Apple is rumored to be planning a huge event this fall – an event that’ll mark the iPhone’s 10th anniversary into the business.
Apparently, the company is expected to unveil up to three iPhones at the event. To keep up with its naming pattern, the tech giant will launch the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus as the immediate successors to the 2016 models. Now, since there haven’t been major design changes since the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014, Cupertino is set to unveil the iPhone 8 to mark a new design change as well as celebrate the company’s 10th year in the smartphone business.
We have heard quite a lot about the said iPhone 8 and the expected design overhaul. However, as usual, Apple has remained silent about the phone or even whether it exists. Still, this hasn’t stopped the usual snoopers from finding their way to sensitive Apple information. The latest talks about the memory options of the upcoming iPhone 8, which will house a massive 5.8-inch OLED screen, but only 5.15 inches will be usable.
This huge screen will be backed by a RAM of 3GB, same as the current iPhone 7 Plus, but there won’t be three storage options like before, rather, the iPhone 8 will come with either 64GB or 256GB storage, Chinese research firm TrendForce claims. While the report goes ahead to highlight some of the already rumored features, it mentions that the OLED phone will not come with a fully curved display thanks to 3D glass-associated production and drop-test issues. Rather, you will see something close to the curved 2.5D glass that has been appearing on the iPhone since 2014.
In addition, the research firm claims that the removal of the physical home button (Touch ID) will result in Apple iPhone 8 debuting a 3D facial recognition feature to supplement the Touch ID, which will probably be embedded into the display screen. As noted earlier, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7S and 5.5-inch iPhone 7S Plus will also be unveiled and apparently, TrendForce is adamant that they’ll keep the same memory options as the 2016 iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Something worth noting is that last year, TrendForce got it right with its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus predictions as far as the storage options are concerned.