iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 is still a few months away, but rumours and renders are coming in really quickly. Now, iDropNews has released it’s latest renders and these focus entirely on the potential of the rumoured “function area”.

KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to report that the iPhone 8 will come with a “function area”, much like the Touch Bar found on the new MacBook Pro’s. While the iPhone 8 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch display, the screen real-estate is expected to be limited to 5.15-inches and the rest will be used by the function area.

The function area is expected to be an improved implementation of the Touch Bar found on the latest MacBook Pro’s. It will feature dynamic buttons which change with the content on the screen. For instance, an accept/decline button for calls or media controls could appear in Safari. The render also showcases editing tools being displayed in the Photos app and more.

What is interesting is that the render also showcases the Touch ID sensor being placed in the function area. Earlier, reports claimed that Apple was having a tough time integrating the sensor into the display. So, take it with a grain of salt. Overall, the function area really looks like a solid innovation.

The renders are based on previous leaks and rumours and the design seems to have been finalised. All rumours are pointing to a bezel-less design with a glass back. Some rumours are also pointing to the adoption of a tear drop design, which was found on the original iPhone.

The function area looks like a great innovation and it may well be a major selling point for the tenth anniversary iPhone. The function area shows that the bezel-less display can not only be used for providing a larger display in a smaller form factor.

I really seem to like what i am seeing here. Do u agree with me? In what other way can the Function Area be used? Let us know in the comments below.