Three things that will never be the same after the iPhone 8

If you listen to Apple’s inflationary marketing spiel, every time the company launches a new iPhone, it “changes everything.

The prosaic truth, however, is that most iPhone releases aren’t all that revolutionary.

Apple, like everyone else, sometimes takes multiple iterations to complete its most ambitious goals.

ut as we face up to the culmination of another year of hyped-up iPhone speculation, I do see three particular ways in which the iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls its new flagship) will indeed be the harbinger of massive and irrevocable change.

Most Verge readers will by now be fully habituated to seeing phones like the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, LG G6 and V30, or the Mi Mix and Essential Phone showing off a modern phone design with negligible bezels around the screen.

But while geeks can already take them for granted, the vast majority of people still haven’t seen one of these bezel-deprived screens in person, and their first encounter with one will be — prepare to feign surprise — on the iPhone 8.