Next year is going to be really big for Apple as it is expected to release its new flagship phone, the iPhone 8. With several rumored specs surfacing online, the most recent one will surely make the handset more sophisticated and will probably make it the biggest phone in 2017.
Apple is reportedly working on something huge that will make the phone the talk of the town next year. A bunch of critics is speculating that there will be no big hardware changes next year for the iPhone, but it seems like the Cupertino-based company is thinking differently.
Aside from adding features that are not present in today?s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there are even more changes coming. According to Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, the upcoming handset is going to have a ?bezel-less design? alongside larger displays and curved edges.
With regards to displays, the new design will boast of a 5-inch and 5.8-inch displays for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, respectively. It will be quite larger than the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens of its predecessors. Also, Curtis mentioned that these screen upgrades might also land on Apple?s low-end phones like the iPhone SE.
These display sizes are just predictions though coming from an analyst. But based on the path that Apple is taking, it seems like a larger screen display is really possible next year. Also, similar curved edges such as that of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is expected as well.
Aside from these upgrades on the phone?s display, there are also speculations that the new flagship phone of Apple will boast of a wireless charging. Rumors about it started last year, but it did not land on the iPhone 7. Next year, it will probably happen as part of the big changes Apple is working on.
Furthermore, the company?s partner, Foxconn Technology in Taiwan, is now designing wireless modules that are going to be released sometime soon. This technology is expected to be added on the next handset of Apple when it hit the stores next year.
However, a source told Nikkei that Apple?s decision to add this feature on iPhone 8 will still be based on the results of Foxconn?s works. ?Whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple?s updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on,? said the source.
For now, this information?will remain as speculations until Apple finally confirms all the specs of the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.