Forget iPhone 7, Wait for iPhone 8
While the Apple fanboys await the announcement of iPhone 7 this September, Tech experts are already predicting a disappointment from Apple with the 7 series. But, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhone 8 will be the revolutionary smartphone we have all been waiting for.Advertisement
In the article published yesterday, we were able to gather credible reports that suggest Apple skipping some of its best features for the 7 series to produce a state-of-the-art smartphone in 2017. Although they are still rumors, some leaks from Apple predict iPhone 7’s best feature would be the ‘removal of headphone jack’. The remaining features would be found in iPhone 8
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz said according to his supply chain checks, the much awaited iPhone 7 wouldn’t contain “any must-have form factor changes” unlike the current iPhone 6s. The 7 series might just upgrade its already existing features and components.
Moskowitz also added that,“In such a case, iPhone 7 could be more of a replacement cycle versus a mega cycle (i.e. iPhone 6),” the iPhone 7 could follow the same design pattern as the 6 series and improve its storage variant which isn’t the upgrade we would want to shell $750 on. Whereas rumours believe iPhone 8 would be featuring the ‘Under Glass Touch ID’.
Although Apple has a record of introducing new design every year, the upcoming release may offer few tweaks but no major changes in its dimension. Yet again, history says otherwise. If the schematics leak were to be true, the iPhone 7 Series would quite resemble the iPhone 6, if not for its changes in colour pattern and increase in weight and size due to few hardware upgrades.
The iPhone 8 in 2017 could be the smartphone of the year. Citing sources, Moskowitz said, “The jump could showcase major form factor changes, including OLED, no home button, and wireless charging,” Moskowitz said, citing sources. “In our view, these potential changes could drive a mega cycle.”
A report by a Korean news outlet already suggests that Apple has made a deal with Samsung Display to produce 100 million OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone series.
Fortune requested for a comment but Apple still hasn’t responded, which pushes our prediction to the top. Moreover, with reports predicting iPhone 7 Pro to be targeted for the business community, iPhone 8 might be the smartphone for the fans.
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