We’ve all read about rumors for the iPhone 8, today the Wall Street Journal posted a new set of rumors (paywall). One caught the eye of most readers “USB-C” the post cites “People familiar with Apple’s plans” in saying:
They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector. The models would also do away with a physical home button, they said. Those updates would give the iPhone features already available on other smartphones.
This would be a huge deal, as there are countless peripheral devices built with the iPhone signature lightning connector, with that in mind I would take this rumor with a grain of salt, personally I don’t see this happening.
The post also suggest the iPhone 8 will gain a curved OLED screen:
People with direct knowledge of Apple’s production plans said the Cupertino, Calif., company has decided to go ahead with the technology, and it will release a phone model using the OLED screens this year.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
The technology allows manufacturers to bend screens in ways they couldn’t previously—such as by introducing a curve at the edge of the phone as in some Samsung models. However, once the phone is manufactured, the OLED screen can’t be bent or folded by the user, at least with current technology.
Using OLED displays would allow Apple to introduce a phone with a new look to fuel sales.
Regardless, the iPhone 8 has our attention being the 10th anniversary model we hope it will hold something special, perhaps like the 20th Anniversary Mac did.