2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and with the iPhone 8 launch date coming closer, rumours surrounding the latest iteration of the phone are flying in thick and fast. According to a report released last week, Apple will come out with a new colour in iPhone 8, a copper gold shade, similar to its rose gold hue. Following on the heels of this report, Chinese social sharing site Weibo claimed that Apple has christened the copper-gold colour as ‘Blush Gold’. This new colour is rumoured to be an addition to two other confirmed colours; jet black and white.
The coppery Blush Gold is a variation of their iconic Rose Gold shade with the new tint being neither orange nor completely golden. Reportedly leaked videos of the Blush Gold models revealed the phones as having a white front bezel design, not black. The Weibo report also claims that Apple will offer the new ‘Blush Gold’ colour in the 64GB and 128GB iPhone 8 models. At present, Apple limits the Jet Black iPhone 8 to the 128GB and 256GB capacities only and it is a little unusual for the Blush Gold colour to be limited to the 64GB and 128GB models instead of the high-end ones.
The iPhone 8 which is expected to launch in September 2017 seems to have plenty going on for it in terms of specs and designs. According to the innumerable predictions and leaks till now, the new Smartphones are expected to have a 5.8 inches chassis with an edge-to-edge OLED display. The top and bottom bezels are likely to be dispelled with and the Touch ID will either be built into the display or completely eliminated in favour of facial recognition technology.
Apple is also likely to introduce a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for their iPhone 8s, possibly the unannounced A11 processor. iPhone 8 is also almost guaranteed to run on iOS 11 software with a greater focus on apps. It is also speculated that Apple will also introduce wireless charging this year with the iPhone 8.
Coming to the camera, Apple is likely to carry over the same dual-lens camera from iPhone 7 Plus to iPhone 8. There is, however, a change with both lenses in the form of optical image stabilisation, a feature currently available only on the wide-angle lens. Apple analysts believe that the front camera will feature 3D sensing capabilities which allow for augmented reality applications. Other expected features include an all-glass design and support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps.
The iPhone 8 is rumoured to be the most expensive iPhone ever with prices rising to as high as $1,400.