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New iPhone 8 case render adds support to all-screen design

A case manufactuers render showing what is claimed to be the iPhone 8 with an all-screen design. (Source: Evan Blass)
A case manufactuers render showing what is claimed to be the iPhone 8 with an all-screen design. (Source: Evan Blass)
A render made by a case manufacturer showing an iPhone in their rugged case appears to show the iPhone 8 will have an all-screen design and an on-screen button. The location of the fingerprint scanner isn't shown, but it could be under the screen, on the back, or completely absent in favor of an IR scanner.

In regards to iPhone 8 rumors, we have had the president of Sharp confirming that OLED screens would be used in 2017, that it will include an iris scanner, a photo of the front and back panels of the phone, and also an identification glyph found in firmware showing what looked like a continuous layer of glass on the front.

Now Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a render of what is suggested to be the iPhone 8 inside a rugged case, continuing the trend of case manufacturers accidentally giving away details of unreleased phones. This render shows that almost the entirety of the front is a large screen with a small indent for the earpiece, cameras, and sensors.

An all-screen front would mean that the iPhone has moved to an on screen home button likely utilizing force touch, but there are questions about the fate of the fingerprint scanner. There have been conflicting stories on whether it may have been embedded under the display or shifted to the back, or possibly it has been removed entirely with the iPhone 8 relying solely on an IR iris scanner for biometric authentication.

The iPhone 8 is expected in September, and it could reveal Apple's most exciting design changes since the iPhone 6 in September 2014.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08- 8 (Update: 2017-08- 8)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.