Exclusive: Our iPhone 8 model brings leaked schematics to life

iPhone 8 leaks are dropping thick and fast ahead of its
official unveiling this September. We’ve gotten our hands on
some exclusive leaked schematics direct from
Apple’s factories, plus new case photos that give us
an idea of what the tenth anniversary upgrade will look like.

also put together some awesome 3D prints that give us a feel
for the iPhone 8’s larger form factor that is expected to
accommodate a new OLED display.

No matter how much you love the
iPhone, it’s hard to deny it’s getting somewhat boring. It
looks the same as it did three years ago, and iPhone 7 gives us
no compelling reason to upgrade from the iPhone 6s — or the
iPhone 6, for that matter.

But we
certainly won’t be saying the same about the iPhone 8. Apple is
expected to give us an improved design with a
larger, edge-to-edge display
and new features like
iris scanning
. We’ll have to wait three months for the
official unveiling, but thanks to exclusive leaks we’ve
obtained from China, we have an early glimpse at the changes on
the way.

iPhone 8 leakThe iPhone 8 looks
sleek in these cases designed by YesGo.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

In the
video above, you’ll find some 3D prints of the iPhone 8 that
we’ve built based on schematics and accessories thanks to
Creations 3D
. The leaks come from Chinese Case Manufacturer
YesGo, who claim they’re from
one of the factories manufacturing Apple’s next generation
smartphone. They also claim that their cases are produced in
the same factories as Speck and Otterbox, further validating
their credibility.

They all
but confirm the handset’s larger form factor, the
removal of a physical Home button
, and its redesigned
camera layout.

According to our schematics, the iPhone 8 will
measure 143.59mm tall, 70.94mm wide, and 7.56mm thick. In
comparison, the iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, so
the new model will be larger on all sides — and almost
certainly slightly heavier, too.

iPhone 8 LeakThe vertical camera
design seems to be confirmed.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

We’re hoping this will allow for a larger battery that allows
the iPhone 8 to run longer in between charges, but Apple could
use that extra space for new components — like an iris scanner
or second front-facing camera — instead.

Rumor has it Apple has been testing around ten prototypes for
the iPhone 8, so these schematics could well be for one of
those, rather than the final model. However,
this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this design
, so we’re
confident it’s the real thing.

iPhone 8 leakIt looks like the
iPhone 8 could be slightly chunkier than previous models, but
that could be a good thing.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

Let us know down in the comments section what you think of the
new design, and if you’re excited for iPhone 8. And if you
haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to Cult of
Mac on YouTube
to see more videos like this as soon as they

iPhone 8 leakWould you like the
iPhone 8 to look like this?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

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