Leaked Schematics Reveal Possible Design For iPhone 8
A series of schematics have been leaked which are allegedly design documents related to Apples upcoming iPhone 8. While the accuracy of these documents is unverified, they could give us some valuable insight into what Apple is planning for the iPhone’s 10th anniversary.
The schematics were originally posted on the Chinese social network Weibo and are alleged to have come from Foxconn which is the company that assembles the iPhone and other Apple products.
The documents contained a leaked image of the front and back of the iPhone 8. It doesn’t include a full technical breakdown, but it does clear up a few things about the upcoming device. The front of the phone shows a rather minimalistic design. Aside from the speaker and front-end camera, the majority of space is taken up by a large display. Based on previous rumors, it is a relatively safe assumption that this will be an OLED screen.
Interestingly enough, there is no home button shown nor is there enough room left for one to be added. This lends credence to the rumors that the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to make use of a virtual home button.
The rear of the device shows a few interesting design choices. For starters, the camera module has been rearranged. As opposed to the usual horizontal arrangement, Apple has, apparently, chosen to go with a vertical one. More interesting, however, is the fact that the Touch ID sensor has been moved to the back of the device. It’s an unusual move for Apple especially given that previous rumors suggested the company would integrating Touch ID into the virtual home button.
These documents are certainly interesting, but they shouldn’t be taken as gospel. Some of the more radical changes suggest that this might be a hoax or an internal design prototype rather than the final product.
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