Alleged iPhone 8 Mockup Photographed in the Wild


The iPhone 8, the tenth anniversary iPhone, is rumored to launch sometime before the end of 2017, and the rumor mill has been adamant in spoiling the surprise for months now.

A new report from BGR aims to give us a look at what the iPhone 8 may look like in its final design, and not just in CAD drawings or a concept image, either. The report actually includes photos of a mockup of the handset, a dummy unit, which doesn’t feature all of the branding, or even an indication of what Apple has decided to do with Touch ID this time around.

The report indicates that the mockup is based on “actual finalized schematics,” so similar to the way the CAD-based creations are put together, but with an actual case you can touch and examine. And while we don’t have a clear answer regarding Touch ID (the mockup doesn’t indicate if it will be on the back or embedded in the display), we can see that the handset will have a dual camera setup on the back, oriented vertical, and that there’s a Lightning port on the bottom of the handset.

A 3.5mm headphone jack won’t be making a return this year.

As or the dummy unit itself, the report says it features 2.5D curved glass on the front and back, and a polished stainless steel frame sandwiched between them. It also seems pretty thick, but that may just be a byproduct of the dummy unit itself, or a trick of the angle/photo. The Mute switch appears just over the volume rockers, and the Power/Sleep button certainly seems a bit longer than it has been on previous generations.

Otherwise, the device looks like an iPhone might, and if this is indeed the finalized design of the iPhone 8, it would line up with previous rumors aplenty.

So, looking at a dummy unit, what do you think of the iPhone 8 if this is the design Apple goes with?

[via BGR]

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