Apple iPhone 8 Latest News & Update: Will It Be All-Glass or Glass Chassis with Stainless Frame?

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Oct 04, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
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Think of smartphone made of high gloss glass and stainless material and you will arrive into the rumored iPhone 8. According to sources the 2017 installment of Apple's phone will sport an OLED display without any outer rims - yes, edge-to-edge display.

Most prolific among those spreading iPhone 8 leaks is KGI Securities' Ming-chi Kuo. Among his revelations is improbability of making an all-glass iPhone - not until next year at least. Kuo said that the reason hampering this coveted all-glass is technological constraint. At any rate, the nearest kin are mixture of sturdy stainless steel and glossy glass.

Kuo added that Cupertino-based Apple is very happy with reception following iPhone 7 Jet Black release. This leads to taking advantage of its popularity and deploying another glossy finish in iPhone 8 next year, Apple Insider reported.

Now to excite iPhone 8 would-be owners, think of design reversal. Glossy glass is going to be the main chassis while stainless steel will be the rimming to reinforce the whole structure - cool, eh? That stainless edition is said to be for costumers willing to pay more while aluminum will still be available for entry-level iPhone 8.

What could be another reason to go loco about iPhone 8 is Kuo's prediction that high-end versions will sport up to 256GB capacity similar to iPhone 7 Plus. Logically, 32GB and 128GB will still be available for lower versions.

Since several rumormongers were mentioned, an insider hailing from Israel was reported to leak that iPhone 8 will have a full-front display, Business Insider said. Meaning, Apple is hiding the Home button, Touch ID, FaceTime and even the receiver inside the glass panel. This design will give leeway to utilize the whole front as OLED display.

Remember that 2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of Apple iPhone so expect big bangs. Are these features too good to be true or will Apple breach the very definition of technology yet again with iPhone 8? Make your thoughts count in the comment section below.

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