Tuesday, April 18, 2017
iPhone 8 design could be throwback to iPhone 4: report
MANILA - The 10th anniversary edition of Apple’s iPhone, which will be unveiled later this year, could be reminiscent of 2010’s iPhone 4, according to a report on Tuesday.
A stainless steel band will frame phone’s giant screen and glass black, according to Japanese fan blog Macotakara, which had accurately predicted last March’s red iPhone, the demise of the clickable home button, and the “jet black” color option for last year’s iPhone 7 line.
Apple used a glass-on-glass design for the iPhone for two years, 2010’s iPhone 4 and 2011’s iPhone 4s. It has used an aluminum shell for its most profitable product since 2012.
The dual lenses on the back camera of this year's iPhone will be arranged vertically, instead of horizontally, as on last year’s iPhone 7 Plus, according to the report.
Cupertino, California-based Apple is rumored to launch this year a 10th anniversary “iPhone 8” or “iPhone Edition,” which will feature a screen that occupies almost the entire front face of the device.
Rivals Samsung and LG unveiled “all screen” phones earlier this year. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 feature glass on glass designs.
Alongside the “iPhone 8,” Apple will reportedly launch the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, indicating a largely similar design from the previous year but with upgraded internals.
The Macotakara report said the 7s and 7s Plus would be slightly thicker, meaning some cases for last year’s model might not fit.