I am not surprised…. Leaked iPhone shows how in awe the brand is with Samsung’s new S8 and In what is the first supposed leak of ‘real’ iPhone 8 technical schematics, an image posted to Weibo today claims to show technical drawings for the next-generation iPhone straight from Foxconn.
According to 9 to 5 Mac:
On the back, the dual camera system and rear flash is stacked vertically in the top-left corner, with a gap for a Touch ID fingerprint sensor below the Apple logo. This is to say that all the design choices in the schematics shown here are not necessarily locked down. Ryan Jones points out that the table in the left is likely the specs for the iPhone 7S Plus, and that all the numbers in the right column are for the iPhone 8. This would suggest the iPhone 8 is 8.6 mm thick, including the camera bump. This would mean it is almost the same as the iPhone 7 Plus in thickness.) It’s worth noting that the general design here mirrors a sketchily sourced mockup we saw a couple of weeks ago, that also placed the Touch ID ring on the rear side and had similar screen bezel proportions. As with all Weibo leaks, we have to take care in believing anything at face value.
That’s not to say Weibo hasn’t turned up the goods in previous years; schematics of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 all leaked by mid March in their respective years.
Apple is widely rumoured to be introducing three new iPhones this year, two iterative updates with the same chassis as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and one major revamp. This latter device is what is pictured above, the ‘iPhone 8’ or ‘iPhone Edition’ or ‘iPhone Pro’ or whatever, and will apparently feature a 3D sensing front camera, wireless charging, 3 GB RAM, 521 PPI display and more in addition to the new external design. All three models are expected to be officially announced in the fall.
I’m sorry all these phones look and feel the sorry with only updating the minimum… The designs for these phones are stagnate, no real ground breaking technology for these devices have been truly integrated or invented yet.
It’s monkey see, monkey do.