Rumor has it that the #iPhone 8 will be something completely different!
It’s hard to say how reliable these reports are, especially since critics are craving something new after the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 all had basically the same design. Early reports suggested that the #iPhone 8 would have a glass back with metal on the outer edges, an OLED screen which covers almost the entire face of the phone, and a home button and fingerprint scanner embedded beneath the screen. And a patent filing in August seemed to confirm the 8 would be a technological leap forward.
These changes would already be pretty major, but tech blogger Robert Scoble recently posted a Facebook letter that suggested alterations which — if true —would be nothing short of revolutionary. “The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this),” Scoble writes. He also describes a headset with eye sensors, the ability to put holograms on top of the real world, a next generation 3D sensor, and batteries and antennas hidden around the edges of the screen.