The 2017 Apple iPhone is expected to bring one of the biggest changes ever in the design and functionality of the iPhone series, and while the phone is said to be gearing up for launch at a slightly later time in the year, some interesting new details about it have surfaced.
What we have here are renders of the new iPhone 8 (the final name is not yet confirmed), made by Engadget. So how did Engadget got a hold of these pictures nearly half a year before the launch of the new phone? The publication says that a reliable source in the accessory industry showed it 'a highly detailed CAD file of the "iPhone 8's" chassis', and this allowed the creation of these very detailed renders.
The big news is that Apple has decided to increase the screen size of its iPhone family: the 4.7" small iPhone will grow to have a 5" display, while the 5.5" Plus iPhone model will be supersized to a 5.8" screen diagonal. These two models are likely to still feature a design with the traditional iPhone bezels, and there could be a third model with a bezel-less design that we do not see in the pictures here.
One important change that we see confirmed in these pictures is the vertically oriented dual camera, a change from the horizontal dual camera system currently used on the iPhone 7 Plus (the iPhone 7 still only uses a single rear camera).
These renders also confirm that Apple has allegedly settled on a glass design for the iPhone 8. Interestingly, the fingerprint scanner is now flush with the screen glass.