demonstrating its new technology with embedded home buttons that resemble a recent Apple patent.

Will iPhone 8 step up to its game and take radical measures? Or will it still share the same fate as iPhone 6 and 7?  


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