The latest report comes from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, suggesting that the iPhone 8 could feature a new function area similar to the MacBook Pro.
Earlier reports claimed that the iPhone’s next flagship model will have no physical home button, as the lower portion of the screen will sport virtual buttons. Supporting these rumors, Kuo said that the next iPhone could replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor with a MacBook-like Touch Bar.
According to Kuo, the new feature will be placed underneath the display, and it will have new and advanced biometric technologies which are reportedly said to be capable of offering similar security functionality as the Touch ID sensor.
Aside from these, Kuo also said that the smaller iPhone will feature a large 5.8-inch OLED display but only 5.15-inches will function as screen. He also suggested that Apple is looking to improve security by incorporating facial recognition technology in the iPhone 8.
Hard to believe? Well, Kuo has correctly predicted the arrival of MacBook Retina displays and the introduction of Touch ID on iPhone, in the past.