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Apple iPhone 8 video and image leaks all but confirm bezel-less design

Apple iPhone 8 showcased in detail in new video leak.

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Apple iPhone 8 leaks have left nothing about the phone a secret. With a new leak everyday, fans have already seen every possible prototype of the upcoming smartphone. From the no home button design to the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, from a curved display iPhone 8 to a standard one with slim bezels, name it and there’s a leak for it. However, while multiple leaks have spoken of specifications and tried to imagine how the upcoming 10th anniversary special iPhone 8 will look like, there was no clear image to give an idea of the exact dimensions of the phone. The latest video now resolves that. Also Read - Karaoke party at home with Apple Music: How to use Apple Music Sing feature

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Created by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@Onleaks) in collaboration with Tiger Mobiles, the video purportedly shows just how the upcoming iPhone 8 will look. The video also shares the overall dimensions of the iPhone 8, which is a first. In the video, he mentions that the “schematics for the iPhone 8 are sourced directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone.” Using the schematics based on 3D CAD drawings, he then collaborated with Tiger mobiles to reproduce the iPhone 8 using a technique termed CNC Manufacturing. The end result is a dummy model of an iPhone 8. Also Read - Apple supplier Foxconn is investing additional $500 mn in India

Apple is expected to drastically change the iPhone design which has been consistent since the launch of the iPhone 6. While iPhone 7 fans expected design changes, they were disappointed. With iPhone’s 10 anniversary special, Apple has decided to pull out all stops. Though every previous leak showcased a phone that looked impressive, the iPhone 8 seen in this new video looks stunning. The video does note that this is not the real iPhone, and only a design video based on all the leaks and the schematics — but everyone’s hoping it is the real thing.

The video shows the iPhone 8 in every angle, starting with the display. As expected, the iPhone 8 sports no physical home button, nor is there one on the back. Apple is clearly forging ahead with the display-embedded fingerprint scanner. However impressive that entire glass front might look, the terrible cutout on the top for the earpiece grille, the front camera and the sensors is present. The video details a 5.8-inch diagonal screen which comes in a near bezel-less design. However, despite the large display, the overall size of the iPhone 8 will be smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus. As mentioned in the video, the iPhone 8 dimensions will be 143.5x71x7.5 mm. ALSO READ: Watch a OnePlus 5 beat an Apple iPhone 7 Plus in this speed test video

The iPhone 8 comes in an all-glass body with metal frames. As the video shows, the glass and the metal blend together seamlessly and give the iPhone 8 a highly polished look. The dual rear camera setup is now vertical with the LED flash placed between the two camera lenses. The camera setup creates quite a bump and protrusion on the rear panel. The protrusion will not only make the iPhone difficult to use on a flat surface but also make the camera lens prone to scratches and external damage. However, as the video details, this is only a dummy model and based on schematics. The actual launch design could be considerably different.

A second leak from Weibo, shows the panels of the upcoming iPhone 8. But that is not what is new as multiple panels have already leaked previously. What the leak also highlights is the new display that the iPhone 8 will boast of. That the iPhone 8 will come with no physical home button is known but the leak also shows another new feature – that is the special short-cut and notifications panel at the bottom of the display. The display shared by iDrop News and originally reported by Forbes ,shows the ‘Function Area’ as Apple will call the panel. The panel will be in the same area as the touch fingerprint sensor. The images highlight how the Function area will look and what it’ll contain. The area is expected to be an extension of the present Notification panel on the iPhone. ALSO READ: iOS 11 beta gives us the clearest hint yet at wireless charging on the iPhone 8iphone-8-function-area iphone-8-function-area-1 iphone-8-function-area2 iphone-8-function-area3 While the video leak is based on schematics, there’s another leak on Twitter by tipster Benjamin Geskin. Geskin took to Twitter to share images of what he deems is the iPhone 8. The images show the phone in a box covered by a screen protector. On removing the protector, the phone is revealed. There is no home button on the phone – but the iPhone 8 does sport bezels. The phone is housed in a white body with thick bezels on the top, bottom and the sides. The image is clearly in contrast to every leak regarding the iPhone 8 and Geskin himself seems to be unsure, calling the image “ugly”.

Responses on Twitter are less than satisfactory with most calling the images a fake and instead, suggesting that the images could be of iPhone 7s or iPhone 7s Plus. Both the smartphones are expected to launch alongside iPhone 8 in September and retain the design and features (with marginal changes) of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are both expected to come with LCD displays. However, if true, then the leaks highlight one major change in the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus – both the phones will lack the home button just like the iPhone 8.

 

 

 

Once again, the Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus launch is still far off – in September and these leaks could just be of prototypes, which Apple might decide to change last minute. So it would be wise to take this with a pinch of salt and hold your breath till Tim Cook is finally up on stage, brandishing that much-awaited iPhone 8.

  • Published Date: June 30, 2017 11:24 AM IST
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