The iPhone 8 has been consistently rumored to drastically reduce the bezels on the upcoming flagship handset for months now, with plenty of corroborating reports to help.
And now there’s one more to add to the mix. An alleged packing insert for the iPhone 8 has surfaced, showcasing a device’s design that we’ve begun to see quite a bit lately. This particular design shows a handset that offers almost no bezel placement on the sides and bottom of the handset, with only a small portion of bezel allotted for the top of the phone, where the sensors and front-facing camera will be placed.
The image comes from SlashLeaks, and it allegedly details instructions on how to remove the SIM card for the upcoming iPhone 8. If the packaging insert is the real deal, it would be the first look at packing for the upcoming flagship smartphone.
As noted by 9to5Mac, the packaging insert not only shows the minimal bezels, but it also appears to corroborate the expectation that the Power button on the side of the phone will be a bit more elongated than in previous iPhone generations. Rumor has it that Apple may be considering integrating Touch ID into that button — or maybe not. The display itself does look like it will have an 18:9 aspect ratio, too, putting it in a similar space to Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
What do you think? The packaging insert looks the same as we’ve seen in previous iPhone boxes, but of course there’s no telling if it’s real or not just yet. Are you starting to like this design for the iPhone 8, or do you wish Apple would go with something else?