Every year, Apple comes out with yet another device that completely blows the mind of most tech addicts. The iPhone is one such device. Though there have been some bad choices (what up, audio jack?), most of their innovations have taken the markets by storm.
So what’s new in the 2017 iPhone? A lot. Since 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple seems to have a lot planned for the iPhone 8.
Rumoured to release in the fall of 2017, the new iPhone will have three models. One with an OLED screen, the other two will be similar to its predecessors. The flexible plastic OLED screen will help in creating a thinner model which has a better display with higher contrast ratio. It may also feature curved edges like Samsung’s galaxy S6 and S7 Edge. However, it may also have the same slightly curved display used in the iPhone 7. The Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the front camera may be built directly into the display. Even the wonderful iPhone home button will not be there.
Apple is said to be planning to position the OLED iPhone 8 as a 5-inch “premium” model that will perhaps be sold alongside standard 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone models with traditional LCD screens.
The new model could support wireless charging, so a flexible plastic or glass body would be a better option than the traditional sleek metal body of the iPhone. It is expected to be water resistant, but it may have an improved IP68 water resistance rating.
It is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, plus it could include biometric additions like iris, facial, or gesture recognition, with 3gb ram and increased storage space. It could include a USB-C port instead of the Lightning connector, making it similar to the MacBooks.
Some models of the new iPhone will feature the dual lens camera, and the front camera will have 3D sensing capabilities. The new iPhone will have an enhanced version of Siri too. While the device is tentatively being called iPhone 8, its official name hasn’t been confirmed by Apple yet.