Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…
Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having obtained detailed schematics “sourced directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone”, he worked with TigerMobiles to manufacturer the device using CNC manufacturing.
The end result reveals the controversial redesign of the iPhone is going to be a real head turner. The highlight is its massive (high resolution) 5.8-inch display, with its potentially awkward top cutout for the front camera and sensors, and space for the secret iOS 11 Function Area.
Interestingly Hemmerstoffer also uses digital calipers to reveal the iPhone 8’s precise dimensions and they make for fascinating reading compared to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 8 – 143.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.29 in)
- iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
- iPhone 7 Plus – 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
This is incredibly compact for a 5.8-inch device making it notably shorter, if slightly wider, than the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm). The only thing blotting the iPhone 8’s copybook is the large, protruding dual camera which increases the depth at this point to 9.1mm and will make the phone hard to use on a flat surface.