iPhone 8 sized up by new chassis molds

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The iPhone 8 is the one in the middle with the vertical camera configuration.
Photo: Benjamin Geskin

New photos posted online apparently reveal molds of Apple’s upcoming 2017 iPhone refresh — including both the major iPhone 8 upgrade, and the smaller iPhone 7s and 7s Plus updates.

While it’s not confirmed that the molds are genuine, they do appear to back up a number of details about Apple’s next-gen (and not quite so next-gen) handsets. Check the other images out below.

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A look at the size difference of Apple’s future iPhones.
Photo: Benjamin Geskin
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And the same lineup in profile.
Photo: Benjamin Geskin

Of the phones depicted above, the iPhone 8 is the middle one, situating its relative size somewhere between the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus. Despite this, its much rumored edge-to-edge OLED infinite display is likely to be similar in size to the “Plus” model iPhone, due to the lack of bezel.

The images are also accompanied by a caption suggesting that the iPhone 8’s Touch ID will be located in the “power button or display,” and “99% NOT on the back” as had been rumored. Previous reports suggested that Apple has experienced difficulties with relocating the Touch ID after making the decision to ditch the Home button.

Finally, the back cutout of the iPhone 8 once again confirms the presence of a vertical, rather than horizontal, dual camera configuration.

The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus meanwhile appear identical to their predecessors, although it’s likely that they’ll get a speed bump, alongside other minor upgrades.

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Source: Twitter