Images of a dummy model of the upcoming iPhone 8, posted by Onleaks on Twitter Friday (via 9to5Mac), backs up previous rumors regarding the device’s bezel-less screen display and vertical dual-camera.
The dummy unit shows the iPhone 8 with a glass back, which had been previously rumored, and a bezel-less screen. Apple reportedly signed a $9 billion two-year deal with Samsung for its iPhone 8 OLED screen displays in April. Another report this month said Samsung was set to deliver 80 million OLED panels to Apple before the end of the year.
The dummy model images show a cutout at the top of the screen for front-facing camera, speaker and sensors. The photos show the iPhone 8 without a home button on the back or front of the device.
Numerous reports have said the 10th anniversary iPhone will come with an embedded Touch ID. However, Cowen and Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri said in a memo this week Apple was undecided about integrating the technology into the screen of its upcoming device, saying it’s “still being worked out.”
Arcuri had previously said back in April Apple was having trouble with the embedded Touch ID feature. He said the company could choose to move the Touch ID to the back of the device, like Samsung did for the Galaxy S8. There have been alleged leaks and schematics of the iPhone 8 showing the Touch ID on the back of the gadget, and others that show no sign of the feature on the rear of the phone. This week, case manufacturer revealed its line of iPhone 8 cases, which were created based the design for the cases on information and schematics acquired through its factories and contacts. The cases do not show a section for a Touch ID on the back of the iPhone 8.
The dummy images show the device with a vertical-dual camera on the back of the device, which had been previously rumored. The vertical system differs from the current iPhone 7 Plus that sports a horizontal dual-camera. The Olixar cases also come with a spot for a vertical dual-camera system on the back of the iPhone 8. The vertical alignment is supposed to improve photos captured by the phone.
iPhone 8 Features, Price, Rumors
The iPhone 8 is rumored to come with wireless charging technology and True Tone, which adjusts the display’s color and intensity based on the environment. The 10th-anniversary device could come with a 3D-sensing camera. The feature would support augmented reality capabilities and facial recognition technology, which could replace the Touch ID.
The 10th-anniversary iPhone is expected to be revealed alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus in September, and is rumored to cost more than $1,000.