A rumour has emerged today that the iPhone screen is heading for a complete overhaul when the iPhone 8 is released next year.
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Apparently now the entire front of the iPhone is just going to be a massive screen, with the home button built into said screen. This is know as an ‘edgeless’ system.
Here’s what tech expert John Gruber had to say about it all:
I’ve heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and forehead of the phone.
The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display.
What I don’t know, and I have no idea, is whether that means that they’re going to shrink the actual thing in your hand to fit the screen sizes we already have, or whether they’re going to grow the screens to fit the devices we’re already used to holding… I don’t know.
Hmmm. Interesting. As with most of Apple’s new ideas I’m initially resistant to it, but when you get a new phone you forget about what the deal was with the old one about one week into owning it and never think about it again. I’m sure this will be exactly the same when this model hits us next year, if it is indeed what is going to happen and we can believe what this Gruber dude is saying.
Find out about Apple’s plans for your headphones here.