Recent reports have been indicating the Apple iPhone 7 is going to be a disappointment. Latest leak has influenced many publishers to draw the conclusion about iPhone 7.
Ever reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) has said that Apple is saving its energy for its iPhone 8 which will be made from glass. This makes sense that iPhone 7 is less likely to have a major design change.
John Gruber, famous industry commenter, has revealed through his podcasts, The Talk Show, that iPhone 8 will feature an ‘edgeless’ display. This means the device will not have the large top and bottom bezels completely along with the home button.
“I’ve heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and forehead of the phone,” said Gruber( via Forbes). “The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display,” he added.
However, he also said that he has no idea, “whether that means that they’re going to shrink the actual thing in your hand to fit the screen sizes we already have, or whether they’re going to grow the screens to fit the devices we’re already used to holding… I don’t know.”
However, it remains to be seen how Apple would replace the home button’s functionality.
Meanwhile, LG had announced two weeks ago that a display with the fingerprint reader integrated into the glass. Does this mean, Apple too use the same technology in iPhone 8? We have to wait and see.
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To remind you, 2017 turns out to be the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. So it would not be a surprise that Apple would look to pull out all the stops next year, even though it disorders the usual pattern of releases. According to the usual release pattern, we would have got iPhone 7S.
This doesn’t mean that iPhone 7 will not be any less desirable device after its given controversial feature omissions.