The so-called iPhone 8 is expected to introduce a new "luxury" tier in the iPhone lineup thanks to its sky-high price. Ever since schematics first leaked from Apple's manufacturing partner, we've seen countless Apple fans and budding graphic designers create renders that are believed to be reasonably accurate representations of Apple's next-generation flagship iPhone.
Even the most optimistic estimate of November is some way behind the company's annual launch window for the new iPhone, which usually falls between September and October.
The images point towards the iPhone 8 coming with an 5.8-inch OLED display with a "notch" or cutout at the top for the sensors and front facing camera similar to the implementation found on Andy Rubin's delayed Essential-PH1 smartphone. Authorised retailers whose margins are often squeezed by Apple also benefit from a new iPhone launch due to Apple owners often needing to buy additional cables which retailers benefit from. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings.
One of the key features of the new iPhone is expected to be an OLED display that virtually eliminates bezels.
However, issues with the circuit board for the iPhone 8 have apparently put such a squeeze on production schedules that one Taiwanese partner has pulled out of its deal with Apple. If not, Apple might opt to use the larger power button on the side as a Touch ID button. Again, all this is nothing more than a rumour and the date of the release of iPhone 8 Apple will open only on the day of his announcement.
This altered arrangement supposedly improves 3D depth perception when the phone is held in standard portrait mode, which should set the camera up to better employ augmented reality (AR) functions.
If these specs sound disappointing, just remember that Apple is celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary this year, and it would be completely off-brand for them to do anything that isn't totally mind-blowing.