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October 17th, 2016 by


Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have only just gone on sale in South Africa and yet the rumours of Apple’s 2017 phone have already sprung up all over the internet.

Many people were underwhelmed with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus because it features a very familiar design and it’s the first iPhone without a 3.5mm headphone jack. According to rumours, there’s a very good reason why Apple didn’t change the design of the current iPhone as it’s done in the past. 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the mobile handset. So, what better time to introduce a “revolutionary” new design and, hopefully, new features as well.

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iPhone 8 Rumours

Here’s a roundup of all the iPhone 8 (or will it be called iPhone 7S or possibly even iPhone X?) rumours:

  • The 2017 iPhone will return to an all-glass body, unlike the current iPhones which have aluminium backs.
    • According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, Jony Ive has long wanted to create an iPhone that looks like a single pane of glass.
  • The next iPhone will remove the home button completely. This is feasible considering that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have replaced the physical home button with a haptic one.
  • The iPhone 8 will remove the massive forehead and chin on the front of the phone. The chin being where the home button is housed and the forehead being where the selfie camera and the light sensor sits.
  • The iPhone 8 will have an edge-to-edge display.
  • The home button and selfie camera will be incorporated into the display.
  • The iPhone 8 will have an OLED display.
  • Apple will finally include wireless-charging in the iPhone 8.
  • There might be three models of the 2017 iPhone.

Here’s the Next iPhone’s Concept Video

Can’t quite picture an iPhone cellphone with an edge to edge OLED display and no home button? This concept video might help:

One thing we’d definitely like to see is a bigger battery in the 2017 iPhone. Oh, and Apple, stop forcing us to get the larger iPhone in order to get all the best features. Some of us want a phone smaller than 5.5-inches without having to compromise on features.