This is supposedly Apple's final iPhone 8 design
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 17:48
The render comes from a Weibo leaker KK who has shared a dimensional drawings and renderings, showcasing a device that looks as small as a regular iPhone 7.
According to the diagram, the iPhone 8's display measures 5.768 inches on the diagonal and will indeed cover almost the entire front of the device.
Apple seems to be on a similar mission to Samsung and LG with its upcoming iPhone - namely, it wants to eradicate screen bezels for good.
Apple had previously patented a way to mount components inside tiny holes such that they would be rendered invisible to the naked eye.
Apple usual course of business is to diversify suppliers for all key parts for the iPhone but for the first OLED iPhone some Korean suppliers are expected to provide the parts exclusively due to their technological sophistication.
The new iPhone that will be launched in September is widely rumored to come in three variants and at least one of the models features an OLED screen. There are a number of features which include cameras, sensors and other bits and pieces that are found on both sides of the earpiece, according to MacRumors.
These components would possibly be the ambient light sensor, the mic, a proximity sensor, the front-camera, as well as the alleged 3D sensor.
Another leak by Domenico Panacea of macitynet, suggests that the device will skip the physical home button, and come embedded with a digital button on the lower side of the display.
Shares of Synaptics (SYNA), which makes touch-sensor technology, are up 45 cents, or 0.9%, at $50.46.
Removing the home button has reportedly caused all sorts of issues for Apple as the company is apparently struggling to relocate the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. If the Cupertino giant fails to complete the same in time, then it could go with a sensor on the back of the device. Thus, for now the above-mentioned scenario remains just a theory.
Apple Inc. has been having a hard time making the Touch ID within the context of the display area of the smartphone.
On the other hand, the camera setup shown in the leaked renders doesn't divert much from the previous rumors. The veracity of the new drawing cannot be confirmed, but KK has on several occasions shared accurate details about previous devices.
But with all the technology that is causing the highly-anticipated smartphones delays, users should start preparing themselves to pay $1,000 for their iPhone 8 when it does finally launch.