A number of conflicting reports on the iPhone 8 have been swirling around over the past few weeks, with some stating that it’ll feature an aluminum back with a cutout for Touch ID and others advocating for a glass sandwich design with Touch ID up front. A number of photos supporting the latter theory have now emerged online.
The live images come courtesy frequent leakster and designer Benjamin Geskin. He claims the snaps depict an iPhone 8 dummy which was sent to him by a friend. They’re supposed to be of a CNC model. The back 2.5D glass and metal frame are supposed to look like one piece, setting it apart from the iPhone 4.
He also compared the stainless steel frame to the one found on the Apple Watch, claiming that it’ll be polished black and not silver as depicted in the leak. He later photoshopped two of the dummy iPhone 8 pictures to represent this, switching from the original silver casing to a black one.
At first glance, the device seen in the photos seems quite thick, but Geskin asserts that it’ll be the same size and thinness as the iPhone 7. The camera module has notably changed from horizontal to vertical. A separate blueprint leak indicates that the dual snappers will have a noise-reduction microphone for company.
One element which stands out in the dummy iPhone 8 snaps is the presence of a much longer power button on the right. It’s not clear why Apple would elongate the unit.