Leaks surrounding the iPhone 8 have been popping up for a good long while now, and Forbes has today taken leaks from supposed iPhone case makers and used them to create some 3D renders of what it believes the next flagship iPhone will look like when it is announced later this year, likely in September.
While it is certainly true that iPhone case manufacturers do not always provide reliable information, the renders created by Forbes do fit well with previous leaks, so we think the renders we see here may be pretty close to the real thing.
In keeping with previous rumors, the renders include the almost bezel-free design we have come to expect of late as well as the area towards the top of the display that houses things such as sensors and the front-facing camera. The vertical camera system around the back of the phone also marries well with rumors that have suggested exactly that for a number of weeks now.
Forbes’ Gordon Kelly credits case maker Nodus with the details it has used for the published renders:
Working with case designer Nodus, I have been able to obtain CAD files for the iPhone 8 through its supply chain. […] So how confident are Nodus and myself about the renders? To the extent that Nodus was happy for me to publicly disclose it as the source and reveal the company is prototyping its retail cases from them.
It is notable that the renders again show an iPhone with no visible Touch ID sensor, and while rumors of it being below the glass of the display have come and gone all year, there is a school of thought that it may be built into the larger sleep/wake button, although we are less than convinced about that ourselves. The good news is that we won’t have to wait too long before all of our questions are answered – September continues to edge ever nearer!
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