Name, Specs & Everything Else! What To Expect On Apple’s ‘Big 10’
It is the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular gadgets in the age of the millennials. From the name to the specifications, the iPhone has always had the techno freaks quizzing on what to expect in the next model barely a few days after the new one hits the market. It was no different for the iPhone 7s. Except for the significant upgrade with water resistance and disappointments like a missing headphone jack, the last model had received flaky reviews from owners of the predecessor iPhone 6s, or even iPhone 6, for that matter. Now, that has only bumped up the expectation and curiosity of the tech community to what the latest model might be like.
From an impressive edge-to-edge display to a stunning glass body, a flexible screen and advanced sensors for a first-of-its-kind experience – speculations are plentiful and we give you a glimpse into what to expect. While the features have obviously caught the attention, the name too is being speculated. Will it really be called ‘iPhone 8’, or would it be ‘iPhone X’, marking the 10th year anniversary? A no-fuss ‘Apple Phone’ too is not far behind. Though some have even suggested an iPhone Pro for the running.
The stand-alone feature though might just be the screen. The one rumor that has caught the attention of many and refuses to die down is that of a striking edge-to-edge display, one that
ends at the very curve of the phone!
How about that for some shock-and-awe, iPhone skeptics? One can only hope that this one does not fade away as a rumor and actually takes shape in the new model, especially since it’s the Big-10 for the tech giant. The bezel-less display indicates there could be a virtual home button. But that would also mean Apple having to relocate a few of its sensors to the back of the device. A new patent unearthed shows Apple looking to incorporate it into the screen itself which only drives the rumors of a striking edge-to-edge display. While LCDs can only be produced on a glass screen, OLED can do quite well with a plastic surface. This one points towards a flexible curved screen as well. The patent indicates a possible switch to OLED display from the standard LCD technology which is expected to add to the snazzy new design.
The charging system is another that has caught the attention of many. With Apple having switched from Glass in the iPhone 4s to metal in the subsequent models, will the new phones be enabled with wireless charging? But that would contradict the speculation of an all-glass body with a stainless steel frame.
All announcements since the iPhone 5 have come in September. The release date might still be far away for the impatient fans but that does not keep the rumor mill from churning.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 10, 2017 9:49 AM UTC