Although the iPhone 8 might not hit the shelves until late October, we’re definitely going to learn more about Apple’s flagship next month. The Cupertino-based company is expected to launch three new iPhones by the end of the year, with two of them (iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus) arriving as early as mid-September.
A third one, the iPhone 8 featuring OLED display, is likely to hit the shelves one month later, but from what we’ve been able to learn until now, it should worth the wait. Today, thanks to Evan Blass, we’ve uncovered a new piece of the jigsaw puzzle called iPhone 8.
A render of the iPhone 8 has just leaked out and confirms Apple has decided to drop the Home button. Unfortunately, we’re only shown the front side since the phone is encased in a composite case making the sides almost invisible.
Still, the first thing anyone can notice are the two sensors above the display. The upper part of the OLED panel is strangely cut to accommodate two sensors, an in-ear piece, and a front-facing camera. It’s looking bizarre at first glance, but not necessarily in a bad way.
It’s very unusual for Apple to make significant design changes and this cutout displaycould be odd enough to be considered a deal-breaker for many fans. Thankfully, Apple managed to get rid of the upper and lower bezels, so the phone now looks better than any other iPhone launched by the company to date.