iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED screen

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Your iPhone 7 hasn't even turned six months with you, but the rumours about the upcoming iPhone 8 is already piling up-and getting really, really intense.

The Wall Street Journal just released a list of what the new iPhone might carry-from new charging cables to a curved OLED screen. The question is, are you ready?

There are reports that Apple will release at least one iPhone model featuring a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen similar to their rival Samsung Galaxy S7.

There are also rumours that Samsung might even be the potential supplier for Apple to achieve this new look.

It's also very possible that it won't have a physical home button anymore.

Apple unveils waterproof iPhones - without headphone jack

  • Apple set out to make a splash with new waterproof iPhones, a smartphone game starring Nintendo's beloved "Mario" and a push on wireless headphones.
  • The iPhone 7 will start at $649 (S$873) for US customers and larger iPhone 7 Plus at $769, offering more powerful processors, improved camera technology and water resistance.
  • The iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, with new camera technology, improved water resistance and other features
  • One new iPhone feature - which may ruffle some feathers - is the removal of the headphone jack, requiring audio to be delivered via Apple's proprietary "lightning" connector or by wireless.
  • Lightning connectors were designed from the outset to handle high-quality audio, Apple vice president Phil Schiller told the unveiling event, responding to concerns about the jack removal.
  • While Apple will allow consumers to use plug-in headsets, it also made a further push for wireless with new "AirPods" and upgraded Beats headphones.
  • Both will use Apple's W1 chip and Class 1 Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

One thing that really shocked us was the possible switch from a lightning cable to a USB-C port and charging cord. Complex described it as one of the wildest rumours.

The lightning cable has only lived five years and the most recent iPhone 7 cable even let go of the audio port just so the lighting cable can carry the weight.

Why strip it off of its responsibilities too soon?

The Macbook Pro that was released has what they call Thunderbolt 3 ports (aka USB-C), so I'm guessing it's their way of aligning all charging cables across all the products.

As if these phones are not luxurious and expensive enough, they might also release a higher end of the iPhone that will have the buyers cough up around $1,000. That's a big price to pay!

Also read: All of iPhone 8's OLED version will be curved: Sources

Since it's the Apple iPhone's 10th year anniversary, they're really bound to release something game-changing.

Let's hope it's something that will make Steve Jobs proud.

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