Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Apple iPhone 8 Not Coming With Curved Edge OLED Display, Source Says

Apple iPhone 8 Not Coming With Curved Edge OLED Display, Source Says

Nearly 20 years after turning down flat-screen technology developed by entrepreneurs Steven Abramson and Sidney Rosenblatt, Apple has moved to finally embrace their technology for its forthcoming new iPhone 8.

In the leaked code for Apple's Homepod smart speaker, it was also suggested that the iPhone 8 will most likely introduce a new facial recognition system, a feature that will identify users using their facial structure.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st.

The report is primarily concerned with speculating over the iPhone 8's screen shape, and cites only "a source familiar with the matter". Powered by the Apple A11 chipset, the device is expected to replace Touch ID with a face recognition system that will unlock the phone faster than any technology now in place. For instance, there have been reports saying the iPhone 7 successor will have an advanced facial recognition sensor and 3D sensors that will help the device perform augmented reality functions. Along with the iPhone 8, an iPhone 7s and iPhone7s Plus are also set to be made available in the market. In previous news, Foxconn Vice President Luo Zhongsheng is said to have revealed to reporters that due to supply chain issues, the iPhone 8 "will not be cheap", reports MyDrivers.

With the start of September just days away, two new iPhone 8 rumors are making the rounds ...

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The third device is the much anticipated "iPhone 8" (or whatever Apple brands it), which brings a radical near bezel-less redesign to the iPhone, positioned as a higher-end premium model.

"The Next Revolution", the fantasy update, pictured in typical Apple-like fashion right down to the text font, borrows a few Android favourites and long-requested user interface (UI) changes that we can only hope will one day surface in a genuine iPhone upgrade.

"Supplier checks suggest Apple has been unable to get workaround solutions to work for the in-display optical fingerprint solution and has chose to ship the new OLED iPhone without a fingerprint sensor", KeyBanc analysts said in a report Thursday.

For months, it looked like Apple's next flagship device would feature Touch ID embedded into the device's OLED display.

The observers also pointed out that volume production of the OLED-version iPhone may not start until November with the first wave of shipments to be less than five million units.

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