A new iPhone 8 video render has emerged potentially giving us the clearest and most accurate indication yet of what Apple’s next-generation iPhone will look like.
The said clip introduced into the public domain by OnLeaks, are based on leaked CAD drawings of iPhone 8, and therefore should give an accurate indication of Apple’s plans for the next iPhone.
When viewing the video, you instantly get a feel of just how beautiful the device is likely to be. But you can also instantly tell that it is noticeably thicker than what Apple currently offers with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The included dimensions suggest that iPhone 8 will measure in at 143.5-by-70.9-by-7.7, which would mean that it is only 0.3mm thicker than the iPhone 7 Plus, but it’s definitely visually noticeable.
From an overall aesthetic the renders present an iPhone with stainless steel edges similar to what was offered many years ago with iPhone 4. There’s a stunning edge-to-edge OLED display which really needed to be in place to compete with Samsung’s Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as an all-glass rear.
The keen-eyed will also immediately notice a dual-lens camera system mounted vertically rather than the usual horizontal alignment that we’ve become used to.
One huge area of contention with iPhone 8 is the placement of the Touch ID sensor, and more specifically, whether that will be a virtual system mounted under the display of the device, or whether Apple will place this on the rear. The renders in the video definitely don’t show any location on the back of the device, but it’s also not immediately evident how it would be integrated into the front of the hardware either. It’s likely that we will learn more about these aspects as we get closer to an official Apple announcement on the topic.
It’s great to get a visual overview of a device that is said to be based on actual official CAD drawings, but it’s also important to remember that Apple will be internally testing and trying out a number of different iPhone 8 designs. This could literally be representative of just one of those designs, and may not specifically be the one that will hit the market this coming September.
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