APPLE set to reveal a stunning new edge-to-edge display for its upcoming smartphone, the iPhone 8, according to new analysts reports.
The iPhone 8 could be the most stunning smartphone ever made by Apple if new reports are to be believed.
Speculation surrounding Apple’s next device is already ramping up, despite the company’s last smartphone, the iPhone 7, only being released last month.Read more ↓
Now new reports are claiming that the iPhone 8 is set to feature a stunning new design as Apple looks to wow the world once again.According to supply chain analysts from Barclays, the new Apple device, which will come in two variants, the 5 inch iPhone 8 and 5.8 inch iPhone 8 Plus, will feature a bezel-less design, meaning that the screen covers the entirety of the device’s front.
This would mark a major step forward for the smartphone market as a whole, as no other company is able to offer such a design at this time.
But it would also necessitate a significant re-design of many of the phone’s components, with the home button and microphone (needed for phone calls) needing to be relocated.
This uncertainty has led to analysts quoted in the report by 9to5Mac, who say that the iPhone 8 design is not ‘100% locked down’, but this is not the first time such a design has been mooted.
Rumours last week suggest that Apple is planning to experiment with OLED display technology, as well as curved glass that wraps around the smartphone, for the iPhone 8.
Other sources have said that the next iPhone will will use OLED screen technology instead of IPS LCD screens, with OLED displays allowing for better lighting contrasts as well as improved power management.
Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive reportedly wants the 2017 iPhone “to appear like a single sheet of glass,” as part of a major design shake-up.
Removing or relocating the home button would be Apple’s major challenge in building such a design, but it seems the company already has this sorted.
The company filed patents back in March 2015 that described three different technologies used to scan fingerprints, including one – dubbed ultrasonic imaging – that can be used to recognise a print through a glass display.
The patent suggests ultrasonic imaging is more accurate than using a standalone fingerprint sensor, like those in the Touch ID scanners used in current generation iPhones.
It also means Apple could finally eliminate the iconic Home Button, freeing space above and below the display and making the phone more compact.
Whatever happens, we expect to see the new iPhone released sometime around September 2017.
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