The iPhone turns 10 this year and to commemorate the occasion, industry analysts are expecting Apple to skip the now traditional ‘S’ incremental upgrade and go straight for iPhone 8. Regardless of the name, many are hoping Apple will introduce some radical design changes with the new model, not least because it’s 10 years, but because Apple has been seen as lacking a bit in the innovation department lately.
We’ll almost certainly be gifted two iPhone 8 models, but some are proposing a third, higher-end version too. We shall see.
Because of the expectation and hype surrounding the next iPhone launch, graphic designers have taken to the drawing board to come up with designs based on rumours, as well as features they’d love to see.
Of course, not all of them will right, some are obscure while others could be seen as a little ordinary. But they do give us a rough idea of what to expect when Tim Cook holds the iPhone 8 aloft on stage in September.
We got our first look of what the iPhone 8 could look like way back in 2015, even before the iPhone 6S was released. This first render was dreamt up by Jermaine Spit and gave the iPhone 8 two screens, one on either side.
One screen would be a 2K display for watching movies, TV shows and the like, while the other would be a low-power 480p display for everyday tasks and to maintain strong battery life. Spit’s iPhone 8 follows a similar design language to the iPhone 4 and 5, with a metal band around the middle with glass front and back panels creating a sandwich.
It’s highly unlikely the iPhone 8 will come with two screens, we have heard rumours to suggest it will feature an all glass design.
This iPhone 8 concept plays on the rumour of a bezel-less display, but that’s about it. It looks like someone has just stretched the screen to the edges.
It looks good though, and loses the home button, something else Apple is expected to do in favour of an embedded Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
iPhone8Look.com has come up with this concept image of what it thinks the next iPhone could look like. We have to say though, we severely doubt Apple’s next smartphone will look anything like it.