Some years, the big leak that reveals what the next iPhone is going to look like is right in front of our faces. Take the totally redesigned Apple iPhone 4 which Steve Jobs compared to a "beautiful old Leica camera." Exactly seven-years ago today, an Apple iPhone 4 was found on the floor of a bar in San Jose. Soon, images of the next iPhone were all over the place. In March 2014, a factory worker inside Foxconn leaked out photos showing the design of the Apple iPhone 6. Mind you, these images were taken in March, a good half a year before the phone was unveiled. Already, you could see the protruding camera and the antenna lines from the CAD CAM images on the computer screen.
Today, a schematic diagram supposedly lifted from a Foxconn factory reveals what is said to be the final design of the 10th-anniversary model, the Apple iPhone 8. The diagram is said to be the actual one used in the manufacturing process to help build the device, which will feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen using 2.5D glass. As previously leaked by Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8's front-facing camera will employ a 3D scanner with face recognition capabilities. Apple could be having issues with the production of this technology, which is one reason why the phone might be delayed.
According to the source, the side buttons will not be mechanical. You cannot press them down, but you will feel haptic feedback when you adjust the volume or turn on the phone. The power button is long enough to be used for two different functions, and Touch ID will be embedded under the screen. As recent rumors and sketches have shown, the dual camera setup on back could be laid out in a vertical fashion.
We do suggest that you take all of this information and the accompanying images with a pinch or salt (heck, you might need two). Although past scenarios have proven that the design of the next-gen iPhone can be discovered five to six-months in advance, those kind of situations are rare indeed. Still, it doesn't hurt to ask yourself if you would be happy with this design if the schematics turn out to be legitimate.
Besides the leaked schematics, you will find 3D models of the Apple iPhone 8 for your viewing pleasure. Simply click on the slideshow below.
source: ifanr.com (translated) via BGR