Apple iPhone 8 Beyond Rumors: What Fans Want From This Launch

Though we're sure that a lot of folks will be equally surprised by the price tag that their iPhone 8 carries.

As for the optical fingerprint sensor, it will be baked into the design of the iPhone screen.

Another day, another chance to ponder what may or may not happen to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone as it presumably rolls toward an update later this year.

At this point, I'm hopeful that Apple figures out the issues with its in-screen Touch ID solution, but if it can't get it to work in time, I'll be interested to see what Apple ultimately ships.

With the redesigned iPhone 8 expected to include a new edge-to-edge display, similar to Samsung's latest flagship phone, the designers at the Cupertino-based tech giant are reportedly still trying to crack the problem of how to include the fingerprint scanning Touch ID unit into the phone. Reports also suggest that Apple plans to add a new front-facing camera with 3D sensing capabilities, water resistance, and it won't have the home button. However, in the renders showing the iPhone 8 after production, only the earpiece is visible, not the other components. Early reports of the smartphone suggested that the device will come equipped with an edge-to-edge front display. The analysts say they do not believe the supplier for Apple's optical fingerprint module has set orders for production, which indicates that Apple may not be ready for it yet.

'Technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system may cause the delay of the new iPhone devices, ' said the paper.

It is, however, going with its own technology for a fingerprint recognition solution - Authentec algorithm combined with Privaris glass identification technology.

Google may be releasing their next flagship device to be a successor to their Google Pixel device, the Google Pixel 2. However the company hasn't confirmed anything, the leaked reports claim that there will be no differences between the RAM in iPhone 8 models and Apple fans also want the same because 3GB RAM has become a necessity in the growing high-end application and gaming environment.

iPhone 8 Supercycle or Bust?

The firm might also just release the two minor-upgrade devices in September and leave the premium version for a later date.

"The annual sales volume of the iPhone 8 with OLEDs is estimated at 40 million units", representative of the display industry said.

  • Arturo Norris