May 11, 2017 05:14 PM EDT
Recently, a mobile phone leaker and a tech blog site posted a series of high-quality renders on Tuesday that claims to be based on leaked factory CAD images of Apple's upcoming OLED phone device; the iPhone 8. The images offer perhaps the clearest idea of how Apple's redesigned iPhone 8 with edge-to-edge display.
According to Daily Mail, Apple's redesigned iPhone 8 with edge-to-edge display may look with the screen powered off, if the company does indeed choose to sign off on a stainless steel-edged all glass design. These speculations are based on the expectation that the iPhone 8 will be 144mm tall, 71mm wide, and 7.7mm thick; which makes it slightly larger than an iPhone 7 but smaller than an iPhone 7 Plus, slightly thicker than both.
As what can be observed from the pictures, it shows the smooth front glass of the edge-to-edge OLED display, which was expected to lack any sort of button indentation in favor of an entirely virtual home button. The only features that appear in bezel run-off area housing the microphone hole and a dual-lens front-facing camera, said to include 3D sensing capabilities; potentially for facial and iris recognition functionalities.
According to MySmart Price, the placement of the Touch ID sensor isn't made explicit on the CAD-based renders and remains the biggest question concerning Apple's plans. Sources suggest that the company has struggled to embed the Touch ID technology in the OLED display due to the production challenges, in which may force it to relocate the fingerprint sensor to the rear of the device; possibly below the Apple logo.
Apple was said to be testing several prototypes for its redesigned 10th anniversary iPhone and suggestions have toed and made over whether production is behind schedule or on course for a September launch. As far as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted, he implies that this year's shortage could be more severe than in previous years; suggesting that the phone could be hard to come for several months after the launch.
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