It’s been three solar years since Apple last launched a premium smartphone with a new design in the form of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus debuted with a redesign look dating back in 2014. And every single cellular device that has been out in the market since then has looked nearly identical to the iPhones.
From the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the incremental internal upgrade to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to the current flagship smartphones — iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they are all been the same resemblance and feel. Then there’s the iPhone SE, which features a design borrowed from the 2012’s iPhone 5.
Since Apple iPhones have all resembled the same for so long now, it’s absolutely understandable that Apple fans are excited with regards to the iPhone 8’s new design. As the endless leaks and speculations relentlessly continue to spill over the worldwide web, Apple fans appears much more interested in the new next iteration iPhone’s design than anything else.
For a pretty good rationale, you may just want to look how stunning the iPhone 8 appears in the recently published renders. However, there’s more to this smartphone than just its design, and a latest leak may have just confirmed one of the impending iPhone 8’s hottest new features.
As the iPhone 8 rumors continue to circulate over the Internet suggesting that Apple’s completely redesigned handset is delayed, it’s quite satisfying to get some good news. On Wednesday, July 26, The Velvetiere scored a contenting report suggesting that the Cuoertino-based tech giant is using the formula we recommended earlier this year, and only releasing the iPhone 8 in entire black color edition.
The iPhone 8 is rumored to ship with an edge-to-edge organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, a first for Apple. That said, if something is black on the display, the pixel won’t light up, which might be the rationale why the company is reportedly considering using all black bezels on the much-awaited iPhone 8. The rumored 5.8-inch OLED display should cover almost the entire front panel of the iPhone 8. Additionally, for design purposes, the company might want to use a black bezel to give the illusion of a truly full-display front panel.
But enough regarding the iPhone 8 edge-to-edge design. We all know the iPhone 8 looks pretty amazing. A fresh leak from Weibo includes two images of a intriguing component that has not been seen from the previous iPhone models.
This key components enables wireless charging in Apple’s iPhone 8. Wireless charging had long been speculated for Apple’s next-iteration flagship smartphone, and this is the very first time we’ve seen a physical evidence at all.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 8 some time in September along with its siblings iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models.