Since the release of the iPhone 7, there has been news about Apple?s next flagship phone and what it will be like. According to some iPhone 8 rumors, the new phone will be a cut above the rest.
This probably has something to do with the fact that this iteration of the iPhone marks its 10th anniversary. Apple is said to put much of its design prowess to this new phone thus offering the latest and newest features technology can buy and offer.
Among the list of possible specs is the all glass body. Most people know that since the iPhone 6, Apple has used the all-metal body in its design. This poses a lot of design challenges especially on the antenna design. Since the newer iPhones have metallic bodies, antenna traces need to be put outside of the case in order for it to work. This is very different from the previous designs where the antenna is hidden behind the plastic or glass housing.
An all-glass housing favors better wireless connectivity as it does not block the signals coming in and out of the phone?s antenna. Also, with a glass body, Apple can then implement a much faster and better wireless or LTE chip.
Recent developments on wireless communication have introduced the new 4×4 MIMO LTE. This version of LTE relies on multiple antennas to attain faster transmit and receive speeds. The 4×4 MIMO LTE is capable in achieving download speeds of around 400Mbps.
Apart from faster improved wireless chips and an all-glass body, next year?s iPhone is also rumored to have an edge-to-edge screen. This screen will also feature the same curved edge design as Samsung?s Galaxy line of phones.
Finally there?s the processor. As it is known in the tech world, Apple uses its proprietary A-series chip to power its line of mobile devices. The current iPhone 7 is equipped with an A10 Fusion chip, the latest in Apple processor design. Basing on Apple?s newest naming convention, the next A-series chip could be called the A11 Fusion. This A11 Fusion processor will undoubtedly be much faster and more efficient than its predecessor.
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