Apple is estimated to release the next generation of iPhone in Fall of this year. The year of 2017 marks the tenth anniversary for Apple Inc. Back in 2007, Apple rolled out its first generation of iPhone. Until now, Apple has offered many iPhone models, iPad models, and iPod models. The latest iPhone models available on the market are iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, featuring a 4.7 inch and a 5.5-inch screen respectively. Three new iPhone models are projected to be launched on September, 2017, including a long-awaited iPhone 8 designing with the removal of Home button, the other two being iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
According to TrendForce, the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to be equipped with an AMOLED screen. The home button will be removed for larger screen, and the button's features will be integrated into the display. Having the same size as 4.7-inch iPhone 7, iPhone 8 will have a 5.8 inch screen as the result of Home button removal. The OLED display will have 2K resolution and a display ratio that could exceed 2:1.
TrendForce says the iPhone 8 display will not feature curved edges,
as "there are issues with the 3D glass regarding production yield and
drop test results." The iPhone 8 is expected to have 2.5D glass on the
front, just like current models. The iPhone 8 will also pack 3D sensing
technology that can be used for facial recognition and augmented reality
The iPhone 8 will supposedly pack 3GB of RAM and come with just
two storage options, 64GB and 256GB. Pricing for the iPhone 8 could go
up to $1,000, or even higher, according to a report published by TrendForce, which is in line
with earlier pricing rumors.
The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will have the same 4.7-inch and
5.5-inch screens you'd expect, just like their predecessor. They will
feature 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively, and ship with the same storage
options we have now on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The iPhone 7s might be even cheaper than the current iPhone 7, as
Apple will "likely make significant differentiation between the 4.7-inch
model and the other two models" due to increased competition in the
smartphone business, according to the firm.
TrendForce estimates that the iPhone 8 will drive "a huge wave of
replacement demand," as existing iPhone users who have not upgraded
since 2014 might be attracted to the "significant innovations" in the
upcoming new iPhone. iPhone users who would like to purchase new iPhone are suggested to back up data on old iPhone with an iOS transfer program.