iPhone 8: What to expect and not expect

iPhone 8: What to expect and not expect

So we are a few months away (6 months from the writing of this article) from the unveiling of the new iPhone 8. Based on our sources, the new iPhone 8 will be debuted in Sept 2017. Apple has launched a new iPhone in September every year since the iPhone 5 in 2012. September iPhone launches have a pretty consistent track record. This is Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone  and it is due for big changes!

We at Computers That Werk have been keeping a very close eye on Apple and we have a good idea what is to be expected with the new iPhone and most likely what not to expect to see. We will go into more detail of our expectations of what we see happening in the near future.

iPhone 8 screen

Hottest leaks:

  • A curved AMOLED display
  • A 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen
  • No home button and no bezel

iphone8-screenWe believe that the new iPhone will change its screen drastically with size, shape and the way it displays. The big rumor is that the iPhone 8 is going to sport a curved AMOLED display instead of a the usual flat LCD panel, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Just so it’s clear: you may not see the fancy, new OLED display on every iPhone 2017 model due to supply issues. Thus, Apple may include it on just one iPhone 8 version. That one iPhone 8 version we are thinking will be the plus version as we have seen Apple make drastic changes to the plus version with the iPhone 7.

iphone8-blueprint

Credit: @VenyaGeskin1

A leaked schematic also shows a circle on the back of the iPhone 8, which is likely a wireless charging pad or what we think the biometric ring that is currently placed around the menu button.

Depending on how it all shakes out with Samsung, Apple is likely to reserve the AMOLED display for just the iPhone 8 Plus, or a separate higher-end 8 Plus Edition, luring you into buying the more phone instead of the smaller iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 design

Hottest leaks:

  • A curved glass back instead of aluminum
  • Smaller models may not change as much

iphone8-mock

Credit: @VenyaGeskin1

Here’s where the iPhone 8 rumors conflict: Right now, we’re unsure if the design is being ready exclusively for the higher-end 5.8-inch iPhone 8 Plus, or if the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus are also due for the glass upgrade, like Ming-Chi Kuo suggests.

It could be that the smaller iPhones designs will remain relatively unchanged other than a new color.

The last major iPhone 8 design rumor is that the new phone could get a little more waterproof. It may jump from an IP67 to IP68 rating, notes The Investor.

Computers That Werk take: We expect a very big change to the design of the phone. It’s too early to say if every new iPhone size will sport the curved glass look and extra waterproof features, but we think the days of an aluminum iPhone are numbered.

iPhone 8 battery

Hottest leaks:

  • Wireless charging – finally
  • Fast charging
  • Two batteries

Anyone with a smartphone knows one battery just isn’t enough, which could be why Apple is rumored to be sticking two in the iPhone 8 for extended life. Will this happen? We honestly doubt it because Apple has never done this in the past. If this was such a concern for Apple in the past. They should have given users the availability to just switch out the battery as we are capable of doing on your normal Android phones.

iphone8-battery

Photo Credit: 9to5Mac.com

We’ve also heard from an analyst note, obtained by 9to5Mac, that all models of the iPhone 8 will have wireless charging – but it sounds like this will be standard rather than long-distance charging. Apple may also not include a wireless charger in the box.

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