We all can relate IPhone 7 lacked the ‘wow’ factor which previous generations had. But then again it didn’t need to, all because of the brand factor. It has a spark looking from a distance but the interior is no different than IPhone 6 and 6S.
However, IPhone 8 is said to release by the end of this year and it may stun all of us by its all-glass design. Yes guys, it shifted from the traditional aluminum body. The 10th anniversary of IPhone is set to create a benchmark for all smartphones and will give Samsung a run for their money by its curved glass back. Nevertheless IPhone has a history of not being resistant to accidental drops and blows. I can guarantee 90% of IPhone users have broken their screens, once at least. Whereas the first thing one does after buying an expensive device is to wrap them up in hard cases. I mean a RED IPhone 7 covered in a back case? Well what’s the point of buying a red one then?
Don’t feel bad, the best is yet to come. IPhone 8 has something which only Nokia delivered; I’m sure you must have figured it by now. Nonetheless IPhone 8 will be a step ahead in this game. Apparently rumor has it that it will be shock proof and it will float on water. Sounds unreal right?
The new patent spotted earlier last week on Apple’s website claims the new smartphone will include shock absorbers and a machinery which will help it surface on water, putting an end to crushed screens and edges.
With a curved glass back, shock proofing sounds bizarre. On every edge of the screen, there will be bumpers that will emerge out of the corners, half a centimeter decreasing the chance of damage, just like the shocks in cars. The handset will come with OLED display just as in the Samsung flagship smartphones, supplied by Samsung themselves. Apple will make history if they pull off shock proofing with these high end specs. Let’s be practical here, an all glass covered smartphone will scratch and shatter the moment it falls on the ground. In my personal experience, glass covered phones don’t last unless you keep them covered in hard cases. This happens because they are slippery with no rugged surface to support them.
Till date, there has been no official statement by Apply regarding shock/crack proofing but the rumors have gotten our expectations pretty high and made the competitors on a close watch. So let’s see if IPhone 8 enlightens us with these features. The waiting game begins…