The iPhone 8 design had finally been confirmed in mid-July and many fans are ecstatic to know that Apple is ditching the front bezels in the decade-anniversary phone. However, latest developments reveal that Apple is badly caught in an unpleasant situation, the outcome of which might not please customers.
According to Forbes' Gordon Kelly, the iPhone 8 will be shipped out with limited colour variants only. This is the primary downside of the 'bezel-less' display of the smartphone, Kelly explains. Apple is said to have left with no choice than to make all iPhone 8 displays black to negate the top bezels, which forces the manufacturer to stick to monochromatic colour variants only.
Chances are, at the launch, the iPhone will be available in Black, Jet Black, and White/Silver options. These are only half of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus colour options that included Gold, Rose Gold, and (Product) Red also.
It remains a mystery how fans will respond to the exclusion of Gold and Rose Gold variants since these options were popular in older iPhone models. On the flip side, the (Product) Red edition will all be sporting a black front panel, the cure to last year's backlash of the (Product) Red/White edition.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously noted in his predictions early in July that Apple will be releasing a few iPhone 8 colours only.
In a sense, Apple might be forced to bank on custom finishes if it sees incresing deman for more colours. If it does, the iPhone 8 will sell for few extra dollars. For a phone that is already expensive on its own, topping a few extra dollars more for a custom finish will likely disappoint fans.