With just weeks until the unveiling of Apple’s next mobile device, the tech world is already going into overdrive regarding rumors of the iPhone 8.
This is nothing new as each iPhone has always been greeted with a huge amount of hype. But as this will be the 10th-anniversary model, it seems that the rumor mill has been working overtime. However, it’s important to remember that this is just a mobile device. And so here’s a reminder about the things that we’re probably not going to be seeing in the iPhone 8.
Increased storage options
Apple’s multi-tiered approach to storage on the iPhone has proven successful in the past. And whilst the Samsung Galaxy S8 had micro SD card slots that provided up to 256GB of storage, it seems that Apple remains resistant to such a move.
So although the potentially massive size of the iPhone suggests that 32GB models will be a thing of the past, we’re probably not going to have much flexibility in our storage options.
Processing power limits
The iPhone 8 is widely expected to feature an A10X or A11 next-generation processor. And whilst this is will help make it one of the fastest mobiles on the market, it will still lag behind far behind the processing power of their desktop computers.
However, much as Apple has made interesting moves to incorporate custom ARM CPU cores into their laptops, it seems that they are also developing their own graphics chips for the iPhone. But whether this Apple-manufactured GPU will appear in the iPhone 8 remains to be seen.
Operating system revolution
The iPhone 8 is also expected to give us the first full version of iOS 11. Whilst beta versions of this operating system have illustrated interesting changes like incorporating the Notification Centre with the lock screen, it’s hardly the complete overhaul that many were expecting.
However, it looks like iOS 11 could feature an upgrade in its AR software which will definitely be a cause for celebration amongst gamers. Along with an upgraded GPU, it could help anything from a mobile VR title to a 3D table game at a provider like InterCasino gain a whole new level of realism.
No desktop mode
Another thing that attracted many mobile users to the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the cool way that you could hook up your smartphone to a monitor to turn the device into a desktop computer.
But with Apple still showing remarkable resistance to merging their OS and iOS operating systems, it seems that regardless of whether we are working or playing table games, our iPhones and our Apple Mac computers will stay separate.