It’s been ten years since the original iPhone was officially released to the public. iPhone has changed so much since then and it strives to improve every year. This year, the next iPhone will be unveiled at Apple’s launch event in September, and Apple us planning something special for the new iPhone to celebrate the occasion.
Rumors about iPhone 8 have started to heat up since the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with all claiming that Apple would release three new iPhone models this year including one premium device and two standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch devices.
According to latest sources, Apple will keep aluminum design on the new 4.7 inch iPhone model this year but switch to glass casing reinforced by stainless steel frame for all-new premium 5.8 inch iPhone 8. Today’s rumors run counter to what we hear in previous rumors that Apple would move away from aluminum design, instead re-adopting all-glass body on all iPhone models this year. The design of the traditional 5.5 inch iPhone, on the other hand, is yet to be finalized by Apple.
This year’s iPhone could mark the first time when Apple switch over to OLED panels, but sources say that Apple will only equip the premium iPhone 8 model with OLED panel due to supply issues. Besides, an OLED-equipped iPhone 8 may cost customers up to $1000, thereby making it the most expensive iPhone ever made.
If these rumors are true, Apple will release a completely overhauled glass-backed iPhone 8 with OLED display and wireless charging, while making internal upgrades to its standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone models. Besides, the premium iPhone 8 is rumored to come with exclusive features including the removal of the home button, iris scanner, 3D camera features, increased storage space and new Taptic Engine.
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