The Next iPhone: wildfire of rumors

What can we expect from the new phone?

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched and about to be released, all eyes are now on Apple for their upcoming flagship phone. Although it’s still a few months out, rumors are pouring in like waterfalls! Read on to get on track!

Just exactly what will the phone be called?

First, do they have a name yet? A number of names are circulating all over the web. There’s the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and even the iPhone Edition pairing it with the recently released Apple Watch Edition. But for now, let’s go with the iPhone 8 as that is the most popular rumor.

The New iPhone: Time for a refresh

A great change in design is probably what everyone is hoping for in Apple’s upcoming phone. Many websites seem to agree that several prototypes are being tested for Apple’s next flagship phone.

MacRumors report that Apple will be releasing 3 versions for the iPhone 8. Two versions with the standard LCD displays (4.7-in and 5.5-in models) and one with the major and premium redesign.

The one with the major redesign is expected to have an edge-to edge screen display based on the sketches said to be made by a factory employee knowing of the plans. It similarly looks like the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones.

This leaked schematics may be the origin of the sketches as it shows the bezel-less design. Another notable feature from the sketches is it implies the Touch ID sensor is embedded in the screen.

Apple has taken into consideration of placing the sensors in front to beneath the display for quite some time and already has this U.S. Patent on how they’ll do just about that.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also agrees to rumors that one version (most probably the premium one) will use a curved AMOLED display. This version will have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen. 5.2-inch will be the usable area in the phone.

Next question: who will be supplying the display screens? The Korea Herald reported that Apple has already ordered plastic OLED displays from Samsung Display. Yes, you read that right!

Apple may or may not be bringing the Smart Connector to the new iPhone. This may be used for augmented/virtual reality accessories. It’s added that new Apple TV Streamer and Airplay may be on the way that supports AR/VR.

Other possible specs we might see in the new flagship screen are: the True Tone Technology, Apple’s next generation processor: the A10X or A11 and a shift from aluminum to a glass and stainless steel body.

As everyone is excited for the upcoming anniversary phone, many renderings of the device have circulated; the retro or reminiscent look to the very first iPhone is quite popular in the web.

News on the launch and release date?

Launch and preorder is still expected to push through on September. But Apple analyst Brian White says deliveries for the 5.8-inch starts “several weeks later.” Although it might have some delay, it’s expected to be here on or before this year’s holiday season. The reason for the delay is said to be regarding the 3D-sensing technology.

How much will the new iPhone be?

Rumored prices start at $850-$900 USD for the entry level or 64GB model. There have been talks that the price may spike up to $1,000 USD---as of now there’s no confirmation about this yet.

Wow, it just keeps getting and getting more expensive…

That means screen replacement will likely be more costly as well. Don’t worry because Tech Armor will always have your back! We will have lots of products for you to arm your future iPhone 8 with like our signature Ballistic Glass and 3D Curved Ballistic. Without worries you can keep on playing and we’ll do the protecting! ;)

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