More iPhone 8 component leaks tell an interesting design story

Instead, you'll use gestures to control the device and replace the multiple functions of the physical home button found on the other iPhones.

In other news, Apple and #Accenture (a management consulting company) recently announced that they will team up to build better business applications for iOS.

The A11 chips, however, won't be the only component that will help Apple offer improved battery life on the iPhone 8, despite being a device that will be about as big as the iPhone 7. Some sources are predicting that, in-line with Apple's usual MO of getting new devices on sale within a couple of weeks, the iPhone 8 may be around for purchase by September 22, with pre-orders in the run-up to that date.

This report confirms for the umpteenth time that the iPhone 8's display is flat and not curved like in Samsung's recent flagships. This also means getting rid of the home button, though.

Apple is expected to use 3-D mapping tech in the iPhone 8 for authentication purposes, allowing users to unlock their phone or make Apple Pay payments by looking at the phone so it can scan their visage. At the moment, the iPhone 8 will be radically different from its predecessors.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo - who has a long track record of accurate predictions of Apple products - predicts the phone will have a revolutionary 3D sensing camera for facial recognition, which will work with Apple's new augmented reality software.

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Today, we've got a fresh, alleged iPhone 8 related image for you.

It's suppose to be the most expensive iPhone Apple has made in the ten years of it's production.

Apple has apparently redesigned the iPhone to feature an edge-to-edge display that's rumoured to cover the entire front of the phone, with a unique glass and metal finish. Considerably, it can only be used by charging pads approved by Apple. Finally, Macquarie boosted their price objective on shares of Apple from $170.00 to $180.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Apple is also rumored to be preparing to launch three versions of the next iPhone.

It will also come with a faster processor and a clearer, brighter screen, according to the report. Facial scanning technology already has been seen on other phones, including Samsung Corp.'s (SSNLF) Galaxy S8 smartphone, released in April, and its Note 8 phone, expected to launch September 15.

  • Regina Walsh