PHOTO: What the iPhone 8 might look like

MANILA, Philippines - To mark the 10th anniversary of its most successful product, Apple Inc. will likely unveil iPhone 8 which will feature 5.8 inch display with 5.15 inch main screen and virtual buttons below, according to tech website Mac Rumors.

For 2017, Apple will give the new iPhone a major overhaul with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor as well as a front-facing camera. Other expected features include no home button, iris scanner, faster A11 processor and wireless charging.

The report that cited KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as source also revealed that Apple will launch two other phones with home buttons and dimensions similar to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.

“All three models may include glass bodies and wireless charging (though rumors disagree on this point), but it is unclear if the two LCD models will feature the same curved edge-to-edge display rumored for the higher-end device and what differentiating features will be included. Rumors suggest the OLED iPhone is going to be pricy, with multiple rumors referring to it as "premium" and one rumor suggesting it could sell for upwards of $1,000, which is a good deal more expensive than previous iPhones,” Mac Rumors wrote.

The premium phone will be sold at $1,000 or approximately P50,000, according to the report.

iPhone 8
The current editions of the iPhone feature a design that has been very similar to the phone’s design since 2014. With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the tech giant did not significantly revamp its formula and kept the same industrial design.

The iPhone 8 will reportedly ditch LCD displays for OLED screens that produce richer colours and deeper blacks. Currently, Apple only uses OLED displays for MacBook Pro and Apple Watch.

Furthermore, Apple is expected to get rid of the iconic Home Button and will hide the fingerprint sensor technology underneath the glass display instead. The SIM card tray will be reportedly relocated to the bottom of the handset in order to make room for internal components inside the device. The same case was observed in the current-generation of iPad Pro models.

--Mini, The Summit Express

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