All eyes will be laser focused on Apple’s WWDC announcements next week, but that’s not to say that the influx of iPhone 8 rumors will ground to a halt. On the contrary, the frequency of iPhone 8 leaks has only increased over the last few days alone. What’s more, we’re now starting to get a firmer grasp on the precise dimensions of Apple’s next-gen iPhone.
Earlier today, prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin published a new schematic which sheds some more light on the exact dimensions of the iPhone 8’s display. As previously rumored, the iPhone 8 design will feature an edgeless OLED display with the Touch ID sensor embedded into the display itself. While some leaked schematics have pointed to an iPhone 8 with a Touch ID sensor embedded on the back, it’s now widely believed that those schematics were early iPhone prototypes that Apple has since abandoned.
#iPhone8 Display Size
(5.66-inch with rounded corners, full 5.8 approximately) pic.twitter.com/osFzoKtuty
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) June 2, 2017
The drawing above appears to align closely with similar iPhone 8 rumors we’ve seen over the past few days and should be a close approximation to the device Apple will actually ship later this year. Indeed, a number of other credible sources have also relayed that the iPhone 8 will feature a display in the 5.8-inch range. This coalesces with other reports claiming that the iPhone 8 will feature a display similar in size to the iPhone 7 Plus, albeit in a form factor similar to the iPhone 7.
Though there has been speculation that the iPhone 8 will be the exact same size as the iPhone 7, more recent reports suggest that the iPhone 8 design will be just a tad larger, in terms of height, width, and thickness. The following photo purport to show what this size difference will look like, with the iPhone 8 being positioned in the middle.
And in case you missed it yesterday, the following photo provides us with a clearer understanding of what the iPhone 8 design will look like when measured up against a slew of other top tier smartphones, including the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel.
Image Source: OnLeaks
For even more context, the following render gives us an even better idea as to what the final iPhone 8 design is going to look like, though it’s extremely unlikely that the two flaps below — to the left and right of the camera — will be used as illustrated below.
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