The iPhone 7 has caught a lot of flack over the past couple of months for being a dud, but it actually got a lot of things right. Aside from being the fastest iPhone ever released, both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus feature excellent cameras (the Plus has two!), water resistance, stereo speakers, an advanced taptic engine and, best of all, a bigger battery.

But that’s not to say it was the best smartphone of 2016. In fact, despite the iPhone’s reputation as being one of the most popular and widely-sold smartphones in the world, the iPhone 7 actually lacked a lot of the stuff its competitors brought to the table — and it’s paying the price.

Rumors are already circulating that less than three months after the iPhone 7’s official release, Apple has already begun scaling back on orders for the 7 due to waning demand leading into the holiday season, and are now instead directing their attention to the iPhone 8.

So uhh, out with the old and in with the new, I guess. Here are some of the things we’re hoping for in the iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 Camera

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There are no real rumors to support this desire, but God damn Apple, please hook it up! The camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus is nothing short of exceptional. The dual camera rig offers 12MP, one 28mm f/1.8 lens and one 56mm f/2.8 lens, and an awesome “Portrait Mode” that applies a narrow depth of field effect that actually mimics DSLR-quality portraits.

The standard iPhone 7 only has one camera, and while it’s great at f/1.8 and still takes great photos, it just doesn’t hold a candle to the versatility of the 7 Plus. I’d like to see the dual camera setup become standard equipment on the iPhone 8, especially since Apple is considering three different sizes instead of the traditional two (4.7 inches, 5.5 inches, and the new 5 inches).

Edge-to-Edge Display

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Reports from Bloomberg suggest the dev team at Apple is looking heavily into wireless charging, which would honestly kill two birds with one stone for the tech giant — updating their technology in order to compete with companies like Samsung, whose phones already support wireless charging, and helping to rectify the iPhone 7’s issue regarding charging and headphone use at the same time. It’s such an obvious upgrade that if Apple doesn’t make it available on the iPhone 8, I’ll be shocked.

An AMOLED Display

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The Huawei Mate 9 Pro, The Samsung Galaxy, The Google Pixel, The Nokia Lumia 930…Christ, even a Blackberry model out there somewhere has an AMOLED display. The iPhone 7? Nope. Not even close. A lot of people were shocked when the specs for the iPhone 7 leaked and didn’t include an AMOLED display, considering that it’s basically standard equipment these days. The iPhone 7 does well for what it is, but it needs the facelift. Period.

Wireless Charging

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Reports from Bloomberg suggest the dev team at Apple is looking heavily into wireless charging, which would honestly kill two birds with one stone for the tech giant — updating their technology in order to compete with companies like Samsung, whose phones already support wireless charging, and helping to rectify the iPhone 7’s issue regarding charging and headphone use at the same time. It’s such an obvious upgrade that if Apple doesn’t make it available on the iPhone 8, I’ll be shocked.

 

 

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