Hopefully we’ll all look this surprised come September. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
After three years and three phones, it seems that the iPhone is finally getting a facelift.
Recent reports form Forbes and Apple blog 9to5Mac suggest that the next iPhone, likely called the iPhone 8 (or perhaps the iPhone X), will feature a smaller body than its predecessors, but a far larger screen. A video of a purported dummy version of the phone, shared with 9to5Mac and in line earlier leaks, hint that it will have two rear-facing cameras (arranged vertically instead of horizontally as they are on the iPhone 7 Plus) and no home button or fingerprint sensors.
It seems the new phone will have a larger screen, but in a smaller package. Leaks of potential third-party cases for the next iPhone, uncovered by Forbes, suggest that almost the entirety of the front of the device is a screen, with just a small cutout at the top for the receiver and front-facing camera. According to the report, the screen of the new model will measure 5.8 inches—compare that with the iPhone 7 Plus screen, which is roughly 5.5 inches, but only comprises about two-thirds of the surface. Other new features tossed around the blogosphere for the new iPhone include wireless charging and a fingerprint scanner built into the display.