iPhone 8 leaks and rumors have been in fashion these days, and the latest buzz claiming the combination of metal and glass build along with AR (augmented reality) integration is in the air. The recent rumor also suggests that the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with an advanced fingerprint sensor that will be embedded under the display screen instead of the home button. The iPhone 8 is also tipped to have a double camera setup at the back, have an OLED screen, bigger battery life, sport advanced wireless charging and improved 3D Touch.
A patent published on Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark office indicates that future Apple devices could well be able to read fingerprints directly through the display, instead of relying on a dedicated fingerprint reader. The patent was applied for back in June 2014. Currently, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have a Home Button, under which the fingerprint sensor resides. The patent adds weight to rumors that the iPhone 8 will ditch the Home Button altogether, and sport a wraparound bezel-less display with the ability to read fingerprints underneath the display.
Apple has previously mentioned about its focus on AR (and not VR), and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also stated that the company's AR tech when launched will be three or five years ahead of others. Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski claims that Apple will include AR content on its upcoming device, however, details on what exactly it will be, are still blurry. In the memo obtained by Benzinga, Jankowski said, "The inclusion of 3D sensing functionality is increasingly likely, which could enable a robust augmented reality (AR) feature set that we believe will be a key differentiator for the 10-year anniversary iPhone."
Going by the latest leak, DigiTimes claims that the iPhone 8 should sport an all-glass back. The report additionally expresses that the edges of the Apple handset will be made of stainless steel along with the 5.8-inch display. The change in build and fingerprint location is only expected in iPhone 8 and the previously launched 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will keep on sporting an aluminum build and design.
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