One could argue that every aspect of the upcoming and oft-rumored iPhone 8 is meant to be a reason to upgrade from any previous version of the smartphone.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
The iPhone 8, or iPhone X if you prefer, is rumored to be unveiled later this year, and, with it, Apple is said to be packing in quite a few high-end, noteworthy features.
A new report from TrendForce says that next-generation iPhone’s production volume will exceed 100 million units this year thanks to the “significant” hardware and design upgrades the three models will come with. Interestingly, the firm believes that the OLED iPhone will make up for a majority of the shipments despite it being rumored to cost upwards of $1000.
In his latest research note, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be giving the front camera on the iPhone 8 a major upgrade. The analyst notes that the OLED variant of the iPhone 8 will feature a “revolutionary” camera in the front that will be paired with an infrared module.
One of the oft-rumored features coming to the iPhone lineup is wireless charging, with plenty of back-and-forth on whether or not it’ll actually see the light of day.
The analysts are out in full these days, still months ahead of the unveiling of an iPhone 8, putting in their two cents about what they think Apple’s next flagship smartphone may bring to the table.
While Apple has rallied behind its Retina display for years now, the resolution and pixel density of its flagship iPhone lineup has trailed behind its Android competitors.
The iPhone 8 rumor train refuses to slow down as we charge into 2017, with the latest rumor suggesting Apple is indeed making a major change to the upcoming flagship’s design.
A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple will be using an aluminium-alloy chassis for the 4.7-inch iPhone, with the 5.8-inch premium iPhone 8 Plus model featuring a chassis made of reinforced glass with stainless steel frame. The design of the 5.5-inch iPhone is yet to be finalised by the Cupertino company.