iPhone 8 Clone Spotted No Home-button
iPhone 8 is expected to debut in September this year, although there are three months away from the release time.
Before debut, a microblogger called @DigitalChatStation have revealed a video showing someone holding what appears to be an iPhone clone.
Camera set-up rotated 90 degrees clockwise, and there is no home button or we can say that home button has been repositioned at the back of the device. The screen-to-body ratio seems to be extremely large, hovering around 80-90%, with a slim top and bottom bezels.
Rumors also suggest that iPhone 8 will be bezel-less with a curved screen.
A couple of months ago, another concept, showing a more Samsung S8’esque’ design also removed the physical home button from the front, however it didn’t indicate whether the ‘iPhone’ had a physical home button on the back, or if the smartphone had an optical fingerprint sensor underneath the location of the virtual home button.
The iPhone 8’s physical Home button has been replaced by an on-screen circle-shaped button that is equipped with Apple’s 3D Touch feature that can distinguish different levels of pressure. There is a “function area” around it that can display customizable buttons. It functions like the Touch Bar available on the new MacBook Pro.
The iPhone 8 concepts reveal that it would be gracing a bezel-less OLED screen. However, it may not carry support for the standard 9:16 aspect ratio as it may feature a taller display.
The function area can temporarily disappear when the user is watching videos or photos in the landscape mode. While watching videos in portrait mode, the function area will show a video scrubber for easily skipping back and forth.
The iPhone 8 is speculated to run on Apple A11 chipset and iOS 11. Rumors also claim that Apple will debut AR features which indicate that the iPhone 8 may house a 3D depth-sensing camera that can be also used in other apps like games and facial recognition.