Images showing an iPhone 8 dummy unit have recently been published by Benjamin Geskin on Twitter. They apparently show an iPhone 8 with 2.5D glass and represent the latest in a series of leaks in recent weeks about Apple’s next flagship device, which should be announced in September.
Called a “CNC model according to Foxconn,” the photos show an iPhone made of glass and stainless steel. The display looks edge-to-edge with no apparent bezel. There’s also no Touch ID visible on the back. An Apple logo is also missing. The only thing on the back of the unit is a vertical rectangle for the iPhone’s long-rumored new dual camera system.
Other features worth noting include:
- The sides look like they’re made of stainless steel
- Separate volume buttons and mute switch are on the left side
- The Power button and SIM tray are on the right
It recent weeks, it seems like the number of candidates for Apple’s next flagship device has narrowed to two. The main difference between the two is how they handle Touch ID. The former offers a virtual Touch ID beneath the display while the later includes a physical Touch ID on the back of the device. Reports have said Apple is having problems manufacturing the integrated Touch ID found on the first model. This might be the only reason the second candidate even exists.
Geskin’s images no doubt show off the first of these two models. Let’s hope this is the model Tim Cook unveils later this year.
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