Apple is unlikely to make any design changes to iPhone 7, the Wall Street Journal explains. The daily further adds that iPhone 8, set to be launched in Fall 2017, will arrive with a complete design makeover.
The year 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone. The company is said to have got ambitious plans for the iPhone 8 to celebrate the milestone. There are already abundance of rumors doing the rounds hinting at the impressive changes all set to be included in the 2017 iPhone.
Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, a few years ago, wanted to introduce an iPhone which had only a sheet of glass, with no other physical feature. According to WSJ, this can become a reality, as Apple is considering to do away with the home button/finger sensor from the mobile phone’s base, and these features will be integrated in the display itself.
The display is said to be a flexible OLED rather than LCD, and will take the entire front of the phone, with no other physical features, introducing a thinner and an edge-less iPhone.
At a recent meeting in China in May, Apple had hinted that the only reason edge-less screens will not make a part of iPhone 7 is because some modules would not be ready in time. This means that the iPhone 7 that is coming in a few months will feel and look the same as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, with a slight hardware upgrade.
Rumors also suggests that Apple is discarding the aluminium body used in the recent iPhones, and will re-adopt a glass body, last used in iPhone 4. The iPhone 8 is also expected to have a faster and more efficient 10-nanometer A11 chip, along with long-range wireless charging and biometric scanning features like iris or facial detection.
The iPhone 8 is still under construction and will be launched in Fall 2017, and we will get to know more features of the 10th anniversary iPhone as time goes by. Meanwhile, iPhone 7 is all set to be launched, and it remains to be seen how it fares in the market, owning to its similar specifications and design to that of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.