Apple iPhone 8 schematics and molds appear in leaked photos

Apple iPhone 8 schematics and molds appear in leaked photos
An image found on weibo claims to show the latest schematics for the Apple iPhone 8. The 10th anniversary edition of Apple's smartphone once again appears with a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back. A couple of other pictures reveal what looks to be a pair of molds used in the production of parts for the device. The molds appear to be made in conjunction with the schematics. If you look closely, you can see the housing for the vertical dual camera setup on the mold used to produce the back half of the phone.

There has been talk about a delay as long as two months for the iPhone 8. Depending on the analyst you hear this from, the problem has to do with the attempt by Apple to embed Touch ID under the glass, or there is an issue with the 3D sensing technology that will allow the phone to use facial recognition to verify identity. No matter what is the cause of the delay, Apple still expects to get the phone out in time to generate sales during the holidays.

You can view the schematics and the front and back molds by clicking on the slideshow below. With so many questions concerning the 10th anniversary iPhone model, our best advice is to take everything you read and view about the phone for now, with a grain of salt.


source: weibo via @trendytechz

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35 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Bored by these leaks already... It's not like this iPhone 8 will be launching anytime soon. Q4 is still far away.

9. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i bet the iphone will look like the lg g6 but without rounded corners at least when it comes to the front

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

We never heard you say that when it was the galaxy s8.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huh? The Galaxy S8 was just 2 months away when the leaks began. That is soon enough for me to get excited about the leaks. The iPhone 8 is about 5 months away from now. See the difference? That's why I said it's not like the iPhone 8 will be launching soon enough to get already excited by these leaks. You lack reading comprehension, as usual.

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

That's just a patently false statement. If you search for the S8 on PA you can sort the news by date and notice there has been a steady stream of leaks and information regarding the device ever since September of last year. In fact, there were 7 articles in September, 14 in October, and 17 articles in November all related to the Galaxy S8. Now, you can try to argue the "iPhoneArena" angle and wonder why there wasn't more, but to say there wasn't a steady stream of leaks regarding the S8 5 months out is, again, patently false.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Unless you missed it, I was talking about confirmed leaks from supply chains and retailers, not just mere rumours. It only began in about two months before the S8's launching. Going by your "patiently right" logic, the Galaxy S9 has began leaking too, which is rather pointless to get excited about at this point in time, as there is definitely no confirmed leak! Got it?

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

First of all it's "patently" not "patiently". Second, there have been no "confirmed leaks". In fact, the very article you are commenting on says "alleged leak". Just like the other day when we saw an "alleged" iPhone 8 case. So, no, you don't have it right.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I know it's "patently ", but my autocorrect changed it to patiently and I failed to realize that before posting the comment. There have been some alleged leaks and also confirmed leaks of the S8 two months before it launch. So, non, you don't have it right.

31. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

There were alleged leaks of the S8 5-6 months out as I mentioned. You can look it up.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but look at that articles number... now, we get 2-3 articles each day for something that still 5months away.. and we already get daily article of next iPhone since january (that's 8 months away by then)

26. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

As I wrote in my comment: you can argue the "iPhoneArena" angle and ask why there weren't more articles about the S8 than there are iPhone 8 ones. I'm not arguing the number of articles as that is up to each individual site as to whether they publish something or not. My argument is, rather, that there were indeed alleged leaks and rumors regarding the S8 5 months out just as there are about the iPhone 8.

25. psychorzr

Posts: 12; Member since: May 05, 2012

I agree. Early leaks are just some crazy fantasies of a geek with phone fetish. Reliable leaks appear near to the launch date.

6. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Looks like the new galaxy, just with ugly camera set up

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Those are not molds. IPhones are not cut from molds. Love the iPhone, yet you all know bringing about them. IPhones are but from a single block of aluminum. Molds are used for plastic casings.

19. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

"Dont take life too seriously "

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

f**k the ads that freeze up my computer and prevent me from seeing these images. I got ads that won't close, had to close my web browser tab. Adblock for the win, your website is the primary reason I install adblock, no other site is as intrusive or lag filled.

13. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

just a copy cat of Galaxy S8 and nothing new.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's not even that.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Galaxy S8 has ezels at the top and bottom. The S8 has a fingerprint scanner on the back with a single lense. The S8 has curved edges on two sides of the screen. How the he** does this look like the S8?

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Bezels*

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and how the helI is the first galaxy S is a copy of iPhone? the difference of that old case is more obvious than this one.

22. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

You're gonna have to check your eyes again.

23. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If it has the fingerprint sensor under glass then it's all that the S8 should have been and more. The S8 is a failure, all hype but zero ergonomy.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, as a PA article stated, both Apple and Samsu g are having issues with the FPS under the display. It was not ready for usage on the S8. Maybe the Note will have it. Apple has more time to work on it since their phone comes out later in the year. But that also means Samsung has the time to deal with its issues for a Note 8 release. Your claim that the S8 is a failure shows you are stupid. If they had rushed just to be their first and the tech isn't ready, then you would be bash g them for doing so. So shut up and enjoy what is here or move on. No one is making you buy the S8. You stupid trolls are so annoying. I wish you you ignorant knuckleheads troll, a bolt of lightning just zaps you right in your mouth so you can shutup.

32. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Remember, Apple owns Authentec. Samsung is using Synaptics(so?). These are two different companies. Just because Samsung and their team couldn't figure it out in time, does not mean Apple will have the same fate. Heck, the fact that Apple was/is having issues is a rumor. We have those rumors every year. One things for sure, with the latest leaks, Apple has figured this out and have it imbedded under the display. At worst, it's in the power button. Leaks and schematics have been spot on the last few years. The latest iPhone schematics have been consistent lately. Samsungs best opportunity is to have it in the Note.

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I meant (SP?)

27. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Let's see if it gets released this year.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please don't do the vertical camera Apple....UGLY! The S8 Plus is a beautiful blueprint to use. Rear FPS has grown on me, and is actually cool now.

34. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The S8 is absolutely NOT a great blueprint my dude. First off it still has bezels on the front. It doesn't have dual front cameras under the display with AR tech. It doesn't have stereo speakers. It has a single camera on the back that's the same camera from the S7. That's fine for 2016 phones, but we are comparing to the ip8. The S8 has the fingerprint scanner located in an awkward spot on the back. It also has pointless curved edges that most people don't like outside these boards. They should have offered a flat version like the G6. The bottom line is that the S8 is a nice looking phone compared to the current competition. After the honeymoon phase and we get closer to the launch of the iPhone 8, this thing will be forgotten as if it's a 2016 phone. The Note will be the real competition. The problem with that is what will make the Note stand out? The iPhone 8 will match it. It will most likely surpass it in tech if a lot of the rumors pan out. Lastly, I think if the iPhone 7/7 plus had the same screen to bezel ratio on the front, it would match the S8 in looks. Especially the Jet black!

35. DareDevil01

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I'm not a Samsung fan (I prefer the LG G6) but judging by the first photo the iPhone 8 just looks like a Galaxy S8 on the front... Anyone else see that?

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