New moldings have revealed the presence of an iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and iPhone 8; can we expect to see these models in 2017?
We’ve previously explored the likelihood of whether we can expect to see a new iPhone duo this year, a solitary premium handset, or a trio of devices – and now, thanks the presence of leaked moldings, it seems that the latter scenario has been confirmed.
A series of images published by SlashLeaks seemingly confirms the sizes of Apple’s iPhone trio, which will apparently launch in either September or November this year.
Pictured is a typically large iPhone 7s Plus in addition to the ‘standard’ iPhone 7s, both of which share similar design DNA to the incumbent iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. In the middle, however, stands an iPhone ‘8’ with a design profile that matches claims surrounding the handset’s design.
The moldings depict that the handset isn’t substantially larger than the iPhone 7s, though it has been claimed that the iPhone 8 – or, perhaps, iPhone Edition – might well cram in a 5.8″ display similar in size to the screen found on the iPhone 7s Plus thanks to minimised side bezels and a larger OLED display.
A profile view reveals that while the side panels of the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will remain similar to the incumbent iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 will benefit from a longer, thinner power button, which some sources have alleged could be used as a Touch ID surface in the event that Apple isn’t able to integrate a fingerprint sensor onto the iPhone 8’s primary display.
Lastly, the mold seemingly confirms that the iPhone 8 will use a vertically-aligned dual camera array that could be used for 3D and depth-sensing technology.
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