Apple's iPhone 8 Said to Feature 'Water Drop Design' in Homage to Original iPhone

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  1. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Except they weren't the same rumours. The "teardrop" design that never materialised was thicker at one end than the other, and looked nothing like the suggestion here.
  2. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2015
    Yet it's amazing how accurate rumours this early seem to be year after year.
  3. jnappleseed macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Athens, Georgia
    I wonder how I can get a job coming up with these rumors. Just say anything and whatever...something is bound to be true.
  4. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple probably made this leak to trick Samsung into making a waterdrop shape for a phone.
  5. TombleHawk macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2015
    Every iPhone since the first has paid homage to the OG. They're all rectangular and made out of glass and aluminium.
  6. badgnarly macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2014
    Plastic alone for the 3G? I mean, it's been awhile, but I could swear it was definitely metal...
  7. pk7 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011

    My personal favorite was this:
  8. LDN macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    When I first heard 'water drop' design rumors all those years ago, I was confused. Today, I am still confused. What does this have to do with the shape of a water drop? How in any way is the original iPhone shaped like a water drop?
  9. Kid Red macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    How can you justify something so thin and so large being made of all glass? That just sounds like the wrong path to go down for product longevity.
  10. nt5672 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    But every time you drop the newer phones you sooner or later have to buy a new one. That is the new Apple; money, money, money!
  11. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    Original iphone was thick.

    iPhones are now thin.

    What "rear curve"?
  12. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    You are probably picturing the side profile of a falling drop of water. But they are referring to a drop of water resting on a surface, with surface tension providing a specific curve, like so:


    You can see how the side view of the iPhone (on the left), when face down on a table would have a similar radius, curvature, and somewhat flat back as the water drop. Whereas newer iPhones (on the right) have a very flat back that is either squared or has a much smaller radius depending on the generation.

  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    iPhone "5"/"4s" speculation is always something that surfaces in my mind whenever these phone design discussions come up (in particular when they start referencing some different type of design, and especially when "water drop" or "tear drop" shape gets mentioned).
  14. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
    I need an adapter to use regular headphones on my original iPhone as well. Talk about full circle!
  15. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Dude! Do you have a source within Apple!!??

  16. Azzin macrumors 68040

    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    The millions that will pre order and queue overnight won't give a hoot about what version of iOS is on the new iPhones.
  17. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Well the name of this site does have 'rumors' in its name. So......
  18. profets macrumors 68040

    Mar 18, 2009
    I remember being so excited about the possible home button that you could swipe on to multitask between apps. Can't believe we're coming up on 6 years since those rumours.
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Many won't. However, if the new iOS is lacking and or has a lot of problems straight away, as has been the case a few times, I think it will make for lackluster sales.

    I hope the OS and the hardware are both good to go by the time the announcement is made. otherwise, I will be sticking with my 7 plus.
  20. TheVoneTrecker macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2017
    So, a design like the damn mouse? Hah! :p
  21. zombierunner macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2011
  22. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    So in summary it's predicted the next iPhone will look like... an iPhone? Fascinating.
  23. Aleh macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2013
    So many rumours, and while we don't really know what it will look like at this point I always have my own idea of what I would like the design of the iPhone to head towards. Granted, I would also do stuff not many people would like such as removing the mute switch (it's ugly!) and remove the front speaker for an under-glass solution for calls and a proper speaker on the top of the phone, symmetrical to the one on the bottom. The back would be in either glass or ceramic to get rid of the antenna bands, curved just enough to be comfortable, and no protruding cameras which might be not too hard to achieve. 2:1 Screen ratio and minimal bezels as rumored sounds great.
    I made my own mockup if anyone wants to see, but bear in mind it's not entirely based on rumors and more on simply what I would like out of the phone~
  24. Datalinks macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2011
    it better be good, whatever shape it is..they have been thinking about it for four years
  25. Joseph Rash macrumors member

    Joseph Rash

    Oct 23, 2016
    Oh yeah I remember that one

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