Despite the iPhone 7 being released a few months ago, Apple fans are already looking at the iPhone 8 release date and the new features it promises. Next year will be mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone which was first announced by Steve Jobs back in 2007.
As such, rumours are surfacing that the ten year anniversary will see the iPhone 8 packed with groundbreaking innovation. Many feel that the iPhone 7 with only iterative upgrades were due to the good stuff going in to the new phone which will be released next year.
By all accounts, Apple is working on three versions of the iPhone 8. A five inch screen will adorn one iteration of the iPhone 8 and will feature duel use cameras with iSight modules arranged vertically instead of horizontally.
The iPhone 8 is expected to be released in September 2017 in time for the Christmas rush. Some believe however, that the date may move forward to June 29th, as this is the date the original iPhone went on sale.
Pricing should be similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, £599 and £719 respectively. It is also believed that the iPhone 8 will have an all glass design a departure from its traditional aluminium design. This would be in line with Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst who has a track record of leaking Apple information, who said that the new phone will be a completely redesigned phone in 2017.
Mr Kuo said, “Apple already uses glass casing for iPhone 4/ 4S, and non-Apple brands have also been using glass casings. We therefore think a drop test will not be problematic for glass casing.
“A glass casing may be slightly heavier than aluminium one of the same thickness, but the difference is so small that the use of the thinner and lighter AMOLED panel will compensate for that.”
Other rumours include the end of the home button, a curved screen, and a bezel less display similar to Samsung designs, and a 4k resolution making it more compatible with virtual reality applications.