Shiny iPhone 8 prototype fits in an iPhone 8 case... then gets sized vs iPhone 7

There have been many concept images, case maker renders, and even rough dummy units of the iPhone 8 circulating in the last few weeks, as is customary when an Apple handset announcement nears. This year, however, it's different. We've been inundated with so many preliminary depictions of how the iPhone 8 would look like, including (gasp) a leak by Apple itself, that the design has now moved away from the guesswork stage, and hit the best-prototype-to-rule-them-all level.

One such prototype of the iPhone 8 chassis that has the most chances to be announced next month, has been delivered to the source that leaked the "final" design a few weeks ago, thanks to some case maker renders. Every subsequent leak, including Apple's HomePod firmware spillouts, has sort of confirmed this shape and form, and now we can look at something a bit more elaborate than the crude dummies that have been pouring out of China in the past couple of weeks. 

The alleged iPhone 8 prototype has an all-glass chassis that will help with the wireless charging that Apple is going to offer to its fans for the first time, and operational volume, mute and power/lock keys. We are seeing no Touch ID button or area anywhere on the phone, as the source confirms Apple will be taking the risky step to only supply Face ID for biometric authentication, coupled with the good ol' password protection. On the rear, we get a dual vertical camera that is meant for some sort of AR trickery that is yet to be revealed, hence the camera positioning when you hold the phone in landscape.

The Face ID tech, dual AR cam, and wireless charging already make this unit unlike any iPhone we've seen so far, but then one look at the front, and we can potentially see the future of Apple's iPhones. The vast 5.8" display is occupying the whole of the phone's front, with only a notch piercing the area where the top bezel used to reside. The screen's cover glass sculpts mildly to the sides, giving the iPhone an edgeless look. 

The source says that this prototype fits very well in the hand, being only a tad larger than the iPhone 7, and much smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, albeit sporting a similar display area. Oh, joys of ditched ancient home buttons and shrinking bezels, you are numerous. The source placed their iPhone 8 prototype in cases already pre-made for the handset, and it did fit perfectly, down to the vertical camera, larger lock key, and the front screen cutout, lending credence to the claim that this might be the real deal. How are you finding this one?

source: Forbes

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1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nice color. Need more colors please.

2. Xilam unregistered

Turn it on! No?

17. Nopers unregistered

Yes. Turn on the dummy unit. Good idea.

3. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Looks like my s8+ from front

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ That's how all iPhone 8 renders have looked like, so far.

11. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

its literally an iphone with smaller bezels...

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

Honestly don't get the notches, what purpose could it ever possibly serve? Apple better make it so that the notches remain black all the time so that it blends in. But than it won't look right on any non black device. The notches are pretty dam dumb but let's see what they had in mind for it. It has to serve some purpose otherwise it's even dumber to have them

15. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It serves the purpose of retaining the front camera and sensors. I had an argument with a fellow on another forum about this several months ago. He insisted that the 8 would have no bezels, and the camera would be embedded in the screen. I tried to explain to him why that wasn't possible, but he seemed to believe Apple was exempted from the laws of physics.

20. mikehunta727 unregistered

Why couldn't they just make it uniform across though, they didn't need to put the notches, could of made the screen end right by the sensors and ear piece and it'd look a lot better

21. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because they want to tout a huge screen to body ratio, even though parts of the screen will be useless for most things.

6. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Is anyone else interested in iPhone 7S plus like me? iPhone 8 lacking the touch ID along with an exorbitant price tag turns me off.

8. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I am certain , iPhone 8 will feature Touch ID. Probably inside the Power Button.

9. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

I agree, given the size of the power button has increased

7. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's a f**king dummy, not a prototype.

10. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

With E-label act those ugly trademarks have been removed from the back of the iPhone. Why add now?

19. Xilam unregistered

Some parts of the world still require them to be on device.

12. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I might have to get the 7s for my little boy instead of the 8 because no touch I.D :(

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What will it do Apple?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will sell a bunch no matter what it does.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thats true.

14. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016


22. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Should have kept the iPhone 7 size with all display. IPhone 7 fits hand perfectly.

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