Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

The Apple iPhone 8 could come with an invisible front-facing camera


Ming-Chi Kuo earlier made more or less of a similar prediction about Apple's next flagship iPhone. Apple is said to be deciding between multiple prototype designs so this may not be the design we see this fall.

In its report on the schematic, MacRumors notes that the added thickness could be a result of Apple adopting a glass-and-steel design for the iPhone 8, which has been rumored for the upcoming phone. The iPhone 7s, on the other hand, will sport 2 GB of DRAM, just as the current iPhone 7 does. Though you can't exactly see it in the photos, the iPhone 8 (or iPhone Pro or iPhone X, if you prefer) will supposedly include wireless charging, as well as a dual-camera setup on the back with a protruding, vertical arrangement. When compared to an iPhone 7 in dimensions it appears to be significantly smaller.

Two handsets then that will look distinctly different to and significantly outpace their predecessors. but they might both be overshadowed by what Apple is said to have in store for the iPhone 8, launched alongside the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus. It's an easy play to force people to upgrade but it's also necessary. However the OLED screen will be much larger i.e. 5.8 inches which will be achieved by shrinking the bezels. While its most interesting features apart from its bezel-less display is expected to be its invisible fingerprint reader (that is reportedly hidden below the display) we now also know of a new rumour that hints at an invisible front-facing camera. There are a few major differences between the two prototypes listed below. Cowen and Company expert Timothy Arcuri stated in a report found by Apple Insider that Apple is facing production issues for the iPhone 8's Touch ID technology. The Apple developer downloads webpage showed the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta as offering images for 64-bit devices only, prompting Apple Insider to speculate as to whether this is the end of the line for 32-bit devices when it comes to iOS updates.

None of this is certain yet though, and we suspect that certain rumours have been attached to the wrong iPhone model and may even relate to the 2018 iPhones. This is what Apple does, it takes phones and just makes it so you can't use them anymore.

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