The iPhone 8: Rumors, And Anticipation
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There is no sign of the iPhone 8 on tech store shelves; not yet. We don’t know what it will look like or what it will be made of; what the spec will be over all, not even dimensions. Consumers can make some educated guesses such as the fact that it will be light as always, not one of those Smartphones you can see from space. Otherwise, we will tell you what we know and what we guess. Just promise not to interpret this as the last word.
Big Redesign for the 10th Anniversary
Apple has announced they are planning to go for a celebratory overhaul, no minor tweaks. The design will allegedly be very different. How they interpret “very different” is anyone’s guess, but it will still be an iPhone in many ways, possibly in two versions.
One will be the expensive, limited edition type; the other will be for regular people (that is, anyone who can afford $600 or doesn’t mind selling his car to get a new iPhone). If it wasn’t at least similar, Apple would have to call it something else.
Don’t hold your breath for a Christmas release, though, or expect to find this in your stocking. Unless you hang those out at Easter, you are wasting your time. It’s more likely mom could get one for Mother’s Day but certainly not before 2017, a year that marks a decade of iPhone technology, controversy, and some level of commercial hysteria. I mean, some people are truly committed to owning one of each number even if the previous one is still working nicely.
Expectations of Quality
There is no denying that Apple makes a quality unit, although some accusations of fragility have circulated over the years. We anticipate something with reinforced glass, maybe even less metal and more glass than before.
Thanks to constant improvement in the way this material is made, glass isn’t the fearful element it once was. Consumers can now safely breathe on the most recent iPhone without breaking it. This OLED element will feature better pixels and more realistic gaming with a wider range of colors for contrast and realism.
Your photos and videos will stand up to ones taken on a Samsung, no problem. That is, they will be comparable until Samsung upgrades their camera too. Audio will also go through an improvement to match so that videos will play back with less background noise and truer quality.
Is security on these things as good as it gets? Not yet. You have seen some new laptops launched recently which use bio-metric security such as visual recognition. Could the iPhone 8 follow such cutting-edge lines, or will fingerprints be the most logical step for them? This is high-tech but not new-tech.
Of course, these devices get faster all the time as the technology inside them becomes smaller. Soon customers will have to use a microscope to activate their iPhone and special glasses (or perhaps telekinesis) to make it work without fingers which are not becoming smaller to keep up. For now, expect data processing to speed up a little as you operate the iPhone 8 to email friends, shop, watch videos, or chat on Face Time. There will be little or no perceptible lag plus increased storage.
New Charging Method
Is it possible that Apple will go with wireless battery recharging? How expensive would this make the iPhone 8? What sort of dock would you require? Actually, recharging at a dock would be very cool; totally Star Trek. I’m all for it. Those cords go missing all the time and if you own more than one type of device, don’t even talk about what happens when you force an Android USB end onto an Apple one. It’s bad news.