The iPhone 8 is coming — and it could make Apple CEO Tim Cook look like a genius

Rumor has it that the 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 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.

 

 

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