The Apple iPhone 8 is perhaps the most-awaited smartphone launches this year. This year’s iPhone would likely be a major overhaul with new technologies that are going to make it a game changer. Apple will celebrate the iconic iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017, as the original iPhone released way back in 2007.
To commemorate its iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple is expected to release a special edition iPhone 8 with major design and hardware upgrades. Multiple reports in the past suggest the upcoming iPhone will be unlike any iPhones we’ve seen in the past.
Now, prolific smartphone tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has posted a case render of what is claimed to be of the iPhone 8. And given Blass’s rather outstanding track record when it comes to leaks, we’d rather believe that the case render is indeed the real deal.
iPhone 8 (encased) pic.twitter.com/9LpARCAML2
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2017
Going by the leaked render, it’s not hard to see that the front of the phone looks quite different from current-gen iPhone. As indicated by past leaks and reports, it appears Apple is gunning for a bezel-free display with its upcoming iPhone. Now, this makes sense as Apple wants to adopt the fast-emerging trend of bezel-free displays, something we’ve already seen in the likes of the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
In order to pull off this new design aesthetic, Apple would have had removed the Home Button along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the front of the device. Instead of re-positioning these onto the handset’s rear, Apple is expected to integrate either the facial recognition system or the Iris scanner within the device itself.
However, it goes without saying that readers should take this information with a grain of salt, as nothing is official at the moment. According to reports, Apple is expected to launch three iPhone models at its keynote in September. Two existing iPhone models would get upgraded to the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models with speed improvements and a metal casing, similar to the iPhone 4s, while the anniversary edition model will bear the iPhone 8 moniker.