It’s been ten years since the first iPhone was released to the public. This year, Apple has a lot of work to do to celebrate the special occasion. Apple is expected to launch up to three iPhone models this year including a premium iPhone 8 with never-seen-before features and a brand new design.
There are already tons of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in this year’s premium iPhone ranging from OLED display to long-range wireless charging technology and a much-improved Touch ID.
In this post, we will give you a sneak preview of Apple’s most anticipated smartphone, iPhone 8 before it makes its debut at Apple’s annual September launch event.
iPhone 8 Screen
The upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to be the first iPhone model to come with OLED display, moving away from the traditional LCD displays that are found in the current iPhone models. Apple’s decision to switch to an OLED screen on the iPhone 8 allows the company to introduce a thinner device that eats up less power and offers brighter display.
Apple has been sourcing OLED panels from multiple suppliers in attempt to meet the huge demand for its iPhone 8. Samsung Display is now Apple’s biggest supplier of OLED panel units. The South Korean firm is supplying Apple with up to 92 million OLED panels. However, sources say that Apple is having manufacturing issues that may force the company to use OLED panels on one version of the iPhone this year.
Last year, the iPhone SE with 4-inch display failed to live up with expectations despite its high-end specs and lower price tag. It seems that smaller iPhone models are not something we are expecting right now. Apple is fully aware of that and the company doesn’t want to make the same mistake this year.
The upcoming iPhone 8 is rumored to come with a 5.8 inch OLED screen, just like the recently-introduced Samsung Galaxy S8, meaning that the handset may not have the physical home button. This matches with what we heard in previous rumors which claimed that there will be no home button on the front.
Back in 2016, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus failed to deliver an overhauled design, instead sporting the same design to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Rumors have suggested that the iPhone 8 will feature a radical redesign with edge-to-edge display.
According to sources, Apple will re-adopt a glass body on the iPhone 8 this year, moving away from the aluminum used in the current iPhone models. KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who is best known for giving accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple products, says that the glass back on the iPhone 8 will be built around a stainless steel frame, thus offering a polite and stunning look.
Most rumors say that Apple has been working on AR features for years and the company is now ready to integrate some form of Augmented Reality into the next iPhone. With iOS 11, Apple now allows developers to build AR experiences using ARKit for iPad and iPhone. This could pave the way for an iPhone with AR support this year.
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