It has been 10 years since Apple unveiled the very first iPhone. Since then, we’ve seen a number of design and stylistic changes, as well as innovation that progresses the tech industry like no other product in history—think wireless earbuds.
And with the iPhone 8 set to release in 2017, there seem to be an abundance of rumors and information that everyone is wondering about, unsure of their validity.
Well, another one’s here, and it’s pretty interesting, as a concept from designer Imran Taylor showcases some of the rumors that have been swirling around the iPhone 8.
Of course, these rumors can’t be verified by Apple—what would be the fun in that?—but Taylor’s design shows a functionality that supports many of the previous claims made.
Here’s a look at some of them—which are then conceptualized in Taylor’s design.
- 1. An embedded “Home” button, where a fingerprint sensor on the LED screen.
- 2. A slim, stainless steel body, connecting tapered glass edges on both the front and back of the handset.
- 3. An all-glass back for a sleeker design.
- 4. A Smart Connector on the back of the phone, which would allow users to connect to keyboards and other accessories without a physical adapter.
- 5. Stacked cameras to allow users to two options for photos—which, ideally, would be for wide-angle as well as 3-D imagery.
- 6. Wireless charging. Reports claim that Apple have filed numerous patents for wireless charging capabilities. A recent article questions that—saying it would be too dangerous—yet, Taylor’s design shows what it may look like if it’s a reality.
Until the iPhone 8 is actually unveiled, no one will know for sure what it will really look like or how it will function. But, between now and that time, it sure is fun to imagine what it could become, isn’t it?