Apple is looking to make a huge statement during a year which marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and the iPhone 8 is the device to do this.
It has been rumored that the smartphone will come with a new design language. Talk of a new OLED display screen that has curves on the edges, much more like what Samsung does with its high-end smartphones; there are reports of changes with the Touch ID such that the physical home button will be no more, but this feature will find a home on the display screen. Cupertino will then find a way of integrating the Touch ID under the display via this on-screen home key, just like Xiaomi already did with the Mi 5S and 5S Plus.
Now, in addition to these, renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo believes that the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 will come with a much better 3D Touch sensitivity. This technology made its debut with the 2015 iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and was also used on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. With the 2017 model being the third major handset that will be using this technology, the Cupertino Company has had quite some time playing around with it and knows what to add and what to get rid of.
According to the reports, the new 3D Touch module that will be used on the Apple iPhone 8 will feature enhanced sensitivity while at the same time support the device’s OLED screen structure. Apple will also change the sensing element material to film so as to improve the user experience with the OLED iPhone 8 3D Touch feature.
Since pressing the screen to trigger the 3D Touch feature has led to some screen deformations for iPhone 6S users, the tech giant will also be placing metal components under the film so as to guarantee durability.
As for the price, the Apple iPhone 8 will reportedly be valued at 10-20% more than the current price of the iPhone 7, which debuted at $649.