A photo that was posted to Chinese social network Weibo by an unknown user appears to depict an engineering design drawing of Apple’s rumored 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, tentatively named “iPhone 8” (or “iPhone X”, “Tenth Anniversary iPhone” or simply “iPhone Edition”).

The leaked technical schematic depicts a device as thin as iPhone 7 with very slim bezels on the left and right sides of the screen, significantly smaller top and bottom bezels, a fingerprint sensor relocated to the backside, a vertically aligned dual-camera system and more.

The CAD drawing appears to be from an Engineering Verification Testing phase, which occurs before Design Validation Test and Production Validation Test stages.

As you can see for yourself, the schematic shows a redesigned dual-camera system on the back, which is now vertically stacked in the top-left corner. That gap below the Apple logo is apparently a relocated Touch ID sensor. The device appears to pack a larger screen than iPhone 7 in a body that’s comparable to a 4.7-inch iPhone.

As per the drawing, iPhone 8’s dimensions would measure against iPhone 7 as follows:

iPhone 8

  • Width: 72.5 mm
  • Height: 149.5 mm
  • Depth: 7.1 mm

iPhone 7

  • Width: 67.1 mm
  • Height: 138 mm
  • Depth: 7.1 mm

The redesigned camera still protrudes from the back.

Including the dual-camera thickness, iPhone 8 might be 8.6mm thick although that could be due to the rumored all-glass design and a stainless steel frame as well.

Lastly, the drawing shows the usual set of hardware buttons and features on the sides of the device, like the volume toggles, mute switch, lock button, SIM card tray, Lightning connector and no 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Apple is thought to be testing as many as ten different iPhone prototypes this year and this could be one of its fallback designs in case integrating Touch ID into the display assembly proves technically unfeasible to pull off.

At any rate, please treat this rumor with a grain of salt as we have not yet seen any actual parts that would corroborate the leaked schematic.

Some analysts cautioned that Apple’s efforts to integrate a fingerprint sensor directly into the display assembly may not be going well, saying that an in-screen Touch ID is actually causing the company the most trouble. Many Android handsets feature a rear fingerprint reader that requires users to put their finger in the right place.

While Apple is unlikely to make the experience worse for users by relocating Touch ID from the front of the device to its back, the company may be left with no other choice assuming stories about an in-screen fingerprint reader being iPhone 8’s biggest bottleneck are accurate.

Source: Weibo via SlashLeaks

  • Virus

    Finally some change, iPhone has looked pretty much the same since day one.

    • Jay

      I think that’s the point.. if it looked different it wouldn’t really be an iPhone right?

      • Virus

        The home button is old dated time to move on

      • Jay

        The home button is what makes the iPhone the iPhone.. it needs to stay exactly where it is. Moving it will just look wrong. It’ll look like an LG and Samsung once they move it.

      • Rowan09

        The home button is already gone not sure how it’s dated.

    • Shadowelite123

      Thats not a very appealing change to the majority of users.

    • Coke Haven

      Agreed, 10 years of the same basic design is stale.

  • Teddy Chen

    This got ti be kidding me!

  • Damn, that’s gonna be a huge pain in the rear

  • n0ahcruz3

    So much for the “on-screen” finger print sensor lmfao

  • Roberto Sanchez

    Now it looks like Samsung Galaxy. Will they sue?

  • Ric D

    What?? I’ll pass. No thank you.

  • Ara Rezaee

    I call BS

  • Connor

    It better not be in the rear… I think I would stick to my 7 if that happened.

  • igobythisname

    This will never happen!

  • Jaimee Allen

    No way Apple would ever release something that ugly. Wait… there was a battery case I remember. lol. Hope this isn’t real.I won’t be happy if I wait to upgrade and that’s what they come with. What’s with the color scheme. That alone makes me think this is fake.

  • Hussain Alsanona

    Only two down side of this design is, want less bezel specially on the sides. And the back Touch ID. God that looks super ugly. I would prefer to wait until December for all the rumors that were spreading ex. No bezel and in screen fingerprint.

    • Rowan09

      Less bezels on the sides?

  • Jamessmooth

    Nope

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    Fake. Someone just zoom in and look at the antenna bands. They are of iPhone 7 series. Someone just took time off to sharpen his CAD skills. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae439a4cd684578edff40971b790c2410e307607a017f364d9ebcebca44bc395.jpg

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Antenna bands on a glass phone. Middle finger

      • Jay

        To be fair the all glass isn’t necessarily confirmed yet either.. I hope this isn’t real though..

  • Guy

    Just use the Apple logo and give us a apple shape Touch ID.

  • Chirag Kaul

    they should make the Apple logo the touch id

    • MMA Rules

      I was thinking the same thing

  • this shit is ugly as hell

  • Bugs Bunnay

    wow. just wow.

  • techfreak23

    Fake news. I’d rather they stick with the chin and the home button with Touch ID than move it to the back. That is the most awkward spot for a fingerprint sensor and I’m not sure why some many other companies think that’s a good design choice.

    • Benedict

      Samsung had to do the same though they keep their home button against all standards till now – because they wanted a bigger screen.

      They think it’s a good idea because it is a good idea to put the fingerprint reader to the position of the index finger when grabbing the phone in the pocket.

  • edwilk55

    That would be a fail! Integrated or bust. Would also suck for case manufactures…guess you’d have to have an awkward cutout.

  • Amac

    Stick to my 7+

  • bushygoodness

    I’m Apple everything, BUT, I was messing with the S8 at Target, and not gonna lie, that’s a very impressive phone. Apple better step it up with ios11 and the 8…

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      Won’t doubt that

    • Apple Watch only thing keeping me back at this point. Best smart watch in the business.

      • bushygoodness

        Same. I’m hoping that they can/would allow iWatch to integrate with Samsung

  • Patriot from Spain

    If the next iPhones are going to be like this, then I will keep my iPhone 7 Plus until it dies.

  • Dipendra Gurung

    If that is the new iPhone……F ME THAT LOOKS SO 4KING HIDEOUS !!!

  • TwoSim

    If i put iPhone 8 on my desk, it will not be able to use touch id unlock my phone.

    • Anonymouse

      Place it in/on a dock

      • Martynet

        then everyone around you can see your display. Which is not what I always wish. When doing some internet banking for example..etc… Touch ID should be on the front. period.

  • Anonymouse

    Excellent, with the drop in phone sales there’ll be less of a queue and wait time when ordering. In store pickup will even be possible on launch day. A win win situation

    • bushygoodness

      Download the Apple Store App and when they allow for pre-order, recheck every morning at 8am for in store pick-up if it says not available- I’ve been able to pick it up release day the last 2 releases because it resets their inventory every morning for some reason.

  • therealjjohnson

    If the phone looks like this i’ll just get the product red iPhone and that would be my last. Hope I don’t break it lol. I don’t want the scanner on the back…unless its in the apple logo. Vertical camera seems weird unless your turn your phone to the side…then they are horizontal. Is that what they want us to do? IDK. May be able to get over it. Not sure.

  • Gevin Prathibha

    I am sure this is fake, since when these guys copying android devices!!!!, i will not purchase this one also,,,,

  • MAESTRO

    FUGLY!!!

  • BAiNZy3

    If these iPhone 8 new & awful additions appear on the final design, I am will be very disappointed in Apple design. And the is no way, if this is to be true, that it will “look like a sleek black monolith” that we original expected.

  • Coke Haven

    I would love more screen real estate in the same body size. Apple and Sony have so much waste in space it’s ridiculous. I’m not a fan of Samsung’s S8 but I will admit that they are some good phones.