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Apple iPhone 8 schematics and molds appear in leaked photos

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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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posted on 28 Apr 2017, 16:24 13

1. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 2016)


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

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 18:17 3

9. doejon (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


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

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 18:40 1

10. Bankz (Posts: 1931; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


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

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 19:07 7

11. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 20:28 1

15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1613; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 21:59 1

18. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 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?

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 10:20

24. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1613; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 14:34

30. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 16:28

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1613; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


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

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 03:15

20. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 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)

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 10:23

26. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1613; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 10:23

25. psychorzr (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 May 2012)


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

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 17:01 7

6. rick_mobile (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


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

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 17:07

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 02:13

19. Spyro (Posts: 226; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


"Dont take life too seriously "

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 17:52 4

8. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 406; Member since: 12 Jul 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.

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 19:13 3

13. htcisthebest (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


just a copy cat of Galaxy S8 and nothing new.

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 19:38 5

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It's not even that.

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 20:59 5

16. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 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?

posted on 28 Apr 2017, 21:19

17. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Bezels*

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 03:18 1

21. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 03:24

22. Spyro (Posts: 226; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


You're gonna have to check your eyes again.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 04:50

23. Cat97 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 13:16

29. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 16:29

32. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 16:30

33. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I meant (SP?)

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 11:05

27. Tony_5600 (Posts: 43; Member since: 09 Apr 2017)


Let's see if it gets released this year.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 11:31

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 29 Apr 2017, 16:53

34. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 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!

posted on 30 Apr 2017, 11:38

35. DareDevil01 (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jan 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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