Thanks to Apple’s new design and features, the iPhone 8 will be taking a new form from the conventional look its predecessors have had.
Apart from the usual change in size and upgrade per when a new version emerges, the iPhone 8 will have some significant changes to suit its target market; high-end users.
With the launch of the phone barely a month away, Apple will be marking the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone and with it, it would be unveiling three new phones – iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, and a new premium handset, ‘iPhone 8’.
Here are the features expected to come with the new phone
– The iPhone 8 is expected to be something between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, in terms of size.
– The new phone would have an edge-to-edge screen that phases out the home button and introduces a facial recognition security feature and a 3D scanning technology.
– iPhone 8 will have a dual lens camera that will be positioned vertically, as opposed to its horizontal nature on the other versions.
– The LCD screen and aluminium back will be ditched for an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen and a glass back. OLED improves brightness and viewing angles.
– The Touch ID, the iPhone’s system of identifying users through a fingerprint scan, would likely be replaced with facial identification as the primary method of unlocking the iPhone 8.
– The iPhone 8 will have wireless charging and water resistance unlike its predecessors and would still maintain a wireless headphone connection.
– Apple will be dropping the physical button in favour of a virtual home button, making it one of the biggest changes the company has had to make. It could be resized on-screen or hidden, according to Developer Steve Troughton-Smith who found the code for a flexible, virtual home button.
We know some facts re iPhone 8 home button area:
• it resizes
• indicator can be hidden
• no API to change color
• tab bars extend under it
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 10, 2017
– Siri would have a new upgrade with the new IOS 11 said to be launching with the iPhone 8.
– The iPhone 8 could the most expensive handset with costs ranging between $1,200 and $1,400.
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