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This iPhone 8 concept might be the most realistic yet

by Todd Haselton | January 30, 2017January 30, 2017 10:00 am PDT

The iPhone 8 concept below, created by designer Moe Slah and published to Behance, might be the most realistic iPhone 8 concept yet. It takes a lot of the rumors we’ve heard out of Apple’s supply chain and puts them together into a beautiful concept that actually makes a lot of sense. No, these weren’t made by Apple.

There are a couple changes here that are noteworthy. For one, the entire front of the iPhone 8 concept’s display is usable screen, which aligns with rumors that Apple’s going to get rid of all of bezels on its device. We don’t see a curved screen, however, which made an appearance in a similarly convincing concept that we ran last week.

A fingerprint reader under the screen

We also get a look at how the new fingerprint reader might work if it’s embedded below the display. That, too, is on a par with rumors that suggest Apple may get rid of the home button entirely and will instead build a fingerprint reader right below the display. Companies such as Synaptics are already selling this sort of functionality for next-generation smartphones. It’s unclear if Apple will use that tech specifically, but competitors such as Samsung are allegedly planning to build similar functions into next-gen devices.

The concept is gorgeous and it seems just conservative enough to look like something Apple might actually build. Can’t say I’m wild about the off-center home button/fingerprint reader, but it’s plausible, at least given the location on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Moe Slah

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...