For Apple fans, the arrival of a new year means a few things. First, it means that new iPads are on the way — at least, they’re on the way if recent rumors of delays aren’t accurate. But beyond that, it means the start of a fresh new cycle of rumors and leaks that will continue right up until September, when Apple finally takes the wraps off of this year’s new iPhone models.
For the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, the rumor cycle kicked off early this time around. In fact, iPhone 8 rumors first started popping up months before the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus even debuted. We’ve seen and heard plenty of intriguing things so far about Apple’s upcoming redesigned iPhone, and now all of the rumors have been visualized in what may very well be one of the sleekest iPhone concepts we’ve ever seen.
YouTube channel “ConceptsiPhone” has posted a video that attempts to visualize many of the iPhone 8 rumors and reports we’ve seen so far. Multiple sources have claimed that Apple’s 2017 iPhone will Apple go back to a design similar to the one used on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, with a glass face and a glass back joined by stainless steel edges.
With a few exceptions (like that camera… oof), the concept phone shown off in the video below is a gorgeous modernization of Apple’s earlier iPhone designs. It features curved glass on the front and back with lines that are continued by the stainless steel wrapped around the phone’s edges. The display on the front stretches all the way to either side of the device, and the home button has been removed, just like we expect. Replacing it is a next-generation Touch ID scanner embedded in the screen, and the rest of the button’s functions are expected to be replaced by 3D Touch gestures.
Here are some more iPhone 8 specs envisioned in the video:
- High quality Gorilla Glass
- Liquid metal frame
- 6.9mm thin
- 5.8 inch OLED edge to edge display
- Wireless Charging
- Touch ID built into display
- Second touch sensitive display on lower bezel
- Smart connector
- 10nm A11 chip
- Dual 12mp wide angle + telephoto lens
- 3D camera technology
Will this iPhone 8 concept come anywhere close to representing the real thing Apple has planned for us later this year? No one know, but we can certainly hope that’s the case. The full video is embedded below, and check out this post for a rundown of some of the biggest changes we’re expecting in the iPhone 8.