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iPhone 8 size showcased by alleged mold leak

by Josh Levenson | May 22, 2017May 22, 2017 6:30 am PDT

A collection of photographs surfaced online over the weekend, allegedly showcasing molds of the upcoming iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8. Obviously, the templates don’t reveal anything about the features of the handsets, other than that the latter will come with a vertically-mounted camera, but they do give us a pretty good indication of their size.

The mold of the iPhone 8 isn’t much bigger than the one of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, which is pretty impressive seeing as it’s rumored to sport a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display, made possible by eliminating the bezels at the top and bottom of the device, effectively creating a seamless viewing experience.

What’s more interesting, however, is that the iPhone 8 appears to pack a longer power button than the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, leading many to believe it will double as a fingerprint recognition surface if Apple can’t find a way to implement Touch ID into the OLED screen.

Apple should announce the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 in September

All signs point towards Apple taking the wraps off the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 in September. The “S” cycle upgrades should sport identical designs to their predecessors, while the iPhone 8 is believed to pack a dual-lens camera and a glass body.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...