Predictions for what new features Apple might introduce with the iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition, or iPhone X) are wide-ranging. However, the consensus seems to be that augmented reality is the new frontier for smartphones, and Apple reportedly has "hundreds" of people currently working on ways to bring AR into the mainstream.
With the expected September launch of the new iPhone still half a year away, enterprising designers have taken it upon themselves to create concepts of what the next iPhone might look like.
One of our favorite concepts comes from Budapest-based product designer Gábor Balogh. Check it out:
Despite having the same footprint as an iPhone 7, Balogh's edge-to-edge screen makes the device seem much larger. His concept also features a dynamic background that changes based on whatever the phone's camera is pointed at.
In Balogh's iPhone 8 concept, the dynamic background comes in handy when you ask Siri a question, as the virtual assistant will be able to recognize landmarks and locations around you to tell you what you need to know.
Here, the augmented reality would use your camera to present you with an easy-to-follow blue line that will take you all the way to your destination.
There will be countless rumors between now and then, and only time will tell how close they end up being, but we hope Apple takes note.
According to businessinsider.com