The iPhone 8 isn’t expected for at least another couple of months, but we may already have a good idea of what it looks like.
Pictures allegedly showing a dummy model alongside existing iPhones have been leaked onto the internet. Interestingly, they appeared on the same day as Apple’s rival Samsung announced invites to its Galaxy Note 8 event .
Published by Carved Blog , they show the sleek new iPhone 8 next to existing Apple handsets, an iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 Plus.
As can be seen, the new iPhone dramatically enlarges the screen so that it takes up almost the entire front of the phone. The famous Home button will be replaced either with a virtual one built into the screen, or another physical button on the side of the phone.
Apple has made a few other changes elsewhere as well. The camera lenses are now vertical when the phone is held in portrait mode – indicating that for best results it should be held in landscape mode.
The pictures also confirm that Apple will keeping its Lightning connector at the bottom of the phone – and that there’s no return of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
These pictures will only serve to increase the hype around one of the most-anticipated gadgets of the entire year.
There’s no telling exactly when Apple will unveil its new creations but the company usually sticks to the first or second week of September. We won’t have long to wait to find out how accurate these pictures prove to be.
Apple is expected to reveal the iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s.