Alleged 'iPhone 8' CNC Dummy Model Leaked [Photos]

Aside from publishing a purported drawing of iPhone 8’s logic board this morning that’s “only 70 percent accurate,” Benjamin Gasket this past week shared photos of a dummy CNC iPhone model obtained from a Foxconn source. Of note, it features a single cutout for a vertically aligned dual-camera system with no other cutouts on the backside.


This might indicate that Touch ID could be embedded into iPhone 8’s OLED display, as previously suggested. As others have underscored, Benjamin Gasket’s Twitter account may not be the most reliable source of Apple leaks so take this report with a big pinch of salt.

Some of the other iPhone 8 features the photos may hint at:
  • iPhone 4-like stainless steel frame in Space Black finish
  • Elongated power button on the right site
  • Thickness and size similar to iPhone 7
  • Stainless steel edges in a polished Space Black color
  • Front camera, sensors, Touch ID and other components hidden beneath the display
  • No discernible bezel
  • Earpiece at the top middle of the front
  • Vertically stacked rear cameras
  • Noise-cancelling microphone in the camera bulge
  • 2.5D cover glass
  • “Even more merged” design than Galaxy S8

 You'll notice that there is an elongated Power button on the right side of the device, vertical dual-cameras on the back, and no Touch ID or Home button suggesting that the fingerprint sensor may have been moved under the display as rumored.

Geskin followed up the schematics with the photos of the alleged CNC dummy model.

iPhone 8 Dummy (This is CNC model according to Foxconn). Back is 2.5D Glass. Matches all previous information. Long power button too.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this morning that iPhone 8 could make its debut in September after all, but in extremely limited supply. Suppliers are not expected to ramp up iPhone 8 production before October or November (versus the usual August-September timeframe for a new iPhone) due to “increased production difficulty”. 

 


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