iPhone 8 Specs, Features, News & Update: Imminent Apple Phone Gets Curved Plastic Screen, Comes In New Color?

By Jen Key , Updated Dec 21, 2016 05:45 PM EST

As 2017 inches closer and closer, rumors continue to spark about Apple's iPhone 8, one of the world's most hotly anticipated smartphones. Given that this device will mark the iPhone's 10th anniversary, it is predicted to come with a wide range of mind-blowing features. Reports are circulating that the iPhone 8 comes with a curved plastic screen in a new color.  

According to a report by Korea Herald, the iPhone 8 may get a new, plastic screen which differs from the accustomed Gorilla Glass screens of the previous iPhones. The publication's sources, who claim to be familiar with the matter, said that Apple placed orders for curved plastic screens. This strongly supports one of the iPhone 8 rumors that it will have a curved display like the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge phones because the same material was used to produce its biggest rival. Meanwhile, flat panels commonly utilize glass.

As previously reported on GamenGuide, it is also suspected that a red iPhone 8 will be added to the smartphone's roster of colors including rose gold, space gray, gold and black. Other iPhone 8 rumors claim that it would have a wider screen display because it would remove the physical home button.

In relation to this, Korea Herald further claims that sensing technology would be located on the device's sides.This goes with previous reports of the iPhone 8's wider display due to the loss of bezels and a home button. According to Macworld, these reports mean the iPhone 8 fingerprint scanner must go elsewhere. If the sides of the iPhone 8 integrates sensing technology, then a user just needs to pick up the iPhone 8 for it to open and respond. There would be no need to 'unlock' the phone.

The iPhone 8 release date is expected to follow the trend seen in previous years which marks a September launch although its actual anniversary is on June 29. Stay tuned for more updates.

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