Dimensions be damned: Is this the iPhone 8 next to the iPhone 7?

Thanks to leaks surrounding the dimensions of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8, designers have been able to picture the handset next to the iPhone 7 for the first time.

There seem to be a few consistent rumours surrounding Apple’s long-awaited ‘next-generation’ iPhone 8; the first is that we can expect a new form factor, and the second that we’ll finally get an edge-to-edge display.
Thanks to a new leak which has seen the handset’s purported dimensions revealed, designers have been able to finally place the iPhone 8 in relation to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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The results, if true, are telling – the iPhone 8 will reportedly bear a heftier chassis at 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm compared to the iPhone 7, which measures in at 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm. The claim corroborates earlier reports that the iPhone 8 might have an aluminium bumper inspired by the original 2007 iPhone.

iphone 8 next to iphone 7
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The news further illustrates that the iPhone 8 might stand as a middle-ground between the likes of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – giving reason to suggest that the handset might not accommodate a Plus-sized sibling.
The revelation also depicts an iPhone that might well sit as a far more compact design than that employed by the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, but might enjoy the benefit of a similarly sized screen thanks to the presence of minimal bezels.
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It remains unconfirmed if the iPhone 8’s display could be divided into two ‘sections’, with one serving as a touch-sensitive function area while the other would be employed as a primary display.
Reports have indicated that Apple is struggling to implement a TouchID sensor beneath the handset’s glass front panel, meaning that it might be some time until rumours begin to clarify the ultimate design of the handset.
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