iPhone 8 or iPhone X: what we want to see from Apple for its next-gen handset

There's little doubt that Apple will follow up the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus - although it might decide not to. After all, it's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this very year, so could there be an all-new iPhone X or iPhone 8 instead? 

iPhone 8 design

The iPhone 8, according to these images, should feature a 2.5D curved glass front and back with a stainless steel frame - as previously rumoured.  

The leaked pictures we've seen look similar to the current iPhone 7 in shape and size. Geskin says it’s about the same thickness at around 7.1mm but it’s that front where the major changes can be found. 

We'd like to see Apple make a big step forward with battery life

It's not just about the size of the battery, of course - all the internal wiring plays a part in how long you can go between charges - so there are plenty of tweaks to be made. Apple's big advantage is it has full control over the hardware and the software of its devices and we'd like to see it push the limits of battery life even further.

Dual cameras in the normal iPhone

We reckon we might get a dual-camera setup in the standard iPhone in 2017, but if not, we want it in 2018. Every smartphone manufacturer is forging ahead with camera tech and we'll probably get dual cameras in smaller handsets way before 2018.

Leaked early photos show a dual camera setup that protrudes from the phone suggesting some serious power. It’s also got a badass one-piece tinted glass finish. Of course this could just be the dummy model with stand out separate lenses on the final model but what it does show is a clear up and under dual camera setup.  

Rumours claim this will mean extra sensors for depth sensing in the front of the phone. 

This could be for the facial recognition unlocking that has been rumoured for some time now.

Touch ID under the glass

Apple may include the Touch ID sensor under the glass as rumoured. It can't be seen in the leaked designs we've seen, but then it might not be added at that stage - or could simply be invisible.

We reckon the screen will run right to the edge of the handset with no home button. All sensors will be hidden from view. 

Wireless charging of course

If we don't get it with iPhone 7S, we need it with iPhone 8. It's something that seems to be rumoured for the iPhone every cycle so let's hope Apple finally gets around to adding it - no doubt the designers inside the company could come up with a suitably sleek and attractive hub to put on the top of your desk.

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