New leaked photos claim to show final version of the iPhone 8

We have seen numerous rumors about the iPhone 8 in recent weeks. Most notably, Apple is said to be considering modifying its dual rear camera layout by shifting from the horizontal orientation it used in the iPhone 7 Plus to a vertical one in the next handset.

The said leaked sketch also shows narrow earpiece at the top of the iPhone 8's front. Apple will still be using Sony mobile image sensors for their smartphones as their current generation models. The company may also reduce the size of the handset by integrating the home button on the screen itself.

This is quite an interesting turn of rumors. The unveiling is set to happen at the usual time in September, but supply constraints might cause Apple to delay putting it on sale for one or two months after it's first shown off.

The report says Apple tested a more extreme version of this glass/steel motif with "dramatic curves" harkening back to the original 2007 iPhone design.

The technology giant is working on three iPhone models this year, including one that will deliver an updated design and an "advanced" camera, Bloomberg is reporting citing sources.

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According to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple's 2017 iPhone iteration will come with a polished stainless steel "glass sandwich" design.

This new iPhone's screen is said to be OLED and is reportedly slightly larger than the 5.5-inch display of the iPhone 7 Plus, but because it takes up almost all of the front of the phone, the body of this device is closer to the iPhone 7 and its 4.7-inch screen.

That said, Apple is apparently testing multiple devices and hasn't quite settled on a final design.

Sources familiar with the matter informed the publication that Apple has more or less finalized the iPhone 8's design. The third model-which could be called the iPhone 8, iPhone X, or iPhone Edition-is also believed to be in the works. Another has a slightly curved, symmetrical glass on both front and back, and yet another has an aluminum back. If the new fingerprint sensor would not fit well, Apple might decide to move the sensor to the back of the phone just like the Samsung Galaxy S8.

  • Adam Floyd