This year 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the launch of the iPhone, the device that revolutionised the smartphone concept. That’s why Apple plans to pay homage by launching a special edition for which innovations are being developed in order to make the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition simply spectacular.
This year will be launched three models: the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus, which will be a continuation of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively and for those who do not expect great revolutions in any sense, although they will have a processor higher; And the longed for iPhone 8. Do you want to know what are the most credible rumors that run on the iPhone 8?
The iPhone 8 screen will be bigger than ever
Of course, it will have practically the same dimensions as the iPhone 7 Plus or the iPhone 6s Plus. So what’s your secret? Thanks to a redesign of the appearance of the iPhone eliminating the edges, Apple will get a terminal in which everything is a screen . Sounds good, but as you see in the photos, the appearance is even better.
To do this, Apple will integrate the Home button, the front camera and will renew the technology of its Touch ID allowing the fingerprint can be read from any point on the screen.
In addition, the display of the iPhone 8 will not be flat
When we talk about the screen of the iPhone 8 sometimes we feel like, in the time when it was questioned if the Earth was flat or on the contrary, it was round. For something similar happens with the iPhone 8. Although initially speculated with a curved screen following the wake of some televisions, lately this possibility has been almost completely discarded.
Nevertheless, there are still some webs that bet by a minimum curve in its display.
And use OLED technology
Of course, what we have clear is that the screen of the iPhone 8 will be OLED, which will directly affect both image quality and energy efficiency. This is probably the most striking rumour of all.
Apple has bought more than 160 million OLED screens from Samsung, a revolutionary screen that will allow more contrast, more brightness, a more spectacular black colour and lower power consumption. And it is that the OLED screens are superior to the LCD in practically all areas.
The Home button will be invisible
The iPhone 8 screen is the key to everything and the door to a new experience for iOS users. Thanks to the optical sensors used in the new technology Touch ID, it could be hidden and integrated inside to be used through the OLED panel, something that with the current technology could not be done.
So there is no reason why the Home button is visible, so it will be integrated into the display according to the latest patents we have seen. We can get an idea with the latest smartphones that Xiaomi has released.
The new front camera will allow 3D selfies
If there is an analyst who almost never fails, that is Ming-chi Kuo from KGI Securities. According to this specialist, the iPhone 8 will have a front camera that will be revolutionary and will bring its technology to the 3D cameras developed in Android, moving away from the dual camera that has so well caught up with users of the iPhone 7 Plus.
In addition, it will open the door to facial recognition, something that is not expected to be on the iPhone 8, but we will see soon.
The iPhone 8 will be made of glass with an aluminium chassis
Ming-Chi Kuo was also the first to announce that the body of the iPhone 8 is made of glass, that is, we recovered the aesthetics and texture of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, whose back were made of this material. Of course, aluminium does not leave the iPhone, as its chassis will be built with the metal that has given such good results to those of Cupertino.
This change of materials when it comes to making the iPhone 8 has a clear motivation: wireless charging.
The iPhone 8 will have wireless charging
Much has been said about wireless charging. Obviously it was necessary due to the low autonomy of its batteries and Apple knew it. After numerous patents registered in which we came to see loads 2-3 meters away that raised the fears of electromagnetic waves, everything indicates that they will follow a technology identical to that of Apple Watch , ie, inductive wireless charging using a Base.
The iPhone 8 will not have headphone jack output
This is quite easy. Apple hit the table with the iPhone 7 and seems to have done well the move since other manufacturers like Samsung are going to follow its strategy. In addition, we have already seen with AirPods how another way to hear music is possible.
For the nostalgic, there will always be adapters, but we recommend that you enjoy the AirPods experience and more with what is to come in regards to sensor implementation.
The iPhone 8 will cost more than 1000 euros
Innovation is not cheap and so many improvements will translate into a considerable price increase. Everything points to the iPhone 8 will cost more than a thousand dollars – in Spain we will probably go to the thousand euros – according to various manufacturers.
As an added, we will say that the iPhone 8 will have 256GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, which means that we get closer to the iPhone 7 Plus more expensive than the most basic model. You can start saving now.
Although it will be announced in September, it will go on sale later
The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to see the light in September and announce the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition. Then we will see the first images but maybe it will be delayed until two months of its release. Will you wait for the iPhone 8 if it comes out two months after the iPhone 7s?