Leaked iPhone 8 Screen Protector Reaffirms Rumored Design With Notch Along Top Bezel
Apple’s iPhone 8 is in the middle of a torrent of leaks that the makers of the captain of the Titanic would be proud of, and that shows no sign of letting up as yet more images pop up online that claim to give us our latest insight into what we can expect when the device is finally announced later this year.
The latest leaks involve a purported iPhone 8 screen protector, and they match up with information that has already been made available via other sources.
Both multiple images and a video have been published to the Chinese social network site Weibo and shared by website Slashleaks. In them, we see what is believed to be a screen protector for the unannounced smartphone, complete with almost bezel-free design. What makes things particularly interesting here is the top of the protector, which includes an area that appears to be for the front-facing camera and an array of sensors such as those for proximity and such.
This jives well with existing rumors that the iPhone 8 will feature a display that runs all the way to the top of the phone, with an area in the center reserved for things like the camera. It is possible that at times the iPhone will display its status bar either side of that area, using the inky blacks afforded by OLED to make the whole thing blend together.
The protector in question is the “Olixar iPhone 8 Full Cover Tempered Glass Screen Protector” and it is currently priced at $31.99 via MobileFun. The description mentions the protector being 3D Touch-compatible and that it features a 2.5D rounded edge.
Leaks for smartphones these days often tend to come from manufacturers of cases or, in this case, screen protectors as they are given schematics for iPhones ahead of their release so that they can get to work on making accessories ready for launch day. With that in mind, we think this may well be legit, especially given previous leaks.