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Apple's iPhone 8 coming September 12

 


This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is planning something big to celebrate the occasion. With a week to go until Apple's big event, we've already heard a range of rumours about the new device, so we already have an idea of what to expect.


Apple have tested over 10 iPhone prototype models which has led to mixed rumours about the technical information, but the general design rumours have all been pretty much similar. 

Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to have a major redesign compared to the other iPhone models, with an edge-to-edge display that removes the top and bottom bezels where features such as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera live. Some rumours suggest Touch ID could be eliminated completely in favor of facial recognition technology. 


The iPhone 8 is expected to be similar in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone but with a display size of the 5.5-inch iPhone. The iPhone 8 is rumoured to feature a 5.8-inch display with 5.15 inches of usable with the rest being dedicated to virtual space. 

The iPhone 8's screen is expected to be a flexible plastic OLED moving away from LCD, this allows Apple to produce a thinner device that uses less power and offers a better display with a higher contrast ratio with much greater true to life colours. The iPhone 8 is expected to feature a slightly curved 2.5D display that is similar to the display used in the iPhone 7.

Apple are expected to move away from the aluminum body used on the previous models and are rumoured to be going back to a glass body similar to what was used for the iPhone 4. Ming-Chi Kuo who has gained the title for the most accurate Apple seer around, suggests the glass will be built around a polished stainless steel frame which is similar to the design of the Apple Watch. 

Apple iPhone 8

"iPhone 8" dummy model shared by Ben Miller


The iPhone 8 is expected to be water resistant like the iPhone 7, but it is rumoured to have an improved water resistance rating of IP68. The iPhone 8 is going to be able to hold up rain, splashes and being submurged in water, this has been confirmed by an Apple supplier and is expected to extend across all iPhone models being released in 2017.

The iPhone 8 is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will make the iPhone 8's user interface faster and more efficient. The iPhone 8 is apparently going to introduce new features such as wireless charging and biometric new additions like facial recognition.

The iPhone 8 is expected to cost upwards of £775 with the premium models expecting to be in the £900 region.