Monday, December 19, 2016

New iPhone Prototypes Include a Curved Back, No Home Button

    By Breanna Melanson
Edited By Allison Blair
Apple has been making products for several years. We know devices such as computers, iPods, iPhones, and watches; their lesser known devices include printers and copiers. Ever since the first iPod came out in October of 2000, Apple has quickly started to become a household staple. iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads have quickly caught on in the past 16 years, and many use the laptops and desktops from the company as well. Over one billion iPhones have been sold since the original release date in July of 2007.
    Every September, consumers look forward to the release of the newest iPhone. From improved technology to better performance, Apple products are constantly changing and improving. 2017 marks the tenth anniversary for the IPhone, and some drastic changes are rumored to be utilized in the new model.
   Apple has released more than ten prototypes of the new phone. One includes an iPhone with a curved back opposed to its normal flat one. The idea rivals Samsung’s Edge’s curved edge screen as well, but Apple told the Wall Street Journal that they would “...submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung.”
    Another prototype is said to have a completely different display screen than the former models. According to two employees of the Apple company, in place of the lock screen, the iPhone 8 will have an edge to edge display screen with a built in home button.
    Along with the other ideas, these are simply rumors leaked from the Apple Company. The IPhone 8 is said to have some extreme changes put in place, but none are confirmed. In the future, new information may be released. However, consumers will likely have to wait well into 2017 to see what changes may (or may not) be made to the new generation.
-Breanna Melanson

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