All Rumors and News about Apple iPhone 8
The launch of a new iPhone is usually considered to be the biggest technological event of the entire year. However, the much anticipated iPhone 8 launch is likely to be even bigger. This is because the year 2017 marks the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Apple Inc, as usual, is expected to unveil new products with various groundbreaking features, some of which have never been seen before.
There are currently various rumors about the iPhone 8 swirling around. This comprehensive guide is, however, only going to provide you with the most realistic rumors about the iPhone 8. Kindly note that the Apple company is believed to be working on over 10 different iPhone 8 prototype models, hence; some rumors provided in this article may or may not provide a clear picture of what the final product may look like.
News about Apple iPhone 8
1. An all-glass body
According to Ming-Chi Kuo (a KGI Securities analyst), Apple Inc will finally ditch the aluminium casing that was used in the iPhone 7 for an all-glass enclosure. This all-glass body enclosure is expected to be held together in place by a special stainless steel frame that is fitted on all sides.
Apple in the year 2014 filed a patent for its unique glass enclosure. This patent was approved just a day before its official iPhone 7 launch date, meaning that the technology is likely to be used to make the iPhone 8.
2. Wireless charging
This is probably the most popular iPhone 8 rumor. The wireless charging technology is relatively old that has been used by many smart phone manufacturers. However, it is important to note that Apple Inc's take on this particular feature will be quite different. The iPhone 8 is expected to feature long range wireless charging.
This means that the iOS device will not have to be placed close to or directly on a charging mat for it to work (charge). The iPhone 8 will still be able to charge even after being placed fifteen feet away from its charging pad.
3. Improved water resistance
The iPhone 7 has an IP67 rating. This means that the iOS device can survive for about 30 minutes when submerged in one meter of water. The iPhone 8 is expected to have an IP68 rating, which means that it will be able to survive for about a half an hour when submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water.
Despite all this, you are advised against swimming with your device or playing around with water using the iPhone 8 has its warranty, just like that of the iPhone 7, is expected to exclude water damage.
4. 3D photography
iPhone 8 is expected to offer 3D photography capabilities. According to the "Korea Economic Daily," Apple is looking for different effective ways to implement LG Innotek's 3D module on its upcoming iPhone. Apart from that, the company may also include the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) technology both in the wide-angle and telephoto lenses.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the dual-camera system will only be available on the larger iPhone 8 "Plus" models. The iPhone 8's 3D camera will be used for taking 3D selfies, playing augmented reality (3D) mobile games and carrying out facial and iris recognition.
This 3D camera is also expected to contain an infrared receiving module, an infrared transmitting module, and a traditional (normal) camera.
5. Longer battery life
According to the "Fast Company", the iPhone 8 may include a "far bigger battery". This alone is expected to result in a significant increase in the iOS device's average battery life. The iPhone 8 is also expected to feature an OLED display, which is likely to consume even more power.
To avoid this from happening, Apple is expected to make use of a specialized "stacked logic board" design that is expected to support longer battery life.
6. Missing (hidden) "Home" button
It is believed that the iPhone 8 may not have a "Home" button. Instead of including this particular button, Apple Inc is expected to integrate the selfie camera and the "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor into the touch screen itself. The iOS device is also expected to contain unique "3D Touch" functionalities that will be used to replace some if not all "Home" button functions.
According to the "Storm" Chinese website, the iPhone 8 will have a distinct virtual "Home" button with specialized haptic feedback motors.
7. A curved OLED display
At least one of the iPhone 8 prototype models that are currently being tested has an OLED display that resembles that of the "Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge." Apple is then expected to ditch its LCD displays in favor of the relatively new OLED screen display technology.
According to the "Korea Herald", Samsung won a $2.59 manufacturing contract that allows it to supply over 100 million OLED display panels to Apple per year. The iPhone 8 may also have a 4K resolution which is ideal for 3D photography and running virtual reality applications.
According to all these popular rumors, the iPhone 8 is going to be an amazing iOS device. Kindly save about $1,000 if you expect to purchase the device when it is released as iPhones are best known for their costly nature. According to the common tradition, Apple Inc always launches its new products in September. However, there are various rumors claiming that the company may choose to unveil the iPhone 8 on June 29 (the day when the first iPhone was released) to mark its 10th anniversary.