Even though it’s still uncertain if the iPhone 8 will be revealed this year, new leaks about Apple’s anniversary smartphone keep making the rounds online, revealing that the device could sport some massive design changes.
New anniversary design!
To be more specific, the iPhone 8 is expected to be a revolutionary handset, featuring an ‘all glass’ OLED display, as well as a forged steel chassis, not to mention the increased size!
These are confirmed by a report coming from South Korea, which also claims that Apple is planning to launch two new smartphones this year: the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 8. Well, actually three, since there will be an iPhone 7s Plus as well.
But back to the 8, the list with new features includes upgraded IP68 water and dust resistance ratings, according to Forbes, allowing users to submerge the phone in up to 1.5 meters of water, for up to 30 minutes.
Apple to bring back an iconic form factor?
However, the design is definitely the most interesting change. Previously, there were some rumors about Apple planning to bring back the sandwich design last seen on the iPhone 4s, with glass on the back and front, and, of course, the metallic frame. Still, it seems that the manufacturer is planning to make one step forward, moving away from using aluminum and replacing it with forged steel.
Of course, this change also implies adding something new for iPhones: wireless charging, something which was impossible to implement until now, since the handsets had a metallic back.
For the moment, these are the hottest rumors regarding the iPhone 8, but, like always, our recommendation is to take everything with a big pinch of salt, since it’s way too early to talk about it, considering that it will most likely launch somewhere in September.