Exclusive: Our iPhone 8 model brings leaked schematics to life


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Check out our exclusive iPhone 8 leaks and 3D prints!
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

iPhone 8 leaks are dropping thick and fast ahead of its official unveiling this September. We’ve gotten our hands on some exclusive leaked schematics direct from Apple’s factories, plus new case photos that give us an idea of what the tenth anniversary upgrade will look like.

We’ve also put together some awesome 3D prints that give us a feel for the iPhone 8’s larger form factor that is expected to accommodate a new OLED display.

No matter how much you love the iPhone, it’s hard to deny it’s getting somewhat boring. It looks the same as it did three years ago, and iPhone 7 gives us no compelling reason to upgrade from the iPhone 6s — or the iPhone 6, for that matter.

But we certainly won’t be saying the same about the iPhone 8. Apple is expected to give us an improved design with a larger, edge-to-edge display and new features like iris scanning. We’ll have to wait three months for the official unveiling, but thanks to exclusive leaks we’ve obtained from China, we have an early glimpse at the changes on the way.

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The iPhone 8 looks sleek in these cases designed by YesGo.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

In the video above, you’ll find some 3D prints of the iPhone 8 that we’ve built based on schematics and accessories thanks to CAD Creations 3D. The leaks come from Chinese Case Manufacturer YesGo, who claim they’re from one of the factories manufacturing Apple’s next generation smartphone. They also claim that their cases are produced in the same factories as Speck and Otterbox, further validating their credibility.

They all but confirm the handset’s larger form factor, the removal of a physical Home button, and its redesigned camera layout.

According to our schematics, the iPhone 8 will measure 143.59mm tall, 70.94mm wide, and 7.56mm thick. In comparison, the iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm, so the new model will be larger on all sides — and almost certainly slightly heavier, too.

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The vertical camera design seems to be confirmed.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

We’re hoping this will allow for a larger battery that allows the iPhone 8 to run longer in between charges, but Apple could use that extra space for new components — like an iris scanner or second front-facing camera — instead.

Rumor has it Apple has been testing around ten prototypes for the iPhone 8, so these schematics could well be for one of those, rather than the final model. However, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this design, so we’re confident it’s the real thing.

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It looks like the iPhone 8 could be slightly chunkier than previous models, but that could be a good thing.
Photo: YesGo/Cult of Mac

Let us know down in the comments section what you think of the new design, and if you’re excited for iPhone 8. And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to Cult of Mac on YouTube to see more videos like this as soon as they drop.

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Would you like the iPhone 8 to look like this?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac


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