Alleged Apple iPhone 8 schematic shows vertical dual camera setup on back (Update)

Alleged Apple iPhone 8 schematic shows vertical dual camera setup on back (Update)
UPDATE: Apparently, the Chinese text layered over the image clarifies that it is a fictional drawing of what the next iPhone could be. 

Better grab the ol' salt shaker because you are going to need a grain of the stuff to take this story with. According to tipster SlashLeaks, the schematic drawing that accompanies this story is allegedly showing us the 10th anniversary iPhone known as the Apple iPhone 8. As expected, Touch ID has vanished, and the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the glass as part of the .6-inch area of the screen that will replace the home button with virtual controls.

In addition, KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the iPhone 8 will come with a revolutionary front-facing camera that features a 3D sensor. The camera will also be involved in facial recognition, which will allow users to unlock their iPhone 8 and verify their identity using the unique capabilities of this new snapper. Speaking of cameras, a view from the side shows a very small protrusion of the rear camera. And the dual-camera module on the back of the iPhone 8 is placed in a vertical position, unlike the horizontal installation of the dual-camera module found on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

On bottom, the Lightning port is flanked on each sides by a speaker. The volume rocker is on the left with the power button on the right. The screen is rumored to be edge-to-edge, covering nearly the entire front of the phone, which is something that can't really be determined by this sketch.

Ironically, this schematic does match a crudely drawn image of the iPhone 8 made by a factory worker, right down to the vertically placed dual camera module on the back. So perhaps we shouldn't be too quick to dismiss this leak.

source: SlashLeaks, source of the update: @OnLeaks (Twitter)

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1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Looking at the schematic (if not tihsllub), we could perhaps see a return of the 4/S design. Not a bad thing after 6 years (unless one frivolously hates Apple).

6. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Why are Apple fans always so defensive these days? Must be hard to be a fan of the least innovative technology brand in the world, I guess. :D

30. jeffpom

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Why are Android Fans so aggressive. Sore Losers? Here's the deal... there isn't much innovation left in smartphones today. And when a Samsung/LG/Other Android phone does it... it doesn't usually work as well as it will on an iPhone. I have SIGNIFICANTLY fewer customers come through my doors with problems with their iPhones than I do Android customers. When iPhone does something - they do it right. (Usually - they've had their own share of problems....) It's locked down for a reason. Some innovations (fingerprint sensor) come later - because they make it work. Even when Samsung came out with fingerprint on S5 (AFTER iPhone) - it still didn't work as well as iPhone. And how's that S Voice? Oh yeah... gone and replaced. Now Google.... That's a different story. Although they are all across the board... they do do some stuff right. And a pure android phone is definitely decent.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Not a bad thing after 6 years (unless one frivolously hates Apple)." So, if a genuine Apple fan doesn't vouch for the return of the iPhone 4 design on the iPhone 8, it must be due to frivolous hate for Apple? Logic!

2. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

I will queue and buy whatever design Apple offer this September in Cupertino. Apple all the way, hail innovation :) Wish Apple offer 512gb version, being a classic model I need more storage for my masterpiece :)

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

What if they offer a flaming pile of garbage in September? Like the time Cards Against Humanity did it?

10. AlikMalix unregistered

He's a revers troll - impersonating his view of what a iPhone fan is like in his mind.

14. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"It" only know says Android sucks. Pity animals.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That was funny! I like that!

27. AlikMalix unregistered

For all we know Hillary Klingon 2020 is just another one of your accounts techie - out of all the people I bet that's exactly how you portray iPhone fans to be.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

At least it won't

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Meanwhile your brain is still exploding.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nah...just (i)Mplode

3. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

The watermark said "This picture is purely fictional" so it's not a leak at all. Just a fictionnal schematic from a fan.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Subjectively ugly

13. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

BETTER than S8?

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A phone that doesn't even exist is better than the S8? Haha!

28. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

check your eyes and brain both

8. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Dual cameras are a gimmick.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. So I recall when PA posted the LG phone with the dual camera and they took pictures. The only thing I saw was, the angle was very wide, even compared to the S6/S7 cameras. But the photo wasn't of any better quality vs the photos taken with the S6/S7. It was just wider and it has very natural color tone. Now that I have the iPhone 7+ with the dual camera nad have used it. The main issue I said about the 2nd sensor is true. In order to get a good picture, you need to understand how the phone is compensating for distance. Because it simply doesn't. If an object is far away and you use the telephoto lens for the shot, you need to physically move to the proper position, because the object will iether be to big and fuzzy or to small and fuzyy. But if you can pinpoint the right distant from thr object, you can take a very good phone. But that's to much work. I just want to point and shoot and that telephoto lens is not designed for that. Thus it makes it useless and as you said...GIMMICKY. I am personally glad the S8 doesnt have it, and I dont want to the Note 8 to have it, if they cant bring anything better to the table. Now if Sammie was to provide dual 12MP 1.7 lens that could both take a wide shot together and stitch the 2 together for a very wide shoot that would be cool. But it would need to really be awesome. What I would prefer is if they put a 12MP/1.7 on the front and back and have it be able to do a 360 degree photo. That would be more impressive.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

This is ugly .... even ifans dont deserve that design!

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Very good design unlike weird S8

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How you know its good? Its a drawing? I recall when the iPhone 6 leaked, everyone in the APple crowd said its BS and that APple would never release anythign that ugly. But they did. The leaks were spot on, and you all still ran out an bought it, even though you all called the leaks ugly. The problem with you is, if Aple had released the S8 with their logo on it, you'd think it was the best lookign phone in the world. But because APple didn't, its ugly. old are you? lIke 7. That cake must be nasty because your mommy didnt make it. But if you mom put some chocolate frosting on a pile of poop and gave it too you, you'd love it. That is basically what you said...I find hat funny bruh. The fact is, you know the S8 is a marvelous device. For me I dont even like the Galaxy S. The S6 edge and edge+ were the best looking S models and is why I bought them. The S3 was the first an only S I have ever use on a daily basis. The fact for me that I bought the S8+ is because it is a awesome looking product and I actually spent over 30mins at T-Mo gettign to know what it offers, and I decided I had to have it. But I'm not gonna say my iPhone 7+ is now ugly because I am gettign fancier phone. I like my red iPhone 7+ It works. Its clean. But the design was dated after the 6S. My only regret is, I wished I hadnt got the red one and got the shiny black one instead.

15. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

That straight dual camera position tho... feels ugly to me and let me remind some low-range smartphone like Huawei... I would rather hope they using horizontal position...

17. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Probably fake. And where is camera flash? Still there will be camera bump lols

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The bump isn't the issue. The issue is, why doesn't Apple centralize the camera? At least if it has a bump, the phone will even rock on both side. Typing on the phone on the desk sucks because it rocks one-sided and it is the most annoying thing about it.

18. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Looks come chinese s**t

19. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Chinese oems copying apple and now its other way round

23. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The links don't work anymore?

29. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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