Shiny iPhone 8 dummy unit gets shown off in brief hands-on video


It's not the most exciting 10 seconds of footage you have seen, but it is giving us something to look at. Designer and smartphone information leaker Benjamin Geskin published a video of him fondling a 'dummy unit' of the next iPhone.

A dummy is just a dummy – a lifeless mockup of a design that, in this case, may or may not be the real thing. It certainly looks credible and lovingly shiny, though, while the supposed stainless steel frame seems sturdy as ever. The vertical dual camera setup on the back is also present, quite likely to be an actual characteristic of the upcoming iPhone.

Alas, the dummy doesn't let us have a good look at the screen. We would really like to see how thin those bezels are really going to be. Another point of bewilderment is whether Apple will be pushing solid color designs like this one, or is also going to honor the original 2007 iPhone by giving the new ones a two-tone back. It could do actually do both, it's going to be interesting.

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28 Comments

2. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Looks good !

7. yann

Posts: 612; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Yea, shiny, but ugly back. Camera hump i mean.. And where is the Apple logo on the back?!?

29. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's not a hump, that's a mountain.

37. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's no moon. It's a space station. Lol

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ohh... Shiny...! Too bad, being shiny isn't good enough in the world of tech...! Oh well... G'Day!

6. Rafishant

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It is actually look like a phone from 2013!

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I just don't understand how it's so thick and STILL has the hideous camera bump, surely they could have gotten around that. :|

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Looks really boring...did they fire their designer yet?

15. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Sadly he died a few years back, the CAD bloke who takes the credit is still motoring on with no new ideas. :p

12. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Snapchat Facebook yes, doing anything constructive for work it drives me crazy. Still going back to my personal LG G2 for Widgets, contact management, unlimited google fotos storage, smart unlock, themes and icon packs, nfc, quick charging times ... tons of things, that make my life easier.

13. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Hope they will announce a new iphone se, with a bit bigger screen, less bezel, no clicky home button, bigger battery and better display. That will be the phone to go for.

14. GeorgeAF

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I am not the one to choose a phone based on its looks only but this is more for Apple loyalist than a beauty. This looks like a generic Android phone. iPhone 5S will still be the best looking iPhone ever produced

17. Jaffarfareed9

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2017

*cough*Sony XZ*cough*

18. saumil_b

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2017

WHY SO THICK>????

19. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Anything Apple is great for Apple loyalist. This looks like plain and boring and I guess it will be 00.1 second faster in opening Facebook and Snapchat?

22. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Looks like one of those samsung clones... how do they call them? Elephone or something :)

25. Mels13

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Boring.Iphones is for oldfashioned conservatives.

26. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

not even thinking on buying it unless it charges up in less than 1 hour

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well that's not gonna happen. I doubt Apple would invest in fast charging.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Still not excited.

31. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You need some viagra!!!!!!

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gotta sexy ass wife, she's my Viagra, little troll.

43. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL , I just spit tea every where, lol

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! He asked for it sissy. He walked right into that one.

42. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Viagra doesn't impact excitement, only the erection. If you're not excited at all, viagra doesn't help.

32. nikhil23

Posts: 420; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

did anyone notice the thin bezel around the display? LG G6 like bezel but maybe a bit thinner than that.

38. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol man the isheep are really threatened by the GS8 eh, it performs flawlessly and is a super fast phone. hilarious......lol That said, I believe this is fake because Apple is just going to release a 7s and iPhone 8 is next year. So this is either a really early prototype or fake. It's ugly as hell if it is real though. Lol

44. monoke

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Only saving grace for this design is the bezeless screen. Just too thick and vertical huge camera module throws everything off.

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