iPhone 8 Could Sport Touch-Bar-Like Feature, All-Glass Chassis, And Cutting-Edge Biometric Technology

Feb 18, 2017 06:50 AM EST | JP Olvido

The Apple iPhone 8 has been said to sport a radical design far different what we currently see. The news comes for speculations brought about by famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone 8 will be a totally different iPhone. According to a report by 9to5Mac, analyst Kuo claimed that the tech giant has taken steps to radically change the smartphone's overall design, screen area, display size, navigation, and security technology.

The highlight of the report is Kuo claims that the company will be removing the traditional Apple home button. In its place will be a 'function area' that will be similar to the Touch Bar found on the new MacBook Pro. The 'function area' is expected to be adaptable, changing functions depending on what the user is currently doing.

This speculation will mean that the iPhone will definitely come almost bezel-less. This could mean that the smartphone will come in a whopping 5.8-inch OLED display housed in a chassis similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Not including the possible 'function area', the usable size of the screen could around 5.15 inches.

Touch ID was initially thought to be built into the display. However, the tech giant could do away with it completely and replace it with cutting-edge biometric technology such as facial recognition or iris scanning. This is in line with another big speculation that revolves around the use of 3D laser technology to support these security features.

Other features include quick charging and wireless charging. In addition, the iPhone 8 could come in an all-glass chassis.

With its radical design and features, the iPhone 8 could be the tech giant's biggest gamble to date. This doesn't count the infamous absence of the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7 of course.

If Kuo's claims check out, the release of the iPhone 8, which is also known as the iPhone X to fans, would be a nice way to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary. In addition, the smartphone could probably end up as Apple's most expensive yet.

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