Apple’s next-generation handset will feature a stainless steel frame, reports Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the site claims the new iPhone will use an improved version of the Apple Watch’s stainless steel casing, which will sit sandwiched between two pieces of glass.

Additionally, Mac Otakara says the device will be called the “iPhone Edition,” which falls inline with Apple Watch branding and lines up with other recent rumors. It will also feature a vertical iSight Duo camera, meaning the lens would sit horizontally when the phone is horizontal, for VR and AR purposes.

For those who haven’t been keeping track, other iPhone 8 rumors include an OLED edge-to-edge display with integrated Touch ID and wireless charging. Apple is also said to be working on lower end iPhone 7s and 7s Plus handsets, which Mac Otakara says may be slightly thicker than the current 7 models.

Source: Mac Otakara

  • Chris B Martin

    Now I’m starting to like this iPhone 8. Skipped 6,7 and been on SE. I want to see a overhaul like they did with 3GS to 4S to the iPhone 5S

  • Gethro

    Don’t get your expectations up people because Apple doesn’t WOW people anymore.

    • Hashtags don’t work here.

      • Gethro

        It kinda do because you acknowledge them

      • ravinigga

        Really headphone jack, USB c, lighting and Bluetooth are now the future

      • BlackPantherK

        The problem with Bluetooth is that it’s a hassle to switch from device to device. For example if you’re on a road trip (Audi’s System) you have to stand stil to switch or even connect another device… Aux is just so much easier, if they can figure out the hassle I’m fine without the headphone jack.

      • Rowan09

        Aux is definitely not the future and once you sync once with Bluetooth your fine, so I don’t see the hassle. Bluetooth is the current and future, everything is and always has been trending to being wireless.

      • BlackPantherK

        You don’t get the point the process between switching is the hassle and not as easy as just plug and play instead of going true numerous settings to switch (talking about cars not bluetooth speakers).

      • Rowan09

        I have Bluetooth in my car and the setup is pretty much the same no matter the device. Once it’s done you don’t have to do it again, so it’s not a hassle.

      • BlackPantherK

        Then your vehicle must be one of the only ones that allows pairing without standing still. Have you ever done a road trip or so?

      • Rowan09

        You mean while not driving?

      • BlackPantherK

        I mean while driving. Aux is just passing a cord while your driving, bluetooth is stopping -> pairing/switching between device -> then go on with the trip. See the point.

      • Rowan09

        Sorry your reaching. If your going on a trip you just sync it up once no need to pass anything around. You’re making it seem a lot harder than needed.

      • BlackPantherK

        You’re not alone, different people, different styles. It’s as if you’ve got all your friends music on your device, or am I mistaken….

      • Rowan09

        Most people use a streaming service so now you’re on a trip with friends who don’t stream have downloaded music and all listen to different types of music. While I’m not saying this is impossible your reaching. If this is the case just connect the phone to Bluetooth and then disconnect it after the trip. Nevertheless they have the adapter for these situations your speaking about if you need a AUX connecting with the iPhone.

      • BlackPantherK

        I live in Belgium and almost no one uses streaming services because of the lack of mobile data (expensive for just a Gig or two) or even wifi hotspots. I know adapters do exist, but do you want to carry around an adapter or buy a few for your car or spare ones?

        But I do agree for some part of your state of mind.

      • Rowan09

        No if you’re going on this trip it comes for free with the phone so you can just use that one. If you’re out the US I see your point a little clearer now.

  • Zack Morris

    I don’t like the term wireless charging. No matter what, you still need to be tethered. It’s not accurate. My 2 cents…

    • siddique

      agreed

    • Rowan09

      Yeah it just means nothing plugged into the charging port. On the iPhone since the 7 (no headphone jack), they should include “wireless charging”.

  • Jamessmooth

    That thing is gorgeous