The next iPhone is rumoured to be iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7s as Apple will be celebrating the ten years of iPhone next year. However, the latest report from Japan reveals that Apple is instead working on the ‘S’ variant for the next year itself. iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, just like any other S variant released previously, will be incremental upgrades to this year’s iPhone 7, claims Macotakara.
The Japanese blog, Macotakara, claims that as per Taiwanese supply chain sources, Apple will make minimum design changes in the iPhone 7s and the new iPhone will feature Apple’s A11 chip inside. Further, the company is also expected to bring in a new red colour variant as tweeted by the famous tipster, Steve Hemmerstoffer. Previously, rumours had it that Apple might go for ‘Deep Blue’ colour variant.
This might disappoint a lot of users as Apple didn’t change much of the design in this year’s iPhone 7 as well.
Contrary to this, previous rumours claimed that Apple is all set to implement a design overhaul in the new iPhone 8 by ditching the all metal design for a glass one. Nikkei from Japan also recently reported that Apple might launch the iPhone 8 in three size variants – 4.7 inches, 5.0 inch and 5.5 inches. Soon, reports appeared that Apple might include the much needed OLED display at least in the 5.5-inchs variant. And interestingly Sharp might produce it for Apple after it was acquired by Foxconn which apparently is Apple’s primary manufacturer for iPhones.
Another rumour which soon followed was Apple ditching the traditional Home button for a new Touch-ID enabled Home Button underneath the glass panel. Following which, stories further popped out that Apple might be planning to include a curved edged display or a bezel-less display which at this point of time is quite ambitious in our opinion.
However, irrespective of the version, the next iPhone might come with a new 3D camera. Going by the recent rumours, Apple is reportedly working with LG to implement 3D photography in the dual-camera set up for iPhone 8. Interestingly, LG Innotek has its own 3D camera technologies so it might not sound much surprising if Apple is working something similar for the next iPhone. With this rumour, suddenly Apple’s acquisition of Linx Imaging company comes into the picture. Apple acquired the Israeli start-up last year in April and the company also took the ownership giving it all the access to the technology which came in, following the acquisition. One of them is touted to be 3D depth mapping and lighting enhancements. Well, this might be the same technology used by Apple to introduce the portrait mode in the iPhone 7.
Nevertheless, if the rumour of Apple ditching the iPhone 8 for the traditional incremental upgrade with iPhone 7s is true, it will raise a lot of eyebrows and certainly will not favour Apple after the famous smartphone manufacturer is continuously witnessing a decline in iPhone sales across the globe as reports.