Renders and leaks of the upcoming iPhone 8 have been flowing online, revealing key design details every time they appear, and the latest renders from Forbes provides us even clear view.
Not only do they corroborate past leaks on “vertical dual camera setup” and an almost bezel-less edge to edge display, the renders give us a more detailed look at the front
Gordon Kelly from Forbes posted these new renders, teaming up with case maker Nodus, revealing more changes.
This time, the renders are more fine-tuned, hinting at the possible final design of the iPhone 8.
The report states that the iPhone 8 will have large a 5.8-inch OLED display with reduced bezels up to 4mm thin on all sides. The top lip is seen to be a bit thicker than the rest of the bezels, as it houses all the sensors.
Kelly claims that the top bar will only show the connectivity and battery status, and the notifications will be moved to the bottom ‘Function Area’ for a more clean iOS 11 experience.
There’s also the elongated power button, but Kelly notes that he isn’t certain whether the fingerprint scanner will be integrated there or not. Apple is still uncertain about the placement of Touch ID into the iPhone.
There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device much like the iPhone 7, and the Lightning port sits between two speaker grilles at the bottom edge. Kelly has also shared images of Nodus cases that have been designed keeping these iPhone 8 renders as reference.
Early renders were obtained through CAD files, and now Nodus and Kelly have made these fresh ones based on deep investigation into the supply chain of Apple.
In any case, the table is still open when it comes to the final iPhone 8 design, and official details will only be unveiled in September. As for pricing, Kelly notes that the iPhone 8 is expected to be priced starting at $1100 to $1200 (roughly Rs. 70,800 to Rs. 77,200).
Plus, the iPhone 8 is expected to come in two storage variants only – 128GB and 256GB.
A separate report from DigiTimes also claims that because of all this uncertainty, and a possibility that this year the iPhone will bring revolution to the market, Chinese smartphone makers particularly, are adopting the ‘wait and watch technique’ before ordering for chipsets for their future smartphones.
Because of this, chip orders have slowed down ahead of the iPhone 8 launch, instead of accelerating, which was the case usually. Companies like MediaTek and HiSilicon are said to be impacted the most.
“Chip orders from the non-Apple camp should have picked up starting April and grown through August, but orders seem to have been pushed back in 2017 as companies adopt a wait-and-see approach before the launch of Apple’s upcoming iPhones which they believe will come with revolutionary features,” the report states citing an anonymous source.
The iPhone 8 is indeed reported to be revolutionary smartphone with improved overall features, better waterproofing, AI and AR features integrated, and the incorporation of wireless charging as well. As the time for the official unveiling is coming closer the image of iPhone 8 is becoming clearer and clearer. We cant wait to see more confirmed information related to the upcoming iPhone.