“Final” iPhone 8 Render Leaks Via Case Maker

Apple’s new iPhone sports a massive display with minimal bezels

New renders for the Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 has leaked thanks to case maker Nodus and Gordon Kelly, a technology writer for Forbes. Case makers are usually given dimensions and information about camera and button placements to help in production, and this combined with other information in Apple’s supply chain allows people to deduce what exactly the phone will look like when it’s officially released.

So, on to the iPhone 8. The display is a large 5.8-inch panel that’s surrounded by a 4mm bezel on all sides. It looks like Apple isn’t going with a curved display as some people thought to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+, and instead is sticking with a flat display with very minimal bezels that should result in less accidental key presses. There’s no longer a fingerprint scanner on the front, which meshes with the previous rumors about the large display, but unfortunately there’s no word if Apple is using an in-display fingerprint scanner (like the one showed off by Vivo) or if they’ll be moving the scanner to the rear of the phone or if there will still be scanner at all.

There’s an enlarged power key on the side for some reason, as well as the vertical dual camera on the back. The phone is also rumored to come with a $1100 to $1200 starting price, which comes out at around Php 55K to 60K – certainly a lot more expensive than the offerings of their competitors.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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