iPhone 8 leak appears to confirm edge-to-edge display

by Brandon Russell | June 19, 2017

We’ve seen enough leaks, concepts, and renders to have a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 8 will look like. Now, a screen protector has appeared online, purporting to show off the iPhone 8’s shrunken bezels.

The accessory seen below could have been made based on rumored dimensions and leaks, so it’s by no means confirms the iPhone 8’s final design. However, we’ve heard a number of rumors that the iPhone 8 will feature an edge-to-edge display, which means the image below could be legit.

It’s unclear how Apple will handle the cutout in the display, but it certainly looks odd when taken out of context. Apple likely has an elegant solution in place, so users may not even notice there’s a cutout. Until we see a working unit, the jury’s out on what Apple plans to do.

In addition to a leaked image of the screen protector, a video was uploaded that briefly shows the accessory off.

According to previous reports, the iPhone 8 will be slightly bigger than the iPhone 7, but noticeably smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus despite featuring a larger 5.8-inch display. The device is also expected to sport Touch ID beneath the display, rather than on the back of the device.

We’re still not sure when the iPhone 8 is going to launch; some reports say it won’t be available until the very end of the year, while others say it’ll be available shortly after its September unveiling.

Either way, it’s becoming clear the device will feature an edge-to-edge display, keeping parity with the likes of LG and Samsung.

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Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...