New report offers surprising revelations about iPhone 8 design


We know that a super-redesigned iPhone 8 is currently in the making, but bar a bunch of adventurous concepts with the "wow! factor" dialed up to 10, we don't have the slightest clue about how the 10th Anniversary Special iPhone will end up looking in reality. Enter Korean outlet ETNews laying down some solid – and surprising – intelligence on these sensitive matters.

According to the report, Apple will pay homage to the original iPhone's chubby, round looks by reimagining the handset with sleek 3D (curved) glass panels and a slim, modern build – along with a much bigger display, of course. Instead of being another unquestionably flat phone, the iPhone 8 will get gentle curves on all its sides and probably rock up and down a little when you place it on an even surface.

Using glass will also make the handset look glossy and feel smoother in the hand, not unlike the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. This way, Apple will incorporate the first two iPhone generations's most characteristic design traits into the tentative 10 Anniversary iPhone.

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Additionally, ETNews ponders a "relatively flat" display for the Apple iPhone 8, unlike the one with curved edges on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the glass cover is expected to have gentle slopes at the sides, as is the case with the iPhone 7 screen and many Android phones utilizing the so-called 2.5D glass design.

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source: ETNews (Translated) via MacRumors

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50 Comments

1. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Wobbling isn't something I miss with curvier phones...

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same, I hope this isn't true. Nothing against the OG iPhone but I don't see re-imagining it's design can turn out to be that impressive.

2. mikehunta727 unregistered

iSheeps, iDorks, iPhonearena, shills /s

38. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhone 8 + LG G6 = Destruction of the S8

44. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You've got your hat on.

49. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The Note 8 and Galaxy X will poop on the iphone 8 and will only stop laughing when the S9 is released.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Flat screen is the right direction... Wobbly back is the wrong one...

7. Unordinary unregistered

Cmon bro lets be real. Who the f**k keeps their phone flat on a table and uses one finger sitting there typing like an idiot?

8. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Who wants their phone spinning because a mouse farted?

12. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why is there a mouse on your table to begin with?

14. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Why is this grounds for you to defend Apple?

15. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why is this thread full of so many questions?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do you see asking you a reasonable question (such as why there is a rodent within farting range of your $800 phone...or you for that matter) as me defending Apple?

23. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Kiko hasn't defended anyone yet. Just asked why you have a mouse on your table. I wonder the same thing and I am not a apple fan.

18. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Well maybe not for typing, but I'm pretty sure people use them for scrolling into a website while eating something.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes, I have done this. Buy you people don't even know if apple is doing anything special. It might just be the same iPhone as last year with small update. Rumers is all this is and click bait for phonearena.

47. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You're right. If people aren't using their phones just like you then they must be idiots.

5. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Very ugly

6. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Apple rocks deal with it hater

9. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Buzzfeed is not the same as Medicaid.

22. LiveFaith

Posts: 484; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Do you mean "rocks" literally. As on a table? :-D

48. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

His head is full of rocks not brains.

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

To me, the current iPhone does that already. It's basically a thinner version of the original that came out in 2007. With that said, I would be cool with the current shape as long as the front is all screen and back it ceramic with distant wireless charging.

42. AlikMalix unregistered

Exactly how I feel.... +1

50. LiveFaith

Posts: 484; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I'm no fan of the platform. But, I have to say that the iPhone 4/5 design was beautiful IMHO. Not so functional with those sharp edges on the back and big bezels. I just thought the design looked super good. Squared edges kept it from bending too, LOL.

11. pecapello

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Lol now that apple is supposedly adopting curved screen, it becomes the most revolutionary thing yet

13. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Don't you people get tired of repeating the same rhetoric over, and over again?

21. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

It's not a standard until Apple does it. Being the most profitable phone maker, it is their right.

26. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO Stupid comment

17. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Flat back is always my preference. May not feel as snug in your palms as roundish backs, to me it just looks more sleek, appear slimmer, lays flat on surfaces. Can't stand things that wobble.

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