The next installment of the iPhone series is very, very hotly anticipated. It will be released on the 10th anniversary of the original Apple iPhone, so many are excited to see what the massive company has in store to mark the occasion.
Even though Apple tries its hardest to keep the new phone a secret, there are always leaks. And in 2017, leaks are more like floods because tongues have been wagging a lot.
One man, who goes by the Twitter handle of OnLeaks, has been pretty instrumental in telling the world what our beloved handsets will look like before they're released.
Take a look at all the leaks he compiled last year:
But he's continued his crusade with the iPhone 8 and it's believed that the new handset will look like this:
So from what you can see on the photos, the back dual camera will be stacked on top of each other as opposed to side by side in the iPhone 7+.
Another interesting point is that there is no home button. If these pictures are the real deal then it will back up what many have been expecting, and that is an iPhone which takes up the whole screen.
According to the Daily Mail, we can also expect wireless charging capabilities, a pure white model, the aluminium back will be replaced by two glass panels (yay more glass to get broken) and facial recognition.
Benjamin Geskin at iDropNews recently made some predictions as to what it'll look like, putting it in a pretty slick concept design.
The concept shows that controls for music, phone calls, Safari and the finger print scanner all run along the bottom, whereas the home and lock screens remain pretty much the same.
Tai Jeng-wu, president of Sharp, which makes smartphone screens, has recently hinted that the iPhone 8 will feature an OLED screen.
"The iPhone has been evolving and now it is switching from LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) to OLED panels," Jeng-wu told a group of students at Tatung University in Taipei.
"We don't know whether Apple's OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesn't walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation. It is a crisis but it is also an opportunity," he said, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
Although this will send the price of the device soaring, tech experts believe that OLED screens provide the best kind of display because of its better colour reproduction. No longer will users require a backlight when taking photos and videos. Instead, an OLED-based screen lights up individual pixels when necessary.
There's no official date set for the new iPhone but it's rumoured to be out in either October or September.
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