Apple is less than two weeks away from announcing the iPhone 8 at its September 12 event. We’re expecting the iPhone 8 to have a major design overhaul from anything we’ve seen previously. It’s also expected that Apple will do away with the iconic home button that we’ve seen since the original iPhone in 2007.
For Apple’s iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, it’s expected that those two phones will have a glass back to support wireless charging, but borrow design queues from previous iPhones. For iPhone 8 however, there will be a completely new design for the device that will have a missing home button.
According to a new report from Bloomberg that was published Wednesday morning, they claim to have seen images of the new iPhone 8 and are sharing some interesting details. They talked to sources that are in direct contact with the iPhone 8.
Bloomberg shares that the iPhone 8 will be made of glass and stainless steel, having a full glass front that will boast a screen from edge to edge (mostly), and have antennas that are redesigned to compliment the new design.
The report says that “Across the bottom of the screen there’s a thin, software bar in lieu of the home button.” Furthermore, “A user can drag it up to the middle of the screen to open the phone. When inside an app, a similar gesture starts multitasking. From here, users can continue to flick upwards to close the app and go back to the home screen. An animation in testing sucks the app back into its icon. The multitasking interface has been redesigned to appear like a series of standalone cards that can be swiped through, versus the stack of cards on current iPhones.”
It seems that Apple is really taking its software gesture game to a whole new level. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 8 on September 12th along with a few other goodies such as iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, Apple Watch Series 4, and a new 4K Apple TV.