It’s not hard to imagine how Apple will take the next step with the iPhone 8, according to analysts.
“The most likely date of introduction of a new Apple device is sometime in the first quarter of 2020,” said Mark Follman, an analyst with Fiserv.
“The first iPhone, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 will be available to the public by the end of this year, with the latest model to be available in the spring of 2021.”
Apple has had a tumultuous first quarter with two new iPhones failing to make the top five sales lists.
The company has been trying to revamp its product lineup to meet the needs of the smartphone market, which has seen an explosion in popularity with consumers wanting the latest gadgets.
But the latest batch of iPhones have faced stiff competition from cheaper, smaller competitors.
The Apple Watch, Apple’s wrist-worn smartwatch, has been selling well but has yet to break into the top-10 sales lists in the U.S.
Apple is reportedly planning to launch a range of smaller smartphones, tablets, and wearables in the coming months.
In addition, Follmann believes Apple will soon begin to introduce new batteries to replace older lithium-ion batteries that are often used in smartphones.
The new lithium-polymer batteries, known as LiPo, have proven to be a solid alternative to lithium-based batteries that have long been used in iPhones and other Apple products.
Follman said Apple is likely to make a significant change to the way batteries are made to improve the battery performance, but he is skeptical the company will be able to produce new batteries quickly.
“I don’t think they can produce all of them by 2020, so they have to focus on the new batteries,” he said.
“They will be doing something very different to the lithium-phosphate batteries that they are using now.
I think they will be making some changes in the next few years to make it better.”
Follmann expects Apple will introduce new battery options in 2020, including an “ultra-high-capacity” version that will be a “big deal” in the market.
Follm, however, said he doesn’t expect that to be the first time that Apple will offer new battery technologies.
Apple has been experimenting with LiPo batteries for a while, he said, but it’s only been with larger batteries like the one in the iPhone X.
The latest iPhone X battery was introduced last week and it was reported that it has a capacity of more than 12,000mAh.
Fiserv estimates that the new iPhone will cost $1,500 to $2,000 less than the iPhone 7, which was the company’s first-generation iPhone.
The iPhone 8 is expected to be slightly more expensive than the original iPhone X model, with a starting price of $1.049 million.