Apple iPhone 8 Rumor Roundup: Features, Company Growth and Specifications

Apple is gearing up to launch the much-anticipated iPhone 8 in September 2017. Even though the official launch is several months away, the rumor mills are filled up with speculations. We expect that Apple will launch the upcoming iPhone 8 with a wide range of features and specifications. There are reports that the Cupertino-based company is planning to manufacture the phone in a completely new design to celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPhone launch.

iPhone 8 Tipped to Feature OLED Display

The highlight of the rumored iPhone 8 will be the addition of an OLED display. However, you need not have to expect the OLED display in all the variants of the phone. The standard model of iPhone 8 will have a conventional LED display. The third variant, which will be tagged as premium, will be equipped with an OLED display.

Future iPhones will also bear OLED panel

Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly established a partnership with Interflex not only to supply spare parts but also to build a new plant worth $900 million. In future, the display, circuit boards, batteries, and dual-camera sensors and other internal parts will be designed and fabricated from the new facility.

You will view the impact of OLED display beyond 2017. After testing OLED display in one iPhone variant in 2017, Patently Apple reveals the interesting rumor that the company will most likely integrate the display technology in all models from 2019 onwards.

The establishment of the new plant is a step in the right direction since the company is targeting production of over 65 million units of iPhone 8 with an OLED display. Due to the peculiar nature of the display technology, be prepared to pay 70 percent more than the cost of the standard iPhone.

iPhone 8 Specifications

In terms of specifications, the forthcoming iPhone 8 will feature a 5.8-inch bezel-less glass display, Apple A11 processor, 4GB RAM, 512GB internal storage loaded with iOS 11. You can also expect a 5-inch and 5.5-inch display models.

Apple will launch the new iOS version before the official launch of the new iPhone. You will not find a physical home button in iPhone 8. Moreover, the phone will bear a refreshed Touch ID including the infusion of Intel 4G LTE modem for enhanced performance. If rumors are to be believed, you can expect the addition of an Iris scanner and dual speakers on the top and bottom.

We expect Apple to launch the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 8, 2017, in the US followed by other countries.

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals.

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