iPhone 8 Rumors & Guide

By Stacy Bradshaw

iPhone 8 Rumors & Guide

Latest Rumors 7/6/17

  • Edgeless Display.
  • OLED Display
  • Wireless Charging (Qi) Support for all three versions.
  • 3 different versions.
  • iOS 11.
  • Vertical dual cameras.
  • Rear-facing Touch ID sensor (Looking less likely).
  • Home Button Removed on front.
  • Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner.
  • Glass Body (Composite) for all three versions.
  • Lightning Input.
  • Metal bumper.

iPhone 8 Design

The Apple iPhone 8 or iPhone X has been a long time coming. Let’s be honest, the iPhone 7 was a bit of a let down. Apple stretched their design refresh from 2 to 3 years and arguably the only significant change was the updated dual camera. The new publicly available images show a radical new design with edgeless screen display, wireless charging, dual vertical camera, OLED display, glass back, and slightly increased size. If we get half of these changes to the upcoming iPhone I’ll be a happy camper. In my opinion, in terms of quality, classic design and reliability, Apple is still the king. I’ve had my iPhone 6s Plus for almost 2 years and still operates just as good as the first day I bought it.

Edgeless Screen & OLED Display

The latest publicly available information shows an increased screen size with an edgeless screen display. This allows for much greater screen real estate without sacrificing as much increase in device dimensions. The publicly available size shows dimensions of 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.7 (iPhone 7 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1). The edgeless screen is a logical next step and really adds to the beauty of the design. The larger screen would remove the home button from the front of the device and possibly relocate the button to the back or add the functionality to the display itself.

The public images suggest that at least one version of the iPhone 8 will have an OLED display. OLED supply shortages have plagued Apple over the recent years and looks to still be an issue. Also, I think it’s safe to assume that Apple will increase its pixel count to a 2k to keep up with recent competition. The S8 has a beautiful display and it seems time for Apple to catch up.

Wireless Charging

Another feature that would be exciting to see introduced to the iPhone 8 is Wireless charging. The publicly available image shows a large circular component located at the back of the device which strongly suggests a wireless coil. Most likely Apple will choose the wireless Qi standard since they joined the wireless Consortium recently. From the recent glass back images, all three versions of the new iPhone could have wireless charging.

1 comment

  • I hope this is the new iPhone X!

    John B on

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