With less than two weeks before Apple’s blockbuster event on September 12th, there’s still time for more iPhone 8 parts to leak out as production ramps. Today, new photos allegedly reveal the internal iPhone 8 speaker and Lightning connector components. Whilst Apple is pushing wireless inductive charging as a flagship feature of the new phones, the Lightning connector will be upgraded to support Type-C fast charging when using a wire.
More spicily, a video has surfaced claiming to show an official Apple leather case for the iPhone 8, featuring the elongated vertical cutout for the dual camera. However, this is probably an elaborate fake …
Apple is set to release three new iPhones, two iterations on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and one major new redesigned device featuring a near-bezels front and 5.8-inch OLED screen.
Whilst the final branding names of these devices are still unknown, this morning we reported that prominent casemakers are referring to these devices as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone Edition.
With those monikers in mind, the components shown here would be for the iPhone Edition. Apple is reportedly using many new internal component advancements to pull off the radical new chassis, including L-shaped stacked circuit boards and batteries. This means the internal layout of the phone, and therefore the individual components, will be very different compared to previous iPhones.
Here’s the aforementioned leather case video:
Aside from the cheesy acting and hidden camera work, the quality of the finished products does not appear up to Apple’s standards. At the rim, the inner soft material and the outer case are stuck down shoddily and unevenly. This heavily indicates that these are copycat clone accessories, made by Chinese knockoff companies pre-emptively rather than official Apple merchandise.