The iPhone turns 10 this year and to commemorate the occasion, industry analysts are expecting Apple to release not the usual two, but three iPhones. We’re expecting there to be the regular ‘S’ incremental updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but Apple is also expected to unveil the iphone screen replacement .
The new iPhone should introduce some radical design changes, not least because it’s 10 years, but because Apple has been seen as lacking a bit in the innovation department lately. Features expected for new phone include a bezel-less display, vertical rear camera array, a metal and glass build, and an embedded Touch ID sensor.
Because of the expectation and hype surrounding the next iPhone launch, graphic designers have taken to the drawing board to come up with designs based on rumours, as well as features they’d love to see.
Of course, not all of them will right, some are obscure while others could be seen as a little ordinary. But they do give us a rough idea of what to expect when Tim Cook holds the iPhone 8 aloft on stage in September.
Some of the renders and photos in this piece imply the Touch ID sensor will be embedded in the display, following several reports it would be mounted on the back. However a recent report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 8 may ditch Touch ID entirely in favour of facial recognition. We’re sticking with the idea of an embedded fingerprint scanner for now, though.
We got our first look of what the iPhone 8 could look like way back in 2015, even before the iPhone 6S was released. This first render was dreamt up by Jermaine Spit and gave the iPhone 8 two screens, one on either side.
One screen would be a 2K display for watching movies, TV shows and the like, while the other would be a low-power 480p display for everyday tasks and to maintain strong battery life. Spit’s iPhone 8 follows a similar design language to the iPhone 4 and 5, with a metal band around the middle with glass front and back panels creating a sandwich.
It’s highly unlikely the iphone screen will come with two screens, we have heard rumours to suggest it will feature an all glass design.