iPhone 8 production line shot with potato cam, we see a lot of back panels

iPhone 8 production line shot with potato cam, we see a lot of back panels
So, it's a well-known fact that Apple and its manufacturing partners over in China have some Draconian rules in place for factory workers in order to minimize — nay — eliminate any leaks from the production lines. People that go in and out pass through a metal detector, cameras are following if anyone tries to pocket a piece of the future iPhone, and so on. Needless to say, there are no personal phones and absolutely no cameras on the premises.

Which is why we find it a bit odd that we are now looking at two videos, allegedly showing us the iPhone 8 manufacturing line.

Both clips show the back panels for the phones at some point in construction. In one video, we see the metal shells being carefully polished by workers, on the second — a few dozens of shiny silver back plates are hanging around, probably drying.

Now, it's obvious that whoever was taking those clips wasn't really trying to hide themselves. On the second video, we see another person walk in shot, carrying an active smartphone themselves. So, it's obviously a group of outsiders that are getting a tour of Apple's manufacturing lines. Why they were allowed to shoot and how those videos leaked will remain a mystery. But hey, at least we get the iPhone 8's back panel with the vertical camera module reaffirmed — again!

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23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Leak those features.

11. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

If you buy the iPhone8 under a Carrier-Contract... be prepared to wait a loooooong time for it to arrive.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nice leak. Just hope the one who took this shots doesn't get caught and fired... Well, unless it's Apple itself who intentionally leaked this.

13. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I am sure Apple is okay with these factory 'leaks' to occur, given the Note 8 is arriving in a couple of weeks. They have nothing to lose with this potato-footage showing up now. *wink wink*

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


20. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

That's the lamest joke I've seen in a while.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

These videos are usually made with spycams which don't really have amazing quality and resolution. Its thats why usually these videos and photos are s**t. All these employees are searched each day and cant have a phone on them while they work.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

But this can't be real. I remember it was reported to be delayed?

1. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Cant wait for the ultimate combo. Note 8 - Main phone iPhone 8 - second phone.


Posts: 961; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why no window's phone?

4. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

It still exists?

14. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The iphone 8 will be my main phone. No debates. But i must say that i'm really looking forward to the galaxy S9.

17. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

iOS will always struggle to become main daily driver phone. I tried using the iPhone 7 and 7 plus as my daily driver but always ended up going back to a flagship Samsung as my main device. My current setup XZ premium and iPhone 7

19. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

my current set-up: Note 4 - main phone (greatest Note IMO) iPhone 6 - secondary phone

22. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

He was being sarcastic...

5. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

For me it will be iP8 as main and S7E as second - business phone. Here where I work in IT corp we are getting low-mid-end phones for work :/

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

XZ Premiun - main iPhone SE - secondary Currently my ideal setup.

15. Phonehex

Posts: 778; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I am in my 2nd week of using the XZ premium . Overrated and middling battery life. Selling it this wednesday and will go back to my S8+ and iPhone 7 combo

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Other than the battery life, what was wrong with it? Genuinely curious.

16. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

#1: As for me: Pixel XL 2 or Nokia 8 for main, iPhone 7S/7 for the second phone. Dam that the comment section on PC still buggy, can't see which member I replied.

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