In a few weeks’ time, Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus, however, many are not impressed by the ongoing rumors, leaks and speculations that point towards an almost similar device to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
In fact, Apple will only be making major changes under the hood, with the outside appearance of the two phones remaining unchanged, apart from a missing 3.5mm headphone jack port and redesigned antenna lines. Even before the entire details of the iPhone 7 are confirmed, rumors and leaks about the iPhone 8 that is set for a release a year from now are already up and running.
According to incoming reports, Cupertino has plans to completely get rid of the iconic Home button that has featured on its entire smartphone lineup, with the incoming iPhone 7 set to improve this button even further by including 3D Touch capabilities, at least according to other rumors. This planned move by Apple with respect to the iPhone 8 match perfectly with the reports that the iPhone maker has plans to ditch its Retina Display LCD panels in favor of OLED panels supplied by Samsung.
It gets even more interesting given that this move is not just aimed at delivering users with deeper blacks and brighter whites, but also to venture into the curved screen technology. As it is, the iPhone 8 will come in with a curved edge-to-edge display unit, something that could closely resemble the current line of Galaxy Edge handsets as well as the recently introduced Galaxy Note 7.
The iPhone 8 will be marking Apple’s 10th year in the smartphone market, hence the need for radical changes. However, don’t get your hopes too high since this report does not come from Apple itself. In fact, the source also notes that the curved edge-to-edge display unit could be another option added to the standard iPhone 8, but both handsets should come with the Home button some integrated into the display.
Given the edge-to-edge display nature of the iPhone 8, the phone’s display will also house things like the front-facing snapper as well as speakers and other sensors. This should be an interesting phone indeed.
Will you buy the upcoming iPhone 7 or wait for the iPhone 8?