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iPhone 8 concept jumps two years ahead in time to look at the future of Apple

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iPhone 8 concept jumps two years ahead in time to look at the future of Apple
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might have gone on sale not too long ago, but as you know well the situation with Apple rumors, you might not be surprised to see whispers about the next iPhone already doing the rounds. Let's call that imaginary next iPhone, the iPhone 7. Even the most versed in Apple rumors, however, could not have expected this - a concept for the iPhone 8 has surfaced on the interwebs.

Yes, this imaginary iPhone 8, a device that the concept maker obviously expects to arrive in two years. So why do we see it now? There is some sound logic behind its appearance - it's premature, but the reason we're seeing a concept for the iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7 is the fact that Apple has the habit of changing the design language of its smartphones once every two years. That redesign falls exactly on this imaginary iPhone 8, while the next, allegedly iPhone 7, is not expected to feature any major changes in its appearance. This logic falls apart if Apple goes with an iPhone 6s, though, and it might be many more years until the 8th edition arrives, but let's pretend that such complexities won't happen.

And this particular concept - while being based on nothing but thin air - does not look bad at all. A creation of Steel Drake, it approaches the awesome looks of concepts by another Apple-centric concept maker, Martin Hajek. Take a look of the interesting new shapes of this iPhone 8 concept, and don't hesitate to let us know whether you like what you see or not in the comment section below. Hey, and don't forget that fan-made concepts like this one have nothing to do with the reality of Apple's plans - they're just an illustration of someone's dreams and wishes.

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posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:39 17

1. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 59; Member since: 30 May 2014)


dat bezel though

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:37 2

26. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Xperia Z3 Compact bezels.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 08:32 14

30. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Would that not be 4 years for the iphone 8? We still need to have 6s,7,7s then 8?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 09:18 2

32. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Yeah, four years.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 10:56

36. blazee (Posts: 407; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


I was about to comment that as well

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:13 2

37. xperian (Posts: 326; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Why are people so obsessed with bezel size? When bezels are to small, it's uncomfortable to hold. For me my LG G bezels are perfect. This design for me looks great, the only thing that I don't like is that top and bottom bezels are not symetrical.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:42 2

2. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Good looking for the Black color.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:45

4. QuadFace (Posts: 136; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


This is so cool but Apple cannot afford this.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:46 7

5. kiza_88 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


i bezel 8 :)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:49 16

6. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


looks like xperia to me.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:59 3

8. Sreddy (unregistered)


Thats what came to my mind also.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:31 2

20. Bondurant (Posts: 426; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


looks like you own a xperia. Common to see every fanboy of their own phones talk about how the other good looks are somehow similar to their own phone or a copy from it.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:50 2

22. Sreddy (unregistered)


No, i dont own an xperia; never had appealed to me. nor does like look of this concept.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 08:04

28. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


i own a micromax phone and not any International brands.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 05:50 4

7. antmiu2 (Posts: 312; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


rounded corners, we get it already. looks just like a z3

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:02

9. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


He thinks the home button will still be there? I doubt it..

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:07 6

10. abhishekvashishth (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


Not 2. I think 4 years ahead.
Didn't you include 6s, 7s?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:12 1

11. kameni011 (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Iphone 6s 7 7s 8 that means 4 year in future

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:08

39. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Plot twist Apple switches it up and goes straight to 7. Most likely won't happen but what if.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:15

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 21353; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No Apple, just no!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:28

18. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Yes Apple, just yes!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 09:13

31. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


You know I like android. But how could you not like this design?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 09:25

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 21353; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not a fan of the sides N_C

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:40

42. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


Still a sexy iPhone design. Dat purp tho. IMO

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:33

48. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


why you don't like it?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:16 4

13. SIGPRO (Posts: 1443; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Apple sucks!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:29 3

19. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Their company and their substandard mediocre products, certainly does.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:59

43. meanestgenius (Posts: 11751; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Totally agree. +1.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:19

50. Venkatramanan (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Their pricing too...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:18 1

14. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


All these concept phones look nice. I think phone manufacturers should sack their design teams and start hiring these guys...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:22

15. rowdysheeter (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


looks damn sexy!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:37

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 21353; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It loses the elegance iPhones are known for though. I think they should follow the current design language, but make it a little thicker for a bigger battery.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:02 1

46. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


The 6 and 6+ are far from elegant. The 5S was a nice design, the new ones looks like arse. I put my G3 down next to a 6+ at work and my goodness it looked so much better.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:11

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 21353; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your post was as moot as mine dude, beauty is based on perception, hence opinion. Now kindly see post 25.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:23

16. hallihallo.87 (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It will get lazerkeyboard (again) and it will make world peace :P
Maybe a cup of hipstercoffee too ;)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:26

17. djk4363 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


It's more than just looks, isn't it?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 06:40

21. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Two years and no changes to the handset,guess this render is gonna be quite accurate.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:01

23. windowsphonejunkie (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


The problem with this concept is that it would be like going back in time for Apple. It looks more like the Iphone 4 and 4s than anything else

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:28

24. Freelist86 (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I like it. looks like xperia the only thing I hate about it, it runs IOS

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:21

51. Venkatramanan (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


For me, Only good thing in iphone is iOS.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 07:43 1

27. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


iPhone Xperia.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 08:17

29. Switch00 (Posts: 474; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


flat phone concept is a bit outdated, don't you think. get creative!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 09:49

34. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


wow! I must say it looks beautiful even though I am not much a fan of iphone

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 10:25

35. TBomb (Posts: 738; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


not flat/simple/plain enough to be an iphone

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:15

38. iamoa (unregistered)


concept makers better and pretty looking phones than the manufacturers themselves. this is an example. this (or something like this) should've been the ip6(+)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:50

40. bored_guy147 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


Sony got the Xperia design off the iphone 4 and this looks like a mix between the iPhone 4 and the 6. Top and bottom bezels will be even though

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:11

41. StewieMonSta (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2014)


iPhone 8 = Android phones in 2014

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:27

44. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wow, somehow the design feels very captivating. More elegant than the current series. If this was the real iPhone, it'll probably be the first iPhone design that actually looks decently nice. But then, there's iOS. But that's a different story.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:58

45. KeyserSoze (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Nice concept, very good-looking phones, way better-looking than them ugly iPhone 6's. By they way, since iPhone 6S comes out in 2015, iPhone 7 in 2016, and iPhone 7S in 2017, iPhone 8 would actually be introduced 4 years from now in 2018, not 2 years as stated in this article title.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:03

49. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 531; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Sony inspired.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:49

52. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


They took an iPhone 6/6+ and slid a cover over that covers the front and rear to and bottom and leaves the sides exposed... How in the hell is this a concept device or news for that matter? Anyone who can't see that is literally retarded

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:52

53. TechDork (Posts: 292; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Apple should really should really take a look at some of these concept designs & consider taking design cues from them when creating their next flagship phone. I don't see what could hurt & to be honest, I'm sure they do see them. This design is really amazing & sleek & it seems like he's taking design cues from the iPhone 4 with the glass back. If anything, give us another color choice, like a really nice dark blue or a slate blue.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:08

54. vhammoudeh (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Beautiful design but apparently just some graphic designer's dream, just by looking at it without knowing more details, it seems impossible to manufacture, that seamless front to back body can only be made with plastic which is not typical Apple, and even then fixing all the components inside will be a nightmare.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 02:01

55. Jon.b (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2014)


What a jock it looks like Sony Xperia Z3 or the Z3 Compact

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:34

56. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Wiil it bend or stain?

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 15:01

57. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


beauty means that htc do

posted on 25 Oct 2015, 04:54

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