It has been less than two months since Apple's new iPhone 7 series hit stores. Now, a few key details of its successor, which is expected to make its debut in September next year, have started to flood the internet.
Popular tech tipster Robert Scobble, who maintains a credible track record with regard to un-released products, has got some scoop from the Cupertino headquarters of Apple that's sure to make fans jump in excitement.
So how epic will be the new Apple iPhone 8?
Apple has for long had a practice of making changes in its design language and incorporating innovative features, whenever the iPhone series jumps from S series to a new numerical series. But this year, the iPhone 7 was almost identical to the iPhone 6S and also its predecessor, the iPhone 6. It had some superficial cosmetic changes like the white antenna lines repositioned to the top and the ditching of the 3.5 mm jack, which annoyed fans. An additional camera was included on the back, but only for the bigger iPhone 7 Plus.
Well, there is reason for Apple to take such a decision, as it plans to make the product launch of the 2017 series an epic occasion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company's first iPhone.
As per latest reports, Apple is leaving no stone unturned to make the iPhone 8 series a grand success.
Here's what coming in the 2017 series Apple device:
Display and design:
According to Scobble's sources, the company has set up a massive 600-member team, which also includes engineers of the Apple's newly-acquired PrimeSense at its Israel branch, just for the display sensor.
It is believed that the new iPhone 8 will come with 3D touch sensor integrated right into the OLED screen, which is also a huge improvement over the LCD seen in the previous iteration.
The design language will also undergo major changes, wherein the awkward white antennas will be made colourless and hidden around the edges. Even the battery, which occupies more than 50 percent of the phone's back, will be moved to the edges so that more smart chips, which were usually placed at the bottom, will re-positioned to the middle.
Further, Apple is also planning to ditch the all-metal body in the iPhone 8 series and instead use a glass-based sturdy cover on the back. This decision can be attributed to the huge demand for jet black iPhone 7 series, which features a smooth ceramic cover.
Apple is planning not two but three iPhone 8 series devices — 4.7-inch, 5.0-inch and 5.5-inch —reported Nikkei, citing sources.
Apple iPhone 8 series, which is expected to come with A11 series chipset is said be more efficient and powerful than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in terms of frame rate and polygon count.
Apple's iPhone 7 series, despite housing a not-so inspiring A10 chip, has succeeded in outranking all Android phones in the market. So if rumours of the CPU prowess of the iPhone 8 series turn out to be true, there is no doubt that Apple will easily displace Samsung as the new flagship smartphone leader.
Watch this space for more updates.