IPhone 8: Talk of delays and redesign over security issue


iPhone 8 is clearly the most talked about device from Apple.

As for the optical fingerprint sensor, it will be baked into the design of the iPhone screen.

APPLE could be set to delay the release of the highly anticipated tenth anniversary edition of the iPhone as it struggles to implement a key security feature of the iPhone.

While there's plenty of time until the launch data of the Apple's next iPhone release surfaces, the rumours and leaks just keep on coming.

Samsung has a virtual monopoly in the smartphone OLED market which is one of the reasons why it's believed to be the main supplier of OLED displays for Apple's iPhone 8 that's due this year.

The video begins with what could be, the iPhone 8, which boasts an edge-to-edge screen.

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It has also been discussed that it's home button will sit underneath glass, and that it will have to be tapped and not pressed to open up the phone. The cutout in the display however is only for the receiver earpiece, while the other components seem hidden behind the active area of the display. Early reports of the smartphone suggested that the device will come equipped with an edge-to-edge front display.

'Technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system may cause the delay of the new iPhone devices, ' said the paper. Otherwise, Apple might scrape the new fingerprint sensor in the device, which is expected to be announced in September. Additionally, we believe Apple has evaluated Synaptic's optical fingerprint solution, but that it has not been qualified. Like the iPhone 6s, some users also reported that they were experiencing the same issue on their iPhone 6 but so far, Apple has not said or acknowledged the issue and it does not look like Apple plans to compensate their iPhone 6 users at all.

Samsung Display, the display-making unit of Samsung Electronics, is the only panel maker globally that mass-produces OLED panels for smartphones.

'By April, we normally see a flood of next-gen iPhone cases, schematics leak and blurry photos from the factory floor, ' Benjamin Mayo with 9to5Mac wrote.

For the iPhone 8, Macotakara expects a stainless steel band to wrap the exterior of the new handset while the front and back are all glass. It also mentions that the device will have a large power button with "two points contact".

It has been an open secret for quite some time now that alongside the iPhone 7s and 7S Plus, a "premium" flagship 5.8-inch variant with an OLED display, for the first time in an iPhone, would be launched.