Alleged CAD Renderings of the iPhone 8 Reveal Wireless Charging Support and Repositioned Cameras

The iPhone 8 is expected to arrive later this Fall. Given that it’s the 10th year iPhone, a lot of new features are expected to be on board. We have already heard about the all-new fingerprint scanner which will be embedded right under the display. A new leak is now giving us a good idea of some other aspects of the device. Believed to have come out of a reliable source, these CAD renders tell us about the presence of a new glass plate on the back to accommodate wireless charging.

The dual-cameras on the back have been repositioned by the company and is protruding from the surface. So it seems like the camera bump will be very prominent with the iPhone 8. As for wireless charging, it is said that the device will have a carved out surface on the back for this particular feature. These renders also suggest that the screen sizes of the new iPhones will be bumped to 5.0 and 5.8-inches respectively. This discards the notion that there will be three new iPhones coming out this year.

There are two camera sensors on the front here. This could be Apple’s way of finally foraying into AR with its consumer products. This could also pave the way for a 3D mapping system to make its way to the iPhones. The Touch ID sensor shown in this render is flush against the glass, although it still pretty much looks like a button. Given that the reports have suggested the use of a virtual Touch ID sensor, we’re taking this with a pinch of salt for the time being.

There won’t be an edge-to-edge display on the iPhone 8 as per this new CAD render. Taking all these factors into account, it’s still too early to tell if this is legit.

What do you think?

[Via Engadget]