iPhone 8 Rumors

That IPhone 7 you bought during the holidays probably still has that new phone smell but that’s not going to stop us from speculating about the anticipated new iPhone 8 Apple has planned for in 2017.

Brand New OLED Screen?

One of the key rumors that have been confirmed and supported by multiple sources is that the IPhone 8 will get a complete makeover which includes the screen and the entire front side. It is rumored that the IPhone 8 will have an edge to edge OLED screen that will cover the entire front facing side of the IPhone 8 and will have the power button, front camera and a laser fingerprint verification system built into the edge to edge OLED screen. This does seem like a major redesign but considering since its Apples 10th anniversary this year, it’s safe to assume they decided to make it memorable. Considering Apple has already signed a deal with Samsung for producing OLED Screens for Apple we can be certain their will at least be one IPhone with a flexible OLED Screen. But keep in mind Apple is testing more than 10 prototype iPhone models, so the IPhone 8 might be completely different from what we expected but chances are high for a redesigned version.

Simulated OLED vs. LED.
Simulated OLED vs. LED.

Will The IPhone 8 Be Thinner?

Considering an edge to edge OLED LCD would consume a lot of battery it seems that Apple is considering to use a flexible plastic OLED rather than a LCD to reduce the battery consumption and reduce its size as well as providing a high pixels, color contrast along with true color support. One could also expect the new screen to be curved on the sides like the new Samsung Edge 7 but the fact that Apple will try and mimic Samsung is somewhat unclear.

New Design?

According to circulating rumors, that Apple might finally be moving away from it aluminum and plastic body for the IPhone 8. In order to help the IPhone 8 stand out from its predecessors, Apple might be going to use a glass-backed body which was last seen on the IPhone 4.  I know you’re probably thinking that’s a bad idea and what happens once you drop it? Luckily, glass has become more durable over the years and glass like Gorilla Glass can certainly take a drop or two – did I mention it looks great too?

As indicated by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the OLED version of the iPhone 8 will include a 5.8-inch screen, yet without any bezels, that 5.8-inch screen will fit a device that is comparative in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Kuo believes that the iPhone 8 will have 5.15 inch of dynamic screen space, with the extra space taken up by virtual buttons that will replace current physical Home button and provide additional features.

Water & Dust Proof

Considering the Samsung 7 series had IP68 certified water protection compared to the P67 certification earned by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, it would be an expected move from Apple to feature an IP68 water resistance rating for the IPhone 8 as well as being able to withstand water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes along with being entirely dust proof.

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9 thoughts on “iPhone 8 Rumors

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  2. Cody Reply

    One thing I know for sure is that the home button is going away…to be replaced by an interactive bar akin to the new Macbook Pro’s touch bar. That’s a rather neat feature not found in any existing phone.

  3. Rebi Reply

    Wow OLED sure is a better change in cameras. Really iphone is innovating.

  4. Geoff Reply

    All these rumors are making me so excited for the unveiling for the iPhone 8. I think it’s going to be the best iPhone ever. September seems so far away.

  5. Mico Robin Reply

    If i am looking for a water proof phone, I would pick Cherry mobile U6. I phones are not designed for this.

  6. Gale C Reply

    It’s certainly too early to talk about iPhone 8 rumors, you can be sure of that. iPhone 7 barely had a year up on Apple shelves, after all! But judging from the deets on this post, it’s clear that iPhone 8 is still in the prototype stage so anything goes, really…

  7. Academia Reply

    Amazing. If it does come with OLED and a glass display I might actually consider buying one. It’s time to value technology the way we value our own lives.

  8. Ron Andrew Reply

    I wish good luck for Apple with the release of this. Given what they did with the audio jack for iPhone 7, I just hope they innovate but won’t change too much.

  9. Benny Reply

    I have no problem with the fact that all iPhones look identical aesthetically. I just don’t like the fact that it is not as tough as some android phones available in the market. I mean, for its price, I am expecting something that can resist the elements, tough falls, and has a better than average battery life. Perhaps 8 will be the game changer.

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