As we have predicted three months earlier, the Apple is all set to unveil their new flagship device iPhone 8 on September 12th. The company has confirmed this date while sending out invites to the media covering this mighty event to be held at the Steve Jobs theatre in the new Apple Park campus. Although the Apple’s 10th anniversary event will be iPhone 8 centric but people expect to see iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, Apple Watch 3 and a 4K Apple TV being unveiled under the same roof.
It is also expected to witness some extraordinary features including a completely different screen from the previous iPhone models. Reportedly, the company is following the lead of Samsung and will thus offers an all-screen display, much like the Infinity Display of Galaxy S8. To complement the new display, the company is ditching its traditional home button and replacing its functions with the new gestures feature.
iPhone 8 – New Features
Though by now, we have some idea about what the US based tech giant has in stores for us, a new report by Mark Gurman published in Bloomberg gives us further insight into how the new iPhone 8 will be different from its predecessors.
As mentioned earlier, Apple is going to ditch its traditional home screen, physical and digital, on its 10th anniversary in favour of gesture control. Now the iPhone 8 users will be able to summon Siri, the AI assistant, or view the app screens with the help of simple gestures.
We have seen other players like Xiaomi and Samsung introducing bezelless displays in their new devices, Apple will also bring larger view area by reducing the bezels. This is also one of the reasons that iPhone 8 has been transformed from its traditional home button. Apparently, iPhone 8 will boast 5.5 inches taller OLED screen with rounded corners having slim bezels. The company is going to introduce a longer power button on the right side of the phone to facilitate people using iPhone 8 single-handedly.
We have seen extensive increase of smartphone users over the years and a new demand of multi-tasking has been under discussion all around. Samsung has recently presented Galaxy Note 8 which is quite an attractive option for the multitaskers but the new iPhone 8 also plans to give a tough competition in this department. The multitasking interface will be featured as standalone cards in iPhone 8 where a user can simply swipe through.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will certainly be the most expensive iPhone we’ve seen yet. And that seems true as Apple’s next generation iPhone will feature an advanced OLED display along with a full suite of advanced 3D sensors and cameras. While only Apple at this point knows how much the entry-level iPhone 8 is going to cost once it hits store shelves, many analysts are anticipating that the lower-tier model will cost about $1,000. As a quick point of comparison, the entry-level iPhone 7 Plus is priced at $769.
Let us wait a week more only then we’ll be able to know the exact price tag of latest iPhone 8. Keep visiting these pages to have a follow up of this story.