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Everything You Need To Know About The iPhone 8

Since Apple has always been tight-lipped about upcoming products, the iPhone 8 has been the centre of a rigorous rumor mill. After all, the device will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone as the very first one dropped on 2007, changing the personal phone irreversibly. 

While the iPhone 7 enjoyed great sales, as is usually the case, the device had quite a few critics who felt like the Cupertino company could have done more to upgrade its lineup, other than removing the headphone jack. 

Because of the fact that Apple has not actually announced anything, every piece of information that we have on the iPhone 8 is based on speculation and rumor, so take it with a healthy grain of salt. 

There will be three editions of the iPhone 8 

Back in February 2017, it was revealed that Apple and Samsung closed a deal that would see the latter selling 60 million OLED displays to Apple. Apparently, the company might release three editions of its new phone: standard, Plus, and OLED. 

The display will be almost edge-to-edge

If some recent leaks are to be believed, the iPhone 8w will have almost no bezels. The only space on the front of the screen that will not be used for the display is a tiny section at the top for the front-facing camera. 

The Home button is gone 

As you might have already guessed, the edge-to-edge display means that the Home button is also gone. Apple, like Samsung, is reportedly working on a fingerprint scanner that will be embedded in the display.

Another rumor, however, puts TouchID at the back of the phone.

You may be able to unlock the iPhone 8 with your face

Apple may decide to do away with TouchID altogether. Instead, biometric security will be handled by a facial recognition system instead.

It has already been confirmed that Apple is working on such a system. Whether they choose to include it in the iPhone 8, however, remains to be seen. If not, the company may just use it as an accessory to HomePod or something similar. 

It will feature an all-glass design

At least one version of the iPhone 8 will be enclosed in glass, moving away from the aluminum-based frame. Of course, Apple has done this before with the iPhone 4 and 4S. This time, however, the glass design might be sturdier.

You may be able to charge it wirelessly

A bunch of Android phones already support wireless charging and this is one feature that has been consistently associated with the iPhone 8 as well. In fact, wireless charging is almost guaranteed to be a feature if the all-glass design is also confirmed as glass is a far better conductor than metal in this case.

Augmented reality will play a role

AR is, without a doubt, quite a big deal over at Apple right now. Tim Cook also loves it and has made it no secret that he would like for the iPhone to support at least some kind of AR functionality. 

What that will be is still unknown, but it’s likely that the Camera app will at least be able to deal with AR content which will be helped by the ARKit for developers. 

All will be revealed in September

Despite some initial rumors about production issues and whatnot which would have forced Apple to forego the standard September announcement/launch, it seems like the company is indeed set to reveal the iPhone 8 sometime next month. 

When that happens, make sure to check with us again as we will be stocking a range of accessories for the iPhone 8 to add to our collection!
Since Apple has always been tight-lipped about upcoming products, the iPhone 8 has been the centre of a rigorous rumor mill. After all, the device will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone as the very first one dropped on 2007, changing the personal phone irreversibly. 

While the iPhone 7 enjoyed great sales, as is usually the case, the device had quite a few critics who felt like the Cupertino company could have done more to upgrade its lineup, other than removing the headphone jack. 

Because of the fact that Apple has not actually announced anything, every piece of information that we have on the iPhone 8 is based on speculation and rumor, so take it with a healthy grain of salt.