Technology giant Apple is expected to launch three new smartphones in September this year. While the iPhone 8 will be of the same size as the iPhone 7s, it will flaunt a 5.8-inch display thanks to its near invisible bezels.
Other rumoured features of the iPhone 8 include a 3D-sensing front camera, upgraded waterproofing and aluminium rear casing. The grapevine has it that the iPhone 8 might encounter some manufacturing challenges that could delay its launch.
Seeing as how the iPhone form factor design has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, the current iPhone owners have been rooting for something new and different for years now.
The iPhone 8 is expected to get a curved OLED display with glass on the back.
Everyone seems to agree that we will see three separate iPhone models in 2017 - two "s" models of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and this third premium version that might rock all the rumored groundbreaking technologies. Recent speculations have emerged stating that Apple would also be paying far more for the iPhone 8's OLED display and faster NAND/DRAM memory.
According to the report, touch panel manufacturer TPK Holdings and General Interface Solution (GIS) gave Apple a quote of $18-$22 for each OLED 3D Touch component and the iPhone manufacturer has accepted. KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, who has quite a reputation when it comes to Apple, has stated that it is possible that this gen-next iPhone 8 might come out with a price starting at $1000.
The other (less desirable option) is to risk quality control in the components of the iPhone 8 - such problems could hurt the Apple brand.
After months of will-they-won't-they over whether Apple will embed the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the display, or opt for the simpler route of fitting it to the back, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, we are now hearing it will indeed be on the screen.
Very expensive is the upcoming iPhone device. With the iPhone 7, Apple did not change the design with the introduction of a new numbered model for the first time in the iPhone's history. All three phones should feature wireless inductive charging capabilities.