The new design for the smartphone from Apple, dubbed the iPhone 8, is expected to be unveiled in September 2017.
The new device is expected to move away from the typical design that Apple has adopted for the last three iPhones.
If you listen to all the rumours, Apple seems to be erring towards a curved screen similar to Samsung’s Galaxy 7 Edge.
However, previous rumours pointed towards Apple considering a flip screen, whilst others seem to suggest that the tech giant in considering more than 10 different prototypes for their next device.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple told its suppliers to “increase output of thinner organic light emitting displays and submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung.”
Most technology analysts, including the often-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, have suggested the iPhone 8 will come in three models.
The same analysts seem confident that the devices will have OLED displays, with the flagship model have a screen size that will be somewhere in the region of 5.1 to 5.2 inches in diameter.
After the success of the dual-camera lens that first appeared on the iPhone 7 it is almost certain to make a reappearance.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo: “this flagship iPhone 8 – complete with an all-glass design, curved OLED display and wireless charging – could cannibalise sales from the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus series.”
However, the KGI Securities expert seems confident that the smaller 4.8 inch iPhone 8 will be the device that proves to be most popular.
The new design is expected to allow Apple to embed some new technologies including the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, FaceTime camera and new speaker — beneath the display, leaving the phone with a Samsung like edge-to-edge screen.
The redesign is all part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for the famous iPhone.