iPhone 8 Said to Have Polished Stainless Steel Frame Similar to Apple Watch, Vertical Camera for VR

Apple's widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display will feature a stainless steel enclosure sandwiched between front and back glass, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. That's the same design KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has expected since last year, and more recently by Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes.

"iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara


The blog claims the so-called "iPhone Edition" will have an improved version of the polished stainless steel used for the mid-range Apple Watch. The report also reiterates that the Home button will be removed, as widely rumored, but the blog could not confirm if Touch ID will be embedded under the display.

As seen in a handful of renders over the past few weeks, the "iPhone Edition" will reportedly also be equipped with a vertically-aligned dual-lens iSight Duo camera on the rear for VR purposes. Accordingly, when the iPhone is used in a VR headset, the cameras would be positioned horizontally as customary.

Meanwhile, the tentatively named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, meaning that some existing cases and accessories might not fit the newer models. From a cosmetic standpoint, however, the smartphones are expected to look similar.

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