Has This Video Just Revealed The Final iPhone 8 Design?
Adios home button, we shall not mourn thee.
BY Justin Mahboubian-Jones | Aug 14, 2017 | Opinion
Late last month a leaked HomePod update supposedly gave away more details of the iPhone 8's design. If believed, the facial recognition tech, and a new bezel-less screen design are part of Apple's latest flagship phone. Now a new video doing the rounds may have revealed the full exterior shape of the all-new iPhone 8.
MacRumours claims to have got its mitts on a dummy model of the new phone. These shells aren't functioning devices, but are used to help other companies design accessories and attachments before the product's launch.
It's unclear how MacRumours sourced the dummy, but it certainly seems convincing, and correlates with the earlier HomePod leak.
Take a look for yourself.
The model has an edge-to-edge screen, with only a small portion of the front face at the very top not utilised for the display.
It's also switched the orientation of the rear-facing dual camera, which is now vertical rather than horizontal.
Rumours about the death of the home button may also be true: we can't see one anywhere on this device. Does this mean that Apple has integrated fingerprint-scanning tech into the screen somehow? It's exceedingly doubtful that the fingerprint ID feature is going anywhere, as it's central to phone unlocking and more importantly, authorising Apple Pay.
The rear side of the device also seems to be made of glass, potentially opening the door to wireless charging.
Rumours now also suggest the iPhone 8 will be available in three colours: white, black, and bronze.
Retained features seem to include the power, volume and mute buttons, as well as the lightning port. Hardly exciting news, but good to know that there will still be physical button presses involved somewhere.
None of this has been confirmed by Apple, which is expected to reveal the phone at some point during September.
In spite of previous speculation that the phone may be released closer to Christmas, recent reports suggest that the phone will be released on time, around a week and a half after Apple's big reveal, when we'll see whether the final product looks like the above.
From: Digital Spy