Apple To Release New iPhone 8 Design For 2017

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Apr 20, 2017 01:40 PM EDT

A completely new iPhone model is expected to arrive before this current year comes to an end. (Photo : Xu Kangping/VCG/Getty Images)

Apple releases similar iPhone designs over three successive years. But the company is expected to feature at last an iPhone 8 with a new design this 2017.

According to 9 to 5 Mac, iPhone 8 is expected to arrive with 5.8-inch OLED display with an almost bezel-less design. However, the new device has a smaller casing as compared to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.

It is, likewise, considered that the schematic image of iPhone 8 shows the absent of a volume rocker on its left side. Sonny Dickson confirmed on Twitter, Wednesday, April 19 the omission of a volume rocker on the handset. However, the image's angle might hide it as the power switch on its visible side is not a concrete cutout.

Speculations in 2016 also suggested that Apple will remove the mute switch shifting with complete software volume controls. Nevertheless, this was not anymore mentioned with the current reports about iPhone 8.

Aside from the absent of a volume rocker, Touch ID is also unclear for the iPhone 8. There’s no official confirmation about it while, in fact, initial reports said that Apple will situate a fingerprint sensor into the display.

A huge modification on an iPhone design will be the slimmer bezels of the OLED iPhone 8 model. In addition, a tech expert even claimed that Apple was unlikely to discard Touch ID completely and to depend on other techniques for biometric security.

According to BGR, Apple worked over several years on technology for the integration of its Touch ID fingerprint scanner under a new iPhone's display. That is why iPhone 8 was reportedly the first model to feature the modern sensor.

If the Touch ID placement is found to be true, the launching of iPhone 8 might be delayed. The highly-anticipated device will possibly release sometime in October or even November. Apple was also reported to place its fingerprint reader at the back of the iPhone 8 instead.

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