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3D sensing tech, no curved OLED screen, new 256GB options – a roundup of today’s iPhone 8 rumors

iPhone 8 rumors have been trickling in steadily over the last few months, but it feels as though in recent days the leaks are coming faster. Today, we learned even more about Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

3D-sensing front camera

In probably the most exciting news, we learned that the iPhone 7 could feature a significant update to the front camera which will include an infrared module capable of sensing the 3D space in front of it.

It’s likely this could have a serious impact on how Apple could offer augmented reality to its users. Learn more about what this new camera might include, and what it could be used for here.

Sorry, but no curved display

It’s also been reported that despite rumors to the contrary, Apple will not use curved AMOLED panels on its next iPhone due to reliability issues in drop tests. Follow this link for more information.

Two flavors of storage

Finally, it’s being reported that the OLED iPhone will come with just two choices of storage. 64GB and 256GB. Currently the iPhone 7 comes in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. It’s been reported that this new iPhone will break the $1,000 barrier. However, it’s likely that if Apple introduces this middle 64GB storage tier, it will be able to keep the lower storage options at $999 while the larger storage option will break the barrier. Read more speculation on what this means here.

Previously: Facial recognition could be heading to iPhone 8 thanks to new ‘Function area’