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iPhone 8 Rumor Roundup Part 2

We rounded up the last batch of iPhone 8 rumors in January this year. Since then, several more features have surfaced that may be part of the new 2017 iPhone when it launches later this year.

EDGE TO EDGE DISPLAY

This is one rumor that refuses to die: a display that covers nearly the entire front of the phone creating a near-bezeless design. This also means that the home button as we know it will disappear off the front of the phone and will either be a part of the screen as a capacitive button including the fingerprint sensor or be moved to the back since there's talk that Apple haven't perfected the technology needed to have the fingerprint sensor as part of the screen.

The screen should be an OLED type that will result in a thinner design and better battery life.

WIRELESS CHARGING

We covered this feature in our previous roundup. Since we are fairly confident that the new iPhone will have a glass back similar to the iPhone 4/4S, wireless charging should therefore be a slam-dunk feature.

CONCLUSION

There's still talk that the launch event for the new iPhone will include not only a completely new design of iPhone that will be a complete breakaway from previous versions but that Apple will also launch two other handsets that will be similar to the current iPhone 7/7 Plus.

These additional phones could be spec-bumped versions of the iPhone 7/7 Plus that could act as a cheaper alternative to the "Premium" iPhone X/iPhone 8 or whatever they decide to name it.

We would love it if Apple used this opportunity to kill off the proprietary Lighting connector and replace it with the now ubiquitous type C connector.

What feature do you want most in the new 2017 iPhone?

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Vinodh Moodley

Author and tech addict. Vinodh loves new software, hardware and technology but he enjoys writing about it even more. Vinodh is an avid sim racer and captain's an indoor cricket team.

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