The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the two new generation mobile devices that Apple plans to launch in the coming months. There are many rumors about Apple’s future smartphone circulating on the web, and this year’s speculations are really interesting.
In this article we compile all the news that Cupertino’s company has introduced in its new generation smartphones. Get to know its hardware, its design, its features, its technical specifications, and its software .
These are all the new features that Apple could incorporate in the iPhone 8 , a smartphone that will change its design dramatically to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Do you want to know all the features and technical specifications of the future Apple mobile device? Keep reading!
Possible features of iPhone 8
iPhone 8 OLED screen
One of the main rumors about iPhone 8 features suggested that the new terminal would have a curved OLED screen. However, there was speculation that only one special model of the iPhone 8 would have this feature , possibly the iPhone 8 Plus, as happened with the dual camera and the iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 8 A11 Processor
It was also rumored that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would come with an extremely powerful processor, namely a 10 nanometer A11 chip that would double the performance of the A10 Fusion chip.
New iPhone 8 materials
In addition, several leaks indicated that Apple would replace the aluminum rear case with a glass one, with a much stronger finish to that of the popular iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black.
In addition, there has been speculation in recent months that the smartphone will have a more than interesting feature such as a stainless steel chassis. The incorporation of these new materials (which also includes ceramics) would be focused on the implementation of wireless charging.
The dual camera will also be present on iPhone 8
On the other hand, we have learned that Apple is collaborating with LG to incorporate 3D photography in the dual camera of the iPhone 8 (me of the iPhone 8 Plus).
iPhone 8 will have an innovative design
It has been suggested on numerous occasions that Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would remove the side edges of the case and incorporate a Home button on the device’s screen. This new button could be embedded in the screen and would allow its electrostatic sensors to detect fingerprints in any area of the screen.
It has also been speculated that it could come in three different models , one of them 5.8 inches. Will it be a special edition model to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone? Will Apple remove the iconic Home button to implant a touch button on the screen with 3D Touch and Touch ID support?
iPhone 8 Nomenclature
Following the evolutionary trail of Apple’s iPhone nomenclature over the last 10 years, it would be logical to think that the new smartphone from the company with the bite apple would be called iPhone 7s.
However, all the rumours are that it will end up being called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as Cupertino’s company will present many new hardware and big design changes . So there’s a good chance that Apple will decide to jump straight to the next issue.
2007 – iPhone
2008 – iPhone 3G
2009 – iPhone 3GS
2010 – iPhone 4
2011 – iPhone 4s
2012 – iPhone 5
2013 – iPhone 5s
2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
2016 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
2017 – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 and its facial recognition
Another of the most talked about iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the integration of a system whose technology will allow users to use facial recognition to unlock the device.
Synaptics, an Apple supplier, has been working on developing this technology for implementation on iPhone 8. Apple is also investigating ways to integrate the technology itself, so facial recognition will most likely be available on iOS by 2017.
Additionally, the same technology will have sensors to recognize fingerprints through the OLED screen of the iPhone 8. Another interesting reason to leave the physical Home button aside and incorporate a virtual touch button on the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging
Finally, it has been mentioned that the iPhone 8 will finally arrive with one of the most expected features by users, which is the wireless charging by induction. A technology that would arrive at the wrong time, but that would finally do it in the year of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the right moment.
In fact, Dialog, one of Apple’s main suppliers, is known to have partnered with Energous. The Energous company is one of the leaders in the wireless charging industry . So they’re sure to be working on researching and developing a power delivery device to implement the technology in iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 Technical Specifications
These are the technical specifications that are rumored about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:
iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus ProcessorA11A11CoprocessorM11M11FaceTime HD8 MP8 MPCamera iSight16 MP16 MP and dual camera (dual optical stabilizer)Resolution1,080 x 7201,920 x 1,080RAM2 GB3 GBC capacity32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB
Launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
At this point, it is virtually impossible to predict the exact date of the launch and introduction of Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Usually Apple tends to market its new generation smartphones in September , always leaving a week between presentation and launch.
This is the history of iPhone releases during the previous years:
- iPhone 5: Introduced on September 12th (Wednesday) and released on September 21st (Friday).
- iPhone 5S: Introduced on September 10th (Tuesday) and released on September 20th (Friday).
- iPhone 6: Introduced on September 9th (Tuesday) and released on September 19th (Friday).
- iPhone 6S: Introduced on September 9th (Wednesday) and released on September 19th (Saturday).
- iPhone 7: Introduced on September 7th (Wednesday) and released on September 16th (Friday).
Based on this data, it is logical to assume that Apple will introduce the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 12th or 13th, 2017 . The smartphones will then be marketed worldwide on Friday, September 22nd.
Although the iPhone 8 is months away from being introduced, we already know many of the new features that Apple will incorporate into its new smartphones thanks to the rumors and leaks that have been appearing. Here’s a list summarizing all the new features that the iPhone 8 will include:
- Design replacing aluminium with glass
- Wireless induction charging
- OLEDAMOLED screen (possibly curved)
- New model with 5.8-inch screen
- Removal of the Home button
- A11 chip processor
- Intel 7360 LTE Modem
- iOS 11 Software
It is likely that some of these technical specifications, unfortunately, are only found in one of the new models of the iPhone 8.
For now, that’s all we’ve been able to find out based on rumors and leaks from fairly reliable sources, which are almost always right. Apple is working hard to surprise the industry with its next terminal and, from what we saw at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, the generational shift should come next year, yes or no.
- Possible features of iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Technical Specifications
- Launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
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