Aside from publishing a purported drawing of iPhone 8’s logic board this morning that’s “only 70 percent accurate,” Benjamin Gasket this past week shared photos of a dummy CNC iPhone model obtained from a Foxconn source. Of note, it features a single cutout for a vertically aligned dual-camera system with no other cutouts on the backside.

This might indicate that Touch ID could be embedded into iPhone 8’s OLED display, as previously suggested. As others have underscored, Benjamin Gasket’s Twitter account may not be the most reliable source of Apple leaks so take this report with a big pinch of salt.

Some of the other iPhone 8 features the photos may hint at:

  • iPhone 4-like stainless steel frame in Space Black finish
  • Elongated power button on the right site
  • Thickness and size similar to iPhone 7
  • Stainless steel edges in a polished Space Black color
  • Front camera, sensors, Touch ID and other components hidden beneath the display
  • No discernible bezel
  • Earpiece at the top middle of the front
  • Vertically stacked rear cameras
  • Noise-cancelling microphone in the camera bulge
  • 2.5D cover glass
  • “Even more merged” design than Galaxy S8

The red outline denotes separation between the bezel and the OLED panel.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this morning that iPhone 8 could make its debut in September after all, but in extremely limited supply. Suppliers are not expected to ramp up iPhone 8 production before October or November (versus the usual August-September timeframe for a new iPhone) due to “increased production difficulty”.

The Cupertino company’s supplies are reportedly dealing with various technical and production issues related to the handset’s advanced features, like its custom edge-to-edge OLED display panel, a redesigned thin-film 3D Touch module, 3D sensing cameras, ten-nanometer A11 Fusion processors and substrate-like printed circuit board.

Source: Benjamin Geskin on Twitter

  • Jose Rivera

    I prefer the one with the longer power button for a possible Touch ID in there instead! Not sure if anyone else has seen that from EverythingApplePro on YouTube…

  • Ds

    The only thing I want from the next iPhone is a camera that doesn’t protrude from the back of the phone so that I can actually have the thing lay flat on my desk and not do this rocking back and forth crap when I’m playing a game or typing on it.

    • Brock

      Agreed 100%

    • Jay

      You don’t have a case on your phone

      • Ds

        yeah I do. I have a Peel Super Thin Case. But the fact that I have to buy a case to eliminate the issue is stupid.

      • Jay

        For me the case wasn’t purchased to eliminate the issue of the camera buldge but to protect the finish of the phone. Most cases have the added benefit of flattening the rear too. I myself use ’s leather case which is slim and provides great protection all around.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    That looks ugly in my opinion. Vertically aligned camera lenses from the back remind of every other hideous non-Google Android phone out there.

  • bushygoodness

    I hate to say since I’ve been only Apple, but I’m just not as impressed when compared to the S8+… I’ll wait to see what ios 11 looks like, and if it’s a dud, then I think it’s time to make the switch.

    • askep3

      This won’t be how it looks haha

      • bushygoodness

        if we look back at prior ‘prototype leaks’ they were pretty spot on…

      • askep3

        Shit

    • MMA Rules

      Good bye

    • ic0dex

      Don’t let these sheep talk you down. I’ve owned every iPhone up until the iPhone 7. I decided to give the Note 7 a try, completely different world. It felt like the old days when Jailbreaking was first introduced to us. Also just to have different hardware and an OS that looks different in your hands was amazing. Anyways, we all know that was short lived. I did go back to the iPhone 7 but I picked the S8+ up and I’m loving it. I’m still waiting for the new Note 8 though, that will be my main phone.

      • bushygoodness

        I’ve gotten every phone, including 7+, every year on the first day; I’ve had both the S7 edge for work and iPhone 7+ for personal use. They are both great phones, but I do prefer how smooth ios runs over andriod. I also like how android is open source compared to apple, yes it reduce malware, but I jailbreak my phone every year so it really kinda negates ios security.

      • tariq

        try using Nova launcher, my S7e feels nicer and smoother with it.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Android OS is still less secure than even a jailbroken iOS.

    • tariq

      make the switch my dude

    • Jarrod Lane

      What does the Galaxy S8 do that this “prototype” can’t? If the iPhone 8 does incorporate wireless charging and an “edge to edge” type screen what will be the major difference in hardware?

      I’ve been only Android to this point (S7 edge at the moment). My wife has been only Apple. The only major difference in hardware (when it comes to regular use) between my edge and the iPhone 7plus is charging and screen to bezel ratio. If the iPhone 8 solves that than what’s left?

      Oh, and curved edge phones like the S7 edge and s8 aren’t all their cracked up to be. It makes it harder to use one hand because of the lack of palm rejection. The edge tools are almost all found in Apple’s bottom tool drawer.

  • Rowan09

    I would love to hear the reason behind a vertical camera.

    • pegger1

      I’m thinking so they’re side by side in landscape.

      • Rowan09

        Ok we’ll know soon enough and then others will follow if it works out.

    • tariq

      COURAGE

      • Rowan09

        Definitely courage. Lol

  • askep3

    Looks a little thick

    • MrTarek

      for a bigger battery , i’d take it

      • askep3

        TRUEEE

  • Tobias9413

    My theory is that it won’t be in screen Touch ID. I think it’ll be on the sleep button hence the longer button. I’d say that the lower part of the sleep button would be a “home” button too.

  • Tom

    All we need is fast charging like galaxy s7 s8

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      If that means it will cause my iPhone to burst into flames? Then no thank you, I’ll stick to conventional charging instead. Or just buy an iPad charger and you’ll have your iPhone charged at least 40% faster, and it won’t harm your battery either.

      • Tom

        I have galaxy s7 had it months charged very fast no burns

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        You do know that I don’t literally mean that every Samsung phone burns when charged, right? But recently, a good number of them have and that’s due to rushed technology just for the sake of being “FIRST” and poor quality assurance. I’d rather Apple took their time and did it right, 100% success rate.

  • ic0dex

    You people do realize that someone just made this using a CNC machine, right? This is not mad by Apple that snuck out of the factory. I’m going to go mill a few out and start selling them and giving a BS story that I snuck it out of the Foxconn Factory.

  • Gabriel Schwartz

    The camera again is protrusive.
    Why?
    It’s ugly and scratch prone not to mention you cannot put it flat on a table.

    • Jay

      I hate it too but  just doesn’t care. The case I use makes it flat so I barely even notice now.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Because simple optics, camera lenses like depth. The more the depth the better zoom capabilities and hence better photos the lens will take.

  • tariq

    2018 will be the year when most people turn away from their iphones and grab a samsung.

    • Stetch

      I doubt it

    • Jay

      Lol I’d never do such a silly thing as that.

  • Stetch

    I only need a screen, camera and TouchID. And of course; more power.

  • Seems like Shenzhen area and car registrations are Chinese so this could be LEGIT.