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Why the iPhone 8 is going to be very much like Samsung’s new Galaxy S8

In the smartphone wars, it's not about doing it first, but doing it better (and without blowing up).

The smartphone war between Apple and Samsung is heating up after the release of the Galaxy S8. Which looks very familiar if you’ve been following the latest iPhone 8 rumors.

In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, I compare the actual Samsung Galaxy S8 with all the rumored features of the forthcoming iPhone 8. If these rumors prove to be true, then both Apple and Samsung’s flagship phones will have an edge-to-edge display with a virtual Home button. Furthermore, the S8 and the iPhone 8 will also share similar augmented reality and facial recognition technology.

With all these presumed similarities, it’d be easy to say that Apple is copying Samsung. Of course, it doesn’t matter who does it first, but who can do it better.

According to the rumors, Apple might have a few tricks up its sleeve for the iPhone 8. Apple is reportedly working on integrating Touch ID into the iPhone 8’s virtual Home button. That’s something that Samsung couldn’t figure out, and why the S8 has the fingerprint sensor on the back. And it’s still to early to tell what type of AR capabilities the iPhone 8 will possess. 

What do you think? Is Apple about to release its version of the Galaxy S8 or are you expecting something else entirely?  Let us know by commenting on Macworld’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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