New moldings have revealed the presence of an iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and iPhone 8; can we expect to see these models in 2017?
We’ve previously explored the likelihood of whether we can expect to see a new iPhone duo this year, a solitary premium handset, or a trio of devices – and now, thanks the presence of leaked moldings, it seems that the latter scenario has been confirmed.
A series of images published by SlashLeaks seemingly confirms the sizes of Apple’s iPhone trio, which will apparently launch in either September or November this year. Read: Apple’s CEO has been spotted testing a new, Watch-connected glucose monitor
Pictured is a typically large iPhone 7s Plus in addition to the ‘standard’ iPhone 7s, both of which share similar design DNA to the incumbent iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. In the middle, however, stands an iPhone ‘8’ with a design profile that matches claims surrounding the handset’s design.
The moldings depict that the handset isn’t substantially larger than the iPhone 7s, though it has been claimed that the iPhone 8 – or, perhaps, iPhone Edition – might well cram in a 5.8″ display similar in size to the screen found on the iPhone 7s Plus thanks to minimised side bezels and a larger OLED display.
A profile view reveals that while the side panels of the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will remain similar to the incumbent iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 will benefit from a longer, thinner power button, which some sources have alleged could be used as a Touch ID surface in the event that Apple isn’t able to integrate a fingerprint sensor onto the iPhone 8’s primary display.
Lastly, the mold seemingly confirms that the iPhone 8 will use a vertically-aligned dual camera array that could be used for 3D and depth-sensing technology. Read: Apple is reportedly preparing new MacBooks for release
What are your thoughts? Which forthcoming iPhone would you be most likely to buy? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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