New details emerge on 'iPhone 8' design, removal of Home Button

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31 August, 2017

With Apple expected to eliminate the concept of a home button entirely and effectively turn its flagship iPhone into one big screen, numerous classic iPhone user interactions will have to change along with it. Instead of a home button, users will perform actions using on-screen gesture controls involving a sort of dock of icons.

The firm is also expected to unveil a major update for Apple Watch, plus a new Apple TV which supports 4K television, in its big annual event.

Here's what rumours suggest we can expect from the new iPhone 8.

The latest and most interesting among them is an iPhone 8 clone that has been popped up in an 8 second video clip.

Apple might remove the iconic physical home button of the device and replace it with a virtual button. This is according to sources that have seen a test version of iOS 11 running on the iPhone 8.

Apple is expected to launch its next flagship device iPhone 8 on September 12.

The Apple Team would be using their wireless charging units which abide by the Made for iPhone program where third party manufacturers make payments to Apple.

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo - who has a long track record of accurate predictions of Apple products - predicts the phone will have a revolutionary 3D sensing camera for facial recognition, which will work with Apple's new augmented reality software.

Clearly, the iPhone 8 display isn't just a major change in design but also a major change in the way the iPhone will operate.

Either way, if you're planning to upgrade your phone, you should probably wait a few weeks while they iron out the manufacturing kinks in the iPhone 8, and to avoid getting caught up in the initial scrum of buyers clamouring for new phones.

The device will also feature wireless charging, as Apple finally catches up to Android.

But will the the tenth-anniversary device be a huge letdown for Apple stock? Apple's rumored to launch the smartphone with a button free front facade, following in the Galaxy S8's footsteps.

Interestingly, while Apple's existing phones have squared-off corners, the iPhone 8's display reportedly has rounded corners. That means that PearlID can be used to unlock the iPhone 8, authorize Apple Pay purchases, and access secure apps.

This leads me to believe that, as far as Broadcom dollar content in the new iPhones goes, there's no difference between an iPhone 7s and a premium OLED iPhone.


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