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iPhone 8 design to include enhancements to augmented reality features

The iPhone 8 expected this fall, will come with many widely rumoured improvements, including an OLED screen and a polished stainless steel frame – seen earlier on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s – but which will now make the phone look more rounded. These and other features have been shown in a possible design, via the Japanese Mac Otakara media.

The blog states that the so-called “iPhone Edition” or iPhone 8 will use an improved version of the stainless steel frame similar to the Apple Watch. It also says that the smartphone, with which Apple will celebrate its tenth anniversary since its launch, will have a conventional flat OLED display with 2.5D cover glass along the edges, as was previously rumoured.

iPhone 8 design to include enhancements to augmented reality features
iPhone 8 design to include enhancements to augmented reality features

As seen in some shared renders in the last weeks, the report states that the “iPhone Edition” will be equipped with a vertically aligned iSight Duo camera at the back for the purpose of being useful with augmented reality features. Consequently, when the iPhone is used with the Augmented Reality connector, the camera will be positioned horizontally, as it would normally be.

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Meanwhile, it is expected that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which means that some existing cases and accessories may not fit the newer models. From a design standpoint, however, it is expected that these phones will be similar.

More and more reports agree on these features, especially those referring to the improvements of the camera; although it is still early to say that they will materialize, especially taking into account other reports that confirm that for now Apple’s priority is focused on the placement of the Touch ID integrated into the screen.

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