First Alleged iPhone 8 Part Leaks Surface

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Our first glimpse at components that could be destined for the much-rumored 5.8-inch "iPhone 8" and its 4.7 and 5.5-inch companion devices surfaced this morning in a post on reddit. The images are said to be sourced from a case manufacturer who received them from a glass supplier in China.

The first photo depicts what is said to be the front and back panel of the iPhone 8, with the front panel featuring a super thin bezel around all sides along with a top bar that could perhaps house a front-facing camera, microphone, and speaker. There's been some question on how Apple will handle the front-facing camera and mockup devices and renderings haven't offered a clear picture.


Some design renderings have shown a section at the top of the device similar to the front panel in this image, while others seem to feature a bar that extends fully across the top of the device.

The rear panel features a vertical dual-lens camera and a separate protruding lens component, with no rear Touch ID in sight, in line with rumors suggesting Apple has indeed figured out how to build Touch ID into the display of the device.

A second photo depicts the two alleged iPhone 8 components next to alleged components for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus, two devices that are rumored to be launching alongside the OLED iPhone 8. All three rear shells are said to be made from glass in order to support wireless charging, and that all three devices will get wireless charging is a rumor we've heard before from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


While these images are in line with many rumors that we're heard about Apple's upcoming devices, there's no way to verify their authenticity. They could very well be from a clone device or a dummy device created based on the iPhone 8 design leaks and rumors that have circulated.

Even if fake, these panels are based on supply chain information and rumors and do perhaps provide an idea of what actual iPhone 8 components might look like. Still, it's best to view these leaks with some skepticism until we begin to see more part leaks to corroborate the design.

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Dave245

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Looks really good, if this is indeed the iPhone 8 and they have figured out how to put touch ID into the display i will certainly buy the iPhone 8 even if it does cost the rumoured $1000.
 

Brookzy

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Design wise, the regulatory information etched into the rear shell of the iPhone 8 is rather prominent and is not in line with the design of the regulatory information on past iPhones, which casts some suspicion on the panels.
It is in line with the regulatory markings on iPhones sold within the European Union.

That said, it is still too early to be seeing genuine part leaks with full iPhone branding. At this stage, the 'genuine' leaks should be absent any branding. This looks like a dummy based upon other rumours.
 

macduke

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Might explain why Apple tightened up the width of the cellular dots into narrower bars in the iOS 11 beta. But I still don't know if they can fit the status bar across the top. Would it go to two rows of status bar? Would the clock be on the far right like on the Mac? Could the status bar be relocated to the bottom? It's certainly an odd design change.
 

keysofanxiety

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I hate it
iPhone 6/6s still the best design

lol people said that about the 5/5S when the 6 was released. And said that about the 4/4S when the 5 was released.

And I think they said that about the 3GS when the 4 was leaked due to the "ugly" antenna bands...

Plus they said that about the cMBP when the rMBP was released. And when the 2016 MBP was released, people then said the 2012 rMBP was the best design.

TL;DR: people hate change but they'll come around. :D
 

lazyrighteye

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Guessing the wireless charging pad/puck/mechanism will have to be configured to support the exciting camera bump design trend? #gah

And curious how they will handle the spaces on either side of the dangling front facing camera tab. Maybe all status icons can fit within those voids? Interested to see how this plays out.

That said, these babies are gonna shatter previous preorder records. General public will likely not see them available until December - if not early 2018. Preparing myself emotionally.
 
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