This year is an important one for Apple with the tech community expecting the smartphone and software giant to launch a new design this year. This year marks the ten-year anniversary since the first iPhone was launched. Now a new set of renders shows a sleek design and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back.
The renders come from reliable leakster @OnLeaks, in collaboration with @GearIndia, but the tipster has stated that he is not 100 per cent sure that the images portray the final design for the new Apple phone. The reason being Apple has been testing multiple prototypes for the new phone and it’s difficult to say what the final design will be.
The renders portray tiny bezels on the AMOLED iPhone 8, along with a speaker grille at the bottom and curved corners. Moreover, a vertical dual-camera setup is visible on the back, together with LED flash. The renders portray an iPhone that measures 143.5 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, with a display size of 5.8 inches. The removal of the home button and tiny bezels do provide a rather large screen in a small body smartphone.
That being said, there’s no indication of a Touch ID button on the back, the report mentions that perhaps Apple will integrate the fingerprint sensor below the display or incorporate it in the Apple logo on the back.
There have been major speculations regarding the position of the Touch ID. Some analysts have even believed that Apple might ditch the technology completely if it can’t find a solution for embedding it below the display. However, it’s highly unlikely that the iPhone 8 won’t come with a Touch ID at all; it is just a matter of waiting to see if Apple actually does it.
Apple is expected to announce three new smartphones this year, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The devices will most likely be unveiled in September, while some have said that perhaps Apple will preview the iPhone 8 during its WWDC event this June to build up hype, but that’s quite unlikely.