By now, we pretty much know what the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would look like. Leaked schematics, prototypes, and rumors suggest that it will look a lot like the iPhone 6S, except for the redesigned antenna lines and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, Apple fans are more excited about the 2017 iPhone 8 that is expected to sport an entirely new design.
iPhone 8 with ‘Rimless’ display
The next year’s iPhone 8 is rumored to feature an OLED display and an iris scanner for enhanced security. Apple is also said to ditch the current aluminum casing in favor of an all-glass housing. The Touch ID sensor is said to be embedded in the display itself. ConceptsiPhone designers Alexander Lehnert, Ran Avni and Jens Kreuter took inspiration from these rumors to design a beautiful iPhone 8 concept.
The concept has the home button beneath the OLED display, which extends to the edges on all sides. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button. Besides the “Rimless” display, it features a sapphire glass body and a sleek new stereo speaker. The iPhone 8 concept boasts of a single-lens 4K resolution camera on the rear, and a black color option.
iPhone 8 to be 30% thinner than iPhone 7?
Folks at ConceptsiPhone imagine that the iPhone 8 will be 30% slimmer than its predecessor, and will have a 16:9 aspect ratio to go with the new look. The concept also includes wireless charging and a revolutionary e-SIM. The iPhone 8 is said to feature long-distance wireless charging technology from Energous. It is also rumored to be IP68 level waterproof and dustproof.
A recent patent granted to Apple suggests that the 2017 iPhone could feature dual-SIM support. Apple has signed a $2.59 billion deal with Samsung for the supply of 100 million OLED screens starting 2017. However, the Korean company failed to win the contract for the iPhone 8 processor. Taiwan-based TSMC will reportedly be the sole supplier of the A11 chips for the iPhone 8.