Apple’s flagship iPhone 8 model is said to support wireless charging and use a stacked logic board design to make room for an L-shaped battery, with purported new images of alleged production designs taken by a Foxconn employee depicting those purported components.

Harvested from Chinese social media, the photos were re-posted to SlashLeaks.

The black spot seen on the photographs apparently shows off engineering layout for the device’s inductive wireless charging coil, which some claim would require a standalone wireless charging mat (sold separately) and the iOS 11.1 software update.

Predictably, there doesn’t appear to be a headphone jack at the bottom.

Other interesting findings that  can be gleaned from the photos: a dual-lens rear camera, a stacked logic board design and possible new 3D sensors for the front-facing camera.

The photographs were apparently taken by a Foxconn employee during an EVT stage.

EVT, or Engineering Verification Test, is an early-stage manufacturing phase performed on first engineering prototypes, to ensure that any design problems are identified and solved as early as possible. Since iPhone 8 recently entered volume production, the images you’re seeing were taken a few months ago and as such should be taken with a grain of salt.

Perhaps adding to the authenticity of the photographs is the “Ferrari” code-name for iPhone 8 which was first mentioned by AppleInsider back in December 2016.

“This top-tier model, expected to boast a glass sandwich design, borderless OLED display, ‘invisible’ Home button, wireless charging and more, carries the internal codename ‘Ferrari,’” AppleInsider learned from a source known for leaking information from Apple’s supply chain.

The publication said the three iPhone models destined for release in 2017 were internally designated “D20“, “D21” and “D22” during development. Curiously, the recent inadvertent release of an unredacted build of HomePod’s version of iOS contains references to unreleased devices, confirming that the premium edge-to-edge iPhone 8 model is designated “D22”.

  • Jamessmooth

    That homepod build… the more I see stuff about it the more I think it’s release as is was not intentional.


    wireless charging isn’t a big deal…this should have been implemented 2 years ago. iPhone 8 is Apple’s version of the S8..just $200 more and a year late.

    • Rowan09

      Wireless charging for the iPhone is a big deal because they got rid of the headphone jack.

      • TechnoBuff

        While i agree that wireless charging is a big deal for the iPhone even though every other OEM has had it for awhile now. it is not groundbreaking anymore in the overall scheme of things.. what is the correlation with the headphone jack??

      • Rowan09

        No one said anything about ground breaking. The biggest argument for losing the headphone jack is charging while listening to music with the standard headphones. If you are sitting at a desk you can put it on a dock and then use your headphones at the same time. Apple already had wireless charging as well on the Apple Watch.

      • TechnoBuff

        Using the Apple Watch in this is a false equivalency and lacks merit.
        Wireless charging for Apple is new terrain… period especially for a product that contributes >60% of the company’s profit/revenue.
        You can hypothesize about why Apple removed the headphone jack. Apple never said it was for wireless charging at any point in time . nor promised wireless charging. Apple removed for perceived obsolescence, increased battery size and form.
        More so, using a dock is possible in certain scenarios for most people, most consumers that has phone with wireless charging barely uses the dock nor purchase one.. that perspective will remain same for the iPhone

      • Rowan09

        I understand, but my point is Apple already have a device with wireless charging, it’s not like they are entering a new field.

        I’m only giving what makes sense as a reason for wireless charging. Since there’s no headphone jack, wireless charging makes sense since you’ll be able to charger your device and listening with the wired headset. I’m fine if they don’t include it because I went wireless years ago.

  • Patrick Rice

    Wireless charging would be a damn great addition…

    • PhilT

      True wireless charging would be good but I feel induction charging sucks, I want to pick my phone up and use- stop charging.
      Now this company -Energous, have had the capability to charge upto 15’ from the antenna so you can be on the sofa or in bed and it still charges- that should be the future.

      • kadeem kadz Dulice

        sounds like cancer too me bruh ..

      • PhilT

        pretty much what everyone said about mobile phone signals years ago and wifi, haha

      • Bill

        …and here we are, where so many more people have various cancers. I jest, sort of, we also aren’t eating food per se… I mean a lot of it is pure garbage. All these things add up.

      • PhilT

        without sounding harsh towards humanity but cancer, disease……is natures way of curbing the population, we are only a small rock with finite resources. give me an awesome camera upgrade and true wireless charging and ill take the risk, haha.