iPhone 8 Leaked Case Render Shows All Screen And No Home Button
The iPhone 8 is nearing its launch and the rumour are running on a frenzy, churning out new leaks and renders every other day. The recent leaks have mostly surrounded around the iPhone 8’s camera hardware, but the latest leak has everyone talking about the design (again).
Evan Blass tweeted a photo of the iPhone 8 encased in a neon yellow case and shows off an edge-to-edge display with no home button below the screen. The image suggests that the notch on the top of the phone will house all the sensors and the dual-cameras which will be used for 3D mapping for FaceID. Latest HomePod firmware leak has seemingly confirmed that Apple will go all out with facial recognition as reports of it ditching TouchID on the 2017 flagship catches on. The image doesn’t reveal much, except very thin bezels and an almost screen front of the device.
The extension of the screen on the left and right side of the notch shows the battery percentage and signal strengths. This seems to strengthen the rumours that Apple will make certain tweaks to the software to take optimal advantage of the huge screen real estate. As usual, you need to take this leak with a pinch of salt as the date on the phone is that of March, meaning the image could be a few months old.
The possibilities of a bezel-less iPhone 8 have increased in the past few months especially after the success of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S+ and the LG G6 with their edge-to-edge displays. If Apple does decide to take the bezel-less display route, it will be interesting to see its implementation of iOS on the flagship device. 2017 is turning out to be the year where flagships shift to bezel-less phones with reports of the LG V30 and Google Pixel XL 2 also reportedly sporting such displays. Even the Essential phone PH-1 has a bezel-less display and Evan Blass even pointed out the similarities between the two devices.