We’re moving closer to the announcement of the next Apple iPhone, with the product set to be released this Autumn. As you would expect, there have been various rumours and iPhone 8 concept designs featuring all sorts of radical ideas. One of rumours includes a new ‘function area’ which will replace the traditional home button as. iDrop News have rendered some beautiful iPhone 8 concept images with the new ‘function area’ feature in mind.
The function area would work in a similar way to the TouchBar on the current MacBook Pro, meaning it would have smart recognition to understand what app you are using and give controls which are suitable for that particular app. It would also be used from music controls. By removing the home button, the bezels are reduced and the screen size is increased, similarly to the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8.
With that device, the fingerprint scanner is on the back but the iPhone 8 could feature the sensor as part on the function area.
Other rumours about the new device include suggestions that the display will be 5.8 inches with an OLED panel, the dual cameras on the back will be vertical rather than horizontal and it will support wireless charging. You can also expect the usual upgrade to the processor; the current iPhone has an A10 chip and so the A11 is more than likely.
No doubt though, if we do see this near-bezeless screen, that will be the biggest talking point. Considering this is the design for the S8 and the LG G6, if Apple were to do the same, it might said the new standard for smartphones in the future. Another thing to note is that this is the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, so don’t be surprised if Apple has a few more goodies up its sleeve.