iPhone 8 to go edge-to-edge by ditching the Home button for virtual buttons


‘iPhone 8’ could be declared as the Apple’s most eye-catching device till date. This device is all set to shake up the entire smartphone market as Apple is planning something truly special for its 10th anniversary of its original launch.

The renowned Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple analyst of KGI Securities, declares that the next redesigned iPhone will be a major departure from the styles of previous launches with an all-new way of customer interface. In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo expressed the design of the full-screen will let Apple to assimilate a ‘function’ area in an iPhone which will be never seen. It has been reported that it will completely do away with the home button in favor of ‘virtual buttons’.Apple iPhone 7

Alike current 4.7-inch iPhone 7, Kuo expects that this year’s masterpiece is expected to sport a 5.8-inch OLED panel in a form factor and might be called as the ‘iPhone 8’ or ‘iPhone X’. On iPhone 8, the real active display area will be approximately closer to 5.15 inches on the diagonal with the remaining bottom portion completely devoted to a ‘function area’ (system functions) with virtual buttons that could alter usage depending on the active app. For this, Apple lately placed orders for another 60 million OLED panels which are worth of $4.3 billion. Apple iPhoneIt was held by the previous reports that the Home button would be build straight into the screen and will go edge-to-edge, ultimately meaning more screen space. This implementation idea is not confirmed but the thought seems similar to PalmOS on Palm Pre smartphone. The device will be incorporated with new bio-recognition assets to take over Apple Pay authentication duties and device security and hence, eradicating the current Touch ID technology.

This technology will definitely allow the iPhone 8 users to experience a completely new world of technology and control their devices no matter how they pick it up.

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