The design of the iPhone 7 is boooring (I half agree). I say that the design is boring but it’s still very standard, especially coming from Apple, the materials used makes it one of the well constructed phone. But it takes the design cues from the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 takes the design cues from the original iPhone making it a little boring.
The iPhone 5 was a pretty awesome phone – with its metal construction and chamfered edges make it the best iPhone design (at least in my opinion).
iPhone usually has a 2 year design cycle – the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S…and the iPhone 7 (what the…). Yeah, the iPhone 7 was supposed to be sport a different design but it’s very similar to the iPhone 6 except for the missing antenna lines, a different looking camera bump, and a new colour.
All these reasons didn’t stop the iPhone 7 from selling like hot cakes but many Apple fans are still waiting for a fresh design. Wait till September 2017. Rumours are making rounds that the iPhone 8 will be drastically different in the design department.
The rumours are not new, these rumours have been flying for almost a year now. Before the release of the iPhone 7, the rumours said that the iPhone 7 will be similar in looks with the previous iPhone as Apple is planning something big for the iPhone in 2017 as the year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
The rumours now say that the iPhone 8 models (not the iPhone 7S) will come in new form factors. The iPhone 8 will sport a 5 inch screen and iPhone 8 Plus will sport a 5.8 inch display, that means larger screen compared to the iPhone 7’s 4.7 inch screen and the iPhone 7 Plus’ 5.5 inch screen. The larger of the two might also be sporting an OLED display.
The screen might be larger but the reports suggest that the new iPhone will be curved and almost edgeless meaning increase in the screen size without increasing the overall size of the iPhone.
The rumours also suggested that the iPhone 8 might ditch the iconic home button suggesting that the fingerprint screen will be built right into the display but it’s still very clouded to confirm anything.
All in all, the rumours sound very interesting.