iPhone 8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2017, and while Apple has remained largely silent about the upcoming device — which marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone — leaks and rumors about the device keep surfacing, giving us an idea of what the device could be like.
The newest iPhone 8 leak indicates Apple could go for a dual-camera setup similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, but instead of a horizontal one, the company might opt for a vertical dual-camera setup. Benjamin Geskin, known for leaking smartphones, claimed on Twitter to have a computer numerical control (CNC) model of the upcoming device, and he posted pictures of the device Sunday.
CNC models are used in advance stages of device manufacturing for automating production. The model shown in the photo and another one of Geskin’s tweets indicates other features of the device. In addition to the rear camera setup, iPhone 8 may have a curved display with 4 mm bezels and 2.5D curved glass and dual-front cameras, encased inside a metal frame with the same 7.1 mm thickness as the iPhone 7. It may also come in a new Space Black color.
The leak belies earlier rumors of an edge-to-edge display like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and hints that the biggest feature of the new iPhone might be its cameras and not its display.
The leak also confirms one previously rumored feature — iPhone 8 could ditch Apple’s home button and have a display-embedded fingerprint sensor instead.
The leak is meant to be taken with a pinch of salt, just like previous ones. Bloomberg reported April 18 that Apple was testing many designs for the iPhone 8 and was yet to finalize one, so even if the leak is genuine, it might be based on a design which is not yet confirmed.
iPhone 8 is expected to launch in Fall 2017, with features such as a 5.8-inch OLED display, A11 processor and long-range wireless charging.