Possible 'iPhone 8' SIM Tool Packaging is Consistent With Rumors of Narrow Bezels and Front Camera Notch

A new picture of an alleged packaging insert for the so-called iPhone 8's SIM-eject tool has been shared on Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo. The image was then submitted to leak aggregator Slashleaks today.


The insert includes a generic diagram of what is supposedly the iPhone 8. If legitimate, the smartphone's design is consistent with rumors, which suggest it'll be almost entirely screen on the front, beyond narrow, uniform bezels along the edges and a tiny notch for the front camera and sensors.

It's almost August, when mass production of Apple's next iPhones would normally be underway, ahead of their usual September launch. However, recent reports suggest the iPhone 8 may be running several weeks behind. Some analysts believe the device may not begin shipping whatsoever until at least October.

Make sure to read our comprehensive iPhone 8 roundup, which is updated regularly with the latest information and rumors about what could be Apple's most significantly redesigned smartphone ever.

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27 months ago
Longer power button on the side, but still opposite the volume buttons. So here's to a continued future of changing the volume when trying to lock the screen. :eek:
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27 months ago

the speaker looks like it's not centered? i call fake.


It's only a visual effect due to the position of the facetime camera. The power button is really big!
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27 months ago

Didn't they stop giving SIM tools with the phone? Are they going to start again?


I'm not sure about the US, but in Canada we've always had sim ejector tools included.
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27 months ago
its not blurry enough to be real.....
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27 months ago
In 2013, one of these paperwork leaked the 5s' Touch ID sensor. I call legit.

SO very bothered we still think that a phone launched next to the iPhone 7s will be called iPhone 8. 1) What marketing sense would that make? 2) the naming convention the rest of the line-up clearly predicts:

It's going to be called iPhone Pro!

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27 months ago
The rippling in the paper leads me to believe it’s standard letter paper that’s been printed out.

*edit* just looked at my 7 plus ejector page, and it’s on card stock with rounded edges.

I say this is just a fake print out.

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27 months ago
the speaker looks like it's not centered? i call fake.

EDIT:
nevermind, i removed the camera and it looks centered.
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27 months ago

the speaker looks like it's not centered? i call fake.

It looks centered to me; the camera on the right of it just makes it look slightly offset.

I'd be willing to bet this is the real deal, but going to do a little bit of Photoshop analysis, first...
Rating: 2 Votes
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27 months ago
I wonder if that elongated power button is going to be TouchID capable, eliminating the need to do through-the-screen sensing or the even worse middle of back button like on many of the Android phones? It certainly would make sense if they could package it in a much narrower and taller format.
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27 months ago

SO very bothered we still think that a phone launched next to the iPhone 7s will be called iPhone 8. 1) What marketing sense would that make? 2) the naming convention the rest of the line-up clearly predicts:

It's going to be called iPhone Pro!

There is no chance they call it iPhone Pro. That is absolutely TERRIBLE marketing.

Pro tells customers nothing about this phone except it's speedy for professionals. That's what customers hear when they hear Pro. Idiotic marketing for this phone.

What you want to do is draw customer attention to NEW features. How do you do that? You give it a name that makes customers intrigued to find out how it is different; to ask questions.

As an example, if it has wireless distance charging a great name would be 'iPhone Air'.

You're right that it won't be called iPhone 8, but that's just a placeholder name. It definitely won't be 'iPhone Pro'. Another reason you know it won't be iPhone Pro is because next year there will be a PLUS-sized OLED model with the same design, so in your naming scheme you'd have:

iPhone Pro
iPhone Pro Plus (or Plus Pro)

Both of these are the most awful names ever.

Anyway, glad I convinced you now.
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A "function bar" on a small handheld device, with a fully-touch screen anyways, is probably one of the stupidest rumours I've ever heard proposed around here

It's actually the intelligent way to do the Home Button.
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