Apple iPhone 8 could feature a fingerprint scanner imbedded into the display

Apple has been rumored to ditch the physical Home Button on the new iPhone and thus replaced Touch ID technology.

Rumors so far have hinted at a home button-less iPhone 8 for a while now, but little was known about how Apple was planning to go about it without sacrificing Touch ID. The patent details how the smartphone could use infrared emitters and sensors placed alongside the RGB LEDs to scan and detect the position of the finger on the screen.

Check out our video guide below to catch up on even more iPhone 8 rumours.

Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new fingerprint-reading technology.

Apparently, Apple might not only replace the home button with a virtual home button, rather it might incorporate what it learnt with the Touch Bar, which was introduced in the MacBook Pro 2016.

At this point, it's not explicitly clear as to what biometric features the iPhone 8 might adopt.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the real size of the display will be around 5.8 inches however the display area will be only 5.15 inches while retaining the iPhone 7 form factor. The tech giant joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) late last week, a spokesperson for the organization confirmed.

Winter Snow Storm Causing Capital Region School Closures, Travel Restrictions
The Thursday evening commute may be challenging in southeast New England, including the Boston and Providence metro areas. It's the weather, things can and likely will change! The storm was expected to pack a punch, but it's not a nor'easter.

However, it's also possible that instead of concentrating these in certain areas the entire surface of the screen might turn into a fingerprint reader.

The analyst also revealed that battery wise, the iPhone 8 will be similar to the iPhone 7 Plus which had a 5.5 inch display.

Although there are some mobile devices that already support wireless charging, the truth is that not many smartphones have the proper technology built-in in order to be equipped with this outstanding feature.

Production of the iPhone 8 might begin sooner than predicted, with Apple suppliers due to start building it in June, according to research.

The new feature adds to another change for the next iPhone with the home button being scrapped as the phone takes on an edge-to-edge display approach.

If Kuo's report prove to be accurate, it would be enticing to Android users who have since complained about the 4.7-inch low-resolution display available on the iPhone.


Popular
  • 'The Walking Dead': 3 Fan Theories on New Mystery Group

    So, he ventures into the unknown territory only to be surrounded by a mysterious group, which has massive manpower and armour. The strangers then trapped them in a circle, but then Rick catches the eye of one off-screen and breaks into a smile .

    Ohio's Democratic Sen. Brown Co-Sponsors a Bipartisan Bill to Protect Russian Sanctions

    Trump also does not appear to be taking part in the usual briefings presidents receive before calls with foreign leaders. Now a whopping nine high-ranking officials tell The Washington Post otherwise.
    Netanyahu to raise Iranian 'aggression' with United Kingdom  leaders

    Netanyahu to raise Iranian 'aggression' with United Kingdom leaders

    The lengthy Amona saga - including the evictions broadcast live on Israeli television - directly inspired the bill. Settlement advocates say it would protect 2,000 Israeli homes in the West Bank from demolition orders.
  • House Freedom Caucus call for quick Obamacare repeal vote could stall progress

    House Freedom Caucus call for quick Obamacare repeal vote could stall progress

    Still, Ryan insisted Wednesday that the House is "on schedule" for a repeal and replacement vote this spring. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act has many Americans scared, but no one has more at stake than women.
    India dominate, Kohli's record double ton

    India dominate, Kohli's record double ton

    The dashing skipper and batsman Virat Kohli, as usually hogged the limelight even in Hyderabad test with his double century. The replays suggested that the ball was hitting the stumps but the impact of the ball on his pad was outside the off stump.
    Watch Entire Controversial 84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad With Trump Border Wall

    Watch Entire Controversial 84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad With Trump Border Wall

    Yet another T-Mobile ad later will show comedian Kristen Schaal in a spoof of the erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey". According to AdAge , Hyundai will film and edit its ad during the game and air it immediately after the game ends.
  • Assassination: Malaysia detains two women, man

    Assassination: Malaysia detains two women, man

    Scientists have been speculating about what substance could have killed Kim Jong Nam so quickly and without being ingested. It is still not known why the 45-year-old self-exile from North Korea was killed or by whom, or why he was in Malaysia.
    History in the making: UConn Huskies' 100-win streak

    History in the making: UConn Huskies' 100-win streak

    And now, 100 straight wins. "No one really knew who was going to be "The Guy" or guys that would take over", Williams said. For more on these wonderful women and their legendary coach, Geno Auriemma, I'm joined by USA Today's Christine Brennan .

    Adele sweeps top awards at Grammys, Beyoncé shines on stage

    The singer, who recently announced that she is pregnant with twins, is nominated for Lemonade that released previous year . Adele and Beyonce shared such a sweet moment after 25 won Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammys.
  • We collapsed, no excuses: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    We collapsed, no excuses: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    No wonder the club was so keen to extend his contract beyond this season, even if he's entering the twilight of his career. He is expected back in training alongside the rest of the Arsenal players on Friday morning.
    Watch The Senate Decide On Trump's Education Secretary Amid

    Watch The Senate Decide On Trump's Education Secretary Amid

    Many Democrats spoke throughout the sit-in Monday night, attempting to convince Republican senators to oppose DeVos. The dissension required Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie , bringing the final tally to 51-50.
    Democrats hold marathon session before DeVos vote

    Democrats hold marathon session before DeVos vote

    With all Democrats and Independents, plus two Republicans, voting against DeVos, the vote now stands at 50-50. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania released a statement in which he said he would vote to confirm DeVos.

CONNECT