‘Leaked’ iPhone 8 schematic reveals mysterious circle on back

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The big circle in the back might be for wireless charging.
The big circle in the back might be for wireless charging.
Photo: KKSneakLeaks

The Apple rumor mill has churned out yet another alleged schematic for the upcoming iPhone 8, only this time the drawing doesn’t depict a Touch ID sensor in the back.

In the iPhone 8 drawing that surfaced today, Apple appears to have made some big changes — including adding a big area in the back for wireless charging. According to one leaker, the feature would require iPhone 8 owners to keep the device on a charging pad to get juice.

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iPhone 8 could be last to include headphone jack adapter

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AirPods
Apple should include free AirPods instead.
Photo: Ste Smith

Apple’s mission to kill the use of headphone jacks on the iPhone may be completed by 2018, according to a new report from Barclays.

In a note to investors today, the research bank says the three new iPhone models Apple introduces this year will all come with a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, but this could be the last time buyers get a free dongle.

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‘iPhone Edition’ may get Apple Watch-like steel band

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iPhone 8 concept
Same size as the iPhone 7, but with a bigger screen.
Photo: Martin Hajek

The iPhone 8 may take some design cues from the Apple Watch, if the latest rumor out of Asia turns out to be true.

Apple will supposedly use an improved version of the Apple Watch’s stainless steel as the frame for the new iPhone 8. Glass in the front and the back will sandwich the stainless steel plate on the iPhone 8 but, according to the report, it won’t have a curved screen.

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iPhone 8 mockup packs invisible selfie cam and 3D sensor

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The iPhone 8 will be the greatest yet.
The iPhone 8 will be the greatest yet.
Photo: iFanr

Keeping one of millennials’ favorite features — the all-important selfie camera — poses serious challenges for Apple engineers if the iPhone 8’s bezels are as thin as we expect.

In a new mockup based on alleged iPhone 8 schematics that recently leaked, fans can get an early look at how Apple might make the entire front of the iPhone one giant display while also leaving room for light sensors, a speaker and a camera.

Take a closer look:

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iPhone 8 may not be as expensive as predicted

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The iPhone would look better without bezels.
The iPhone would look better without bezels.
Photo: iDropNews

The next iPhone Apple unveils may not prove as expensive as some have speculated, according to a new research note from investment firm UBS.

Early rumors for the iPhone 8 claimed it will cost upward of $1,000. However, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich says the real price tag will most likely be a lot less than that. And fans might have Samsung to thank.

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Apple orders 70 million flexible OLED displays from Samsung

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Samsung got dominated by Apple in 2016.
Samsung will be an important iPhone 8 part supplier.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple is going to need a lot of help from Samsung to bring a totally new display to the iPhone 8.

Samsung reportedly received an order from Apple buying over 70 million bendable OLED for its upcoming iPhone that many fans and rumormongers anticipate will be the most innovative smartphone to ever come out of Cupertino.

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iPhone 8 may get True Tone display and two 3D sensors

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We hope the iPhone 8 is this beautiful.
We hope the iPhone 8 is this beautiful.
Photo: Imran Taylor

One of the best iPad Pro features may soon be heading to the iPhone.

All three new iPhones in 2017 will get True Tone displays, according to the latest research note from analysts at Barclays that predict Apple will add a “full spectral sensing” ambient light sensor on each device.

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All-glass iPhone 8 concept art looks totally gorgeous

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We hope the iPhone looks this good.
We hope the iPhone looks this good.
Photo: Daniel Csonth

Apple fans are anxiously awaiting the grand unveiling of the iPhone 8 which is expected to have the thinnest bezels of any iPhone ever. How Jony Ive will go about reducing the bezels is still a mystery, but one concept designer has a great idea: make the body all-glass.

In his new iPhone 8 concept, Daniel Csonth imagines how Apple could make the OLED screen double as a speaker so that there’s no ugly bezels at the top of the camera. The end result is an iPhone that looks like window into the digital world.

Check it out:

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