Apple’s next iPhone 8 design seems to be reckoned as is the subject of much debate in the rumor mill. Another unreleased iPhones schematic has been leaked out today, showing off something truly into the realms of peak iPhone rumor time, reaffirms old rumors and a similar thing putting into the picture form.
Now, we have a photo of the iPhone 8 concept that have been treated as a schematic that appears to show the rear casing of an unannounced iPhone 8, complete with cutouts for cameras and a rear fingerprint sensor.
The render shows an iPhone with a vertically-positioned dual-lens camera and Touch ID located on the back of the hardware. Something first speaking about the camera, while the iPhone 7 Plus brings a new dual camera configuration live, it does make plenty of sense that a new iPhone 8 would do the same. Check out: iPhone 8 To Feature Polished Stainless Steel Frame Sandwiched Between Glass, All-Screen Front
Here in the drawing making pretty interesting, however, is the rotation of those cameras, with them now being vertical angle rather than horizontal. The reason behind redesigning it is likely simply down to moving things around internally, with space needing to be made for the new Touch ID scanner.
It’s likely one of several designs that Apple has in consideration, as multiple reports have said the company has been literally testing multiple iPhone prototypes this year. Three as rumored in the past, think so! This might not be the design that Apple selects:
Apple suppliers have so far struggled to reliably produce heavily curved glass in mass quantities, so the company is more likely to ship the version with more subdued curves, the person added. The company is also testing a simpler design that has an aluminum back, rather than a glass one, and slightly larger dimensions, one of the people said.
In the recent Bloomberg report, it particularly said one of the iPhone prototypes in testing has a “simpler design” with an aluminum back, rather than a glass one, plus slightly larger dimensions.
The prototypes measures 149.5mm tall and 72.5mm wide, compared to the iPhone 7’s 138.3mm length and 67.1mm width, so the “iPhone 8” would apparently larger than a 4.7-inch iPhone as expected should Apple go with the design. These dimensions are consistent with a previous design schematic leaked last week.
Yet another possibility is that the circular cutout on the rear is actually for wireless charging, rather than fingerprint sensor, in order to avoid interference from the aluminum casing. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said all three upcoming iPhone models rumored to launch this year will feature wireless charging.
Apple is also expected to ditch the hardware Home button that has been staple of iPhones for ten years with the iPhone 8 release. Instead opting for an on-screen Home button similarly used by Samsung in its new Galaxy S8. Though the placement of the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 8 does appear to be more helpful to those of us with relatively small hands. Also see: New iPhone 8 Schematics Leak Shows In-Screen Touch-ID And Bezel-Less Display
Like how Xiaomi Mi 6 switched SIM tray on sides, the sides of the iPhone also include the usual cutouts for the mute switch, SIM card tray, Lightning connector, speaker grille, and somewhat second faux speaker grille. So don’t get you hopes dry out in a surprise return of the legacy connector.
Given the source, notoriously well-connected Sonny Dikson, we suspect there may well be something to what we see here.
(Source: Sonny Dickson [Twitter])