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The iPhone 8 would have a huge 5.8 "borderless OLED screen with virtual buttons

Discussion in 'Latest News and Rumors' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Feb 6, 2017
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    The iPhone 8 could have a huge 5.8-inch AMOLED screen on any front side, and has a kind of Touch Bar in its lower part. This one would be able to read the fingerprints like a TouchID sensor and would be dedicated to the display of virtual keys according to the applications, much like proposes in fact the famous Touch Bar that equips the last MacBook Pro.


    Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst of KGI Securities, confirms several recent information about the iPhone 8. This one would have an AMOLED screen of 5.8 inches on all the front face of the screen. A feature area would be permanently dedicated on the lower part of this screen. This could be used to replace the TouchID sensor by scanning the fingerprints, or to display virtual buttons according to the applications, as the Touch Bar does .

    A new Apple patent TouchID screen reinforces the idea of an OLED screen with futuristic features. Each pixel in the feature area would in fact consist of three subpixels for displaying the image, and two infrared diodes for scanning the fingerprint. In addition, the Home button would disappear completely in favor of this big screen.

    The iPhone 8 would only have a huge OLED screen with a feature area

    Ming-Chi Kuo points out that in 2017 there will be only one iPhone with innovative features. This reinforces the hypothesis of the release this year of three iPhone including two iPhone 7S with minor evolutions. Side iPhone 8, Ming-Chi Kuo also think Apple will set a sale price above 1000 dollars , due to the technological innovations..

    But he does not think this price will weaken sales, due to the "innovative user experience" offered by this smartphone. The analyst anticipates that Apple will sell 100 million iPhone in the second half of 2017, including 40% iPhone 7S and 60% iPhone 8.