According to a report, by Forbes, Luxury case maker Nodus investigate deeper into the Apple supply chain. There are even more details about the all-new chassis of this radically redesigned 10th anniversary iPhone.
You will also see a new bottom edge render confirming Apple will not bring back the headphone jack after its controversial removal from the iPhone 7. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Lightning port also remains (though USB Type-C may feature on the wall plug as part of a wider move to finally adopt fast charging).
Like in iPhone 7 there will be stereo speakers via a combination of the bottom speaker and an amplified earpiece.
Falling inline with my exclusive renders last week, Apple will definitely enlarge the power button. Exactly why remains unclear, but it is thought this is to give Apple a (patented) fallback option for Touch ID should it not manage to integrate this into the display. As it stands there is no firm word on which way this will go. The technology for screen integration exists, but scaling it to 10s of millions of units is the challenge.
What Nodus and I believe is the remaining corners will simply be used for connectivity and battery status with notifications switched to the bottom in a new easier-to-reach and more detailed ‘Function Area’.
In addition, while our renders confirm the iPhone 8 has a dual rear camera with new vertical alignment, the exact configuration and resolution of the lenses is unknown. I’d expect Apple to stick with 12MP wide-angle and telephoto modules but make technical improvements – particularly aperture in the latter.
The downside to all these improvements will be the price.
The iPhone 8 will be Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever and the price might start from $1,100 to $1,200. Some sources claim Apple will only offer the top two storage tiers (128GB, 256GB).