April 22, 2017

Just how radical of a redesign is Apple doing on the iPhone 8?

Leaked iPhone 8 schematics are making their rounds in the online community’s social and news feeds, and reactions are as mixed as a bag of namkeen.

It’s true that Apple has been playing on the safe side, and has kept the same design from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 Plus: curved edges, sleek matte aluminim unibody, and Touch ID underneath the home button which, as we all know is no longer mechanical in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. With 2017 being the 10th year of the iPhone’s existence, everyone’s expecting something big from the Cupertino tech giant, something radical, and we guess that’s what we’re gonna get.

Apple steps into the “Infinity Wars”

One of the most resounding rumors we’ve heard about the new iPhone is its edge-to-edge display, similar to the Samsung S8 and S8+, and of course the Xiaomi Mi Mix.

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Image courtesy of BGR

Apple’s definitely getting into this design trend which will also usher in the use of flexible OLEDs in place of LCD screens, and this has definitely got everyone itching to see the final product.

Touch ID takes the “back” seat

Because it will be difficult to embed the Touch ID in front as Apple says goodbye to the home button, the only option is to move it to the backside.

iphone 8 schematics

Image courtesy of theiphoneinsider.com

Negative reactions abound regarding this new design feature, however it’s still the most practical option despite it going against Apple’s usual minimalist outline.

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Vertical arrangements for the iPhone 8’s back camera

If you remember the iPhone 7’s dual camera setup, you will know that it looks like an elongated squircle lying on its side at the top right corner on the backside of the mobile phone. That won’t be for long, as the 5.5 inch version of the iPhone 8 will have a vertical dual camera setup.


Image courtesy of Foxconn

In addition, the front-facing camera will most likely be embedded into the edge-to-edge display.

iPhone 8 will go all-glass

Remember the matte, metal unibody with rounded edges? Good. Because they’ll only remain in your memory as Apple moves towards an all-glass body to go with their edge-t0-edge display. The glass body is reminiscent of the iPhone 4S glass back panel, and this could mean less damage to the iPhone through unintentional scratching. Another plus point is that Apple may have found a solution to the ugly antenna lines.

The Wrap-Up

If everything goes as planned, we’ll be laying our eyes on the iPhone 8 in September, as the customary launch for Apple. However, some sources have cited that the iPhone 8 launch can be moved at a later date. Although some reports point at a possible iPhone 7S and 7S Plus instead of an iPhone 8, the only thing we can do to really verify these claims is to wait for the Apple event and hope that the new features will prove better for us users.