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Rumor: There Will Only Be 2 iPhone 8 Models In 2017

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Rumor: There Will Only Be 2 iPhone 8 Models In 2017


The next-generation device planned for release on the original iPhone’s 10th anniversary. There were reports from the very beginning that Apple would release a better phone to celebrate the milestone. It was unclear how it would fit with the existing line-up of iPhone. Most of the analysts are now have consensus in their claims that there will be three models in 2017. iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus in line with minor upgrades and one 5.8 inches premium iPhone 8 model. Now a new report from Mac Rumors says a Chinese tech blog claims to have insider information that there will be two iPhone 8 models this year.

The News Is Great About iPhone 8 Models But Questionable

iPhone 8 Models

The former 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches LCD iPhones are believed to launch this year in fall, as usual. It will get some upgrades, just like every other new generation phone. The premium handset is supposed to be iPhone 8. It will cost around $1000. The Apple iPhone 8 is collecting a lot of heed for its fancy specs and features.


The two models are going to be iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. If the news is true, then it is terrific. It indicates that all the high-end specs and features will come to both variants. Having said that, the blog is questionable and does not have its facts straight.

What iPhone 8 will have? It is supposedly coming powered with an edge to edge OLED – Organic Light Emitting Diode. iPhone will feature bezel-less screen, and the device will have a fingerprint scanner on display. It suggests that there will be no home button. Other speculations are also suggesting that there will be a front-facing dual lens camera, wireless charging, A11 Fusion Chip, 3D sensing system to support AR – Augmented Reality, and extended battery life.

Now when it comes to the OLED display and fingerprint scanner, Apple has come across a few hurdles. Rumors circulating indicates that the Cupertino-based tech giant has not been able to perfect the technology. It will result in delayed launch. There is even rumor from Twitter that Apple will follow Samsung route and may embed the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, much to the dismay of fans on the internet.

Now let’s compare the upcoming iPhone 8 with other smartphones.

Apple iPhone 8 Versus Samsung Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 has undoubtedly featured a beautiful design and display. If Apple is planning to come with bezel-less and edge to edge screen, then Samsung already did that. It has fast and wireless charging option as well. However, there are a few things like camera and fingerprint scanner where iPhone 8 knockout Galaxy S8. Samsung has not upgraded the camera and position of a fingerprint scanner is weird.

Apple iPhone 8 Versus LG G6

The camera and fingerprint scanner are top features of LG G6. However, both of these smartphone companies target different segments. So, we think that there is no comparison of iPhone models with LG smartphones. The iPhone A10 or upcoming A11 processors are a lot better than LG G6.

In Our Opinion

The Apple should launch iPhone 8 models as soon as possible. The reports are suggesting that iPhone 8 get a delay because of OLED panels and wireless charging features. However, Apple should launch it during the fourth quarter window where no one launches its phone. The design could be a copy of Galaxy S8, but Apple’s OLED screen, wireless charging, AR technology, and fingerprint scanner will play a vital role in iPhone 8 success. So this is it, kindly share this article if you believe that Apple will launch two iPhones. Leave a comment below if you do not agree.

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