Apple’s iPhone 8 will reportedly feature a design that pays homage to the original iPhone released a decade ago.
According to ETNews, citing industry analysts, the iPhone 8 will feature a “water drop design” that utilizes “three-dimensional glass.” The design will reportedly feature a gentle curve, making it more comfortable in the hand.
To get a visualization of what the iPhone 8 could look like, imagine Samsung’s Note 7, which featured subtle curves on the front and back. Apple, of course, will put its own spin on what we’ve seen already, likely mixing designs from the iPhone 4 and iPhone 7.
ETNews goes on to say the iPhone 8’s OLED display will be “relatively flat,” rather than the dramatic curves featured in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. We’ve heard conflicting reports about the iPhone 8’s display being curved and not being curved. Chances are it’ll be somewhere in the middle.
Considering the iPhone 8 will arrive ten years after the original iPhone, an homage makes sense. But let’s not get too nostalgic. As cool as the original iPhone’s design was, that was ten years ago.
Hopefully, the iPhone 8’s design will feel like a major step forward, not a step back. After all, the iPhone design has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone 6 was released in 2014, so we’re certainly due for an update.