iPhone 8 Dust and Water Resistance
By : Mohamed Akram
January 16, 2017
Apple iPhone 8 rumors
Apple upcoming iPhone have many rumors around it,
but today we might be able to pin one of them as a fact.
current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a rating of IP67 which means that it can take immersion up to 1 mentre for about 30 minutes,
Water Immersion rate
The latest rumors report that the upcoming iPhone 8 will go futher;
having a rating of IP68,
that means that it can stand immersion up to 1.5 metre for about 30 minutes.
However most smartphone companies have surpassed this point specially Samsung and SONY,
which have adapted IP69 in their latest phones,
not to mention almost 100% waterproofing, The upcoming iPhone 8 is said to have a glass body.
Read more on iPhone 8 Glass Body.
Apple is also expected to build bezel-less curved OLED displays for its iPhone 8.
The rumour is in line with Sharp top executive remarks that Apple has to finally choose OLED displays to take the next step in innovating displays on its smartphones.
Samsung and LG, joined by Foxconn-owned Sharp by 2018, are said to be Apple’s primary OLED suppliers.
It’s almost sure that Apple will launch a 5.8-inch iPhone with a curved OLED display and glass casing next year, the research note mentioned.
There are reports that a bezel-free design by Apple will be achieved by removing the iconic Home button on the next iPhone.
Barclays expects that the screen will extend vertically as well as horizontally.
Rumors or Fact?
Although This most recent iPhone 8 rumor says that Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Jabil are building the phone’s body with two reinforced glass panes one for the front and one for the back.
However The two glass panels are then said to be held together by a stainless steel frame.