Japanese blog Mac Otakara is claiming that Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8 will feature an improved version of the Apple Watch’s stainless steel enclosure alongside a vertically-aligned iSight Duo camera on the rear for VR shooting purposes. The report follows on from one issued by the often reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who last year claimed Apple would use an iPhone 4-like design for their high-end “iPhone Edition”.
The report from Mac Otakara points to Apple using a flat OLED display with 2.5D cover glass along the edges as well as an all new vertically-aligned iSight Duo camera on the rear of the device for VR shooting purposes.
While the report focuses mainly on the iPhone 8, the Japanese blog also notes that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, which are due to be announced at the same time as the iPhone 8, are expected to be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus although the general appearance of the devices won’t change.
The Apple Post has reported that Apple may be forced to eliminate Touch ID from the iPhone 8 altogether due to issues embedding sensors into the devices display. It appears that integrating Touch ID underneath the display of the iPhone 8 is causing Apple to delay mass-production of the handset, with the company setting themselves the deadline of May to finalise the design of the Touch ID system which could potentially, yet unlikely, be removed all together from the flagship 5.8-inch device.