New photos of an alleged "iPhone 8" prototype have been shared on Twitter by Latvian student Benjamin Geskin, who allegedly obtains his information from Chinese sources in contact with him on WeChat and WhatsApp.

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The prototype, if it's even real in the first place, likely isn't Apple's finalized design for its widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display. Geskin himself expressed skepticism about the photos in his tweet.

Multiple reports have claimed the high-end iPhone will have an edge-to-edge display like Samsung's Galaxy S8, but the prototype pictured still has left and right bezels. The top bezel also lacks the 3D sensors expected.


One design aspect that is likely accurate is the lack of a Home button, as Touch ID is reportedly expected to be embedded into the display, or placed on the rear of the smartphone in the absolute worst case scenario.

The prototype appears to be stored in Apple's supposed "stealth" case, photos of which Australian leaker Sonny Dickson shared with MacRumors in February. The prototype is concealed by the front cover of an iPhone with a Home button.

Reports suggest the "iPhone 8" has faced multiple delays due to manufacturing challenges, but as production ramps up over the summer, better evidence of Apple's next smartphone should begin to emerge from within the supply chain.

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Menel Avatar
48 months ago
Apple has already solidified the design. The design is set in stone, hardware development schedules would demand it. They are wrapping up final qualifications and regulatory testing. Prepping factory lines for machining and assembly.

What these Chinese samples are, is apple/their supplier is shedding year old prototypes that they experimented with. Sending them out to the dumpster cause they don't matter anymore.

A lot of what we'll see, didn't make the cut. It's rejects. Remember the months leading up to the iPhone 5 release, and then the iPhone 6 release? All kinds of crazy permutations surfaced.
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GrumpyMom Avatar
48 months ago
I believe this is real. People for months have been going on about "oh it's going to revolutionary because it's the tenth anniversary" etc (well that date came and went didn't it) and "wouldn't it wonderful with 3d facial recognition and no bezels" and "oh that mock-up looks amazing, come on Apple!". Yes all nice features but why expect them all at once?

People are going to be disappointed come September because they've created this fantasy in their mind that Apple never promised.
Nah, not going to be disappointed as long as the display is OLED. Originally I was not planning on upgrading from my 7 Plus which is practically perfect as far as I'm concerned. Plus it's always scary getting the first generation of any new design of anything Apple. I was adamant I was going to sit this one out. Thank goodness I'm a woman and it's my prerogative to change my mind. :p

But running the Samsung Galaxy S8+ alongside my IPhone 7 Plus, I noticed the incredible battery life I am getting out of both phones, with the S8+ outstripping my IPhone 7 Plus due to OLED and dark mode and the current version of iOS draining battery fast (a temporary condition, I'm sure).

It could be even better for the S8+, except for Qualcomm and Android, if you know what I mean. If you don't know what I mean, Qualcomm can't even touch Exynos for battery efficiency, nevermind an Apple designed processor. And Android still lets some processes run amok at times. Though Android O might lay that to rest. We shall see. Meanwhile my iPhone 7 Plus does an impressive job keeping up with a smaller battery and an LCD display.

So anyway, I'm thinking an IPhone running on one of Apple's famously efficient processors, iOS, and an OLED display is going to be a battery beast. I want in on that. I'll be staying up button mashing for a preorder after all. If I fail, Christmas or Valentines Day, then. I'm a grownup. I can wait.

I don't care if it's pretty or not. I'm betting it will at least be cute. It can't be any funkier looking than my iPhone 7 Plus. And if it is, I'll get a nice looking case.
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Nozuka Avatar
48 months ago
Whatever this thing is, it's not running iOS.
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LiE_ Avatar
48 months ago
Simply put - no.
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Channan Avatar
48 months ago
I like that design better than the other one that's being leaked.
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Sunny1990 Avatar
48 months ago
This is probably fake. The ugliest! apple is never going with this design
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Based on leaks and rumors This is what iPhone 8 might look like.

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