iPhone 8 Rumors: Apple’s 2018 Flagship Won’t Have Traditional Home Button, To Feature Curved OLED Display
Fans might be getting their wish for a radical design change next year with the iPhone 8. This is after rumors and leaks suggest that the upcoming iPhone 7 will closely resemble the company’s current flagship the iPhone 6s.Advertisement
Apple is set to reveal the smartphone next month but most of the excitement has died down. Just recently, Taiwanese pop-star Jimmy Lin was photographed holding what seems to be the newest iPhone.
Given his reputation for consistently leaking details about the latest iPhone models it can be assumed that what he is holding is indeed the iPhone 7. If that’s the case, then it is truly disappointing for fans who are expecting big changes.
But don’t fret yet Apple fans, the company plans to deliver on its promise next year with the iPhone 8. Yes, 8, as the company is rumored to skip on the 7s altogether.
Change Is Coming To The iPhone 8
According to BGR, Tim Cook and co. are already hard at work on a major redesign for next year’s iPhone. The new model will focus heavily on the display with rumors suggesting several changes to the phone’s hardware.
Bloomberg reported that next year’s model will not ship with the iconic mechanical home button. Instead the home button will be integrated on to the display itself giving it a much sleeker look.
More rumors suggest that the device will feature a curved OLED display similar to the flagship of Apple’s biggest rival Samsung. It should be noted however, that the two have been battling each other in court over mobile phone design several times in the past.
The iPhone 8 shipping with a curved display might reignite the feud between the two. And even if the redesign helps to boost the company’s sales, another lawsuit with the Korean juggernaut might not make worth their while.