As we are heading closer to the launch of Apple next generation of iPhones, rumours and leaks of the upcoming devices are rounding on the internet. We already know that the company is working on the special iPhone 8 along with iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and according to the latest renders, the iPhone 8 will come loaded with a MacBook Pro-like Touch Bar feature known as a function area.
According to the latest renders shared by iDrop News, the iPhone 8 would come feature a function area and would replace the physical Home Button as well. Though the upcoming iPhone is touted to come with a 5.8-inch display, but users will get around 5.15-inch usable screen, all thanks to the function area.
Renowned KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo was the first to report in February that Apple is working on such kind of feature and that it will operate much like the Touch Bar found on the latest MacBook Pro. For the unintended, TouchBar is basically a functional panel having various controls like sound, brightness control etc. Further, this interestingly Touch Bar adapts itself to the app you are using on your MacBook. For Instance, in Safari, it can display different controls like Bookmark, New Tab etc. Also, it can show word suggestions while typing and users need to just tap on the word to enter it.
The function area would act on the same line, the report notes. So, for instance, one could operate media controls, accept or decline calls, could get app-specific buttons etc through this feature. The readers also point out the Touch ID would be placed under the display. However, there have been many rumours in the past which depicts that the Touch ID would be placed at the back. The renders further show a bezel-less design coupled with the vertical dual-camera setup, which has been doing rounds off lately.