Apple is making the new iPhone with the biggest screen size ever. Numerous case leaks, schematics, and dummy units all suggested a 1.1-inch jump from the iPhone 7’s 4.7-inch display to 5.8-inches. Apple’s new software also confirmed this.
This new iPhone information again comes out from Apple’s own HomePod beta code which it accidentally shipped full of product roadmap information. And like so many of these leaks, developer Steve Troughton-Smith is the one who has uncovered it.
In a new tweet, Troughton-Smith revealed he had extracted the exact metrics stating: “These are the metrics used by the status bar on the edge-to-edge iPhone, including notch height and ear width.”
These measurements are finally accurate enough for software designers, as opposed to the higher flexibility provided to case makers, leading Troughton-Smith to declare: “Designers, have fun”. That is not it, this is the first formal confirmation direct from Apple that the iPhone 8 will deliver a hugely increased display compared to the iPhone 7.