It is just a month since the release of the iPhone 7. However, the Cupertino-based company is already looking into another release of the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 8 , which is rumored to feature exciting new technology. Given the company’s efforts to heighten phone’s upgrades in the recent years, a lot of fans are keen to see what this particular one has to offer.
There is a hint from a new patent that the new phone will no longer have the iconic home button. The hint has become a huge subject of discussion given that the Home button has been a part of the phone’s anatomy since the Smartphones launch in 2007. Hence, it is unthinkable how it will be abandoned altogether. Apparently, the feature has evolved to accommodate many other functions, but it also happens to be one of the most abused.
Apple iPhone 8: It is likely to make its debut next year
There are so many theories surrounding Apple iPhone 8 one of them being the doing away with the home button. In its place will be a “full-screen face” consisting of an edge-to-edge OLED display. This may also have a capacitive fingerprint sensor with the electrostatic lens according to the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The sensor conducts authentication all over the display.
The new tech, which has a nod as one of the upcoming devices is expected to make its debut next year, specifically on Sept. 8, 2017. This is based on a precise sequence that the company seems to follow. For example, the release of iPhone 5c and 5s was in September 2013, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in September 2014, iPhone 6s in September 2015 and eventually iPhone 7 on Sept. 7, 2016.
There are more features to look out for
It is not all about the home button. The phone also has the likes of a 3D display and other than this; the lens features several conductive layers. The absence of the home button gives more room to engineers to redesign the Smartphone’s screen. It also makes it possible to adopt an edge-to-edge display to expand the display’s surface area.
The Apple iPhone 8 tech is exciting, to say the least. It is expected to solve a lot of design issues that have been very prevalent on the older models. Apple closed its last trading session at$114.06, which was a rise of $0.17 or 0.15%.
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