Apple is just a few weeks away from revealing its tenth-anniversary smartphone, iPhone 8 and it is becoming harder and harder to wait for the big surprise.
Though by now, we have some idea about what the US based tech company has in store for us, a new report by Mark Gurman published in Bloomberg gives us further insight into how the new iPhone will be different from its predecessors.
For the first time in 10 years, Apple will be ditching its home screen, physical and digital, in favor of gesture control. Now the iPhone 8 users will be able to summon Siri, the AI assistant, or view the app screens with the help of gestures.
One more reason for the iPhone 8 to ditch its traditional home button is the presence of an all-screen display.
Apple is this time taking inspiration from the Infinity Display of Samsung to bring a wow factor in its flagship device, in terms of its looks. Apparently, iPhone 8 will boast 5.5 inches taller OLED screen with rounded corners with slim bezels.
Also to help people operate the phone in a single hand, the company is introducing a longer power button on the right side of the phone.
Samsung has recently presented Galaxy Note 8 which is quite an attractive option for the multitaskers but the new iPhone 8 also plans to give a tough competition in this department. The multitasking interface will be featured as stand alone cards in iPhone 8 where a user can simply swipe through.
According to the report, the new smartphone will feature a thin software bar where a user can drag it to the middle of the screen to open the phone. The user can use similar gestures to operate within apps, like flicking it upward to close the app and go back to the home screen.
The Bloomberg’s report matches up with the previous rumors surrounding the smartphone. The price of the iPhone 8 will be 54% higher than the previous model, iPhone 7 and the smartphone is expected to be announced on 12th September.