Everything you need to know about the iPhone 8
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of iPhone and rumor has it that Apple has some big things for its upcoming models – tentatively being labeled as “iPhone 8.”
CAUTION – EVERYTHING BELOW ARE RUMORS…AS IN NOT CONCRETE…YET.
Among all of the rumors circulating and all of the things that customers are hoping for, there are 3 specs I will point out as the biggest things to look forward to.
1. Wireless Charging
There are many third party companies that have been making mobile phone accessories that allow for wireless charging for years now. Not to mention, some phones like the Samsung S7 or Note 5 have the ability to be charged by being placed on a circular pad as opposed to a USB at the bottom of the phone. Also, in the case of these two phones, they also accept “Fast Charging” which is twice the speed of normal charging. Apple changed from the 32-pin USB to the current lightning bolt USB beginning with iPhone 5 in 2012 but not much has changed since then.
2. Bezel-Less Screen + Size
Beginning with the release of the iPhone 6 in 2014, Apple introduced a second, larger screen phone (iPhone 6 Plus) to answer the growing demand for bigger phones. While some hope there will be an update to their smaller, 4-inch, iPhone SE, rumors state that in addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, there will be a higher end 5.8 to 6-inch iPhone also being released. Furthermore, there has been talk of a “Bezel-Less”, edge-to-edge screen. Predictors say the removing of the “clickable” home button on last year's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were precursors for the grand plan to remove the button altogether (see, Xiaomi Mi Mix).
3. Glass Body
Now I know you’re thinking, ”I remember the old iPhone 4 and 4S days! I remember how many times I dropped my phone or bumped up against something a little too hard, only to notice the back of my iPhone had been shattered!” Of course, this was a nightmare to many but I’m here to tell you that the re-inclusion of a glass body is certainly an interesting choice. Company Gorilla Glass has constantly been making consistent updates to their glass to make it thinner and more durable than ever before. In fact, its latest iteration is currently being used on the Ford GT sports car’s windshields. If it’s tough enough for the high speeds of a racecar, it’ll survive in your pocket haha. Also, with it being the 10th anniversary, it could be a nice ode to the past, smile at yesteryear.
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