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iPhone 8 might have MacBook Pro-inspired function area

New feature to replace TouchID

Iphone 8 Function Area

Rumors of the iPhone 8 have been making its rounds around the internet for a while now. The latest, suggests that we might see a MacBook Pro inspired feature on the iPhone 8.

According to reports, Apple might ditch ts Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 8, and replace it with a new “function area” seen on MacBook Pro models. Ming Chi Kuo, reports that  the MacBook Pro Touch Bar-inspired function area will sit underneath the display, replacing the Touch ID sensor with new and advanced biometric technologies that are said to be capable of offering similar security functionality. The function area is expected to have virtual buttons that change depending on the context in which the phone is being used.


It’s been speculated that this new technology is made possible by the iPhone 8’s rumoured bezel-free design and 5.8-inch curved AMOLED display. Kuo says that the handset’s regular display area will be about 5.15-inches, with the rest dedicated to the proposed function area. However, this can also be linked back to the older rumors of the iPhone 8 having a fingerprint sensor built into its display.

Ming Chi Kuo is known for correctly predicting similar features on Macbook devices, and even on the iPhone. He also reported that Apple is looking to improve security by incorporating facial recognition technology into the iPhone 8.

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