Apple iPhone 8
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With 2017 already in full swing, the makeup of Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is finally starting to crystallize. According to a fresh report from the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple later this year will release three brand new iPhone models, with two being incremental iPhone 7s updates and the third being the highly anticipated iPhone 8.
While the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will undoubtedly feature improved camera technology and welcome hardware improvements underneath the hood, there’s no denying that the real star of the show will be Apple’s next-gen iPhone 8.
Said to come packed with improved battery life and an edgeless OLED display, Nikkei’s sources relay that the iPhone 8 will sport a 5.8-inch display.
The upcoming iPhone, to be launched this fall, will come in three configurations — two with liquid crystal displays and one with a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode display. By adding more large-screen options to the lineup to meet growing demand for BIG, Apple intends to raise the average iPhone price, which has already gone up by about 10% in the past three years to nearly $700.
Nikkei’s note is worth highlighting because it clears up any existing confusion regarding the size of Apple’s iPhone 8. If you recall, the publication just a few months ago relayed that the iPhone 8 might feature a 5.5-inch display. Of course, given Apple’s tendency to test multiple prototypes before deciding on a final form factor, it’s not the least bit surprising that we saw some minor inconsistencies about the iPhone 8 design from various analysts and supply chain sources.
Likely to shatter all existing sales records, the iPhone 8 will mark the first new iPhone form factor since Apple released the iPhone 6 nearly three years ago. Specifically, the device will feature extremely subtle bezels, enabling Apple to fit a display with 5.15-inches of usable space into a device that’s about the same size as Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 7.
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