You can tell a lot about a phone from the case designed to hold it, and pre-ordering information from the U.K.-based online retailer Mobile Fun appears to confirm a number of rumors about the look of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone.
Posted this week on Mobile Fun’s Web site, pre-order product listings under the “iPhone 8” category show images of a variety of phone cases (pictured above) and a tempered-glass screen protector from the accessory maker Olixar. Those images suggest the next iPhone will have a bezel-free, OLED screen with rounded edges and a front camera and sensors at the top. However, there are no signs of a physical home button, suggesting the control will be integrated directly into the screen.
Based on this and other information that’s leaked out recently, Apple’s next phone will also be the largest to-date at 5.8 inches. Expected to be announced in September, although it likely won’t hit the market until October or November, the new iPhone might also be named something other than the iPhone 8.
Lightning Connector, Dual Rear Cameras
Tech writer Gordon Kelly noted in Forbes yesterday that information from Mobile Fun has been “consistently accurate,” having in the past also provided correct preview details about last year’s iPhone 7 and this year’s Samsung Galaxy S8. Kelly added that this week, the company directly provided him with information about a variety of iPhone 8 accessory designs.
The accessory details posted on Mobile Fun also point to several other features of the coming iPhone 8, including dual rear cameras in a vertical space at the top left of the phone, and the continued absence of a standard headphone jack, which was eliminated with the iPhone 7 in favor of Apple’s Lightning connector.
It’s also possible the new iPhone could be named the “iPhone Edition” rather…