According to industry analysts who spoke to Korean site ETNews, Apple will pay tribute to the original iPhone within the design of the iPhone 8, adopting a ‘Water Drop design’ with a rear curve that is both gentler and rounder than existing metal case edges.
The report details a new three-dimensional glass material which will be used on the back of the iPhone 8 to closely resemble the deeper curves on the case of the original iPhone. The “3D glass case” is said to “make curves” around the top, bottom, left, and right edges of the iPhone, moving away from the less curved, flat back design that was introduced with the iPhone 4 and has been used in every iPhone up to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Backing up previous reports, ETNews believe that Apple’s 5.8-inch iPhone will indeed feature a curved OLED display however it will be much “gentler” compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. While the design of the iPhone 8 will mimic the original iPhone which launched in 2007, undoubtedly the device will be much taller and certainly much lighter.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 is building itself up to be one of the most anticipated iPhone releases of all time. The device is said to feature a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. While the iPhone 8 will be the star of Apple’s 2017 iPhone line-up, the company is also said to be planning an iPhone 7s update which will upgrade the current flagship iPhone handsets Apple offers.
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