iPhone 8 to have stainless steel frame, all glass front and back and 'invisible' speakers and cameras

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It may still be months away, but speculations about Apple's iPhone 8 are sweeping the internet. The latest rumor came from an'upstream supply chain' that suggests the Cupertino company is ditching the aluminium back cover. Instead, it will be designed with a stainless steel forging process that brings together two reinforced glass panels supported by a metal frame. The latest rumor to hit the web comes from an'upstream supply chain' that says the Cupertino company is ditching the aluminium back cover. Instead, it will be designed with a stainless steel forging process .Pictured is an iPhone 8 concept render The latest rumor was first reported by Chinese newspaper DigiTimes, which revealed the new components would be ordered from Foxconn electronics US-based Jabil – firms who worked with Apple in creating the iPhone 4, reports 9To5Mac.


Patents reveal Apple's plans for the iPhone 8's display

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Rumours and leaks have followed Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone since it was announced, but new patents may shed light on what fans can expect. Two applications may finally offer conclusive proof of two of the iPhone 8's most eagerly anticipated features. Plans for an edge-to-edge display and a Touch ID button embedded into the screen seem to be confirmed in the patents, which were published today. Apple was granted 56 patents by the US Patent Office on May 10th. Among them were two applications that may finally offer conclusive proof of two of the iPhone 8's most eagerly anticipated features.


Is THIS what the iPhone 8 will look like?

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It has been rumoured to have a dual-lens camera, augmented reality, a curved screen and even facial recognition - but what will these features look like in the iPhone 8? New concept images have revealed what one artist thinks Apple's next phone might look like. The concept is based on a succession of reports suggesting Apple is abandoning its aluminum casing in favour of a return to a glass and stainless steel design. New concept images have revealed what one artist thinks Apple's next phone might look like. Apple's iPhone 8 may still be months away, but rumours about the highly anticipated smartphone are flooding the internet. Recent rumours from an'upstream supply chain' suggest the Cupertino company is ditching the aluminium back cover for its next model.


Ultrasonic sensors could replace Touch ID on iPhone 8

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The most anticipated feature of Apple's iPhone 8 is the replacement of the Home button with bio-recognition hardware – but how it will be done has been a mystery. Now, the Cupertino company has received a new patent that describes a sensors made of acoustic transducers that sit under the display or inside the device's casing. A sensing mode would detect'reflections, attenuations, or diffractions in the sound waves caused by the user's fingerprint', which in turn will grant access to the device. The most anticipated feature of Apple's iPhone 8 is the replacement of the Home button with bio-recognition hardware – but how it will be done has been a mystery. The patent, entitled'Acoustic Imaging System Architecture', was filled in August 2015 and first spotted by Apple Insider.


Has Apple's facial recognition been revealed?

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Apple's iPhone 8 is, according to the latest rumours at least, set to rely on facial scanning rather than a fingerprint. However, details on exactly how this could work have been scarce - until now. A recent patent application reveals how such a system could work on Apple's Mac desktop and notebook computers. The patent shows how a camera can remain in low power mode, but'fire up' when a face is spotted, allowing a facial recognition system to operate without impacting heavily on battery life It explains the system can remain in a low power mode until sensors spot a face, and can then'wake' the computer to analyse the face. The patent describes a number of variations on the theme.