A lot has been said about Apple's upcoming flagship iPhone 8 although it's still a few months away from launch. After a few details, including specifications and release date, surfaced, it has now emerged that the device will come with a significant makeover in terms of design.
A purported sketch of the iPhone 8 has been leaked by Benjamin Geskin on his Twitter page, and it is in sync with the chassis design released last month. In the pictures, Apple's upcoming flagship is seen with a vertical dual-camera, sans the physical home button, and bazel-less except the top edge, and with an elongated power button and orange line at the back. It is very different from its predecessor iPhone 7 as far as the design is concerned.
Nothing is confirmed at the moment but if the leaked schematics and the case of the device turn out to be true, it will look very different from its predecessors.
The Cupertino giant is expected to release the iPhone 8 in September as the iPhone 7 will complete a year-long cycle by this time. It was earlier reported that the release of the device could be postponed to October and even November because of the company's plan to introduce new features.
The iPhone 8 is expected to come in three variants — a 4.7-inch, a 5.5-inch and a 5.8-inch version. All the variants are expected to be powered by an A11 chipset, run on iOS 11 operating system and don an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen for the first time. The device is also reportedly coming with several new features like virtual home button, 3D depth-sensing front camera, wireless charger, and new fingerprint ID solution.
The device is expected to come with a price tag of around $1,000.