A new series of 3D renders, based on factory CAD images, have seemingly confirmed the design of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8.
We seem to have reached peak saturation of iPhone 8 renders and concepts, and when multiple vendors begin to point to one idea, it’s usually a good sign that something is crystalizing. According to new factory CAD images, however, we now potentially have one of the best looks at Apple’s new handset yet.
The renders below are based on factory CAD images, obtained from @OnLeaks on Twitter. The images seeming confirm the presence of a 5.8″ iPhone with an OLED display with an absent Home button and a vertically-aligned rear camera module. Read: Apple is on track to become the world’s first $1 trillion USD company
Multiple reports have now stated that Apple has apparently dropped its classic, capacitive Home button in favour of a touch-sensitive surface similar to the Touch Bar of the 2016 MacBook Pro.
Some vendors have claimed that the company’s next iPhone will instead migrate its TouchID sensor to the back, and a new front-facing camera unit will instead facilitate facial recognition aboard the device.
The vertically-aligned rear camera will apparently serve purpose for new 3D effects and will shoot AR-ready content. Further, the renders seemingly confirm that the device will sport an edge-to-edge display similar to the one found on Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
It remains to be seen when Apple could release the device – several pundits have speculated that the handset would be unveiled at the company’s traditional September event, while others have posited a reveal event in November. Lastly, potential remains that the handset could only arrive next year in 2018. Read: Apple is now the world’s largest wearables vendor, beating Xiaomi
What are your thoughts? Do you like the design direction Apple’s iPhone 8 is seemingly headed in? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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