iPhone 8 Components Leak, Suggest Major Design Changes
We have been hearing about a huge iPhone design overhaul coming this year and components for the upcoming handset have leaked. The images surfaced on Reddit and are reportedly sourced out of China. The components suggest a vertical dual camera module and a glass front panel with narrow edged bezels and a top bar that will obviously house a front-facing camera, microphone, and speaker. The cutout may pose a problem for notifications, though Apple has reportedly come up with a software solution that we may learn more about this fall.
A second photo depicts the two alleged iPhone 8 components next to alleged components for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus, two devices that are rumored to be launching alongside the OLED iPhone 8. The glass panel on the front does not accommodate a fingerprint scanner, further conforming reports that Apple may have found a way to embed the scanner underneath the display. This may obviously still be too early to assume anything.
The iPhone 8, which will reportedly feature a 5.8-inch display, appears to fall into a comfortable middle ground between the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in terms of overall size. Apple should take the wraps off in September.