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iPhone 8 – Worth the wait?

iPhone 8

The arrival of the iPhone 8 is a fast growing hot-topic across the net, but with an unannounced released date and only speculations of features and designs we tried to gather the best information we could to see if the iPhone 8 is actually worth the wait.

The iPhone 8 is set to break Apples norm, and developers and designers have been working around the clock to ensure that the iPhone 8 is a thousand steps above previous models.

Running with the tradition that all iPhones since the iPhone 5 have been released in September, the assumption was that the iPhone 8 would follow suit. Apple fans are hoping for this to be the case, although there have been rumours of a delay in release due to a technical difficulty with the OLED screen.

iPhone 8 size comparison

Here are some of the expected features of the iPhone 8:

  • Full screen edge-to-edge OLED display screen
  • Dual rear camera with vertical alignment
  • Updated Touch ID feature
  • Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner
  • 64- or 256GB with 3GB RAM
  • Apple A11 processor
  • iOS 11 processor
  • Body will be composite glass
  • Wireless charging
  • Water resistant

The iPhone 8 display seems to be the hottest topic of conversation amongst leaked rumours. With reports of screen size ranging from 4.7inch – 5.8inch, it is hard to guess where it sits. But one speculation that does seem consistent is the edge-to-edge OLED display screen. This is supposedly cutting out extra weight and making the new iPhone thinner than its predecessors. The full screen without bezels could mean the absence of a home button, and that the Touch ID will be built directly into the display. The body is said to be a glass body, differing from the previous aluminium cases.

The water resistance should be a feature in the iPhone 8, but it may be safer to expect it to withstand raindrops and occasional splashes rather than throwing it in the bath to test it out.

Upgrades expected for the cameras vary. The front-facing camera is said to include 3D sensing capabilities – meaning it could identify depth and location of objects in front of it. This has sparked off theories that Apple are introducing iris recognition, and even facial or gesture recognition.

The vertical rear camera is also an upgrade to Apples iPhone tech.

There are supposedly three models being released for the iPhone 8 – two LCD models and the new OLED screen, with the latter being the most expensive.

Although nothing is confirmed and the internet as usual is working off rumours and sometimes dodgy sources, it does seem that Apple have put in extensive time and effort to ensure that the iPhone 8 is a great deal more exciting than the iPhone 7 – which left many Apple fans wanting. Said to be the most anticipated iPhone since the first in 2007, there is a shared belief across the web that Apple will not be able to meet customer demands and that a shortage will come into play. Most people should expect to only have access to the iPhone 8 early in 2018.

iPhone 8 expected design

While the upgrades and new tech will seems like Christmas come early to Apple die-hards, it might take a bit more convincing and verified information from Apple themselves to convince tech-savvy smartphone users to put in the wait for the release of the new iPhone 8, and not jump ship to another smartphone brand. Unfortunately we have to put our trust in Apples hands and hope they deliver an iPhone worth the wait (and expected costs).