Apple’s iPhone 8 should feature a whole new industrial design with an almost full-screen face, a 2.5D curved OLED screen, no physical Home button, an in-screen fingerprint reader and other perks. Earlier this week, leakster Benjamin Geskin posted what files as the first hands-on video featuring a CNC-machined iPhone 8 dummy model.
Don’t read too much into this report— this is a dummy iPhone 8 unit after all, and as such for display only. It’s not a real working phone nor is it one of the iPhone 8 prototypes.
And here it is.
Don’t let the lack of an Apple logo on the backside confuse you: this is, as I’ve said, a mockup that matches up with a bunch of the rumors we’ve heard thus far.
That said, the clip provides a good approximation of what a future iPhone with a nearly full-screen front face might look like. Be sure to check out another iPhone mockup that leaked last week, which could be representative of the final design Apple settled on.
Apple is said to have tested about ten different iPhone prototypes.
Some of them probably sport a rear Touch ID, just in case Apple’s plan to integrate a next-generation fingerprint sensor into the display assembly falls apart. To give you a better idea what an iPhone with a rear Touch ID might look like, do check out the images of an iPhone 8 clone from China, some of which you can see above.
Apple is likely to unveil its 2017 iPhone lineup at a media event in September.
Aside from a new premium design and a full-front OLED display, iPhone 8 is widely expected to feature wireless charging, 3D facial scanning, a ten-nanometer A11 chip designed by Apple, augmented reality features and, of course, iOS 11 that Apple will preview at WWDC next month.