Another week has gone by without any indication from Apple about when we can expect to see the iPhone 8.
This does not, however, prevent us from wildly speculating about what features and design the finalised version may include.
The iPhone 8 is without a doubt one of the most rumoured about smartphones of all time, but with so many leaks about the device appearing on the Internet it is advisable to take any unofficial claim with a pinch of salt.
With that in mind, here are the latest iPhone 8 leaks.
No Touch ID: An article from Forbes suggests Apple will abandon its Touch ID fingerprint scanner in favour of facial recognition software, something the author of the article believes could ‘become a potentially serious problem’.
Instant unlocking: While the absence of Touch ID may indeed prove problematic, an article from Bloomberg claims the iPhone 8’s 3D facial recognition software will enable the user to unlock their device in ‘a few hundred milliseconds’.
Augmented reality improvements: The same Bloomberg article also states the device will feature two rear cameras sat atop one another as opposed to side by side, a ‘configuration that could make augmented reality apps work better.’
The camera in question: A just-leaked image posted on Slashleaks reportedly features the 3D camera module that will power the iPhone 8’s augmented reality apps.
Wireless charging pads: Images leaked to the Chinese web platform Weibo (via iClarified) allegedly feature the wireless charger Apple is developing for the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 is expected to be the first Apple device to feature wireless charging capabilities, something that’s already offered by other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung.
Apple tends to launch iPhones during September so there’s a strong possibility the iPhone 8 could be revealed in the next few weeks.
We’ll keep you posted as to when this happens.