The rumor mill centered around the #Touch Id #Fingerprint Sensor, is ping-ponging back and forth between different concepts for the #iPhone 8 for a while now. Given that the smartphone has a bezel-less design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8, there are two schools of thought. One says that Apple Inc. will integrate the reader directly into the OELD display, and the other claims that Apple will place the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. A report by Forbes reveals that the new phone won’t feature a fingerprint sensor.

Release date

The iPhone 8 is likely to be released this September, making ten years since the firm launched its first mobile device.

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One report claims that the smartphone might not be available until January 2018. A note by Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company has added weight to it and claims that production could be delayed as Touch ID sensor has some issues. Forbes suggests the iPhone 8 won’t be released in the United States until March 2018. A research Deutsche Bank, selected by Business Insider, has claimed that the mobile device won’t make it onto shelves in 2017 due to "technical challenges" and supply chain issues.

Just to confuse matters more, 9to5mac has reported that mass production is on schedule and the device will be released in December 2017. If it’s anything like new MacBooks, the iPhone 8 will cost more than iPhone 7. There are rumors that the high-spec model will cost over $1,200, but the officials have refused to comment anything in this regard.

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The iPhone 8 features an OLED edge-to-edge display, two Apple A11 chips, rear-facing Touch ID sensor, face-scanning technology, and vertical dual cameras.

Early reviews

Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI claimed in his report that there wouldn't be any Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 8. It seems odd to me, but Ming-Chi said that Apple faced a lot of "technical challenges" which prevented it from equipping the new iPhone with a Touch ID sensor. Instead, the phone’s cameras will enable face recognition.

Benjamin Gaskin from Foxconn allegedly showed off the front and back of the iPhone 8, hinting that the device could feature a display-embedded Touch ID sensor. He took to his Twitter last night to reveal that the iPhone 8 will be available in a variety of colors, from silver to black and from red to blue.

I’ve rounded up everything I know about the latest device so far and will publish an update as soon as I hear more.