A plethora of leaks and rumours over the last several months have claimed that the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 would switch to an OLED display that would be curved on all sides. The other two handsets – the 4.7-inch iPhone 7S and 5.5-inch iPhone 7S Plus – are rumoured to retain LCD panels.
Now, a new rumour coming out of Japan via often-reliable blog Macotakara about the so-called iPhone 8, is making the rounds this week. According to the rumour, the upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone might be called the “iPhone Edition,” seemingly borrowing from the Apple Watch Edition moniker, suggesting a higher-end, premium version.
What’s more, the site claims much of what we’ve heard regarding the iPhone 8’s possible specs could be a tad premature.
Analysts have predicted such features as a curved OLED screen and the loss of the home button but these features are by no means guaranteed according to Macotakara.
The report says Apple is indeed testing such features, requesting the aforementioned parts for prototypes, but there are apparently several other prototypes being looked at, and no final decisions have been made.
At this point, it’s claimed Apple has only decided on a dual camera setup, wireless charging, a Lightning connector, and a 5-inch screen size for the upcoming handset.
And if that wasn’t enough, the report drops a further bombshell by claiming the iPhone 8 (or Edition) will be announced alongside the rumoured iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but the higher-end model won’t be available until after the launch period.
While Macotakara has a decent record when it comes to iPhone rumours, there’s no way to verify the claims in the article, and the source of the information remains unclear at this point. But as always, more leaks will seemingly come out as we approach the expected fall iPhone launch period.