Cyberspace is filled with hints, leaks, and rumors about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s 10th anniversary iPhone, also dubbed the iPhone 8. Most of the recent leaks and rumors about the iPhone 8 are uninspiring because they portray the smartphone as a slightly improved iPhone 7. However, a fresh leak from last week suggests that the iPhone 8 might turn out to be much more impressive than we thought.
For Apple fans, tech media, and Wall Street investors, September can’t come fast enough because the iPhone 8 is the perfect tool for know if Apple can retain its top dog position in the smartphone market. You’ll remember that Samsung recently released an impressive Samsung Galaxy S8 that is “insanely great” in Steve Jobs words. Apple’s iPhone 8 is coming to the market at least six months later than the S8; yet, the iPhone 8 won’t find it easy to waltz into the market to claim the title.
Here’s something new on Apple’s iPhone 8
We got the image above from a tweet that KKSneakLeaks posted on Twitter on Thursday saying “#iphone8 housing!!!! How about this?” KKSneakLeaks is a reliable source for Apple leaks and the picture above is probably the truest info on what to expect from the iPhone 8. A cursory look at the picture doesn’t reveal much – after all it is just a simple plastic case. However, this is not just another plastic case – this dear readers, just confirmed one of the biggest iPhone 8 rumors around.
The first thing I picked out from the image of the iPhone 8 casing is that the smartphone is coming to the market with a vertical dual-lens camera. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has tested the waters of dual-lens cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus – it has two cameras that shoot picture just like a single camera.
The vertical dual-lens camera in the iPhone 8 should be deliver 2X optical zoon and 10x digital zoom without messing up the picture. The dual-lens cameral also suggest that the iPhone 8 could debut with 3D sensors for facial recognition, VR, and AR features.
Where’s the fingerprint scanner?
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still struggling with how to remove the physical home button on the front of the device without killing of its TouchID for fingerprint scanning. Samsung’s solution was to move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. However, Apple might not want to adopt the rear scanner solution. For one, Apple is leaning towards building the iPhone 8 in an all-glass body with a ‘metallic’ rim on the sides. Secondly, Apple would want to avoid copying Samsung’s solution even it is the path of least resistance.
However, the image of the iPhone 8 casing suggests that the device will debut with a 5.8-inch screen with curved edges. More so, the vertical opening on the side suggests that the device might have the fingerprint scanner on the side of the device. We will be waiting patiently to what Apple has in store when it eventually unveils the iPhone 8.