IPhone 8: First parts leaked ahead of autumn launch

Francis Harris
June 14, 2017

The front and back covers for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s have allegedly been leaked. Kamikasky claims to have gotten hold of the images from a friend in industry, who procured the same from Chinese manufacturers last week. While Samsung will be providing screens for Apple iPhones, the front panel seems to have a super thin bezel around all sides with a slightly thicker bezel on the top bar. But apart from the top cutout for camera, the panels sport very slim bezels. The back panel features the vertically positioned dual-camera setup.

At the front, there is no cut-out for a Home Button either, pretty much cementing the rumours that the iPhone 8 fingerprint sensor will be embedded into the display.

The second image shows the same case, but is flanked by two other back panels of what appear to be the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. 2 holes for the cameras can be clearly made out, with the smaller one in between presumably for the LED flash unit. It had been unclear until now whether Apple would look to place these behind the display. In fact, official makers of the components of the smartphone are already supplying parts for the iPhone 8.

What makes the iPhone 8 so intriguing is that Apple won't only be introducing a new design, but a completely unique design unrivaled by anything else on the market. 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. KGI Securities had predicted earlier this year that all three iPhones coming this year would feature wireless charging. They show camera cut outs, which suggest the Plus model will again receive a dual camera, but the regular iPhone 7s will stick with a single camera lens. And the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, of course. Apple will also be sourcing LTE modems from Intel. So, it would limit the speed of Qualcomm's ridiculously fast modems to bring down their speed to Intel levels.

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