2017 is the year of the10th anniversary for Apple Company. Just like Apple releases a new phone every year, there is an iPhone 8 launch expected this year as well. The phone is believed to have new features with a better camera and display. Although Apple itself has not disclosed any details about the much-anticipated phone, the excitement has led to hundreds of rumors and expectations which we are going to combine them all in this article. Have a look at possible iPhone 8 specifications here.
DESIGN AND BODY
Rumors suggest that iPhone will be redesigned in a way that touch ID will be directly built into thedisplay. This means there will be no physical home button.
It is expected that design will be similar to iPhone 7 but with a body size of 5.8 inches and display size of 5.15 inches, the virtual buttons replacing home button will cover rest of the area.
The display could be OLED type instead of LCD, unlike previous models of iPhone and body will be made of glass instead of aluminum. The Apple Supplier company itself confirmed that at least one model will be having glass body structure.
WHAT WILL IT BE CALLED?
It is suggested from rumors that there will be no ‘s’ series this time. Moreover, however,iPhone 8 is the tentative name for theupcoming major model, Apple can possibly change the device’s name owing to its tenth anniversary.
BETTER WATER RESISTANCE
The new iPhone would have a better and improved resistance having anIP68 rating, contrary to IP67 in previous phones, rumors suggest. It would be able to withstand 1.5 meters of water for 30 seconds. It is also dust resistant to a good extent.
NO MORE LIGHTNING PORT?
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Lightning port will be replaced by USB-C port instead, making it look like MacBook. However, reports from other sources refute this prediction and affirm the lightning port.
All the iPhone models releasing this year are expected to use A11 chip by Apple. This A11 chip is expected to pave way for speedier performance and longer battery life.
Apple is said to introduce long-range wireless charging for quite a long time now. However, some inside reports suggest that Apple is focusing more on inductive-style charging and has hired people with expertise on inductive-style charging.
Moreover, usage of glass body supports this type of charging even more. What remains a point of thequestion is how this charging method could be implemented? Whether it will be incorporated in mobile’s body or a separate accessory will be introduced? No idea.
The Apple is expected to include NAND storage system just like in Samsung. As iPhone 7 had 256GB storage, it is suggested that iPhone8 too will have same or additional storage.
Like the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 is rumored to have 3GB RAM.
While Apple might implement glass body and introduce OLED, these features will require a better touch.
The iPhone 8 is said to have a larger battery which will be used to increase performance and speed of the new model.
Reports from reputable sources suggest that Apple will continue with thedual-faced camera on therear side in 5.5-inch models while smaller ones would have a single camera. As far as thefront camera is concerned, Apple is believed to introduce a revolutionary system that will enable 3D sensing and facial recognition capabilities.
According to many reports and articles, the Siri version in new iPhone 8 will be much more advanced and developed as compared to previous versions. It will be able to answer our problems and questions even quicker and more efficiently.
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE
Apple has released new iPhone updates in September for last several years and we expect the iPhone 8 to be unveiled in the same month this year as well. However many rumors say that there could be a delay in supply and manufacturing of components, extending the date of release to October or even November for the worst case scenario. The iPhone 8 release date in Pakistan will be announced.
The price of iPhone is expected to be higher than at least $1000 per model. The smaller model could possibly be sold at $950 each. The iPhone 8 price in Pakistan will be announced soon.
Whatever the features, iPhone 8 is expected to earn huge business just like all iPhone new updates did.