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