In 2017 Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, so what better way of doing this than by releasing a phone with a design that nobody is expecting? According to the latest rumors, the iPhone 8 will bring dramatic appearance changes, sporting a look that might be considered by many as revolutionary.
The rumor mill is working intensely
To be more specific, the handset could feature an OLED display that covers almost its entire face, while the fingerprint scanner and the home button will be embedded beneath the screen.
BGR also claims that the iPhone 8 might have a glass back panel, instead of aluminum, while the outer edges will be surrounded by a metallic band, reminding of the iPhone 4 and 4s.
On the other side, there’s another report that contradicts all these presumptions, but hey, we’re talking about a new iPhone. It’s just too early to think about its design.
“The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this),” said tech blogger Robert Scoble, in a Facebook post.
“You pop it into a headset which has eye sensors on it, which enables the next iPhone to have a higher apparent frame rate and polygon count than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in it,” he added.
A transparent smartphone? Yeah, about that…
The blogger also claims that the iPhone 8 could be transparent, so users can see through it, while the battery and the antenna will be hidden around the edges of the screen.
Of course, all these claims seem pretty implausible right now, but on the other side, Apple has everything they need in order to release a completely surprising iPhone 8. However, for the moment we can just play the waiting game, at least until some leaked images make the rounds online.