Rumours: Apple iPhone 8 hardware reportedly being developed in Israel office

The year 2017 will be marking iPhone’s 10th anniversary in the market, and Apple is expected to celebrate it in style with a completely new iPhone launch.

The new iPhone is reportedly set to be called the iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7s. Also, the hardware of this new iPhone is already being worked upon at an office in Herzliya, Israel, according to reports by Business Insider, citing an unnamed local employee. This employee also added that the employees at the Israeli facility work on all new Apple products such as chipset, storage system and camera systems used by Apple’s iPhones.

The anonymous Apple staffer intimated that the next iPhone will be significantly different from the last few previous iPhone models, which have been critiqued as being too similar. On the specification front, the new iPhone 8 will be a complete redesign with an edge-to-edge screen with curved glass, a flexible OLED panel concealing the home button, an all-glass body rather than an aluminium one, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, earpiece and FaceTime camera beneath the screen. The smartphone might also have a better rear-facing camera.

An Apple spokesperson said the company does not comment on rumour or speculation.

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