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Apple’s R&D team has been hard at work it seems as the iPhone maker just landed a haul of patents today — two of which may turn out supremely relevant to this year’s iPhone 8.
Image Credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office (Image: © United States Patent and Trademark Office)As with most patents, Apple having the tech is not yet confirmation of the iPhone 8’s design.
That said, this isn’t the first patent we’ve seen from Apple to suggest it’s planning to jettison its phone bezels.
Fifty-six different patents were granted to Apple today from a variety of filing dates, with some of the more eye-catching ones including an edge-to-edge display and a method for implementing biometric features like Touch ID on a touchscreen surface, according to Patently Apple.
Additionally, the MacBook Pro’s signature Touch Bar shows Apple can already incorporate biometrics into a touchscreen, and some analysts predict the next iPhone will adopt something similar.
Two key iPhone 8 pro could be detailed in these Apple patents
as mentioned In a filing, the San Diego, California-based chipmaker accused Apple of “strong arming” these contract manufacturers to stop paying Qualcomm license fees and thus break the contracts between Qualcomm and the manufacturers.
Rather, Apple’s contract manufacturers pay the Qualcomm licensing fees and Apple is supposed to reimburse them.
Qualcomm further said that Apple has promised to help pay for any damages the contract manufacturers may incur as a result of not paying Qualcomm the royalty fees.
To get regulators to act against the company, Apple provided false and misleading statements to government regulators, Qualcomm claimed.
On Wednesday, the mobile chip giant said it’s suing four Taiwan-based Apple contract manufacturers — Foxconn, Compal, Wistron and Pegatron — for not paying royalties to Qualcomm for its patents on smartphone technology like cellular modems.
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The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to retain the same display sizes as the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Apparently, the 4.7-inch iPhone will see its display size bumped up to 5-inches, while the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus will see its display enlarged to 5.8-inches.
Beyond the renders, Lai says that his source offered up some information vis-à-vis display sizes.
Indeed, for their display sizes, the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have relatively bulky physical footprints, which makes them less wieldy than they could be (as evidenced by what some of Apple’s competitors are doing).
Larger iPhone 7s/7s Plus likely wouldn’t be idealThe reason that the iPhone 8 seems so exciting is that Apple is expected to pack a large display into a relatively small device footprint.