The design looks
familiar, proving previous leaks were right on the money, with
glass panels flanking the front and back of the device, a
redesigned iSight camera module, and a shiny metal frame
that holds everything together.
At first glance, this iPhone looks just like its predecessors —
but there are some glaring differences that signal big changes
are coming to celebrate the handset’s tenth anniversary this
2.5D curved glass can be found on the front of this supposed
iPhone 8, but its physical Touch ID button is clearly absent.
There’s no space for a Home button on the back of the device,
either, which suggests Apple will indeed integrate
a fingerprint scanner beneath the handset’s display.
Just like iPhone 7 Plus, this device
appears to have two rear-facing camera sensors for optical zoom
and cool portrait photo effects. But this time around, they’re
positioned differently, with one lens above the other rather
than by its side.
appears to have made its power button bigger.
stainless steel frame surrounds the device, keeping everything
together and providing structural integrity — and unlike the
aluminum unibodies we’re used to today, it is polished for a
shiny finish. It incorporates a volume rocker and mute switch
on its left side, and a bigger power key on the
previously offered polished surfaces on iPhone, but it moved
away from them, presumably because they scratched too easily.
It’s unclear whether it will take any steps to make the iPhone
8’s stainless steel frame more robust and less prone to picking
isn’t a functioning iPhone 8, according to
we don’t get to see it powered on. That means it’s hard to tell
whether or not the handset has an OLED display, or whether its
screen is bigger than that of the iPhone 7 —
as many rumors have suggested.
The images certainly look convincing, but it’s important to
remember that we don’t have confirmation this device was made
by one of Apple’s manufacturing partners. It could simply be a
third-party mockup based on recent rumors, rather than
confirmation of the iPhone 8’s design.