Photo reportedly reveals Apple iPhone 8 flex cable and display assembly

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With the tenth anniversary iPhone model now believed to be undergoing mass production, a new image of the so-called Apple iPhone 8 surfaced over the weekend. The picture shows the display assembly, hinting at an edge-to-edge screen with thin bezels rumored to measure 4mm. The now infamous "notch" can be seen at the top of the assembly, and will apparently house several sensors. Because the placement of the notch requires a special cut in the OLED panels when they are delivered to the contract manufacturers, Apple has experienced low yields when assembling the device which explains why KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects only 2 million to 4 million units of the iPhone 8 to be ready by launch day.

Besides the display assembly, we can also see the flex cable that will be found inside the premium model. The iPhone 8 will be the first Apple smartphone to use an OLED screen, and KGI's Kuo predicts that it will have the highest screen to body ratio in the industry. Powered by the Apple A11 chipset, the device is expected to replace Touch ID with a face recognition system that will unlock the phone faster than any technology currently in place. Wireless charging will be an optional feature for iPhone 8 users.

If you followed the news trail since last year, you could be excused for thinking that Apple was releasing just one model in 2017. But along with the iPhone 8, we expect to see the usual "S" year models like the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus. Both models will keep the looks of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and will be equipped with LCD panels. These two units will each offer wireless charging and will be found with the A11 chipset under the hood.

We could be merely weeks away from the big unveiling and Apple could be ready to announce the date of this event sometime in the very near future.

via SlashLeaks

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