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New report offers surprising revelations about iPhone 8 design

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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.

I you need a reminder of how things used to look way back in 2007, here are some visuals of the original iPhone. We even keep our iPhone review in the records!


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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posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:24 1

1. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:32 1

3. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:25 7

2. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1156; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


iSheeps, iDorks, iPhonearena, shills

/s

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 00:44 2

38. piyath (Posts: 1035; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


iPhone 8 + LG G6 = Destruction of the S8

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 03:46

44. trojan_horse (Posts: 4948; Member since: 06 May 2016)


You've got your hat on.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 17:05

49. HomerS (Posts: 418; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:34 5

4. AlikMalix (unregistered)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:52 1

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?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:03 9

8. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Who wants their phone spinning because a mouse farted?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:11 4

12. kiko007 (Posts: 5391; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:13 9

14. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Why is this grounds for you to defend Apple?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:17

15. kiko007 (Posts: 5391; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Why is this thread full of so many questions?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:21 2

16. kiko007 (Posts: 5391; Member since: 17 Feb 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?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 22:26

23. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 21:31 1

18. IOSANDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 22:31 1

24. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 07:44

47. lyndon420 (Posts: 5001; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:44 4

5. kerginaldo17 (unregistered)


Very ugly

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 19:47 3

6. HillaryClinton2020 (Posts: 123; Member since: 08 Feb 2017)


Apple rocks deal with it hater

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:03 7

9. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Buzzfeed is not the same as Medicaid.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 22:15 4

22. LiveFaith (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Jul 2015)


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

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 08:19

48. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


His head is full of rocks not brains.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:03 2

10. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 03:14

42. AlikMalix (unregistered)


Exactly how I feel.... +1

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 21:51

50. LiveFaith (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Jul 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:06 4

11. pecapello (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:12 1

13. kiko007 (Posts: 5391; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 22:00 1

21. diggie32 (Posts: 316; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


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

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 22:33 10

26. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LMAO
Stupid comment

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 20:49 1

17. monoke (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Mar 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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