Apple will look to its original iPhone for design inspiration for its forthcoming iPhone 8, bringing back the classic ‘water–drop’ look which helped made the company’s first smartphone a hit.
A report from Korea, citing supply-chain sources, says that Apple wants to bring back the fully curved look for the rear of the iPhone, recalling the hugely successful first iPhone and the iPhone 3G.
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This ‘water–drop’ look will make a stark change from the existing iPhone range and should give it an edge against the likes of Samsung and Google when it comes to selling the handset.
Interestingly, the same report claims that the iPhone 8 will feature a flatter screen than initially rumoured.
Recent chatter has suggested Apple will not be looking to ape Samsung and use a fully curved screen on its new flagship iPhone.
The iPhone 8 isn’t due until late 2017, but has already been the subject of a string of leaks.
Many expect the phone to be a complete redesign compared with last year’s iPhone 7, with a new dual lens camera and a touchpad function area in place of a standard home button.