iPhone 8 release date rumors: Next gen iPhone to carry OLED display setup?

Apple may use the same eye-scanning technology found on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to their new iPhone 8. | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Tech fans are currently anticipating the release of Apple's new iPhone 7. Following its announcement at a Sept. 7 company event, fans could no longer wait to get their hands on the seventh installment of the popular Apple smartphone. Now that Apple has finally revealed the new handset, it is expected that fans will shift their focus on iPhone 8. According to reports, the device will come out with revolutionary specs and impressive features.

Some fans are quite disappointed by the lack of upgrades on the new iPhone 7. However, it is reported that Apple is saving their biggest surprises for the 2017 iPhone dubbed as iPhone 8. Although Apple has yet to provide concrete details with regard to its development and release, the device has already been a favorite subject of numerous rumors and speculations all over the internet.

According to a report by Digitimes, Apple may use the same eye-scanning technology found on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to their new iPhone 8. The feature will allow users to unlock their smartphone by simply looking at the screen. According to the publication, Xintec, a Taiwan-based company, is said to start mass producing iris-scanning chips. There are speculations suggesting that most of them will be embedded to the next generation Apple smartphone.

Meanwhile, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will most likely come up with a new design for iPhone 8. He suggested that the company will go for an all-glass enclosure with an edge curved OLED display.

"A glass casing may be slightly heavier than an aluminum one of the same thickness, but the difference is so small that the use of the thinner and lighter AMOLED panel will compensate for that," Kuo said in a report by MacRumours.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the latest iPhone device and the upcoming iPhone 8.