There has been a flurry of leaks about the iPhone 8 of late. A few days ago, Slashleaks and Onleaks managed to post images of what appears to be a design drawing for the tenth anniversary iPhone. Now, another one surfaced yesterday courtesy of Sonny Dickson.
In his Twitter post, Dickson added an image of what appears to be the back casing design of an iPhone. The Apple logo is clearly visible and directly underneath it is a circular cutout. A lot of speculations suggest that the the cutout will be for the TouchID fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8.
Another speculation from Mac Rumors suggests that the circular cutout could be for the supposed “wireless” charging feature of the phone. However, in this case, the said feature will use a contact-based design just like the Apple Smart Connectors or the Qi standard.
iPhone 8 looks to be taking a new direction pic.twitter.com/mG19bcDYiC
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) April 19, 2017
From the image, it can also be seen that the camera arrangement is now vertical. This has been rumoured many times, even the recent Bloomberg article says the new arrangement will favor better imaging quality.
The bit that is quite interesting though is the idea of the connector port at the bottom of the image. It would seem that the opening is far bigger compared to a standard Lightning port opening. This is why many are speculating that it might turn out to be a standard USB Type-C port instead of the usual Lightning port that Apple uses on the new iPhones.
Finally, it is also quite obvious that the design is slightly bigger than the iPhone 7. Also, is it bigger than the dimensions shown on some of the earlier leaked images of the iPhone 8.
Unfortunately, it feels like this design is more likely to use an aluminum base instead of what Bloomberg and other pundits believe to be stainless steel. But then again, this is probably just one of the many prototypes that are rumored to be under test from Apple at the moment. For more updates on the iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.