This neat Apple iPhone 8 concept has it all: smaller bezels, dual camera, and even a Touch Bar


Ah, concepts for future iPhone device, who doesn't love these? 

We certainly do, which is precisely the reason why we got so excited about a particular YouTube video that has been making the rounds since February 1 and shows us what that rumored super-premium iPhone 8 could theoretically end up looking like. 

In particular, this latest concept takes a bunch of the more exciting rumors we've heard close to heart, most notably the oft-repeated one which claims that the iPhone 8 (and possibly the 7s and 7s Plus) will have minimum bezels at the front. The concept doesn't feature a wrap-around, edge-to-edge display, but it does away with the top and bottom bezels of the iPhone's front and fills them with display. 


Surprisingly, we see a home button here - render artists often go wild and ditch these, but it's nice to see that this one has taken a more down-to-earth approach. This doesn't seem to be your regular iPhone home button, though: the button itself and the surrounding portion of the display are envisioned as functioning similarly to the cool TouchBar on the new MacBook Pro. Different app-specific buttons and toolbars seemingly appear at the bottom of the iPhone's display. We can't lie, this seems pretty neat, though we are certain it will remain merely wishful thinking.

Here's a closer look at the concept.


You can also check out the full conceptual video of the iPhone 8 down below. After you're done with it, make sure to get back to Mother Earth and check out our full rumor review for the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8.



source: Thaadz via 9To5Mac

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26 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You just described the LG V20 but thanks for the effort.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

LG what? LG is always making phones? Happy to know.

3. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

No! LG is not making phones. They are making condoms & sex toys. Happy now? hihihi!

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its a rotated V20.

4. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The ironic part is, that the Mac Pro has a touch bar as a (partial) replacement for the lack of a touchscreen. If almost your whole front phone surface is covered by a touchscreen, the need for a fixed touch bar becomes rather superfluous and actually limits what could be done in various software programs (touch "bar" wherever you want it, at whatever size and in various shapes).

16. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

yeah but it takes up a part of the 16:9 real estate, so then there are borders not only where the bar is but also on the sides to show content still in 16:9, which makes the borderless approch useless -_- this is the perfect way of moving a lot of the buttons to the buttom where fingers can easily reach them. It must be hard on an borderless smartphone to reach the top so i think rhis is pure genius. TLDR 1. More Control at the Bottom where the reach is easy 2. More Buttons on screen at the same time, faster access to many things 3. 1.&2. without using up the main screen real estate which stays at 16:9 with full resolution

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Funny i can do same thing on my G5... i can personalise the onscreen button to fit my need. So its indeed an LG feature ripoff.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In your opinion, can you explain why Mac's don't have Touch Displays? Especially when they now cost about the same as non-touch displays? In fairness, yes the Windows UI is not built for touch, but it still works. Effectively yoru foinger becomes the mouse. The fact you can place you finger where you want it, faster than sliding a mouse on a table to me is a big deal. Then being able to take my stylus (Surface Pro) and drawing on the display is awesome too. I don't understand a company, namely Apple, who popularized touch on the phone and tablet, refuse to bring the same to the Mac. Curious to your take on this, because I know you are actually here and love tech and not like these crazy fans. I ask, because even though I don't own a Mac, I use OSX in a VM. Of course I am able to use my touchscreen in the VM. Like my Windows host, the touch display comes in quite handy in the Mac VM for the quick clicks. Touchbar is a good idea, but a touchscreen is better. Tim Cooks claim no one wants to touch a computer screen is BS. Isnt the iPad a computer? Its only input is what? Is Tim Cook trying to draw a line saying once a screen reaches a certain size, touching isn't an option?

24. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I mean it's true. The bigger the screen the less optimal a touch screen is and the less comfortable it is. And Apple advertises the iPad as a tablet and not a computer. And also the majority of the world sees it as a tablet and NOT as a computer.

5. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It's way too thick.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

That's what she said

7. peace247 unregistered

What a shi*yt concept...

8. peace247 unregistered

Shi*ty

9. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why not get rid of the buttons for the power and volume keys and just have touch bar as well?

10. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I've seen a lot of concepts in my time that were great but these people don't take the engineering design factors into consideration so they make these crazy phones that will never be. Still fun.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because all those people want is more views for their vids... even this video title is total clickbait.. "iPhone 8 Commercial" seriously? lol..

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iPhone8 still 19months away... can we stick to iphone7s leak and rumors for now?

14. RasacL

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

Exactly....

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

Think you might be living under a rock all this time but most of the rumors point to a iPhone 8 and not 7S

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

all iPhone8 rumor is just baseless rumor, or imaginative render.. it's what iFans want, but not what apple will give this year... just like what Ming-Chi Kuo said, there will be 3 iPhone this year.. iPhone7s, iPhone7s Plus, and iPhone "Ferrari" iPhone never skip #s, and that "Ferrari" wont be iPhone8, it's just overpriced iPhone7s with extra feature

25. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

You are referring to Ming-Chi Kuo but are saying that these are baseless rumors? There are TONS of rumors from big names like him that indicate that the next iPhone could look extremely close to all the renders we are seeing. You should know that the third iPhone model will be a massive improvement and will most likely be a complete revamp. If you are a fan of tech you should get excited for it regardless if you like Apple or Android or whatever. And of course it will cost a lot. It's Apple we are talking about.

26. mikehunta727 unregistered

The only thing that is seemingly confirmed though is that the next iPhone Plus will have a different design with a curved OLED screen so no, the next iPhone most likely will not be the 7S but the 8. They generally have never skipped on a S series but they also have never went more then 3 years on a same design so I am almost 100% sure the next iPhone will be redesigned. Next iPhone will have a lot of great stuff inside(fastest SoC when it comes out, A11, A10 is almost just as fast as the 835 despite being months older) etc

15. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Nice dream. Wake up all ifanatics. LOL

17. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

iPhoneArena much?!!

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I can say on the MacBook Pro, the TouchBar is a very good idea. I got to play with it and I can say I would love for a Windows PC to have it. In Office apps especially the tool bar in the UI could be on the Touchbar and that would be very cool. Now even though its a cool idea that si very useful, its not an idea worth Apple charging an additional $300 onto the MacBook which si already overpriced for what it does. Considering they change the charging port again for no reason, took off ALL the USB ports which means I'd have to buy a Type C ~ microUSB cable for some of my devices and a Type C to Type C cable to charge my present smartphone. So that was a bad move. A dual display iPhone? That would be very costly knowing Apple. But we all can dream. Once day dual screens like this will be the normal. I think the TouchBar on a phone would be cool, if your phone had real features and not just apps to make use of it.

23. OscarGoldman

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

If it doesn't have a headphone jack, it's stupid. As are its consumers.

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