As Apple (APPL) fans await the 10th anniversary release of the iPhone this year, Pacific Crest analysts suggest that development of optical fingerprint sensing technology could be a snag.
That being said, looking at the number of iPhones that are sold annually, LG will have to increase its production output and that will mean investing heavily in production facilities that can produce small to medium-sized OLED panels.
The rumored design, which would essentially turn the iPhone's entire face into a touchscreen, would also force Apple to remove the physical home button that has sat beneath the iPhone's screen since its initial release in 2007. Further, as per Brian White (analyst), the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be available for pre-orders along with the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone devices, however, the availability of the 5.8-inch variant is likely to happen sometime in October-November.
The schematics gives us a closer look at the upcoming iPhone 8.
This time round the supposed iPhone 8 diagram and render shared by KK show a handset, which is tinier than the one evidenced by his older leak. Google could be equipping the device with a better video recording ability and much revamped lens, The Quint reported. Rumors from reliable resources have informed us that Apple is running into problems with the fingerprint scanner lately. It is also expected that Apple may introduce the new iPhone in 2017 with no bezel giving it a competitive edge over Samsung's devices.
If Apple cuts the fingerprint sensor from the iPhone 8, it would rely on a biometric login that relies exclusively on 3D sensing, Pacific Crest said. We believe Apple continues to work on solving its optical fingerprint issues.
Apple wants to place the fingerprint sensor under the display, but that technology doesn't appear to be ready yet.
This is not the first time the tipster has shared images of the iPhone 8.
What's more, Apple is also said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business, which could also have ramifications for the innards of future iPhones.
The iPhone 8 depicted in the photos has a full-face design covering nearly the entire front display.
LG Display virtually chose to supply Apple with plastic organic light emitting diodes (OLED) for the iPhone 8 next year and finally confirm it in a board meeting in June.
The iPhone 8's signature design feature will be a bezeless display extending from edge to edge.