IPhone 8 Up Close: Is This the Final Design?

Alasdair Coull of Wingnut AR showcases the possibilities of the new ARKit

Alasdair Coull of Wingnut AR showcases the possibilities of the new ARKit

The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in September. The latest set of iPhone images clearly show off the front and the rear panels of both the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 8. The poster said: "I have a friend in the industry who just sent me these". To be fair, the panels look a bit glossy so these handsets may be receiving similar designs to the iPhone 8 with glass on the front and back. The front shows significantly slimmer bezels with the cutout for the earpiece and the camera on the top.

The back panels of the three smartphones are completely different - each shows a unique camera placement and the rear panel structure. While nearly all aspects of the smartphone, particularly the iPhone 8, has seemingly been cemented based on leaks, there are still a few variables lingering, especially around the display and fingerprint scanner.

Apple iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, which are successors to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are likely to be announced along side iPhone 8 as well.

We also get our first look at the rear panels for the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. The dual camera system has the LED flash placed between the two cameras. Based on those, however, it would seem that the iPhone 8 will still have a very visible row of sensors at the top, breaking the otherwise uninterrupted surface of the screen. Apple will reportedly be sourcing at least 70 million OLED screens from Samsung Display this year, which means roughly 10 million units per month.

As far as a release date is concerned, some reports claimed that the iPhone 8 release was being pushed back to October or November due to some production challenges. The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus are expected to have the same design as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, except for the glass back.

This would suggest that all three new iPhones will offer wireless charging. The Apple iPhone 7s will come with a single lens 12MP camera. Intel is still working on modems with such high speeds.

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