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In 2017, Apple will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and fans should expect an extraordinary new flagship, totally changed inside and outside. Fans were a little bit disappointed of the current iPhone 7 because it was somewhat conservative and they are hoping for a revolutionary successor.

Design

The difference between the iPhone 7 and 6s is that the new model has the antenna bars at the top and bottom edge, and Apple has introduced a new black matte variant. The iPhone 8 will be redesigned, the bezels will be slimmed down or maybe they will be completely eliminated, and there are reports suggesting that Apple will get rid of the home button and will rely on touch-based functionality. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI securities believes that the body will no longer be made of aluminum, while Tai Jeng-wu, which is the president of display firm Sharp and an executive of Foxconn, thinks that Apple should switch to OLED, in order to boost sales.



Display

The iPhone 8 might come with the traditional LCD display, or it will go for the OLED technology. According to multinational banking and financial services giant J.P. Morgan, Apple has purchased panels worth $4 billion in the third quarter.

Hardware

Apple has praised the A10 processor that was included in the iPhone 7, saying that it’s more powerful than any processor utilized by a smartphone. Without a doubt, the iPhone 8 will be even faster, as rumors suggest that it will have four cores backed by 3Gb of RAM.

Wireless and Super-fast Charging

The iPhone range still doesn’t support wireless charging, a feature that has started to be adopted by Android devices over four years ago. It is time for the iPhone 8 to break the ice and introduce wireless charging. Apparently, Apple is now working on ultra-fast charging technology, because users are not satisfied with the period of time required to fully charge the battery of the iPhone 7.

USB Type-C

Many Android competitors have introduced USB Type-C and now it’s time for the iPhone 8 to embrace it.

Camera

Apple has included a 12MP dual-lens camera in the iPhone 7 Plus, and analysts predict an increase of the megapixel rating, or even the addition of a DSLR lens. We think that both the iPhone 8 and the Plus variant will use a dual camera.

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