In the past few weeks, we’ve started to see an increase in the number of leaks regarding the iPhone 8. Most of them come in the form of schematics and drawings, and for the most part they depict an iPhone where the dual rear-facing cameras are stacked vertically instead of horizontally like we’ve seen in the iPhone 7 Plus.
In case you’re wondering how legit those schematics are, your guess is as good as ours, but it seems that they’re slowly gaining a fair bit of traction because a recent tweet from Benjamin Geskin (via 9to5Mac) has revealed alleged photos of the mold for the iPhone 8 that confirms some of its design. Geskin links to Slashleaks where there are additional photos, one of which is allegedly for the front portion and one for the back.
#iPhone8 mold and diagram leaked.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 28, 2017
The back portion seems to confirm the new dual-lens camera design, while the front shows off a couple of holes which seems to be in line with an earlier schematic that suggested dual front-facing cameras, which we speculated could be used for the rumored 3D laser scanner feature.
Also the mold’s design seems to suggest that a rear-facing Touch ID is no longer an option, which for some fans is probably good news. That being said, it’s hard to tell if these molds are the real deal or if they’re fake, or maybe for a different device, so obviously the best thing to do now is take it with a grain of salt.