Even die-hard iPhone enthusiasts have to accept that the AMOLED displays on other smartphones, specifically those from Samsung, look beautiful than the LCD displays on iPhone models. But if the latest speculations are right, then iPhone fan may no longer have to worry about other smartphone screens. Apple is reportedly planning to use a form of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display on the upcoming iPhone 8. However, you should prepare your wallet because OLED display is not cheap. It is just one of the rumors out of many. Check the top 10 anticipated iPhone 8 rumors below.
Top 10 Anticipated iPhone 8 Rumors Which Are Not A Waste Of Time
1. There WILL Be An ‘S’ Model Of The iPhone 7
According to a report by Mac Rumors, Apple will skip the iPhone 7’s ‘S’ version this year. Apple has traditional and historically followed each new phone version. The report claims that Apple will jump directly to iPhone 8. There is a chance that they even call it iPhone 10 since 2017 is the tenth anniversary of manufacturing iPhones.
Now there are other rumors which are suggesting that Apple will release iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus and they will get processors updates and a new red color as well. According to KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Japanese blog Mac Otakara, both of them are highly authentic sources.
2. In Addition To The New ‘S’ Models, Apple Will Sell A Third “High-End” iPhone
Another report from prominent Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would release a high-end model of iPhone with a massive screen size of 5.8 inches, not less than the iPhone 7 Plus screen size of 5.5 inches. Many people are calling it a premium ‘iPhone 8’.
Other reports are claiming that the iPhone 8 will have a 5.1 or 5.2-inch curved screen, wrap around the edges of the device. It seems like a similar design concept as the Galaxy S8. So, it seems clear that Apple will release a high-end iPhone model with some basic design tweaks.
3. Regardless Of Its Display Size, Number Of Analysts Say The iPhone 8 Actually Would Not Feature A Curved Screen After All
Wayne Lam who is IHS Markit analyst has told Mac Rumors he anticipates that Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED screen on their special iPhone model. It is directly contradicting the earlier report that the top-notch iPhone model would feature a curved wraparound display.
4. The Apple iPhone 8 Screen Sounds Like It’s Going To Be Incredible
It is probably the most popular rumor among the Apple enthusiasts about the special 10th anniversary iPhone.
In February, GSM Arena reported that Cupertino-based tech giant struck a huge deal to purchase 60 million OLED panels from Samsung. One month prior, Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple would use a different technology for its Touch ID fingerprint scanner. It is linked to the speculations that Apple’s next iPhone model will have an OLED screen. It is one of the most anticipated iPhone 8 rumors.
5. The Front Surface Of The iPhone Will Be All Display, With No Bezels Or Borders
According to the speculation, iPhone 8 will have an all-display front surface appear from John Gruber. He is plugged-in Apple blogger.
Gruber says that he heard insider gossip that the iPhone 8 front would not have borders or any bezels and that it will be one large display.
6. The iPhone 8 Will Mostly Be Made Of Glass, With An Aluminum Frame.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that iPhone 8 body will be made of glass. It could have similar aesthetic like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S; both had a glass back.
A report from Nikkei, a Japanese news site says Apple is indeed ditching the black metal design for all-glass back and metal frame.
7. The Home Button Will Be Invisible
Another claim about anticipated iPhone 8 rumors is from Ming-Chi Kuo; he said Apple might use optical sensors for Touch ID home button. The optical sensors will allow the Touch ID home button to be invisible when not using like the Galaxy S8.
Recently, Xiaomi released its new models with the same technology which Apple wants to achieve.
8. The iPhone 8 Will Support Wireless Charging
A report by Barclays summarized by Mac Rumors said that the iPhone 8 would feature wireless charging. In general, we know that Apple looked into the wireless technology because of a patent filed on 9th of September.
Also, Sharp president Tai Jeng-Wu seemingly mentioned to university students that the upcoming iPhone 8 would include wireless charging.
Apple Spokesperson told Business Insider in February 2017 that they have joined the Wireless Power Consortium, a company that develops wireless charging standard.
We are not sure 100% that whether Apple will feature wireless charging or not in iPhone 8. However, it is a great hint that Apple is at least thinking and interested in expanding its wireless power technology.
9. It Won’t Have A Headphone Jack
Everyone knows it. Since the predecessor iPhone 7 does not have a 3.5 headphone jack, we can expect the upcoming iPhone models would not feature a headphone jack either.
10. The Premium iPhone 8 Will Likely Cost Over $1,000
Mark Sullivan from Fast Company expects that the forthcoming iPhone 8 will cost $1000. The $1000 price is too much costly. Unfortunately, most of the analysts seem to have consensus on this price. So, if you are planning to buy iPhone 8, then prepare your wallet accordingly.
In Our Opinion
So these were the top 10 anticipated iPhone 8 rumors. In the end, we liked some of them, and we also disliked some. Apple could potentially announce the iPhone 8 model with iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus models in September. Or it could announce both and release the premium iPhone 8 model later at a separate event. Also, share this article with your Apple enthusiasts friends.