With the iPhone 8 being Apple's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, there are rumors that the company's new smartphone will have a radical design to celebrate the occasion. The iPhone 8 will be foldable and will have a glass body.
According to MacRumors, the new phone will have an edge-to-edge display that removes the top and bottom bezels. This meant that the Touch ID and camera will be built into the display, meaning the iPhone 8 will possibly have no home button.
Rumors are suggesting that the iPhone 8 will have a 5.5 display. Rumors also say that the display will have a flexible OLED. The new display technology will allow Apple to introduce a thinner device that consumes less power. The flexible OLED display will also allow the iPhone 8 to offer a better display with more true to life colors and a higher contrast ratio.
Rumors of a glass body of the iPhone 8 may not be far fetched as Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has always wanted to launch an iPhone that looks like a sheet of glass for several years already, and 2017 may be that year. Aside from a glass body, there are also rumors that the iPhone 8 will be foldable.
According to BGR, the rumor for the foldable iPhone is due to Apple filing two patents for the same concept. The patent website, Patently Apple, found the company filing a patent for a foldable iPhone in 2013 and a newly published patent, filed in 2014, showed that there is serious work being conducted in coming up with a foldable iPhone, probably the iPhone 8?
Filing a patent is not unusual for companies like Apple, as it is their way of protecting a technology that their engineers have come up with. But filing two patents for the same technology shows that Apple is serious about it. This may not mean that Apple will create a foldable iPhone 8. But it is safe to assume that a foldable iPhone will be seen down the line, probably in three to five years.
All of these are just rumors at this point as Apple may or may not come up with an iPhone 8 that has an all glass display that is foldable. But knowing Apple, it won't be far-fetched to actually come up with one.