A new set of images surfaced this morning showing an alleged iPhone 8 dummy unit. It features a large display with small bezels, a vertically-aligned dual camera, and what appears to be a rear-mounted Touch ID/Home button.

While the device bears Apple and iPhone logos, and some of the rumored iPhone 8 features, serial leaker Benjamin Geskin says it’s not the real thing. Geskin pointed to the photos on Twitter, calling the handset a “Chinese clone.”

The consensus thus far seems to be that the next-generation iPhone will have Touch ID embedded into its display, but rumors—and as you can see, alleged leaks—claiming that it will have a rear-mounted Home button have persisted.

It’s possible Apple considered such a design at one point, and it may have even made it to the prototyping stage. It’s also possible this is the oft-rumored iPhone 7s expected to debut alongside the iPhone 8 this fall—it’s been reported that Apple has had issues with mass-producing displays with embedded Touch ID, so this would be a cheaper, more efficient option. Or this could just be a Galaxy S8 clone that’s been rebranded for higher pricing.

Apple’s WWDC keynote is next week, where it is expected to preview the next major version of iOS. It’s also believed we could see a new iPad model with slimmer bezels, which may give us some insight on the next iPhone’s design.

What do you think of this iPhone 8 dummy?

Source: Twitter

  • Dimitri

    Im sorry but the design looks terrible. Im sure apple will provide something with a much cleaner implementation for the Touch ID. Rumors or not.

  • Charlie

    Anything is possible with a 3D printer nowadays…

  • brian.

    Please see @venyageskin1 twitter. This is fake.

    • As mentioned in paragraph 2.

      • brian.

        Thanks Sebastien,

        You know something. I’m just going to read the whole article before commenting on anything. Shame on me.

  • malhal

    Looks pretty good, will be very glad if they move touch ID out of the home button where it is so annoying having to use different fingers to look at lock screen.

    • Hektōr

      Yeup, so you would have to raise your iPhone everytime you want do unlock it since the Touch ID would be on the back and you can’t reach it when laying on a desk, for example. That’s a regression.

    • jalexcarter

      yeah i definitely agree I’m always having to use a non touch ID finger to wake my phone without opening it cause i dont want to have to depress the button to do so and it unlocks in a split second. kudos to apple being able to make it so fast but its too damn fast, it was perfect how it was. but thats apple, always trying to fix problems that don’t exist.

    • Vy Hoang

      wouldn’t a casing cover the touch ID? I think this is a fake.

  • joshuajingmoreno

    Fake!

  • Luka Petranović

    How does anyone like this design? Camera looks disgusting, touch ID on the rear is so not Apple and usually it is hard to reach (Samsung S8 and Plus), all this back to brick look isn’t any beneficial either, this screen reminds me of HTC & Samsung, etc… I mean it is only my opinion but I think that 7 Plus is 100% the best looking iPhone so far. Especially Jet Black version which looks stunning and sleek even tho it is very easy damaged. My opinion only on all off this. Would like reply of other people what they think about it…

    • jalexcarter

      I actually like the overall design a lot, the camera is a little unusual but doesn’t look bad by any means turning it vertical instead of horizontal. my main gripe is the screens hard right angle corners, they look pretty ugly. I think it would look a lot better if it was curved the same way the body of the phone is curved, similar to how the galaxy s8’s is without actually dropping down on the edges.

    • Wilber Alexander Flores

      The same camera is used on the 7 plus only difference here is it’s downwards instead of across

  • Alexis Marrero

    fake news!

  • ravinigga

    Really the dummy is aluminum not glass so fake

  • Vinnie Bones

    It’d be funny we yell out “fake!!” and then Apple drops something like this in our face… guess what? Some of y’all would still buy it!!

  • Ric D

    It’s probably the iPhone 7s.

    • MMA Rules

      My thoughts

  • Akil Henley

    If there is any sort of wireless charging as everyone says, wouldn’t that just be the charging connector and not a touch ID scanner?

  • Gethro

    It might actually be the real deal… let’s wait till next week and see!

    • MMA Rules

      I believe this is the 7s, the 8 is supposed to have glass on back, so let’s only hope

  • Bacillus

    It’s the iPhone Galaxy S8…
    Shamsung shamelessly copied Apple in advance !!!

  • eXoguti097

    Yep could definitely be the 7s. The “8” is supposed to have glass back, the flash in between the cameras, and more sensors on the front at the top. And I’ve been thinking for a while that the vertical cameras are to be used better with AG in landscape?

  • BlackPantherK

    A lot of people are going to be angry if this is eventually the real deal hahaha

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      yet it will still sell like hotcakes

      • TwoSim

        No doubt the software on iPhone is the reason I buy it.

  • mahe

    damn …
    no …
    no …
    I won’t get this one …
    no …
    never ever …
    hell no …

  • Jay

    hmm, home touch ID ring doesn’t really sit flush and the rear flash has been previously shown between the camera lenses, only one camera on the front, and the screen isn’t necessarily edge to edge. Besides those this HQ photo was taken outside. I doubt this is the final look and however it could be one of the early prototypes.

  • Christopher

    Come on everyone, this is an obvious fake. I mean just look at the design. The angles and edges are all off. Definitely not something a perfectionist like Apple would sell. And look at the back of this dummy. “iPhone” is written in the old Myriad font. Starting with the iPhone 7/7+ the “iPhone” on the back is written in Apple’s San Francisco font. I doubt they’re going back to Myriad.

    • Lit

      Obviously a fake. I mean a protruding camera? Apple would NEVER do that….. oh wait.

      • Christopher

        The protruding camera wasn’t really a surprise to be honest. It’s a natural phenomenon, when something becomes thinner, there’s not as much room inside as before.

      • tariq

        Sony makes a 21megapixel camera on their OLD Xperia z3 compact, no humps and bumps or excuses. Oh and with headphone jack.–when u design something, u can choose what fits and what doesn’t. It’s that simple.

      • Tamahome5555

        Z3 compact is 8.6mm thick
        iPhone is 7.1mm thick
        Of course there would be humps on camera

        iPhone 5s and iPhone SE is 7.6mm and there’s no hump because it’s thick enough for the camera system to fit in.

        Even the galaxy series has hump.
        You can try to put smaller camera for no hump but you see making it smaller will have a terrible effect in image quality

      • tariq

        I recently opened the back cover of my s7e and it’s obvious the hump is unnecessary, I won’t be surprised if iphone hump is pointless as well.

      • Christopher

        Thinner device = less space inside. It’s not a difficult concept. And man I’m so sick of hearing people whine and moan about the removal of the headphone jack. It’s a century old technology. Reliable, yes. But old and obsolete. It’s time to move on, and it will only take another few years for every other phone maker to follow suit. It won’t be very long before every flagship device lacks a headphone jack.

      • Tamahome5555

        I actually didn’t find headphone jack useful at all. even MKBHD agreed. He said that he don’t actually charge and listen to music at the same time. You won’t lose the adapter either since it will be staying plugged on your earphones..

      • mickey

        I disagree. I didn’t think it’d be an issue not being able to charge/use headphones at the same time but it has happened to me numerous times since owning the 7. Sometimes I’m low on battery (or just want to keep my battery topped off) and sitting somewhere but would like to use my headphones for music/games/etc… the ability to recharge and use my phone at the same time would be useful. And yes, wireless headphones are an option (I use them at the gym) but I prefer to use my set of expensive earbuds that sounds significantly better than most wireless sets out there. That being said, I bought the Belkin dual adapter for this purpose a while ago. It’s a little clunky but it is what it is.

      • Donato Bearint

        A protruding camera, that was suppose to be a joke right. It was almost maybe kinda funny if I read it backwards with one eye closed.

    • João Almeida

      This is so fake that you can see the cheap metal and plastic

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Apple is no more a perfectionist.

  • Donato Bearint

    If anyone believes this is something apple would ever make then don’t really understand apple products. Good try, but put a little more effort into making something a little believable. The new phone will look nothing like this. There’s too many reason even to list.

  • Thomas Gehman

    for the love of God, people, this is a chinese copy that you can literally buy right now. not anywhere near the rear deal.

  • sharpie

    Fake news

  • mickey

    It’d actually be nice if the 7s did this so the bezel/device size would shrink along with the 8. I can’t imagine getting a 7s which would look like a brick next to an 8 (according the leaks).