This is the iPhone 8 that we wish Apple would create

Apple has yet to say anything official about this year's upcoming iPhones, but that hasn't stopped the fine folks on the Internet from coming up with fantastical ideas as to what the highly anticipated iPhone 8 may have to offer. There have been tons of gorgeous concept designs that give us an idea as to what we could possibly get from Apple later this September, but the latest one to surface just might be one of our favorites.

This iPhone 8 concept comes by way of Gabor Balogh, and along with a stunning, bezel-free design, Balogh shows off how Apple may one day be able to incorporate Siri into the world of augmented reality. Balogh's mockups showcase Siri being used to identify landmarks and identify someone's heart rate and body temperature by pointing the iPhone 8 at an object or person, and it's also envisioned that Siri could overlay directions in the real world through visual markings that would be visible through the iPhone's display.

Siri is a big part of this style of the iPhone 8; so much so that a capacitive icon for the virtual assistant would replace the physical home button and feature two additional icons on either side of it that change based on what you're currently doing on the phone.

While all of this tech is cool and fun to look at, don't expect Apple to dish out anything along these lines in 2017. iPhones in 2018 and beyond are expected to come equipped with the PowerVR graphics architecture, and this would allow future Apple handsets to kick out crazy augmented and virtual reality experiences. That future tech could allow for some of Balogh's dreams of this Siri AR functionality to come to life one day, but for this year at least, try not to get your hopes up of seeing anything this wild.

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1. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Samsung Innovate in Screen Technology > Apple buy Samsung Screen > If Samsung do not release a phone like this before Apple (like Curved screen for the so-called "iPhone 8, X, Edition or whatever you want), then > You can always dream about a phone like this from Apple. For the next iPhone (8, X, Edition or whatever you want),and if they do it, you gonna get a curved screen similar to Note 7. Nothing else. We'll see.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

I hope not, curved screen may look nice, but practically - I DONT LIKE TO USE IT for every moment of my life...

38. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Plus, good luck trying to get any screen protector on these pointless screens.

2. androiduser

Posts: 545; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Won't happen

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What's with the obsession with bezel less designs? I don't think it serves any purpose other than esthetics (which is Impractical in my opinion).

5. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No idea bro. I think it's the lastest nerd obsession, like 3D, that'll die out in three years when the next "big" thing comes along. I probably sound like a hypocrite saying that though, considering I've been on record as saying I'm buying an S8 and iPhone X.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

True bro. Every couple of years these tech companies come up with a new trend to try to appeal to the masses (megapixel race - thinness - gold color - etc), and now this. Who knows what will they come up with next. Enjoy your new toy bro :)

39. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Apparently what they don't ever come out with is a battery that lasts more than a day or two. I also want a compact phone that actually fits in my pocket. I don't want to carry around an ipad mini in my pocket.

13. Unordinary unregistered

smaller bezels looks great, but are pretty impractical if its hard to handle/hold/navigate/etc. Hopefully, if Apple does go with small bezels, they do it in a way that wont impede on interaction with the phone.

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

aesthetic is a purpose, right.

35. dazed1

Posts: 811; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

the obsession is to have bigger phone with smaller footprint, smh some people are..... Just take a look at iP7+ vs LG G6, you willl get the idea, if you are not iFanatic that is.

4. bigcjm

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Who is willing to bet that after all these bezel-less renders that apple with probably have larger bezels than Samsung or LG. The media across the web are showing some renders that are just not practical at all. Apple is #dongle-life. They'll add something people might use and take away something that people use all the time. The Mac-book and iPhone 7 are clear signs of that.

6. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So basically an s8 then

7. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So the S8 has a touch bar now? Yeah, right.....

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4371; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Really hope they don't.

26. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So they couldn't black out the bottom and have a touch bar on the s8?

22. DRS1977

Posts: 680; Member since: May 27, 2015

It is an S8 with Samsung parts and an Apple logo.

9. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Quite Frankly since the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus's home buttons do not move and do not work unless the phone is powered on...Apple should just go ahead and go to a software (on screen) home button.

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I believe that is the plan. It will most likely use 3D Touch for actions to prevent accidental touches.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1855; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will wait to pass judgment in July when the rumors are more solid.... If that makes any sense..

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL no one's if there even is a iPhone 8x

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL got in a hurry No one even knows if there is a iPhone 8x

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

Ugly as s**t ty

15. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Nah.... looks too much like an android device.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The iPhone 8 render here is actually a modified S7 Edge.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Stop wishing and asking from apple, apple know what best for you./s

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Stop wishing and asking from apple, apple know what best foryou./s" No, this statement isn't necessarily sarcastic, but it's a fact indeed. Apple has been doing so with the iPhone and iOS.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and they'll make this kind of articles every month... and apple will ignore it

18. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

that is iPhone 18, not 8

21. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

IPhone 8. Design by Samsung lol.

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