The upcoming iPhone 8 release is set to change three things forever, and this article outlines what these are:

  1. Smartphone Screens Will Never be the Same

Most people still haven’t ever seen a bezel-free screen in person, and their first encounter with one will be the iPhone 8. The newest smartphone from Apple will also be the biggest reconfiguration of the screen since its inception ten years ago, and will give those who enjoy the online gambling Canada has to offer even more excited, as they can play on the big screen!.

The mechanical home button was removed last year in favour of a haptic feedback fixed pad, and the entire thing is being ditched this year. The now iconic iPhone outline, featuring two oversized bars of bezel at the top and bottom ends, along with a round home button, is out the window, all of which is going to make for a huge change, and something we won’t’ ever go back to.

  1. Higher Prices for the Latest Smartphones

It is the same story as that with displays: the expensive new iPhone 8 will not be an isolated exception, but more the rule as time goes on in terms of what the mobile industry is offering consumers and what consumers are willing to pay. Just as with all smart appliances and devices, there are pros and cons to owning them, and the price point can be a sticky factor.

Most rumours have the flagship iPhone 8 priced at roughly US$1 000, with it probably starting just below that number and then topping out just above, subject to specs. This is the biggest push upward that Apple has made in terms of the price for its top model smartphone, and already indications are that demand will outstrip supply. The broader market trend is that mobile devices are going to start getting more expensive as of the end of 2017.

  1. Augmented Reality Options Will Be More Accessible

As far as bezel-free screens and more expensive smartphone trends are concerned, a case could be made that these two trends would’ve turned up with or without Apple participating. In both cases, broader economic and technological developments are forcing the market to head in a certain direction, and the involvement of Apple is an accelerator rather than a cause of these. If you are looking for a change that Apple is driving from the ground up, however, augmented reality is the answer.

The ARKit toolset for the creation of AR experience that Apple unveiled as part of its innovative iOS 11 is an enormous upgrade –bigger, in fact, than anything that has ever come before. This iOS will be preloaded on the iPhone 8, and will also be distributed to the majority of models already in use, creating an immediate user-base hundreds of millions strong. The core advantage to this iOS is that it does not need any kind of special hardware, like Google’s Tango system, for example. The ARKit apps work with your regular iPhone or iPad camera –augmented reality done in the least obtrusive manner possible. The success of this aspect of new tech is almost guaranteed as well, especially in terms of how well it will work with the new bezel-free screen and takes into account how success previous releases have been.