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New iPhone 8 renders reveal Apple is switching to glass design, vertical dual camera and two slightly bigger bodies

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New iPhone 8 renders reveal Apple is switching to glass design, vertical dual camera and two slightly bigger bodies

The 2017 Apple iPhone is expected to bring one of the biggest changes ever in the design and functionality of the iPhone series, and while the phone is said to be gearing up for launch at a slightly later time in the year, some interesting new details about it have surfaced.

What we have here are renders of the new iPhone 8 (the final name is not yet confirmed), made by Engadget. So how did Engadget got a hold of these pictures nearly half a year before the launch of the new phone? The publication says that a reliable source in the accessory industry showed it 'a highly detailed CAD file of the "iPhone 8's" chassis', and this allowed the creation of these very detailed renders.

The big news is that Apple has decided to increase the screen size of its iPhone family: the 4.7" small iPhone will grow to have a 5" display, while the 5.5" Plus iPhone model will be supersized to a 5.8" screen diagonal. These two models are likely to still feature a design with the traditional iPhone bezels, and there could be a third model with a bezel-less design that we do not see in the pictures here.

One important change that we see confirmed in these pictures is the vertically oriented dual camera, a change from the horizontal dual camera system currently used on the iPhone 7 Plus (the iPhone 7 still only uses a single rear camera).

These renders also confirm that Apple has allegedly settled on a glass design for the iPhone 8. Interestingly, the fingerprint scanner is now flush with the screen glass.


source: Engadget

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posted on 16 May 2017, 06:23 9

1. Wiencon (Posts: 2016; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Can we finally get rid of that pathetic camera bump? There is no reason for it and it's almost 3 years since we had it. Just give us bigger battery goddamit

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:25 2

3. Xperia14 (Posts: 878; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Yes, a camera hump looks ugly, but I'd rather have a camera hump than a smaller sensor (like how LG got rid of the G6's camera hump with fitting a smaller sensor).

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:51 1

10. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I too do not mind a camera hump, but as long as the camera is at the center of the back of the phone, because in that position, the handset won't wobble when placed on a table.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:44 1

19. sgodsell (Posts: 4643; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If they are changing the size of the display, then most likely they are changing the resolution as well. So the 5" display is most likely a full HD display now (1920x1080). If the plus model is going to a 5.8" display, then it is most likely a 2k display (2560x1440) or even the same display found on the Galaxy S8 (2960x1440). Remember Apple is buying Samsung displays.

posted on 16 May 2017, 08:06

21. kevv2288 (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


If its 2960 x 1440 it would have to have the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio as the s8 as well...I don't see apple going that route

posted on 16 May 2017, 08:26

23. WPX00 (Posts: 456; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


There were rumors it's becoming a 2.25:1 ratio display.

posted on 16 May 2017, 15:14

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13806; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Apple is not getting the 2960x1440. I'm gonna guess native QHD @ 2560x1440 at best.

Apple also rarely follows standard resolutions. I mean going FHD was a huge surprise for me.

Also just for argument, lets say they get a 2960x1440 display. So, how is it, Samsung added it to their phone, and its cost only went up $100, while the iPhone will be $250+ over the original cost?

I doubt Samsung would ever sell Apple anything 100% equal or identical to what they offer first on their own phone. No matter how much Apple is willing to pay.

Also, any FHD display (@1920x1080) with a 16:9/10 aspect ration is a 2K display.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:56 1

20. vincelongman (Posts: 5004; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


They should use the Google method of tampering it into a wedge shape

Or better yet, just make it thicker and add more battery

posted on 16 May 2017, 08:26

22. WPX00 (Posts: 456; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Apple's camera sensor is already small enough. 1/2.9" just isn't competitive anymore in this world. I don't think the sensor size is the problem. If Huawei can two 1/2.9" sensors (with OIS) into a 7mm body, so can Apple.

I think with the G6 sensor, the problem wasn't size either. It was cost. Customers pined for a wide angle camera equal to the main camera, but making it both 16MP was too expensive.

posted on 16 May 2017, 09:09

24. yann (Posts: 348; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


This camera hump is humongous!
And very ugly.
The front looks very nice, but the back is disaster!

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:33

7. soopeace (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Jan 2017)


L-shaped battery would be great....

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:51 1

11. Victor.H (Posts: 741; Member since: 27 May 2011)


There is a reason for it and that reason is usually a bigger camera sensor.

posted on 16 May 2017, 09:16

25. Podrick (Posts: 1091; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


You can increase phone's thickness instead of having a stupid camera hump.

posted on 16 May 2017, 15:12

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13806; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Except they have gotten smaller over the years.

The reason the iPhone camera stick out farther, is because the phone is so thin.

Samsung still makes their phones somewhat thicker, which is why they have a 40%+ larger battery, and the camera now stick out even less than before.

posted on 17 May 2017, 05:59

34. yann (Posts: 348; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


It is not excuse for ugly looking back. There are bigger sensors on the market, without such humongous hump. Lets admit it - it's and ugly designed back. Don't try to defend Apple. The black is black - it's not white.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:17

15. Cat97 (Posts: 262; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


Camera hump is necessary due to current sensor and optical technology. There could be stack thickness advances in a few years with curved sensors (Sony working on it) and lens design with mirrors, but these designs are just not ready yet and also have disadvantages (light loss, etc.).

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:24

2. androiduser (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


Htc u11 is great, but no Bluetooth 5 and the squeeze feature is a huge turn off.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:27

17. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


This isn't the article you should be commenting that on. Here, let me help you:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-HTC-U11-is-the-companys-new-flagship-and-you-can-squeeze-it_id94048

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:26 2

4. shield (Posts: 479; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


ugly.

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:27 3

5. John-Knotts (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Apple going back to glass?? Hmmm...i wonder why? Lmao

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:34 6

8. soopeace (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Jan 2017)


Wireless charging??? Of course

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:35

9. bucky (Posts: 3075; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Considering one of their more iconic designs was glass, I'm not surprised. I'm not happy about it though.

posted on 16 May 2017, 15:20

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13806; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why not?! You actually aren't happy with something Apple is doing?

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:29 3

6. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1215; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Yawn...

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:52 2

12. aegislash (Posts: 995; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I really want to love the overall design, but the camera hump just makes the rear look terrible. The vertical camera with a hump wouldn't look so bad if it was like the 7 Plus, where the flash is separate from to hump...but this time, it seems the flash is part of the hump itself, which means it's more elongated and just..doesn't look good.

It's a shame that Jony Ive has his mind so warped into the whole "thinner is better" mentality, because if Apple merely increased the thickness by 1mm, they could drastically reduce the size of the hump as well as have the space for a bigger battery. Samsung did it with the S7/Edge after user complaints about the hump on the S6/Edge, and the extra thickness was barely even noticeable.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:29

18. AmashAziz (Posts: 1239; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


True that. Don't know what Jony Ive and co. think while designing iPhones. Many of us are good with an 8 mm thick iPhone even, if it reduces the camera hump atleast.

posted on 16 May 2017, 06:53

13. twens (Posts: 1039; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I guess it's note 8 for me then if this is what apple is planning.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:11

14. markobarko (Posts: 93; Member since: 09 Oct 2016)


OOO nice camera bump, bezels and 2015 design BUT it will still sell in millions, so next time just throw garbage to the masses and they will buy it.

posted on 16 May 2017, 07:26

16. cmdacos (Posts: 494; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Yep. The one front picture shows a massive forehead bezel so I don't think these are legit.

posted on 16 May 2017, 11:08

26. omnitech (Posts: 764; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Lol you are going to be shocked buddy. This is actually more than I thought.

I expected a 4.7 OLED with the exact same design as th iPhone 7. Be happy it's different.

Apple is not going to lose money on a device for their sheep so it's not going to be bezeless.

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