Apple Inc. (AAPL) Skips iPhone 7S for iPhone 8 in 2017


Despite the Apple Inc.  iPhone 7 being days away from its unveiling, the firm’s 2017 iPhone remains a big talking point in the consumer tech space. The iPhone 8 is described a milestone handset. Experts also claim that it will make bold statements with both its looks and capabilities.

2017 will mark ten years since the launch of the first iPhone. Leading analyst firms like KGI securities assure that the conventional S upgrade will be skipped due to the significance of the product.

Apple Inc (AAPL) iPhone 8
iPhone 8 rendering by iPhoneconcepts.com

“So there’s a good chance that Apple may decide to skip directly to the next full number, naming the 2017 iPhone the iPhone 8.”

More than a year ahead its launch and consumers already anticipate a glass-bodies iPhone 8. According to Ming-Cho Kuo of KGI Securities, the 2017 edition will also flaunt an OLED display, an iris scanner, and technology capable of keeping the battery filled for much longer.

An all-glass iPhone 8 body

Several years have passed since Apple last encased the iPhone in glass. The company hasn’t done so since the iPhone 4S in 2011. However, 2017 is rumored to be the year Apple takes another shot at glass. Fans can expect an innovative switch on the old as well as a slimmer and sleeker handset. Those who hold concerns about the weight and fragility of the phone need not worry either. With improvements such as Gorrila Glass and light-weight screen tech, a glass iPhone could be far more durable than user might anticipate, and no where near as heavy either.

OLED screen

Apple Inc.  will do away with LCD in 2017 and start its transition to OLED. This is according to supply chain experts and analyst firms like KGI Securities. They report that the iPhone maker is thought to be prepping its in-house display tech to feature massively on its iPhones and other devices like the Apple Watch and Mac range.

Two years ago, Apple Inc. acquired LuxVue. The company makes headway in innovative screen technology. Apple is said to have held particular interest in its MicroLED tech, which should be seen on the company’s iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch.

The company’s supply chain claims that Apple’s LCD screen orders are a tiny fraction of what their usually are orders every year. What little orders are left are thought to be used on the revamp of March 2016’s iPhone SE, rumored to be the iPhone 6SE.

OLED screens should be used after 2016. THE display tech offers better color contrasts with bright colors made noticeably more vivid while darker tones gain a lot more depth. OLED also uses less battery due to how it relays pixels and, best of all, it is a lot more flexible, meaning the iPhone 8’s screen won’t crack as easily as its LCD-screened siblings.

Long-range wireless charging

Apple Inc.  is reported to be working tirelessly at making long-range wireless charging a reality. We aren’t told a great deal of how far users can be from their chargers for this to work, but a reasonable distance can be expected for the iPhone 8. Apple could be the company that ends constant worry of battery drainage if the iPhone can always be wirelessly tethered to a charger. Users should expect much but next year is reported to be the year this the technology get put to use on the iPhone.

We can expect a lot more iPhone 8 talk to crop up as we edge closer to 2017. Apple is set on rolling out the 2016 iPhone without a hitch though, we look forwrad to the product’s big reveal this week..

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