Rumor: Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior
This fall's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" is rumored to come in four different shades, including a new reflective version that has not been seen on any previous iPhone models.
The latest claims about Apple's so-called "iPhone 8", or "iPhone Pro," came from the Twitter account of Benjamin Geskin, who said the handset will come in four total colors, one of them new. He included images of an iPhone 6s mirror-like case to give followers an idea of what it might look like, but offered no specifics beyond the fact that it will supposedly be reflective.
Considering Geskin only identified one of the colors as new, it's likely that the others will be akin to shades currently offered on the iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 currently comes in six different shades, which would suggest that three of them could be axed for the redesigned "iPhone 8."
Currently, the iPhone 7 comes in jet black, black, silver, gold, rose gold, or (Product)Red. The red version launched earlier this year as a special edition, while the jet black shade was new for the iPhone 7 series.
Apple previously offered a space grey model of iPhone, but replaced it with matte black starting with the iPhone 7.
Last week was particularly busy for "iPhone 8" rumors, headlined by claims that the next-generation handset could ditch Touch ID fingerprint sensing technology in favor of a facial recognition login. It has been suggested that Apple has had trouble integrating Touch ID into the "iPhone 8" edge-to-edge OLED display, necessitating the change to an alternative form of biometric authentication.
This year's "iPhone 8" is expected to feature a forward facing 3D camera array that will allow for unique facial recognition capabilities, expected to integrate with Apple's ARKit tools for augmented reality apps. Simpler versions of such technology is already available in the form of popular Snapchat filters.
The "iPhone 8" is expected to boast a complete redesign of the handset with an 5.2-inch edge-to-edge OLED display with minimal bezels. The device is also expected to feature both fast charging via Lightning and contact-based wireless charging, though the latter may not be available at launch.
The "iPhone 8" is rumored to have a premium price and debut in limited quantities this fall. It is expected to be flanked by "iPhone 7s" models sized at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, with largely the same design as last year's iPhone 7, including an LCD display.