New Photos Show Alleged Molds for ‘iPhone 8’ Next to ‘7s’ and ‘7s Plus’

A trio of molds from China claims to show the shape and design of Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup. The side-by-side comparison of all three molds shows that the so-called “iPhone 8” may be slightly taller than the 4.7-inch “iPhone 7s,” but considerably smaller than the “iPhone 7s Plus.”

The photos were revealed on  Chinese microblogging site Weibo and highlighted Saturday by 9to5Mac.  The image shows handsets largely in line with expectations, including a cutout for two vertically stacked camera lenses on the anticipated “iPhone 8.”

Apple’s “iPhone 8” is rumored to feature a form factor largely similar to Apple’s 4.7-inch handsets, but achieve a much larger display with an edge-to-edge OLED panel. It’s expected that the “iPhone 8” will arrive this fall, with a completely new design and advanced technology, along with successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

Rumors have suggested the “iPhone 8” could cost upwards of $1,000 and be available in extremely limited quantities this fall.

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  • Riley Freeman

    whoa if this is true and theres no 8plus then that would truly be disappointing

  • Kirk

    These reports are truly conflicting. When does Apple ever release a new phone without a plus version? I don’t buy plus, but yes that makes absolutely no sense.

  • OliChabot

    In fact it makes sense. There would be a ”standard” 7s version, a Plus version with a bigger screen, and an anniversary 8 edition with edge to edge display, therefor eno need for a Plus version. It would be even more conflicting if Apple would release two Plus versions this fall.

    What I am conflicted about is the features the 7s and 7s Plus models will offer… I don’t think they’ll have much more than the current 7 version. I guess we will have updated 7 and 7 Plus at a lower retail price, with a new prenium iPhone 8 with a bump on pricing. Not sure if this is the right strategy, I guess time will speak.

  • sully54

    It’s also possible Apple’s Fall line up will be iPhone 8, 7/7+, SE, completely ditching the S upgrade for the 7 line this year to put all the spotlight on the 8.

  • Mamba

    Before the iPhone 6?

  • Kirk

    You know what I meant so don’t be silly lol. I’m not even answering your question

  • Mamba

    No. That makes no sense. What makes sense would be just releasing ONE iPhone 8, with a screen that’s in between 4.7″ and 5.5″, eliminating the Plus version, and ditching the S versions this year. That way more focus will be on the “anniversary” version, rather than sharing the attention with a slightly better than last year 7S/7S+.
    For all we know, that could be a picture of the molds of the current 7 and 7+, and the middle one is the 8, just for comparison.

  • Mamba

    This

  • Mamba

    =)

  • Kirk

    I understand what your saying but I still don’t quite agree with having a special edition with no plus size. it all really is prefence at the end of the day. Plus why would the introduce two new 7s phones at a lower price? No it will be the same price for sure. Guess we will see. No of this really makes sense until fall

  • Kirk

    Lol. Smh haha

  • Cornfed710

    Because they can’t get enough oled panels for that many phones. Next year you’ll probably get the plus with oled. These rumors have been consistent for months now.

  • Cornfed710

    They can’t get enough oled panels. If the 8 was the only new iPhone this year, people would only want that one and Samsung already said they can’t supply that many panels.

  • Ryan

    This is what’s going to happen and I say this with utmost confidence and it would be amazing if iPhoneincanada saves this comment and refers to it in the future as a great prediction.

    The iPhone 8 is a restart just like the original iPhone – just one device (in celebration of its decade) but Apple has grown a lot since the introduction of the iPhone and due to many factors including limited OLED displays & the higher cost of production/market price they would need another “new” device which is where the iPhone 7S & 7S Plus comes in as it will have the majority of all the new hardware/features (of the iPhone 8) with the old form factor so from an (average) consumer perspective when purchasing a new iPhone your choice will be the new form factor with a new screen (OLED) which is almost 2X in price or the old form factor with everything else.

    Within the year Apple will be able to lower the cost of production of the iPhone 8 so the generation after that will see an iPhone 8S & iPhone 8S Plus enter the market place at around the current iPhone 7 & 7 Plus price point – at this time 7/7S form factor will no longer get any hardware upgrades and the push will be totally on the 8S & 8S Plus. This will change the perception of the “S” iterations just being a hardware upgrade (from the average consumer stand point) with the introduction of another new iPhone the 8S Plus.

    Finally when announcing the iPhone 8 they will bring back the famous “one more thing” as they would open the keynote with the introduction of the upgraded iPhone 7S/7S Plus as the new devices.

  • Kirk

    But that’s all it is right now. Rumors. Guess we will see come fall. Maybe, it’s a possibility. (Personally) I just think Apple is not the type of company to halt something based on constraints. They more than likely would just delay the whole thing instead if that was the case. They don’t care about time constraints. It’s also all apart of them creating hype anyway.

  • Cornfed710

    It’s a fact that they only signed a deal for so many oled panels this year. Maybe the world has a secret supplier we don’t know about, unlikely but possible.

    Of course only ? knows what they are going to do. All we can do is look at suppliers and analysts to make educated predictions. You can bet the Foxconn workers know more than you’d think. You have to get the factory ready for full production. You can bet they’re going to do some small runs to try and snuff out problems before full production begins.

    Either way, I’ll be getting the 8 if they release it.

  • mcfilmmakers

    Prediction? Apple does this every single
    Generation.

  • Mamba

    Exactly, you just broke your own logic. Assuming the rumors are true, that OLED will be used, AND there is really a lower than ideal supply, it makes even more sense to go with just one model. Why split up the already low supplies into two and constrain production of both models, when you can use all of the limited supplies, and produce enough initial units for one?

  • Cornfed710

    They are only making one oled phone, so says the rumor mill, that’s the iPhone 8. The 7s and 7splus will be LCD like the current models.

  • Mamba

    Let’s go back to square one.
    Why would Apple want to produce a slightly better version, 7S/7S+, the compete against themselves with the iPhone 8? The same outcome will result – not that many people will spend their money on the 7S/7S+ when they can spend just a bit more for a better product. Apple can simply lower the price of the 7 (like they always do with the iPhone of the previous year), and make more money on that end. This will maximize profits on all ends, as they do not need to put more money into making the S versions, and betting on people buying them.

  • Cornfed710

    Because it’s the anniversary edition. They feel they can’t wait any longer for an oled model. So they’d rather make one than none. The idea is to price it high enough that not everyone will be willing to buy it. ? wouldn’t be able to supply everyone with one of it were priced similarly to previous years.

    They still sell the 7 and 7+ at a discount. This way they’ll have 3 price points. The 8 most expensive then the 7S and 7S+ followed by the 7 and 7+

    The rumors have been extremely consistent in the last few months, nothing’s really changed

  • Mamba

    “So they’d rather make one than none. The idea is to price it high enough that not everyone will be willing to buy it”
    Sorry, but you clearly don’t understand how Apple operates, and completely lost my attention right there. Have a good day.

  • Cornfed710

    If every app fan was willing to spend over $1400 Canadian on a phone ? wouldnt be able to supply them all. That’s why they don’t mind the high price, it’ll help curb demand for the 8 and push some to the 7S and 7S+. Not sure what’s so hard to understand. There are only so many oled panels in the world this year. Next year we’ll probably have 2 oled models, when more companies will be producing oled panels.

  • OliChabot

    I probably did not explain myself correctly. I also believe they will not come up with an ”S” series, it would kind of make it compete against their anniversary edition ”iPhone 8” model. But we may see something like the Apple Watch : They release the iPhone 8, with upgraded iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, just like Apple bumped the processor on the Series 1 Apple Watch when they introduced the Series 2. Apple also does something similar with their SE models. It makes the customer forget they are buying a year old phone and people are happy to be able to get a cheaper phone.

    Time will tell, but my guess is that we’ll see slightly upgraded iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (more CPU, optical image stabilization, Portrait mode, things like that), alongside a prenium iPhone 8.

  • Kirk

    Yeah guess we will see 🙂