Buying a black iPhone 8 may be the only way to hide its rumored ugly notch

Apple finally sent invitations on Thursday to its September 12
event, and all signs are pointing to a redesigned iPhone that
many are calling the iPhone 8.


The phone is expected to look something like the one on the
right:


iphone 8 dummy mkbhd
The iPhone 7, left, and the iPhone 8
mock-up.

YouTube/MKBHD

Mind you, that phone isn’t the real deal. Instead, it’s a mock-up
based on the iPhone 8’s rumored design, which is supposed to
include, among other features, an edge-to-edge OLED display and a
redesigned camera system on its front. It’s also supposed to have
an awkward-looking “notch” on its top that will house the phone’s
front cameras and sensors.

If that mock-up is anything like what Apple will unveil on
September 12, you’ll have to buy a black one to hide that goofy
notch.

The iPhone 7 provides a pretty good idea of what to expect from
the new phone. When the current iPhone is turned off and sitting
on a flat surface, it looks like one seamless slab of glass.
That’s what many say the iPhone 8 will look like as well.


iPhone 7
The iPhone
7.

Hollis Johnson/Business
Insider


Assuming Apple will sell the iPhone 8 in the current iPhone
colors — matte black, jet black, silver, gold, and rose gold — I
would recommend the first two as opposed to the latter three,
which normally come with white faceplates.

I always prefer the darker metal colors, as they make the phone
look sleeker — but more importantly, they come with a black
faceplate that blends in with the glass display, which makes for
a better cinematic experience.

In the case of the iPhone 8, the darker colors with their black
faceplates are likely to be the only ones that help disguise that
silly-looking notch.

Of course, this is all conjecture, since we’re dealing with
rumors and concepts. If Apple unveils an iPhone 8 completely
unlike what’s been rumored, you can ignore this advice.

But at this point, I’m inclined to trust the rumors, considering
that many of the biggest leaks have come from within Apple (the
iPhone 8’s design, notch included,
leaked via Apple’s HomePod code
). So let’s hope Apple makes
an iPhone dark enough to hide that notch.


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