The wait is almost over for the iPhone lovers… With less than a week to go until the launch of the iPhone 8, we've already heard an abundance of rumours about the device, so we know what to expect when it comes to design and features.
Now that the Galaxy S8 is out in the wild – and by golly, is it an impressive handset – all eyes are on Apple as it gears up to launch a new iPhone or three. Yes, if the rumours are accurate, we could be seeing a trio of the new Apple handsets this year.
2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has something major planned to celebrate the occasion. Inside, the iPhone 8 is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, plus rumours suggest it could also include features like induction-based wireless charging and biometric additions like facial recognition that would be used for device security, perhaps to replace Touch ID. In higher-end models with a dual-lens camera, both lenses are expected to feature optical image stabilization. The iPhone 8 is expected to feature a radical redesign, with an edge-to-edge display that does away with the top and bottom bezels .
There will be no physical Home button on the iPhone 8 and no bezels aside from a small area for the front-facing camera. While most are referring to that model as the iPhone 8, numerous reports and rumours have suggested Apple could be using a completely different name this year. With an edge-to-edge design, the iPhone 8 may be similar in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone, but with a display the size of the 5.5-inch iPhone. Rumours suggest it will feature a 5.8-inch display with 5.15 inches of usable area, with the rest dedicated to virtual space that will replace the Home button. A series of gestures may be used to navigate instead of a Home button.
Quad-core processor is embedded on the top of the latest chipset Apple A11 while iOS 11 is running inside Apple iPhone 8's veins. Protected by the Sapphire crystal glass and oleo-phobic coating 4.7 inches Super AMOLED display is installed which is going to happen first time in 10 years’ history of Apple. The display itself is said to be a flexible plastic OLED rather than an LCD, allowing Apple to introduce a thinner device that consumes less power and offers a better display with higher contrast ratio and more true to life colours. It will feature a slightly curved 2.5D display that's similar to the display used in the iPhone 7. As for the body, Apple is finally moving away from the aluminum used in the iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, and SE, and will instead adopt a glass body that's similar to the body that was used for the iPhone 4. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the glass will be built around a polished stainless steel frame that's similar in design to the Apple Watch.
3GB RAM makes the iPhone 8 more reliable for multi-tasking while for the storage of massive applications along with data, 256GB of built-in capacious memory is installed inside Apple's chassis.
Just like I-Phone 7 Plus, this new model has packed 12 MP dual camera on back to make images of Apple I-Phone 8 more vibrant with less noise. The iPhone 8's front-facing camera will include advanced 3D sensing capabilities that use technology by Prime Sense, allowing it to find the location and depth of objects in front of it, enabling advanced 3D facial recognition features. Rumors suggest Apple will use a vertical rear camera for improved pictures and better AR functionality, along with a dual-camera setup for the front-facing FaceTime camera.
IPhone 8 is expected to be water resistant, but it may have an improved IP68 water resistance rating. It will continue to be able to hold up to rain, splashes, and brief submersion in water, and that water resistance has been confirmed by an Apple supplier and may extend to all iPhone models being released in 2017.
The device is expected to cost as much as $1,000, which is a good deal, more expensive than previous iPhones. The iPhone 8 and its companion devices are expected to be available in a limited number of colors -- gold, silver, and black.
Given the major changes Apple plans to introduce to the iPhone in 2017, it seems unlikely the device will receive an "S" name, so there's a good chance Apple may decide to skip directly to the next full number, naming 2017 iPhone the iPhone 8.
Despite months of rumours about turbulence in Cupertino and manufacturing issues in the supply chain, it appears we can stick with the Sept. 12 release date for the three new iPhones. The initial report by Mac4Ever that was corroborated by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal added an intriguing detail: that the new Steve Jobs Theater was unfinished -- and that its "construction timetable could affect the timing or location of the event."
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