Legit iPhone 8 Display Assembly Leaks From Apple’s China Supply Chain; Smartphone Parts Rumored To Cost $5000 On Black Market
2017’s Apple iPhone leak season is here in full swing. The smartphone’s components have started to leak, signalling that mass production is under way at Foxconn and associates. China’s got a rampant black market for Apple’s spare parts. The living conditions in the regions around Cupertino’s manufacturing facilities are less than stellar, to say the least. Today, we’ve got another such leak, related directly to the iPhone 8. Take a look below to find out more.
iPhone 8’s Display Assembly Surfaces Yet Again From China; 3D Camera/Sensors Clearly Visible
The iPhone 8 is a regular feature of the rumor mill, since 2016’s closing months. While Apple might have tried on the iPhone 7, it just didn’t try hard enough. The 2016 flagship smartphone lineup from Cupertino did not feature a single aesthetic upgrade in terms of form factor. All we got were some new colors, which were presented as the next big thing, as usual.
To make up for this, the rumor mill started off early with the iPhone 8. We saw claims of a completely revamped smartphone surface as early as November. Since then, a lot of features have come and gone for the device. Initially, sources believed that the iPhone 8 will feature virtual fingerprint recognition, besting Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+.
However, as time progressed, this little tidbit died out. The latest talk from Apple’s supply chain believes that we won’t get virtual fingerprint recognition. Not only this, but Apple’s haste to equip the iPhone 8 with a button free front has left no place for Touch ID. Yields for the feature in the iPhone 8’s power button aren’t satisfactory either.
So now, the brunt of biometric recognition on the iPhone 8 will fall on facial recognition. Even this far into the rumor cycle, we have doubts about this claim. Unless Apple’s been working on the tech for years, it’s very unlikely that it will have equally consistent results when compared against Touch ID.
That being said, today’s display assembly leaks for the iPhone 8 shows the new sensors at the top. They’re authentic as far as we can tell. China’s black market is booming at this time of the year. In fact, such parts are rumored to go for as high as $5000.
Will Apple really remove Touch ID completely from the iPhone 8? It’s the big question on everyone’s mind as we head towards September. Facial recognition will require a lot of change across Cupertino’s platform of apps and services. Thoughts? Let us now what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.