According to a rumor first reported by iDrop News, there is a high likelihood that the iPhone 8 will have a full touchscreen on the front.
According to a rumor first reported by iDrop News—who themselves were relaying the information from a source linked to the Chinese manufacturer that actually builds iPhones for Apple, Foxconn—there is a high likelihood that the iPhone 8 (if that’s what the marketing geniuses opt to call it) will have a full touchscreen on the front.
Get all that?
The rumors could further serve to titillate those in the public who treat phones like a new gaming console (and, judging by the masses lined up outside of Apple stores on their release dates, there are a lot of you). These rumors include a 5.8 inch OLED display—the biggest ever for an iPhone—with a touch ID underneath, slightly curved glass, an “invisible” selfie camera beneath the display, virtually the same dimensions as the iPhone 7, and wireless charging, though the reports on the charging method are admittedly a bit vague.
Furthermore, the report states that there are currently two iPhone 8 prototypes being tested, one that’s innovative, and another that is more standard. The first prototype would have Touch ID on the back, the other would have Touch ID underneath the display.
Leaked technical drawings of the soon-to-be-here phone have made their way on to the Chinese social media network, Weibo. We won’t establish the narrative for you—it’s up to you to decide whether it looks ugly or impractical or whatever. Consider, for the sake of establishing perspective, that not that long ago people were lugging around clunky Motorolas and beepers.
Oh, and also consider that the schematics could be fake. Get hyped at your own risk.