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This neat Apple iPhone 8 concept has it all: smaller bezels, dual camera, and even a Touch Bar

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This neat Apple iPhone 8 concept has it all: smaller bezels, dual camera, and even a Touch Bar

Ah, concepts for future iPhone device, who doesn't love these? 

We certainly do, which is precisely the reason why we got so excited about a particular YouTube video that has been making the rounds since February 1 and shows us what that rumored super-premium iPhone 8 could theoretically end up looking like. 

In particular, this latest concept takes a bunch of the more exciting rumors we've heard close to heart, most notably the oft-repeated one which claims that the iPhone 8 (and possibly the 7s and 7s Plus) will have minimum bezels at the front. The concept doesn't feature a wrap-around, edge-to-edge display, but it does away with the top and bottom bezels of the iPhone's front and fills them with display. 

This neat Apple iPhone 8 concept has it all: smaller bezels, dual camera, and even a Touch Bar
This neat Apple iPhone 8 concept has it all: smaller bezels, dual camera, and even a Touch Bar

Surprisingly, we see a home button here - render artists often go wild and ditch these, but it's nice to see that this one has taken a more down-to-earth approach. This doesn't seem to be your regular iPhone home button, though: the button itself and the surrounding portion of the display are envisioned as functioning similarly to the cool TouchBar on the new MacBook Pro. Different app-specific buttons and toolbars seemingly appear at the bottom of the iPhone's display. We can't lie, this seems pretty neat, though we are certain it will remain merely wishful thinking.

Here's a closer look at the concept.



source: Thaadz via 9To5Mac

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posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:02 18

1. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1923; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


You just described the LG V20 but thanks for the effort.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:06 2

2. cnour (Posts: 1361; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


LG what? LG is always making phones? Happy to know.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:13 18

3. amasog (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


No! LG is not making phones. They are making condoms & sex toys.

Happy now? hihihi!

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 08:01

13. Settings (Posts: 2295; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Its a rotated V20.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:22 4

4. Macready (Posts: 1446; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


The ironic part is, that the Mac Pro has a touch bar as a (partial) replacement for the lack of a touchscreen.

If almost your whole front phone surface is covered by a touchscreen, the need for a fixed touch bar becomes rather superfluous and actually limits what could be done in various software programs (touch "bar" wherever you want it, at whatever size and in various shapes).

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 09:16

16. arman9953 (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


yeah but it takes up a part of the 16:9 real estate, so then there are borders not only where the bar is but also on the sides to show content still in 16:9, which makes the borderless approch useless -_-
this is the perfect way of moving a lot of the buttons to the buttom where fingers can easily reach them. It must be hard on an borderless smartphone to reach the top so i think rhis is pure genius.
TLDR
1. More Control at the Bottom where the reach is easy
2. More Buttons on screen at the same time, faster access to many things
3. 1.&2. without using up the main screen real estate which stays at 16:9 with full resolution

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 13:03 2

19. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Funny i can do same thing on my G5... i can personalise the onscreen button to fit my need.

So its indeed an LG feature ripoff.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 13:42

21. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


In your opinion, can you explain why Mac's don't have Touch Displays? Especially when they now cost about the same as non-touch displays?

In fairness, yes the Windows UI is not built for touch, but it still works. Effectively yoru foinger becomes the mouse. The fact you can place you finger where you want it, faster than sliding a mouse on a table to me is a big deal.

Then being able to take my stylus (Surface Pro) and drawing on the display is awesome too.

I don't understand a company, namely Apple, who popularized touch on the phone and tablet, refuse to bring the same to the Mac.

Curious to your take on this, because I know you are actually here and love tech and not like these crazy fans.

I ask, because even though I don't own a Mac, I use OSX in a VM. Of course I am able to use my touchscreen in the VM. Like my Windows host, the touch display comes in quite handy in the Mac VM for the quick clicks.

Touchbar is a good idea, but a touchscreen is better. Tim Cooks claim no one wants to touch a computer screen is BS. Isnt the iPad a computer? Its only input is what?

Is Tim Cook trying to draw a line saying once a screen reaches a certain size, touching isn't an option?

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 11:05

24. MrHate (Posts: 289; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


I mean it's true. The bigger the screen the less optimal a touch screen is and the less comfortable it is.

And Apple advertises the iPad as a tablet and not a computer. And also the majority of the world sees it as a tablet and NOT as a computer.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:23

5. Iodine (Posts: 1382; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


It's way too thick.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:40 5

6. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3463; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


That's what she said

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:45 4

7. peace247 (Posts: 464; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


What a shi*yt concept...

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:45

8. peace247 (Posts: 464; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Shi*ty

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 06:47

9. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Why not get rid of the buttons for the power and volume keys and just have touch bar as well?

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 07:34

10. krystian (Posts: 420; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


I've seen a lot of concepts in my time that were great but these people don't take the engineering design factors into consideration so they make these crazy phones that will never be. Still fun.

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 07:50 2

11. ibend (Posts: 6566; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


because all those people want is more views for their vids...
even this video title is total clickbait..
"iPhone 8 Commercial" seriously? lol..

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 07:51 3

12. ibend (Posts: 6566; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


iPhone8 still 19months away...
can we stick to iphone7s leak and rumors for now?

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 08:18

14. RasacL (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Jan 2017)


Exactly....

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 13:00

18. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1048; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Think you might be living under a rock all this time but most of the rumors point to a iPhone 8 and not 7S

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 18:48

22. ibend (Posts: 6566; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


all iPhone8 rumor is just baseless rumor, or imaginative render.. it's what iFans want, but not what apple will give this year...
just like what Ming-Chi Kuo said, there will be 3 iPhone this year.. iPhone7s, iPhone7s Plus, and iPhone "Ferrari"
iPhone never skip #s, and that "Ferrari" wont be iPhone8, it's just overpriced iPhone7s with extra feature

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 11:10

25. MrHate (Posts: 289; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


You are referring to Ming-Chi Kuo but are saying that these are baseless rumors? There are TONS of rumors from big names like him that indicate that the next iPhone could look extremely close to all the renders we are seeing.
You should know that the third iPhone model will be a massive improvement and will most likely be a complete revamp. If you are a fan of tech you should get excited for it regardless if you like Apple or Android or whatever. And of course it will cost a lot. It's Apple we are talking about.

posted on 04 Feb 2017, 20:37

26. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1048; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


The only thing that is seemingly confirmed though is that the next iPhone Plus will have a different design with a curved OLED screen so no, the next iPhone most likely will not be the 7S but the 8. They generally have never skipped on a S series but they also have never went more then 3 years on a same design so I am almost 100% sure the next iPhone will be redesigned.

Next iPhone will have a lot of great stuff inside(fastest SoC when it comes out, A11, A10 is almost just as fast as the 835 despite being months older) etc

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 08:37 1

15. Hallyu (Posts: 636; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Nice dream. Wake up all ifanatics. LOL

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 09:33

17. syam7863 (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Sep 2016)


iPhoneArena much?!!

posted on 02 Feb 2017, 13:16

20. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 13895; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I can say on the MacBook Pro, the TouchBar is a very good idea. I got to play with it and I can say I would love for a Windows PC to have it. In Office apps especially the tool bar in the UI could be on the Touchbar and that would be very cool.

Now even though its a cool idea that si very useful, its not an idea worth Apple charging an additional $300 onto the MacBook which si already overpriced for what it does.

Considering they change the charging port again for no reason, took off ALL the USB ports which means I'd have to buy a Type C ~ microUSB cable for some of my devices and a Type C to Type C cable to charge my present smartphone.

So that was a bad move.

A dual display iPhone? That would be very costly knowing Apple. But we all can dream. Once day dual screens like this will be the normal.

I think the TouchBar on a phone would be cool, if your phone had real features and not just apps to make use of it.

posted on 03 Feb 2017, 03:55

23. OscarGoldman (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


If it doesn't have a headphone jack, it's stupid. As are its consumers.

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