While there’s plenty of time until the launch data of the Apple’s next iPhone release surfaces, the rumours and leaks just keep on coming. And this year in particular is special, because it also marks the tenth anniversary of Apple’s second hero product, the iPhone. With that said, apart from the usual metal and glass iPhones to be launched this year, Apple is also expected to launch a special 10th anniversary iPhone model, which is expected to pack in some exotic technology. While earlier rumours could not pin point what these technological innovations really were, a new leaked render helps clear out the air.

The render comes from a Weibo leaker KK who has shared a dimensional drawings and renderings, showcasing a device that looks as small as a regular iPhone 7.

According to the report by MacRumours, the device which is expected to be the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X, measures 137.54 mm tall by 67.54 mm wide. The thickness remains unknown.

Image: KK Sneak Leaks
Image: KK Sneak Leaks

According to the given diagram, the screen takes up the entire front face of the device, including the areas over the receiver speaker (usually placed in the forehead) and the home button at the bottom chin. In short, this is the first official rendering of the Apple’s full-face display which was revealed in a patent awarded to Apple in January, 2017.

What is impressive is how the components which would include the ambient light sensor, the front facing camera, the speaker and some 3D sensors are all embedded into the display itself. The cutout in the display however is only for the receiver earpiece, while the other components seem hidden behind the active area of the display.

Image: KK Sneak Leaks
Image: KK Sneak Leaks

There’s a 4mm thick bezel that runs all around the display on all sides, with a majority of its being covered by 2.5D curved glass at the edges. With that said, there is no visible Home button on the front.

Apple is said to be struggling with its incorporation of the fingerprint reader in the active area of the display. If the Cupertino giant fails to complete the same in time, then it could go with a sensor on the back of the device. An older rendering hinted that there would be no obvious Touch ID sensor that breaks the seamless design of the device, but just a marking over a flat surface.

We recently reported a renders made by iDrop News and designer Benjamin Geskin and they do look similar, with the Control Panel taking the area around the botton chin. But there’s no clarity if both are based on the same source.

Publish date: April 17, 2017 12:38 pm| Modified date: April 17, 2017 12:52 pm

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