What do we know about the iPhone 8? Well, that’s a very good question, but a very hard one to answer right now. This has been one of the hardest years to tell what we could actually expect in the next iPhone. While we’re still months from the actual release of the iPhone we do have some rumors, though these rumors have fluctuated ton lately. I’m going to try my very best to tell you what you could expect to see in the iPhone 8. Please keep in mind that these are all rumors, which means Apple hasn’t officially said anything on these terms.
That’s right it’s been a full 10 years since the first launch of the original iPhone. So much has changed since then, we’ve gotten dual cameras, retina display, more storage, down to one port, and so much more. Which this means Apple will most likely make this iPhone launch the biggest since the original iPhone back in 2007. Apple will for sure want to blow our socks off with this iPhone launch, which means Apple will likely want to show off a completely new and rethought iPhone.
The iPhone 8 is rumored to have had completely edge to edge screen, sorta like the Samsung Galaxy S8; where the screen takes up most of the display, though in the iPhone’s case it would take up the entire phone. Which this would mean the iPhone 7 Plus they have now would, in theory, fit right in an iPhone 7 body. Crazy right? This would make viewing angles and viewing experiences would be outstanding and mind blowing. It doesn’t stop there though, it’s also been rumored that the iPhone 8 would feature an OLED display. OLED is a display that displays colors accurately and powers off pixels that are only displaying dark black colors to save power.
Where’s the home button?
Rumors have it that this iPhone’s home button you won’t be able to physically see anymore. What I mean by that is, the home button will be under the display instead of being on top where you can see the home button. It would still have the same function of the current home button, but this is a very hard thing to do. Recently, we’ve had rumors of Apple exploring different options like having the home button on the back of the phone like the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8, and other android devices. While I don’t think Apple will but the home button on the back it’s still worth mentioning since putting a home button under a display is very hard to do.
My front camera is gone?
Nope, it would still be there, in fact, Apple is trying to find a way to put the camera under the display like the home button. While this hasn’t been done in a smartphone it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Apple is known for adding and replacing technologies with new ones. If Apple were to add the camera under the display would the picture look worst? Would the camera be lower quality? Those are all questions yet to be answered, though if Apple wants to have an all-screen iPhone this is something they’ll have to figure out.
All the power
While Apple doesn’t have the fastest Macs compared to the PC side of things, Apple kills the mobile market of smartphones with the power of their processors and graphics chips. Samsung’s current Gaxaly S8 is still not faster than the (almost) one-year-old iPhone 7. This is mainly due to Apple making their own software and have more control over what does what type thing. Apple is likely to put its faster A11 processor in the iPhone 8 which could outperform even future smartphones and would make the competition much harder on competitors.
One size fits all
The current iPhone comes in two sizes a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch retina display. The iPhone 8 is rumored to be in one size, a 5.8-inch OLED display. Which would fit most people’s hands and would make it easier for consumers to pick which iPhone is best for them. This would also make producing and buying iPhones easier since there’s only one model to make and sell for the iPhone 8.
How about a wireless future? Well, from the rumors it seems like Apple is making the “courage” again to make the iPhone 8 wireless. I’m not saying they’re going to completely make it wireless and get rid of the lighting port, but what I’m saying there could be an option where it can charge wirelessly. I’m sure Apple would make the consumers pay extra for the wireless charger to actually charge your iPhone 8 though. Think of it when Apple removed the headphone jack and made consumers pay separately for the Airpods. So, while there would be a wireless option you may have pay a little more to actually take advantage of that feature.
iPhones use Bluetooth on a daily basis whether it be connecting to your Apple Watch or blasting Johnny Cash out loud on your Bluetooth-connected speaker. While the current iPhone 7 have Bluetooth 4.2 the next iPhone could possibly have Bluetooth 5.0 which would be huge. Currently, the only smartphone to have Bluetooth 5.0 is the Samsung Gaxaly S8. Basically, Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to do things like connect two wireless Bluetooth devices together and listen on the same device. While there haven’t been rumors of this, I do see Apple using Bluetooth 5.0 in the iPhone 8 for sure.
Flipped and a bulge?
Yep, that’s right the back cameras on the iPhone 8 could be flipped to be vertically instead of being horizontal. There would still be a bulge for the cameras which isn’t a huge deal, but I’m wondering if that’s going to make the iPhone wobble more when you sit it down on a flat surface and use it.