The closer we get to Apple’s expected September iPhone media event, the more iPhone leaks we’re going to see. This happens every year, but the iPhone 8 leaks landscape is especially crazy. Apple is going for a redesign this year that involves some critical changes, which explains why we keep seeing schematics and images that offer contradicting views. A new series of leaks hit the web in the past few hours, including schematics that probably show the final design of the iPhone 8, as well as fakes.
The following set of images, posted by @OnLeaks, shows what will probably the final iPhone 8 design. We’re looking at the same iPhone 8 we saw in a bunch of recent leaks, featuring an almost bezel-less display that has no home button. There’s no home button on the back of the handset either, which indicates the Touch ID sensor will be placed under the screen.
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) May 30, 2017
Other telling signs that suggest we’re looking at an iPhone 8 leak include the vertical dual lens camera on the back, the elongated standby button, and the camera-and-sensors setup that bites into the display.
Apple is far from confirming this design, but, at this point, this seems to be the most likely scenario for the iPhone 8.
And then we have the fakes:
Why are they important? Because it looks like some companies, probably in China, went through all the trouble of creating such dummy units. In the future, they may be used to make fake Android-based iPhone 8 clones that you’ll need to stay away from.
At first sight, these may seem like legitimate iPhone 8 leaks, but they do contradict many iPhone 8 rumors. The handset will not be made of aluminum. Instead, it’s expected to be made of glass, as the phone will support wireless charging.
The antenna lines are also going away, a direct result of the all-glass design. Instead, we’ll probably have antenna bands on the iPhone 8, in iPhone 4/4s fashion. Other inconsistencies include the size of the standby button, the position of the camera flash, and the fingerprint sensor’s location.