iPhone 8 is definitely one of the most anticipated iPhone models with its hype building up ever since Apple released iPhone 7. As with any overly hyped Apple product new ‘leaks’ and reports keep coming from both reliable and unreliable sources. Now Japanese site Macotakara, which has a fair record of leaking Apple related news claims that this year’s iPhone will feature a modern design that will be inspired by iPhone 4.
Just like the iPhone 4 and 4S, the device is said to sport a stainless steel band around it whereas front and back will be decorated with glass. The device just like iPhone 7 Plus is expected to feature dual cameras, however their layout will be vertical instead of horizontal making them different from the current generation.
This vertical layout will allow the iPhone to support Virtual Reality features. iPhone 8 according to the report has recently moved from Engineer to Design Verification Test (EVT to DVT status).
Since Apple is said to keep the current design alive with comparatively less exciting iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, Macotakara notes that the iterative models will be thicker than the current generation. That is perhaps due to the addition of some new features that the company will introduce in the 7s models.
For example, iPhone 6s was slightly thicker and heavier than iPhone 6 because of the addition of 3D Touch functionality.