iPhone 8, 7S, and 7S Plus Mockups Corroborate Glass Back Design
New mockups of the “iPhone 7S,” “iPhone 7S Plus,” and “iPhone 8” have emerged, showing the widely expected glass back across the entire line, and no sign of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor on any of the models.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple tipster Sonny Dickson has shared a few images of what many believe to be the final design of the real devices. The photos give a sense as to how the glass back design will look for the entire upcoming 2017 iPhone lineup.
These images also clearly refute the notion that the 7S and 7S Plus models would include a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor, as these mockups clearly show no such thing. In fact, the photos of the 7S and 7S Plus models very closely resemble the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, although with a few changes including the glass back.
A glass back could allow for wireless charging options not as practical with a solid aluminum back. Also, with a glass back there is no need for the antenna stripes, as seen on the current iPhone 7 design.
These changes for the 7S models, however, do not represent a massive shift in design, unlike the OLED iPhone 8, which is widely expected to undergo a complete redesign.
Obviously, pricing and marketing naming for the devices is still at this point unclear, though many expect the 7S devices to take the place of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus price points, with the iPhone 8 to be significantly more expensive.