iPhone 8

The Wall Street Journal has claimed that the iPhone 8 would feature a USB-C port instead of the lightning connector, which is Apple’s own proprietary connector with an industry standard. The lightning connector was introduced in the iPhone 5 in the year 2012. The Wall Street Journal has been very accurate with regard to Apple rumours and this seems very likely to happen.

The report also confirms that the iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED display and remove the physical home button on the front of the device and replace it with a function area.

However this report has not supported the previous rumour which claimed that the iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary front camera, capable of sensing depth information for facial recognition and 3D selfies.

KGI security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the iPhone 8 will house a 5.8 inch display in the same chassis as the current 4.7 inch iPhone 7.

The iPhone 8 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone and is said to be the flagship model launching this year. Rumours have claimed that this special edition iPhone could cost $1000. The iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus are also expected to be launched with spec bumps while retaining the same design as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

The replacement of the lightning port is quite interesting as Apple had encouraged headset makers to switch to lightning based earphones. The adoption of USB-C started with the 12-inch MacBook and it is interesting to note that the MacBook’s never used the lightning port.

The iPhone launch is a full 4 months away and yet plenty of leaks and rumours are already surfacing online. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

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Abhijith Ragav
Abhijith is a technology enthusiast, passionate coder and an avid cricket fan. He is awestruck by the technological advances surrounding him and is stunned by the role of technology in today's world. He primarily covers Tech News, Leaks and Rumours.
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