This year marks the tenth anniversary of Apple smartphones and many are already wondering when the iPhone 8 release date is and what new features we can expect for the iPhone 8. It’s likely that Apple will skip the iPhone 7S and go straight to the iPhone 8 or they may even scrap the numbers altogether and just call it the iPhone. Either way this phone has already had rumours circulating on its design, new features, hardware and price. This article will sum up some of the likely features to accompany the new design, when it’s likely to be released and what we know about the new iPhone so far.
The iPhone 8 at a Glance
So some of the strongest rumours have signified that the outer shell of this phone will be mostly made from glass, will not be curved, will have OLED display, an invisible home button and will use wireless charging. With the 10th year anniversary of iPhones it’s thought that the phone could actually be named the iPhone 10, but Apple are yet to confirm or deny.
What is New About the iPhone 8?
Where shall we start? Apple continuously surpass their previous benchmarks and they’re likely to do the same again. When the iPhone 7 model was created the rumours of the wireless ear buds sent fans into a frenzy but fortunately for Apple users there are no shocking additions this year. Nevertheless there are some innovative qualities that have been added and they are sure to make all the difference. Despite the indication that the iPhone 7S will be skipped, it’s still unconfirmed and all we do know, is that we will get the opportunity to enjoy another high-end Apple gadget at the end of this year.
The New iPhone Screen is curved?
Initial speculation had gadget enthusiasts expecting a sleek curve similar to the Samsung Galaxy. But it is now becoming crystal clear that this will not be the case, but despite that there are many upgrade regarding the screen and customer will be able to embrace some huge upgrades for the display. The new model will have an OLED display; the LCD screen will show all-round better quality from the contrast to the colors.
The Design and Frame
So it’s unclear what the new style will look like but so far we know there will not be a curved screen and it’s also thought that the iPhone 8 will be mostly made from glass. The outer shell of their latest gadget will be made from glass with an aluminium frame, making for a trendy overhaul of previous iPhones. The home button as you know it will disappear too, and replaced with a function area. These invisible buttons take the place of the touch ID and home button.
One of the most notable additions for tech lovers is the introduction of wireless charging. It’s been a hot topic for quite some time and is finally coming into fruition. It means you can use your phone without being plugged to the wall, you can roam around without the panic of your device dying. There will also be USB connectivity available, it’s likely to replace the lightning connector. There’s support for the Apple pencil used for the screen.
Other Things You Should Know
Apple will stick to their guns on the headphone jack, or lack of it. It won’t be added to the iPhone 8, so users will have to get used to the new wireless ear buds. There are Dual Lens AR capabilities but these are exclusive to the bigger models. There will be a red version offered and three different sizes which include 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch and 5.8 inch.
How much is an iPhone 8?
Obviously we are unsure at this time, but it’s believed to be around the £1,000 mark. It seems rather extortionate doesn’t it? It’s thought to be the most expensive iPhone to date. You are likely to make pre-orders and be able to enjoy fantastic deals by checking out Currys before its release.
Why is the iPhone 8 better than the iPhone 7?
So as a summary, what’s so good about the iPhone 8 and how does it compare to the older representations?
- The next processor will be much-quicker as they are expected to use the A10X or A11
- It will possess an elegant outer-body made from glass and aluminium
- A bigger screen with an OLED and LCD display for a crisp visual
- Three sizes including 5.8-inch, 5.5-inch, 5-inch, and 4.7-inch models
- Wireless charging coming as standard
- USB-C connectivity replacing the lightning cable port
- The home button will lose its place to a new touch function area
- Enhanced water resistance, that’s right it got even more waterproof (if that’s even a thing?)
- Support for the Apple Pencil
- More storage and memory with 3GB of RAM and models ranging from 64GB base model to the top model
By Daniel Treasure. 16th March.