Now that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are gradually getting into the hands of the buyers, rumors start to shift towards the next Apple flagship. Dubbed as the iPhone 8, next year's Apple release might be way more special than what was released this year. Since next year is the iPhone's 10th anniversary, fans expect Apple to come up with the best iPhone ever.
Apple Flagship 2017: iPhone 8 Rumored Specs
According to MacRumors, the iPhone 8 might come with an all-glass body and an edge to edge display. This means that the iPhone 8 may no longer have a home button. Its touch ID is expected to be embedded within its OLED display along with its front camera. According to CNET, the lack of a home button is already an expected advancement from Apple ever since the 3D touch has been introduced.
Furthermore, the iPhone 8 is also expected to have a faster processor. The A11 Apple processor should power the phone and the device is also anticipated to come with wireless charging ability. Additionally, the next generation of iPhones might come in three models. One being the OLED version, and two being the standard iPhones.
Apple Flagship 2017: Variants
According to reports, the iPhones coming this 2017 will come in three variants. Aside from the premium variant that was described above, there will also be a standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. The premium model might come with a dual curve display while the other two variants will have a flat display.
As for the name, Apple bloggers believe that the next iPhone will be named the iPhone 8. Others might expect it to be called the iPhone 7S, but since the next Apple release is expected to bring in major changes inside and out, it should be called the iPhone 8. The name iPhone 7S may only be applicable when the device to be released has only been improved internally, like what happened to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
Apple Flagship 2017: iPhone 8 Release Date
Since Apple is known for releasing its iPhones every September, then the iPhone 8 might come in September 2017. This can still change, though, especially since 2017 is a special year for Apple as they'll be celebrating iPhone's tenth year anniversary.