Alleged protective case for the iPhone 8 pops up in photo, reaffirms some rumors

Schematics-based render by Benjamin Geskin

Schematics-based render by Benjamin Geskin


So, word on the street is that, this September, Apple will be unveiling not two but three new iPhones — the successors of the current models will be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and a new design will come, which we currently call the iPhone 8 (some rumors suggest iPhone X or iPhone Edition). The latter is expected to have an all-screen design, like the ones we've seen on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, which just launched.

We've been seeing some leaks regarding the mysterious iPhone 8 for the past couple of weeks — one suggested that the TouchID fingerprint scanner will now be on the back of the device, but following leaks refuted that. All of them, however, show us a vertically oriented dual camera module — a dual-sensor hump, just like the one on the iPhone 7 Plus, located at the top-left of the device's back, but with the lenses being stacked one over the other, and the LED flash placed between them.

Alleged protective case for the iPhone 8 pops up in photo, reaffirms some rumors
Now, a picture of what looks like a case made for the upcoming iPhone has also popped up. There's not much information to be gathered from it, but what we do see is that the camera module is vertical, there is no headphone jack, and there's no opening for a TouchID on the back.

How legitimate is this case? We wouldn't bet on it. It is way, way too early for any case manufacturer to have the physical dimensions or specs of the super-secret Apple flagship. Not to mention that it's much too early to start production on such units, unless the company is test-running a few protectors to see what works best.

It is not unusual for dummies of upcoming smartphones to be given away to case makers in order to make their job on designing a perfectly-fitting case much easier, and have them ready for prime time. In previous years, iPhone dummies were caught in the wild some time around May. So there is a chance that this case here was legitimately made around a real iPhone 8 chassis, but we'd still take it with a grain of salt.

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  • Storage 256 GB
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21 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

'Super secret Apple flagship' like iphone 7?

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Samsung knows almost everything about upcoming iS**t... Samsung will easily f**k down upcoming iToy with it's Note 8...

8. Hammadme50

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

Samsung new flagship with old android version ALWAYS

14. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Wow, new "member" again.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A Samsung 10 versions back will still do more than an iPhone out the box with 50 updates. My Galaxy S3 and S4 both so more than the iPhone 7 including the S4 taking better pictures with its rear camera.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Like it did with Note 7? Or like it did with note 5 that wasn't even released in Europe? lol ok.

3. SaRPeR

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Since when is Apple making flagship phones ? Every iPhone has mid-range specs with a flagship price.

6. rahul1999

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

The word "flagship" is defined as the best or most important thing owned by a particular organization. So the upcoming iPhone is a flagship for APPLE. You don't see people saying "omg sony's new flagship, the Galaxy s8 is sooo cool" right? That's because it isn't THEIR flagship. Got it? "Every iPhone has mid-range specs with a flagship price." you also seem to have forgotten that every iPhone till date has managed to outperform almost all of its direct competition even though it's competition might have 2x the ram or 2x the cores. So I guess that flagship price is justified. but this is my opinion, you're free to blind yourself to facts and figures if it makes you sleep better at night. GOOD DAY YOU BEATIFUL HUMANS! GOOD DAY!

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"but this is my opinion, you're free to blind yourself to facts and figures if it makes you sleep better at night." So, you admit it's your opinion, yet you still call it a fact? Really?

11. rahul1999

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

So recently I came across a few articles about how Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat. Now idk how much of this is even true, but I do know for a fact that there is a good chunk of people on this earth who believe that the earth is flat. Now even after all of the photos taken for various satellites, climate conditions, magnetic effect of the earth which support the fact that earth and almost every other planet is spherical (to be precise, it's an ellipsoid) these people have their own opinions, I.e the earth is flat. I hope you got my point?

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy S is their flagship model...dummy. The Note is not their flagship device. Samsung specifically have set the Galaxy S as its iPhone competitor since day one with the first model looking almost identical to the original iPhone. The Galaxy series are not all flagships. The "S" is the Flagship model.

21. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Out perform, is a bit of a stretch, many benchmarks seem to indicate it, but in actual real world tests, and real world bench marks, Apple generally isn't doing so great, and has compensated a lot because of lack of resolution amongst other things. Synthetic benchmarks are useful, but only as a guideline, their numbers aren't the end all be all, especially when its been proven that companies can optimise for them, allowing phone to run beyond specs when benchmarking, this has happened on both iOS and Android, and then there was again, both iOS and android devices where revealed to 'cheat' the benchmarks to artificially inflate their score. So just saying, not saying iPhone isn't able to do what it does, but much of what people praise it for doesn't really need that much power, it simply needs a locked down OS so that, you can control everything that happens, that way its significantly easier to make it feel snappy and responsive.

9. bucky

Posts: 3764; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Funny, last I checked androids were still trying to match the 6s.

10. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Midrange specs with best performance on the planet.. The most amazing fact is Apple can optimize their software to perform way better than Android even with way less hardware power. That's pure talent and efficiency.

12. paul.k

Posts: 280; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Yes, yes - the iPhone uses 2-year-old hardware, but then again - that's a 4-year-old joke.

17. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

'yes, yes -the iPhone uses 2-year-old hardware,but then again - that's a 4-year-old joke' can't blame you it's Apple disease.

18. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

'yes, yes -the iPhone uses 2-year-old hardware,but then again - that's a 4-year-old joke' can't blame you it's Apple disease.

15. skips

Posts: 437; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

even with the "mid-range" specs, it still manages to outperform majority of the android phones :( oh yall wanted a twist eh

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That vertical camera (which looks terrible to me), is gonna pan out. It's not a deal breaker. If I got used to the rear FPS, that I initially didn't like, I can get use to this too.

13. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Finger print sensor will be embedded in to the screen. Some say it won't but I'm pretty sure they'll come up with that.

5. Bondurant

Posts: 744; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

That earpiece is part of the screen. Lol

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