IPhone 8's software isn't ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple

IPhone 8's software isn't ready yet either, dread ensues at Apple

And even if both of those features are disabled at launch, arguably the biggest feature of the iPhone 8 is seemingly in better shape, with the source saying that "in all likelihood" the fingerprint scanner would be built into the screen.

And now it's rumoured that the Apple iPhone 8 could feature a brand new "mirror" colour. While the source did not clarify exactly what the sensor will be used for, they did say that, again, software was the cause of the issues.

Multiple reports have previously suggested Apple will let new iPhone owners charge their devices wirelessly through a separate charging station accessory. The iPhone 8 will reportedly feature inductive charging, likely based on the Qi wireless charging standard or a variant of it. Apple might move the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone too.

Fortune confirmed that Apple Inc. would use OLED technology in its new iPhone series. It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and as such the iPhone 8 looks set to be a very special model, packed full of more tech and features than usual. The issue with some of these features rests with software, meaning the company could ship the phone with necessary hardware and enable the software side at a later date once it's ready.

Some rumors have claimed facial recognition will replace Touch ID this year, so that Apple can make room for the larger edge-to-edge display, which means iPhone 8 adopters may be without any biometric security options until facial recognition is ready to be activated. Unfortunately, for Apple, there seems to be issues with getting the 3D face scanning feature to work reliably.

Apple has never made a phone with an OLED screen, though, and it faces sourcing woes due to a global scarcity in OLED displays.

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Wireless charging isn't the only major headache for Apple.

The report added that the new aspect ratio allows manufacturers to increase the size of a smartphone display while keeping it narrow enough to hold one-handed and still use the keyboard comfortably.

The iPhone 8 (which also could be called the iPhone Pro or iPhone X, according to today's report) is expected to be announced this fall with a release shortly thereafter. The worst forecast says the iPhone 8 might not hit stores until late November.

I hope that Apple's takeaway from trying to pursue this new strategy isn't to give up on trying to take big risks to deliver interesting products for its most enthusiastic iPhone fans.

Screen technology is also expected to get a refresh, with Apple moving towards OLED (organic light emitting diode) glass.

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