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iPhone 8 design shown off again in new series of photos

Published Jul 14th, 2017 2:18PM EDT
iPhone 8 Release
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The iPhone 8 will by all accounts mark the biggest iPhone upgrade we’ve seen in years. After a few years of incremental improvements to the iPhone, the iPhone 8 is poised to introduce a number of exciting new innovations, along with some features that users have demanded for years. Without question, the most intriguing aspect of the iPhone 8 will be its edgeless OLED display, with the surrounding bezels said to be as thin as 4mm. For some context, the iPhone 8 display is said to be as large as the iPhone 7 Plus, albeit in a form factor that’s just a hair bigger than the iPhone 7.

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve encountered a seemingly endless stream of iPhone 8 mockups and renders. The most recent entrant comes via Carved Blog which posted new photos of an iPhone 8 dummy model — purportedly based on genuine schematics — aligned next to existing iPhone models. This is particularly helpful as it gives us a better sense of what the iPhone 8 form factor will look and feel like.

Pictured below is an iPhone 8 sandwiched between an iPhone 6s and an iPhone 7 Plus. Note the vertical orientation of the iPhone 8’s camera module, a design reportedly rooted in Apple’s AR and VR plans. Additionally, note that the iPhone 8 does not have a Touch ID sensor on the back, seemingly corroborating previous reports claiming that Apple will either embed the Touch ID sensor into the iPhone 8 display or abandon it in favor of a facial recognition scheme.

Here’s a shot of the same iPhone models from the front. The image here gives us a better idea as to the size of the iPhone 8 display.

As far as the overall dimensions are concerned, the iPhone 8 will be slightly thicker than Apple’s iPhone 7 lineup. Further, the iPhone 8 will be slightly wider than the iPhone 7 design, as evidenced by the photo below. Once again, the iPhone 8 appears in the middle. You’ll also note that the iPhone 8 still features a lightning port, if we assume the dummy model is an accurate representation.

The iPhone 8 form factor aside, Apple’s next-gen device will come packed with a number of compelling features, including wireless charging, improved battery life, improved water resistance, facial recognition technology, and last but not least, a 3D laser system designed to enhance augmented reality apps. Incidentally, the iPhone 8’s wireless charging accessory may ship a few weeks after the iPhone 8 actually launches.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.