Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Apple introduced the original iPhone? It’s true — Steve Jobs wowed everyone in attendance at a launch event in San Francisco in 2007.
Since it’s the 10-year anniversary, we’re expecting big things out of this year’s iPhone model. The new gadget is expected to be named the iPhone 8, and rumors about it are coming fast and furiously.
What you can expect with the next iPhone
The latest speculation is there will be two new models of the iPhone 7: The iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus. Apple will then roll out the red carpet for its new top-of-the-line model, the iPhone 8.
The iPhone 8 is said to have a redesigned look and feel, with curved glass and a stainless steel frame. This is good news, since the previous three models have basically had the same shape, which led to a rare drop in sales.
With the screen covering almost the entire front of the phone, Apple is expected to eliminate the home button and integrate it into the screen through software. Samsung recently implemented an integrated home button on its Galaxy S8. Watch this concept video detailing the iPhone 8 home button:
Here are some more rumored features of the iPhone 8:
- 5.8-inch, edge-to-edge, OLED display
- No home button
- Faster A11 processor
- Wireless charging
- iOS 11
September is typically when new iPhone models are released, and it sounds like the 7S and 7S Plus will stick to that schedule; however, we’ve heard production on the iPhone 8 has been delayed, so we might have to wait until Christmas to get our hands on one of these highly anticipated gadgets.
Rumors about the premium iPhone edition have been circulating for months now. Possibly the most shocking rumor has to do with its price; Apple is expected to sell the iPhone 8 for nearly $1,000. That’s a pretty hefty chunk of change to pay for a phone. Hopefully, it will live up to the hype.