Try as Apple might, it seems impossible to stem the flow of iPhone 8 leaks in the run-up to the handset’s launch next month – as this latest slip-up confirms.
This September, Apple is expected to debut its 10th-anniversary iPhone – the iPhone 8 – with a quirky new design. We’ve already seen plenty of leaks suggesting this is the case, but this latest video is our best look yet at the possible final design for the device.
It comes courtesy of well-known tech blogger Marques Brownlee, who has posted a video of what he claims is a dummy unit provided by leaker Sonny Dickson, who sourced it from an accessory maker.
Check it out:
As is evident from the video, it appears rumours of Apple’s new all-screen design are true. This means Apple may be borrowing the aesthetic from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, both of which used a similar design this year.
This new design change suggests Apple will be scrapping the Home button – and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner – from the phone, with rumours suggesting an iris/facial recognition system will be used for user authentication instead.
Apple will also seemingly be embedding these sensors in a small protrusion that extends from the top of the front of the phone, which means developers may have to adjust how their apps look to compensate for this new design approach. This wouldn’t be the first time iOS developers had to rejig their app designs; Apple changed the iPhone aspect ratio with the iPhone 5, prompting app developers to modify their software to suit the new format.
Of course, there’s no telling what Apple will do until the official announcement in September, so we’ll have to take all leaks with due caution for now.
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