IPhone 8 Release Date Delay: Apple Still Deciding On Embedded Touch ID

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Another day, another alleged iPhone 8 dummy unit has been spotted online. However, there are no signs of a physical home button, suggesting the control will be integrated directly into the screen.

We expect to see lots of design changes when the iPhone 8 comes around later this year and while a lot of what we know so far is based on rumors and leaks from non-Apple sources, the latest comes courtesy of the company itself. iOS 11 has a new Do Not Disturb When Driving feature that reportedly comes with a new icon for Siri.

The first phone to successfully integrate a fingerprint sensor in the screen may not be an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy at all. Kelly added that this week, the company directly provided him with information about a variety of iPhone 8 accessory designs. The top left corner, however, is taken up by the considerably large camera bump - although it's hard to say given there's only one picture of the back, it looks to be at least as thick as the one on the iPhone 7 Plus. 9 to 5 Mac reports that case manufacturer Olixar has already made an entire line of iPhone 8 cases for MobileFun which also confirm the newly shaped camera and bezel-less look. That decision could be linked to Apple's rumored plans to release an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus at the same time. As Forbes' Kelly noted in an article last month, "no iPhone has ever been this expensive to build". Arcuri is also voicing doubts about whether the expected iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will even materialize, but still notes that the devices could still boost Apple's sales in September by offering options like wireless charging.

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Now however, Cowen & Co analyst Timothy Acuri has said that significant technical challenges in embedding the fingerprint sensor underneath the display still remain and Apple is working hard to come up with a workable solution.

Issues with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and OLED display just won't go away for Apple and its upcoming flagship smartphone, the iPhone 8.

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