The iPhone 8 may come with a 'complex' status bar and tap-to-wake, but no in-display Touch ID

Apple's HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to divulging information about the upcoming iPhone 8. Yesterday, we were treated to the general outline of the handset, and, now that developer Steven-Troughton Smith has done a deeper dive in the code, a few more interesting details have emerged. 

First in line are the revelations about a "lot more complex and powerful in design" status bar than we might have envisioned from the leaks and mentions so far. It better be, given the 'notch' cutout that splits it in two shorter parts than what we have on all but the Essential phones so far. There are some code indications that the status bar could be interactive, though it's not clear if that entails simply pulling it down, or something more complex.

Moving on, there are references to a tap-to-wake feature for the display, which has been rumored before, but no code to manage in-display Touch ID, so fingerprint reading might be moved somewhere else, or replaced altogether, unless Apple has figured it out, and adds code specific to the iPhone 8 to control it. There won't be much magic in the form of a "function area" at the bottom of the display, it seems, as the developer found out that it will be just a regular screen space, with something called "home indicator," that can be visible or hidden depending on the app and the context of what's shown on the display - in other words, the iPhone 8 might come with a simple virtual home button.

source: Steve T-S

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1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Bye bye innovation

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Bye bye bankz, he probably hanged himself out of shame already.

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Apple this, Apple that,.... I'm sick and tired of this kind of assumption. We all know the rotten fruit is nothing more than a rip-off of all Samsung's innovation that utilizes its cheap practice to brainwash minority fools to feed its hungry brain.

5. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Why is it so important to you lol? Do you have nothing else more important to worry about in life? Or is your life so sad and pathetic, that what Apple does on their phones angers you this much? If you don't like what Apple does, don't buy their products. It's quite simple. Same goes for all products. Don't like a certain genre of music or movies? Don't listen and watch. Simple solution. Let people like what they want. I don't understand why what someone else likes is such an issue to you. Me? I like both Apple and Samsung. They both have their ups and downs, so I buy both.

7. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Well said!

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

"Let people like what they want." Let's me express my opinion whatever I want to say. Why does it matter to you when I tried to catch that dirty exploiter aka Apple? You're one of those zombies can't still be cured from the disease. And don't pretend to be a Samsung user, coz you're NOT! Just admit straight away that you're a Apple sheep

22. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You're not expressing your opinion, you're just a stupid troll.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Like you right.....riiiiiiiight.

14. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Shaaarap you and tell us why Apple is so dirty and evil, and also taking advantage off our dumbass innocent humans who have dump brain that they need a phone which technology are meant to be open and fee unrestricted for us to all enjoy? Also it's opinions and thoughts along with discussions to find out to debate the reason why? I you everyone has rights to vote so we have rights to debate dumbass.

18. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Agree 100%

6. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Butthurt much dude. Haha!

15. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

No dude I was expecting you providing me why? I want you to argue discuss debate , not replying back by butthurt, You certainly is a little kid

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You certainly (are) a little kid.


Posts: 656; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Don't forget - if they're really going to implement tap-to-wake they're ripping off LG as well. Apple is disgusting, they make me sick. ^^^ Like Apple? ^^^

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

wow, tap to wake.. damn.. cutting edge tech!

4. shield

Posts: 892; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Apple copy knock on (Knock code) from LG.

8. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Knock on (knock code) is bit different from tap to wake aside from they can basically 'wake' the device using the screen without relying on buttons.

9. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Knock code doesn't rely on button. I'm using LG K10 2017 and I just tap the screen according to the code I made and voila, the phone unlocked.

10. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

There goes all the delusional hype. As many stated before, if no one else has done it, don't expect such innovative tech from apple.

11. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

More and more it sounds like this oh so special iPhone 8 is gonna be a phone of nothing but compromise. Might be better off just shelving the project and try again next year.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


16. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Read post 2. And don't come up with BS calling him a troll, because he is providing the reason why.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I busted you lying last night, your credibility is sh!t now.

19. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

No you didn't, it clearly states and was the S8+ hypocrite. Here's the baseband model number on the avatar troll.

23. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Do you realize you've become the very thing you've claimed to abhor, namely a major troll?

26. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Because he probably realizes the stupidity of some iFans. Given time you'll come to the same conclusion.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Along with battymxyflashmite, and arte8800/99999, they're the worst here. I just call them the flock.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So, you're saying...I'm like you now. I don't troll, I tell it like it is. I've seen Apple you, become the scum of the site. You, and the flock don't even come here to talk tech, just to troll. kettle.

20. Rocket

Posts: 736; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Just unlocked my op3 using that 2020 technology to post this message here ;)

24. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I still want to know what Apple plans to do when iOS requires the home button yet they are removing it from the phone. Are they changing the user interface to include on screen buttons? Will there be just one button on the center of the screen? Will they use a gesture to return home?

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