Latest reports indicate that Apple’s iPhone 8, it’s 10th anniversary release, will make significant changes to the line, both internal and external.
Research firm TrendForce reports that the top-of-the-range new iPhone will have an AMOLED display, but will not follow Samsung’s curved-screen trend due to durability and cost issues.
The device is expected to come in two, namely 5,5” and 5,8”. AMOLED will be exclusively available on the largest of the three options, while a lower-end 4,7” device similar to the iPhone 6SE is also anticipated.
Perhaps most notably will be the complete elimination of the physical home button, which will supposedly be replaced on-screen. According to TrendForce, this change will open up more room for the device’s screen.
Equally interesting is the company’s decision to limit storage sizes to two tiers, with a low-end 64GB and high-end 256GB, getting rid of the 32GB and 128GB options completely.
TrendForce expects the AMOLED model to be the best seller, and anticipates high demand for iPhones on the brand’s 10th anniversary.