As we get closer to the launch of Apple iPhone 8, many aspects of the device are being revealed gradually. According to analyst Benjamin Geskin, the tenth anniversary iPhone might come in four different colors including a new variant with mirror-like reflective surface.
According to Geskin, the new phone may not come in many colours unlike iPhone 7, which comes in:
- Jet Black
- Rose Gold
The most probable options for iPhone 8 might be Jet Black, Rose Gold and Silver. Why these colors? Well, if Geskin is correct, then Apple might be prepping the iPhone 8 as its highlight of 2017. In the past, Rose Gold and Jet Black editions of the iPhone have been introduced as special edition color variants and received an enthusiastic response. These colors therefore have higher chance of being embraced by users than the black and gold versions.
The red iPhone 7 is a special edition device and Apple might go in for the same color for its upcoming iPhones.
That leaves us with the silver version — why this one? The silver version was opted for the first iPhone, and since Apple is celebrating the tenth anniversary of that iPhone, there is a high chance the company might offer a silver iPhone 8 as a commemorative device.
Regarding the special reflective mirror version of the device, Apple will have to create a version that doesn’t get scratched easily, otherwise the device might not remain as reflective over time.
There is also a minor possibility that Apple might launch space gray version of the iPhone, which was discontinued and replaced with a matte black version.
There has been a constant buzz about the features the iPhone 8 may have. According to some reports, Apple might ditch the TouchID fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition. The reason might be the device’s edge-to-edge displays being manufactured by Samsung, and may be incompatible with the original TouchID sensor. Alternatively, Apple could go for a display embedded fingerprint sensor.
Samsung, which launched the first edge-to-edge display device, Galaxy S8 earlier this year, faced similar problems with its own fingerprint sensor and had to place it at the rear of the device.
The device might need Apple to feature a 3D sensor inside the device’s front camera, which would actually enable face recognition. The technology might even be integrated with Apple’s ARkit to provide access to augmented reality based applications.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 in September/October this year. The device is expected to be available only in limited quantities at launch.