According to a recently leaked sketched that allegedly depicts the iPhone 8’s design, it was revealed that Apple could be considering changing the orientation of its dual camera setup from one where the lens is placed side-by-side horizontally, to a design where the lenses are stacked on top of each other vertically.
We’re not sure why Apple would do that or what reason there might be for such a design, but Japanese blog Macotakara (via 9to5Mac) seems to have “confirmed” that the design is real. Apparently Apple plans to use these new cameras for virtual reality, which is interesting considering the fact that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has long championed augmented reality, considerably more so compared to VR.
The report goes on to confirm other aspects of the phone, such as how it will sport a glass front and back, and will feature a stainless steel band that wraps around the middle of the phone. This echoes an earlier report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has predicted such a design, which in case you’re unfamiliar should result in the phone looking similar to the iPhone 4/4S.
Safe to say you should definitely take this with a grain of salt for now, but if Macotakara’s report is accurate, the design of the iPhone 8 has moved from engineer to design validation test status, which means that Apple could be closing in on the final design.
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