Allegedly official iPhone 8 cases strike a pose


We've been seeing plenty of iPhone 8 dummies and third-party case makers' concept images lately, but a leakster on Weibo recently posted something else altogether - iPhone 8 cases which are claimed to be the official Apple wrappers for the phone. While we can't vouch for the validity of that claim, they do indeed feature Apple's usual microfiber lining, have the typical "Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China" slogan inside, as well as the Apple logo on the back, and are available in a bunch of flashy colors, just like the current crop of official silicone iPhone 7 cases. If you think Apple is beyond the colors shown here, just look at the palette of cases it sells at this very moment.

Knowing the Chinese accessory industry, though, these might very well be elaborate fakes, but in any case they should closely approximate the shape and size of the iPhone 8. We have a big cutout on the back for the rumored vertical dual camera, but not for an eventual Touch ID scanner, so if this case leak holds water, the finger-scanning system won't be on the rear, as some previous renders and dummies have inferred. 

What's more, the case design suggests that we'll have a big power button on the right, just as expected, and a bunch of keys, like volume buttons and eventual mute switch, on the left. The top is uninterrupted, as it should be if the iPhone 8 is to sport an all-screen front with just a notch to house the Face ID sensors there. The original posting has seen been taken down, but plenty of other accounts have picked up and distributed those spy shots.

source: Weibo via Techtastic.nl

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10 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

They look quite cheap . Eww

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I wonder if these are the colours of the iPhone 8? We've seen a blue and a orangey colour. A deep purple might look sick.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's drawing near. Buckle up.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wtf are those horrific colors?? Lol

5. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Is it me or do those look chunky af?

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

not just you. the nexus 4 even has a slightly less chunky design and the nexus 5 looked like a super model next to it. The GS8 looks like Thor.

6. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Make your iPhone 8 look like a 5C, yay! :-/

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yikes! C'mon Apple, hook em up for the $50 they'll cost.

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

thats seriously an ugly shape and design for a phone. lol

10. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

it is fake s**t

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