New shots of what claim to be the iPhone 8 have leaked, showing off the device’s rear-mounted vertical camera and full-screen, edge-to-edge display frontage.
Although there’s little detail in the back chassis picture, one of the more noticeable omissions is the fingerprint reader that was apparently going to star on the back panel, below the Apple logo. Newer rumours (read below) said this could actually be part of the ‘virtual’ home button that would be integrated into the display.
The pictures claim to have originated from a Reddit user’s “friend in the industry”, who obtained the device from the “Chinese manufacturers” although as the images appeared on Reddit with little other information, it’s likely they could be fakes.
One extra nugget of information the leakster revealed in this collection of pictures on Reddit was that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, which will likely be unveiled alongside the iPhone 8 in September, could include wireless charging, which is a previously unheard rumour.
Meanwhile, analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures has predicted the arrival of the iPhone 8 could revive recent lacklustre iPhone sales even if it’s delayed until October, according to AppleInsider.