New CAD renders of the much-anticipated special-edition iPhone 8 have surfaced on the web. Multiple reports have cited Forbes Contributor Gordon Kelly, who has published a bunch of new renders of the iPhone 8 in collaboration with Nodus, a renowned accessory maker for Apple products.
According to sources, this new batch of iPhone 8 CAD renders come directly from the supply chain of the upcoming iPhone 8. And going by these leaked renders, it appears the handset will be getting the makeover Apple fans have been waiting for.
Reports claim these renders show off the ‘finalized hardware’ design. The new images reveal a 5.8-inch display with bare-minimum bezels measuring about 4mm on all sides which falls in line with past leaks. However, according to reports, the 4mm size is designed to reduce instances of accidental user input while holding the phone.
The newly launched Galaxy S8 flagships come with an Infinity Edge display or in other words, almost a bezel-free screen. While there’s no denying it’s one of the most impressive displays ever seen on a smartphone, the large screen real-estate also implies users accidentally input on-screen commands. However, it appears Apple might fix the issue with the upcoming iPhone 8 thanks to reduced bezels measuring 4mm on all sides.
Elsewhere, the image also reveals that there won’t be a 3.5mm headphone jack, just like last year’s iPhone 7. Also shown in the renders are the new stereo speakers along with a slightly enlarged power button we saw in past CAD-based renders of the iPhone 8.
Furthermore, the report also adds that battery life will improve significantly on the next-gen iPhone. As Apple is going for an L-shaped layout on the handset. That’s the rumor we’ve also heard in past leaks and news about the upcoming anniversary edition iPhone. Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple is opting for a stacked logic board layout. Now, what this does is create more room to fit a bigger battery into the already slim iPhone chassis.
Finally, the latest report also suggests that the iPhone 8 would cost north of a $1000, something that many other reports have also been pointing at in recent months. To be precise, reports have stated that the handset will get a starting price tag of $1100, and could go up to $1200.
That said, it goes without saying that readers should take this information with a grain of salt, as the Cupertino-based firm hasn’t officially confirmed any of these leaks and speculations.
Japanese blog Macotakara, a rather reputable source for Apple leaks and rumors, indicate the launch of three iPhone models this year. 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.
Macotakara further adds that the anniversary edition model will bear the iPhone 8 moniker. Apple is rumored to launch all three variants at its annual event in September. That said, recent reports suggest the launch of the iPhone 8 could be delayed until November or December this year, as Apple is facing is many delays and production difficulties with its upcoming special anniversary iPhone 8.