A Weibo user last Thursday shared an image on which the schematic drawing of the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 would be seen. The figure shows a front side with no Home button, a double vertical camera and a fingerprint scanner on the rear side.
Schematic Drawing iPhone 8
In recent years, these drawings often published well before the actual announcement and it is likely to have come from one of the production partners, such as Foxconn. It is not yet clear when the photo was taken and how reliable the source is, making the usual grain is certainly applicable.
Home Button Missing Touch ID On Back
The project seems to currently be in the EVT, Engineering Verification Testing phase and that means that this is one of the 10 different iPhone 8 prototypes may be where Apple reportedly working on. The final design can come from completely different to see, although we must remember that the drawings of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 correspond to the final design.
The schematic drawing shows that Apple iPhone 8 is provided with a larger screen which covers virtually the entire front side. It does not seem to be a curved screen, though the bezels on the left and right still very slim his name. In addition, immediately noticeable that the physical home button is no longer present. There were rumors that Apple would want to integrate the fingerprint sensor below the OLED screen of the iPhone 8, but we see in the drawing that the button has been moved to the back. Earlier this week, Cowen & Company analyst Timothy Arcuri that the production yield of the sensor below the screen is too low, causing Touch ID may be moved to the back.
Vertical Dual Camera
At the back we see the dual camera, which is this time vertically. The usually well-informed Japanese Mac Otakara released in December also out that Apple would consider adjusting the placement of the camera module.
The iPhone 8 is shown in the drawings 149,5mm 72,5mm long and wide, while the current iPhone 7 138,3mm is long and wide 67,1mm. The new iPhone is 8,6mm thick and that is a major difference with the 7,1mm iPhone 7. Possibly, these are the thickest point, because the camera module again protrudes outside the housing. The thickness corresponds with the design of the iPhone 4, which is made of glass and metal.
The total of the iPhone 8 surface would be around 6.5 inch. The device is therefore smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus (6.9-inch), despite the fact that the phone has a larger screen; iPhone 7 comes out on 6-inch. We also see the usual buttons and ports, such as the volume control buttons, mute button, Lightning connector, SIM card tray, speakers and microphones. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack present, suggesting that the phone is again water and dust resistant.