Tech Columnist Chris Martin published an article on the iPhone 8.
Forget the iPhone 7, it’s the iPhone 8 you’ll be more interested in. Set for a 2017 release to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, here’s what the rumours say about the iPhone 8 UK release date, features and specs.
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- There will be three phones, including one codenamed ‘Ferrari’ (i.e. the anniversary iPhone)
- The main logic board will be in two pieces instead of the traditional one
- Apple may move the SIM tray to the bottom edge (this could be to allow room for other internal components or to include a Smart Connector)
- Wireless charging is very likely to feature, and could even have long range, up to 15ft away
- A glass back may be used instead of metal to facilitate wireless charging
- Quick charging will be supported when using a cable
- New speaker design could make the phone the thinnest ever
- It will have a ‘borderless’ OLED screen from Samsung – read more.
- The home button won’t be physical, but will be under or built into the screen
- Laser sensor for gesture recognition – read more.
The latest video from ConceptsiPhone does a decent job of showing what the iPhone 8 might look like. It’s similar to the iPhone 7 but shows namely how Apple could make the screen bigger and integrate the home button. It’s interesting to see an idea of how the bottom of the display might be used, similar to the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
iPhone 8 UK release date: September 2017 (TBC)
Although ages away, we can fairly confidently predict the iPhone 8 release date. Assuming the annual September announcement tradition continues, the iPhone 8 release date will be in September 2017. However, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone launch, so we wouldn’t be too surprised if Apple mixed things up a bit (it launched the SE – pictured below – in March).
According to Tech Trader Daily (via MacRumours), Apple might be putting the iPhone 8 into production in June, sooner than expected. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the launch will be earlier than September given the potentially radical design change.
iPhone 8, iPhone 7S, iPhone X or something else? What will the iPhone in 2017 be called?
It seems the name may have been confirmed with an Apple employee referring to the new device by the name ‘iPhone 8’ unprompted when speaking to Business Insider. However, there is another suggestion as Apple Insider claims that Apple could call this year’s iPhone the iPhone X.
As we’ve mentioned, the iPhone for 2017 is slightly harder to predict because it will mark a big anniversary for the smartphone.