We are not even sure what the next iPhone would be called, but going with what it has been in the past few years, the iPhones in 2017 should be named as iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The event for the announcement of the new phones from Apple should happen in September 2017, and according to the new report put up by a Japanese website Mac Otakara, a special edition of the iPhone 8 will be launched and it could be named the “iPhone Edition”.
Since this is going to be the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone launch events, there is a lot to expect from it. It is said that Apple is testing multiple prototypes with the usage of different materials on the exterior, different display options as well as units with and without the home button. While testing these out, Apple is also exploring options of the best materials that will be available in mass scale for the production of millions of units of the new iPhones.
Let’s talk about the iPhone 8, or what they are calling as the iPhone Edition. According to the reports from an analyst from KGI Securities, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s versions will have an LCD display on the front while the iPhone 8 will carry an OLED display, and this will be one of the many major differences that the phones will have.
In the display area itself, according to the report, there will be a virtual button row space and this will reduce the usable display area. It could be a 5.8-inch display size but the edge-to-edge display will make it fit into a phone with 4.7-inch size. The usable area is said to be about 5.15-inch.
Apart from the display, the report mentioned that the other known features are the dual-lens camera setup and the support for wireless charging. And of course, we will see the A11 processor from Apple powering all the new iPhone models launching this year. With great inclusions, comes a big price. Thus, the iPhone Edition is said to be priced upwards of $1000.
Several smartphone brands have been working on the display a lot while offering the best with the internal specifications, and one of the recent examples is with the LG G6, which was launched with the 2:1 resolution. Apple’s OLED panels are expected to be supplied by Samsung, but most of what is reported could be the analyst speculations, so we will need to wait to see if it is actually what we might see in reality as well.