Apple AAPL +0.87% is changing the iPhone. Multiple leaks have repeatedly argued that after three generations of virtually identical design, the iPhone 8 will celebrate the range’s 10th anniversary in style. And now we have our best look yet at how…
Citing “a friend in the industry”, Reddit user kamikasky has shared razor sharp photos of the iPhone 8’s front and back panels. The shots tie in perfectly with previous leaks, showing an almost bezel-less design.
I say “almost” as the fascia has a small cutout at the top for the front facing camera and sensors. In addition to this there is also a vertically aligned rear camera which would aid the augmented reality ambitions revealed earlier this month in iOS 11.
Again all this information aligns exactly with previous leaks. But it isn’t only the iPhone 8 which has had its secrets spilled.
Alongside it are backs for an incrementally upgraded iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus which show both phones will also switch from an aluminium chassis to glass, which kamikasky says is in order to bring wireless charging. It had been thought this long awaited feature would be an iPhone 8 exclusive.
Interestingly kamikasky says “Chinese manufacturers got these [parts] last week” which would make sense given Apple’s need to begin scaling production several months before release.
As always caution is important and until Tim Cook is standing with these new iPhones in his hand doubt will remain. Then again leaks have revealed the finer details of every new iPhone for generations and consistency has clearly built around the iPhone 8.