Well, it's only copying if Apple actually follows the whimsical rendering that was released by a research firm. Also, new insight into the parts race for three new iPhones.
The entire next generation of iPhones is widely expected to support Face ID recognition, and Apple has no problem spending large sums of money to help out key supply partners.
LG and Samsung are competing to provide OLED displays as well as printed circuit boards that flex for Apple's 2018 iPhones.
With Touch ID possibly out of the equation, Apple needs a killer iPhone 8 facial recognition feature, and LG Innotek may help get it done.
Add 3D photography to the already long list of potentially revolutionary, albeit gimmicky rumored iPhone 8 upgrades for next year.