2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has something major planned to celebrate the occasion. We’ve got several months to go until the launch of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but because of Apple’s ambitious plans for the device, there are already an abundance of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in the 2017 iPhone.
The 10th anniversary iPhone will be shaping up to be a big update. Predictions so far include a glass and stainless steel redesign with a bezel-less OLED display, a new in-display Touch ID paired with facial recognition, updates to 3D Touch, improved waterproofing, wireless charging, and more.
Multiple rumours have suggested there will be three versions of the iPhone: a “premium” OLED model and two standard LCD devices, with sizes that may include 4.7, 5 (OLED), and 5.5 inches.
Rumours suggest it’s going to be a radical redesign, with an edge-to-edge display that does away with the top and bottom bezels where features like the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front-facing camera are housed. Instead, Touch ID and the camera may be built directly into the display, meaning there will be no Home button.
Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 is expected to be water resistant, but it may have an improved IP68 water resistance rating. It will continue to be able to hold up to rain, splashes, and brief submersion in water.
Inside, the iPhone 8 is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, plus rumours suggest it could also include features like wireless charging and biometric additions like iris, facial, or gesture recognition. In higher-end models with a dual-lens camera, both lenses are expected to feature optical image stabilisation
We’ll update as more rumours and stories surface during the long lead up to the launch. This story was last updated February 15, 2017.
Apple iPhone 8 Features and Specifications:
|Camera Features||Dual Led Flash, 4k Video Recording|
|Camera – Rear||16 Megapixels|
|Camera – Front||8 Megapixels|
|Features||Fast Charging, 5G Technology, Finger Print Scanner, Retina Eye Scanner|
|Memory||32/64/128/256 GB Internal memory and expandable with dual Micro SD cards|
|Operating System||iOS 10.02 upgradable to 11.0|
|Processor||A – 11|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Release Date||September 2017 – See Below|
|Price||$750 USD, 700 Euro|
|Colors||Gold, Rose Gold White, Silver, Jet Black|
|Screen Display||5.0” 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution|