Today we’re going to talk about the latest rumors of next iPhone. The company might be calling it the iPhone 7 S, or iPhone 8 or even as more recent tech rumors suggest, possibly the iPhone Edition, we’re excited and hope you are too.
iPhone 8 – Everything you need to know about
So let’s jump in, believe it or not, we’re already well into product planning and positioning for the next iPhone. Generally, around January and February to our knowledge, Apple is already testing several form factors of the iPhone. And they’ll enter mass production sometime between May and July.
So when we go through, some of the most current rumors. Let’s start with how many iPhones we think are going to be launched this year. We believe that there will probably be a similar form factor to what we have currently on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+. So, those typical to Apple fashion will be called the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.
They’ll look very similar to the most current phones; they will have upgraded internal components as well as maybe improved cameras and may be upgraded ways to unlock the phone. Typically those types of things are what Apple likes to build into the “S” variations.
iPhone 8 Release Date
One thing that we are fairly sure of is that the next iPhone will be launched sometime in September. That’s the tried and true schedule that Apple has stuck to, now this year is no different from years in the past. Where there are current rumors that it’s possible the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will be released in September, and this new magical iPhone 8 Edition that we’ll get into a little bit later. May not be coming out until after September. We’ve heard this before. Almost every year around this time that September date gets pushed back in some rumors.
iPhone 8 Features and Specifications
For the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, we hear a lot of rumors on what the phone might look like and what the upgraded features could be, so here we go:
One of the biggest stories out is that the phone will go back to the all glass form factor, so the front of the phone would be glass, the back of the phone would be glass. Then possibly we would have an aluminum band around the sides similar to the design of iPhone 4. But obviously with a much sleeker and newer and improved look and style.
Another rumor that we’re hearing is that it’s possible that the fingerprint/Touch ID sensor could be going away. It could just be that the screen will be flush and it will still be built in; there just won’t be a divot there.
Additionally, we hear that the display size itself could be 5.8 inches. Many of you might get a little panicky and think that the iPhone Edition could be bigger than the current iPhone 7 Plus. No, that’s not the case. So, if you look at your phone today, you will see there are two black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
What Apple would be doing according to the rumors is using that space that they are currently not using to make the screen size bigger. The actual footprint of the phone itself will be probably close to the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6. They are just going to be using more of that space there to get the 5.8 inches of screen real estate for you.
Another rumor that’s popped up recently is that Apple could be using facial recognition software to unlock the phone, or possibly a combination of the fingerprint sensor along with facial recognition. We’ll continue to monitor that and report back when we have any news.
iPhone 8 Price
Finally, iPhone Edition could cost over $1,000 and will also include an OLED screen. Now what’s interesting about the OLED screen is that it will allow for better contrast ratio, which means blacker blacks, it will also have a better viewing angle. But the most interesting thing is that uses less power. So, it could mean even more battery life for you in the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition.
That’s all for the iPhone 8; we will keep on updating this article when we got something new on this, so stay updated with The Viral Bytes.