iPhone 8: Apple's Next Smartphone Has The Internet Going Crazy

Daryl Deino

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may have not caused the celebration Apple was hoping for, but it seems that Apple is saving all its coolness for the iPhone 8, which will come out on the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. CNET believes that the next iPhone could have wireless charging.

"Samsung does it, and Apple is starting to, too. The wireless AirPods headphones may have been just the beginning. Next year's iPhone could do away with the last physical wire: the Lightning cable needed for charging."
"It's also being said that the iPhone will become curved. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities has predicted that Apple will introduce a new curved AMOLED display in 2017. That'd be a big change from the LCD screens in today's iPhones -- AMOLED is thinner, lighter, more flexible, and more power efficient."

Uproxx says that besides the curved screen, the new iPhone 8 series could have face recognition.

"A leak from a Chinese manufacturer shows that Apple is considering bolstering its current biometric pass system, Touch ID, with iris-scanning and face-recognition technology. Yes, soon, selfies might be the key to getting your phone to open, because that won't be obnoxious!" claims columnist Dan Seitz.

There is a lot of excitement for the iPhone 8 on Twitter.

"Still, despite the fact that sales have been consistently falling throughout 2016, the iPhone 7 was Apple's chance to stabilize. Based on recent reports, it's becoming increasingly clear that the iPhone 7 wasn't enough to revitalize the market."

"Marketing can't fulfill the lack of innovation. Apple has to understand that," says The Focus.

"The iFluffers keep iPologizing and deflecting to prop up those declining sales of the boring iPhone," jokes Chug.

"We're disappointed with Apple's vision of cutting-edge computing. With the new MacBook Pro, Apple has ignored the best features offered by its competitors, while also introducing a Touch Bar of questionable use. The MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar is a great Mac – but it's no longer a great laptop."

The display is very lifelike on the new MacBook Pro [Image by Daryl Deino]

In 2017, Apple will also release the updated iPad Pro, a device that hasn't sold very well in 2016. Perhaps the iPhone 8 can put Apple back on top.

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