Apple iPhone 8, also the Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has long been anticipated to make its debut this year. Ahead of its official launch, rumors and leaks have started to surface time an again. Now, a recent report by The Investor suggests that Apple iPhone 8 along with Samsung Galaxy S8 will sport highest level of dust and water resistance. The report adds weight to the rumors of iPhone 8 to flaunt a ground-breaking design with a completely revamped Apple product designing principles.
Citing an anonymous industry source, the report quoted “Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection as part of drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year.” Both Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are expected to be launched by their makers in 2017. The two devices have lot in common in terms of there predecessors iPhone 7 series and Galaxy S7 series. Samsung Galaxy S7 series was launched last year with the same IP68 rating, boasting water resistance up to 1.5 meters. While, Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, launched in September 2016 also come with IP67 rating, making the devices dust and water resistant. With an improved IP68 rating, Apple iPhone 8 could be taken up to 5 feet deep in water, but not for longer hours. Water-resistance on smartphone covers accidental spill or drop in water up to a limited time.
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Other recent rumors suggest that Apple has been working hard on the 10th anniversary iPhone and is currently testing a dozen of prototypes. iPhone has been earlier rumored to sport OLED display and curved display. Few other reports suggest that Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 would feature bigger screen-to-body ratio, going bezel-less and even eliminating elements on front panel, such as the physical home button or capacititive navigation button. According to Japanese blog, Macotakara, all three iPhones – iPhone 7s, iPhone7s Plus and iPhone 8, expected to launch in 2017 will boast identical specifications, citing sources within Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain.