Apple has reportedly scrubbed the idea of including a wraparound display on the iPhone 8, and might be forced to include a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
It’s been widely anticipated that Apple has imminent plans to shake up the design lineage of its mobile handset with a wraparound display aboard the iPhone 8, but new reports from MacOtakara have now claimed that the Cupertino company has nixed that possibility.
The news, if accurate, will be a blow for those amongst us seeking a substantial change from the aluminium unibody design Apple has pioneered from the iPhone 6 until the incumbent iPhone 7.
The news brings with it some ramifications for the handset’s fingerprint scanner; previously, it has been suggested that a future iPhone would incorporate a designated ‘Function Area‘ in which a TouchID sensor would be housed beneath the glass of the primary display.
Instead, new rumours indicate that Apple is reportedly doubling back on TouchID integration, and might opt to incorporate a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The news echoes Samsung’s decision aboard the Galaxy S8, which similarly includes a last-minute rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
MacOtakara cites that the iPhone 8 has entered the DVT (Design Verification Testing) stage, indicating that we could hear more about the handset’s potential design in the coming weeks and months.
What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in purchasing an iPhone 8 without the addition of a wraparound display or the newfound presence of a rear fingerprint scanner? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!