Alleged iPhone 8 Prototype With Minimal Bezels Smiles for the Camera

A trio of images published by Benjamin Geskin last night have gotten some folks excited (or worried, depending on your point of view). The photos appear to show an early iPhone 8 prototype, which he says was obtained from an insider.

The device pictured on the images does not have its front-facing FaceTime camera and the speaker integrated into the display, like we’re expecting in the final model due this fall.

The images show that the device came in the box with an iPhone 7 screen protector applied to its display. What’s more interesting than that is a blue “passport” we can clearly see in the box.

It does have minimal bezels, at least, which would stay right in line with all those previous rumors and expectations. It doesn’t look like a copy of the Galaxy S8 from Samsung, either, which is another positive going for it. This design actually just looks a lot like an iPhone, with the standard bezels reduced a great deal. So instead of having the display on either side of the front-facing camera and other sensors, it stops just short of them.

According to Australian leakster Sonny Dickson:
Each component or product that is tested they document in the page. The person writes their initials next to it and any notes about it passing or failing or any other comments. It makes its way through each test and person. It then is finally sent with its ‘passport’ from China to Apple.
Is this a real iPhone 8 prototype? And if so, does it represent the device we’re going to see this fall or one of the designs that Apple has ultimately abandoned?

 


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