The iPhone 8 is coming out in approximately one month and if you’re like us, you are looking at all the leakscrazy wallstyle, with thread connecting all the information available, piecing together what iPhone 8 will look like.
We’ve known since last year that Apple planned to give the home button the axe, but it wasn’t until recently that mobile reporter Evan Blass blessed us with latest leak of what the iPhone 8 screen looks like. As you can tell, the bezel has been all but eliminated in favor of more screen space, except for tiny sliver at the top of the phone where the front facing camera goes. The sleek edge to edge design leaves us with some questions as to how the digital home button will come into play when displaying video and whether it will be cropped or encompass the entire screen, rendering a wider aspect ratio.
The actual screen size is said to be 5.8 inches for the flagship phone, a full 1.1 inches larger than its predecessor, despite being around the same size. The dimensions we’ve seen thrown around are 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm for the iPhone 8 compared to 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm for the iPhone 7.
Another new development is that there will only be 3 colors: black, silver, and a copper-like color that may be called “Blush Gold.” So you can uncross your fingers if you were holding out for red, jet black, and rose gold.
Some of the proposed names that have been tossed around are the ‘iPhone Pro,’ ‘iPhone 8 Plus’ and the ‘iPhone Edition.’ John Gruber from Daring Fireball, reports that the “S” naming scheme won’t be applied to the iPhone 8 because Apple’s “S” phones are mere updates and don’t reflect the large technological leaps this latest phone will make.
Around two weeks ago Apple’s Homepod software leaked a plethora of info that software developers are still combing through. One of the juiciest nuggets was “Face ID,” a facial recognition system that can unlock the phone even while lying flat on a surface, and supposedly when positioned in other unorthodox angles.
We can’t wait for this phone to come out so that we can definitively separate fact from fiction. However, only a pitiable 4 million units are estimated to hit the stores next month thanks to the OLED screen shortage bottlenecking this operation. We might have to get our camping gear ready for this one, or maybe send one of our interns.