The iPhone 8's on screen, virtual home button will be resizable, with the ability to hide when apps are in full screen mode.
The iPhone 8 is around a month or so away from release now, and that means details about Apple's next handset are leaking thick and fast. God knows how big a Plus version of the iPhone 8 would be, should Apple decide to make one-close to 7 inches?
Others have noticed an unexplained potential problem with the image - the phone pictured is clearly not running iOS 11 (which will be the operating system for the iPhone 8), as indicated by the presence of bars instead of dots indicating signal strength.
The capability was discovered by Guilherme Rambo, an iOS developer who found code suggesting the feature in the leaked HomePod software and has been tweeting other findings - including the discovery of facial recognition - over the past few weeks. According to Kuo's latest research note, the iPhone 8 will be announced in September alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
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The black iPhone 8 replica that was shown has the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S8. It also has the glass back that rumors say will come on the device. The phone will support wireless charging, which explains the switch from metal to glass.
We reported this week that supply chain sources have claimed that the iPhone 8 and new iPhone models have entered mass production.
UX designer Maksim Petriv has created some mockups showing different approaches Apple could take to cope with the notch, and how these might look in different apps. It's frequently expected that Apple will use black bezels across the board to blend them into the phone's 5.8-inch OLED display. That's way bigger than the 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 7, and even the 5.5-inch panel used on the iPhone 7 Plus.