Only yesterday, Apple’s latest addition to the iPhone line , the iPhone 7 and it’s variants were launched by Apple Inc. CEO Tim cook at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Fransisco. The new state-of -the art design of the latest smartphone was beyond what some could even imagine it to be and it has definitely taken the rank of the top smartphone in the market as of today. But the revealing of the specifications of the device after the launch might have decreased the hype regarding it, now that the phone specifications can be looked up online itself. So what would be the next best phone whose specifications we want to madly keep on trying to find out?

The Apple iPhone 8, of Course. With quite a number of rumours from pretty trustworthy sources, we have finally come with a rough sketch of how the very next model of this premium line of smartphones will turn out to be and with the iPhone 7 already on our hands, the specifications for the 8th Generation phone in the line sure doesn’t seem impossible to foresee. With titbit rumours already leaked on the Internet about the iPhone 8, we are here to provide you with an insight on how the next iPhone can shake the world and  more importantly, in what ways the iPhone 8 will differ from the iPhone 7.

iPhone 8 Detailed Specification Rumours:

Design:

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Display:

Update: According to an unnamed “industry source”, the iPhone 8 will have a glass back, giving up on the aluminum rear. The backs will apparently be supplied by China’s Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology. Holding together the glass back and front will be a metal frame, though the exact material used for this hasn’t been revealed.

The Chief Design Officer of Apple John I’ve wanted to introduce an iPhone that looks like a single sheet of glass for several years now, and it seems like he might finally have his wish in 2017 as Apple is looking at radicalistic designs for the iPhone 8 for the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone. Rumours suggest Apple will use a 5-inch or larger edge-to-edge display which will be most probably flexible Super AMOLED display instead of LCD which will also give the device a weight advantage.  OLED displays also offer better contrast ratio, truer colours, improved viewing angles, better power efficiency to maximize battery life and it has already been put to use in the latest Smart Watch Series 2 By Apple.If we believe multiple rumours, the iPhone 8 is going to sport a curved display which will very much feature the likes of smartphones like the Galaxy S7 Edge , but only with a touch of Apple Inc. to it. While the premium iPhone 7 Plus sported a 5.5-inch screen, we are quite sure that the screen size of the iPhone 8 will remain the same with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and Wide-Gamut Display. Sources also reveal that 4K Video and Blu-ray will also run hassle free on the upcoming device and the video output generated will be phenomenal with the phone sporting Ultra-HD graphics display.

Body:

One of Apple’s accomplishments in the past decade has been setting the pace for technology and this is something they have definitely done in terms of their iPhone line of Smartphones. The outlook of latest iPhone 7 doesn’t bear any major departure from the design of the iPhone 6 from two years ago but with the iPhone 8, things might just be starting to change. The latest design from Apple for the 2017 upcoming device is slated to be Apple’s sleekest ever and that is saying something since the thickness of the iPhone 7 is just 7.3mm. Sources say that plans to re-introduce the use of a full glass body are again on floors as in the case of the construction of Apple’s previously released iPhone 4. The accompanying OLED display will add to the potential device’s impeccable singularity in the Smartphone market next year.

Apple blogger John Gruber says he’s heard some “scuttlebutt” suggesting Apple has plans to implement an edge-to-edge display. That means the phone would have no bezels on the side of the device and the entire front-end of the device will be taken up by the display . Gruber’s information has been confirmed by reports from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg that say Apple is working on an edge-to-edge display that makes the iPhone look like a single piece of glass.

iPhone 8

Multiple reports from analysts and out of the Asian supply chain suggest the OLED display could be limited to one iPhone 8 model as a feature to distinguish it from other iPhone 8 models, but whether that is actually the case or not is something we will eventually find out.

Hardware Specifications:

Processor:

The latest addition to the iPhone family, the iPhone 7 Plus’s new A10 Fusion Processor is a 64-bit, four-core processor with over 3.3 million transistors. From a performance perspective, the A10 Fusion chip is 120 times as fast as the chip in the first iPhone and is currently the fastest chipset in the world. It has the property of allocating low-effort jobs to special low-powered cores, then ramping up the performance when needed, all the while maintaining the high battery life of the Phone. The six-core chip that’s 50 percent faster than the A9, and three times faster than the A8 promises console level graphics performance and is perhaps one of the best thing about the latest device. But all the while, rumours of the Apple A11 chipset have already been doing the rounds in the market. We are almost sure of the fact that the iPhone 8 will feature the next-to-next gen A11 Chipset which take the performance of this much hyped 2017 smartphone to another level altogether.

TSMC has begun to tape out the design for the A11 chip built on a 10-nanometer process, which will be both faster and more energy efficient than the A10 Fusion.

Internal Memory:

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have both been launched with three internal storage variants- 32GB, 128 GB and the elite 256GB Variant which costs quite a fortune and the iPhone 8 will probably feature the same specifications but there is a slight chance of the upcoming smartphone to feature a 64GB variant of the device as well.

Battery Life:

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with the longest battery life ever on an iPhone and again that’s saying something. The chipset in the phones contribute to longer battery life and thereby a minimum of 12 hours talk time is an easy do for the battery of this premium device. The iPhone 8 is rumoured to house a slightly stronger battery which will see the total talk time period vamp up to 18 hours. A 3,050 mAh battery is what is expected from the 2017 phone primarily due to the fact that it will host a number of other features which might even contribute to consuming a lot of battery life.

Rumours also suggest that Apple may introduce the concept of Solar Charging with the new iPhone 8 in 2017 with their first-in-class solar charging plate integrated with the device. With Apple already eliminating the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, leaving the Lightning port to serve multiple functions, wireless charging is a logical next step for the 2017 iPhone 8.

Camera:

The camera Specifications of the iPhone 7 Plus are more than impressive and nothing short of what a mid-level DSLR can offer in terms of picture sound and quality. The Premium Plus version of the iPhone 7 sports a dual lens rear camera with both the lenses at a megapixel count of 12. One of the camera lenses includes a  12MP Wide-angle while the other is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with the f/2.8 aperture that brings over optical zoom to the iPhone. The video options of the Rear end camera include 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps and 720p@240fps.

iPhone 7 camera

It cannot just get any better than this right now but it can in 2017. What we are hopeful off is an iPhone 8 Camera which can give strong competition to at least the mid-premium range of Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The megapixel count of the iPhone 8 rear camera is most probably slated to mount to a 16 MP dual lens shooter at the back with more video taking options spanning a larger number of fps combinations. The front shooter is also expected to ramp up to a 9MP shooter which would be able to record video  1080p@30fps and 720p@240fps.

Key Additional features:

Water Resistivity:

Apple iphone

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first smartphones where Apple has advertised a Water Resistant Property and this has actually contributed to be another one of the Striking features of the device. The iPhone 8 will surely improve on the iPhone 7 in terms of sturdiness and hold the IPX7 water-resistant feature which is the same as the Apple Watch. On account of this feature, the device will be waterproof to a depth of 1m up to a time of 30 minutes.

A Possible Existing 3.5 mm Headphone Jack:

The iPhone 7  feature which has probably obtained the maximum criticism is probably the absence of the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the phone in an attempt to make communication absolutely wireless. The introduction of AirPods was also received with mixed responses as many potential users claimed that the small devices will be prone to getting misplaced more than often and will be harder to manage properly. However, reports suggest that the iPhone 8 will most probably cut back on this feature and actually sport a 3.5mm jack for headphone plug-ins. If this really turns out to to be the case, then the phone has already overturned one of its predecessors reported negatives even before being released into the market.

Apple iPhone 8 Release Date:

Update: Latest news regarding the release iPhone 8 reveal that the device’s release date will be somewhere in the later part of 2018. Owing to the fact that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was released earlier in September this year, Apple is working on two whole new premium variants of the iPhone 7, which is the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus. According to sources, Apple’s pattern of launching it’s devices in the September-October timeline each year will remain constant and the 7S and 7S Plus will be launched at this time next year pushing back the iPhone 8’s unveiling a year forward in 2018.

Predicting the exact release date of the Apple iPhone 7 is not possible for anyone but if given a close look to Apple’s trend of releasing their smartphones and other products, it has been noticed that the tech conglomerate prefer to launch the flagship device in the 3rd or 4th quarter of the year. Keeping in mind that the iPhone 7 launch took place yesterday in the Early part of September, the iPhone 8 launch date can be predicted to be somewhere in the fourth quarter of 2017. An early October release for the device will not be surprising as 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone series of Apple and the launching of the iPhone 8 will be no less than a gala event next year.

Apple iPhone 8 Price:

The price of the recently launched iPhone 7 has started from $349 while the price of the iPhone Plus has started from $469. The prices of the starting variants of the phones have been comparatively kept quite less and in-par with the price of the predecessor device, the iPhone 6 variants. However, with the iPhone 8, we are expecting a huge increase in specifications and that too on all forums. Though a possible price estimate is very sketchy for now, the starting variant of the iPhone 8 in 2017 will most probably be priced at around $649 with the highest variant priced at a mammoth $1500.

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