Apple is expected to announce an iPhone with a new design this year, one that will mark the ten-year anniversary since the first iPhone was launched. A new set of renders show a sleek design and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back.
The renders come from reliable leakster @OnLeaks, in collaboration with @GearIndia, but the tipster says that he’s not 100% sure that the images portray the final design for the new Apple phone. This is because Apple has been testing multiple prototypes for the new handset and it’s difficult to say what the final design will be.
The renders do show tiny bezels on the AMOLED iPhone 8, together with a speaker grille at the bottom and curved corners. Moreover, a vertical dual-camera setup is visible on the back, together with a LED flash. The renders portray an iPhone that measures 143.5 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, with a display size of 5.8 inches. The removal of the home button and tiny bezels do provide a rather large screen in a small body smartphone.
Touch ID could be incorporated into the Apple logo on the back
That being said, there’s no indication of a Touch ID button on the back, and the report mentions that perhaps Apple will integrate the fingerprint sensor below the display or incorporate it in the Apple logo on the back.
There has been much speculation regarding the position of the Touch ID, and some analysts even believed that Apple might ditch the technology completely if it can’t find a solution for embedding it below the display. It’s highly unlikely that the iPhone 8 will come with no Touch ID at all, but we’ll just have to wait and see where Apple will place it.
Apple is expected to announce three new smartphones this year, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The devices will most likely be unveiled in September