Early Thursday morning, a photograph that supposedly shows Apple’s iPhone 8 schematics was posted on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. The photo was supposedly taken of a computer screen inside one of Foxconn’s factories, and it seemingly shows 3D renders of the iPhone 8 along with dimensions for the length, width, and height. There is precious little doubt in my mind that the schematics are fake. Stranger things have happened, however, so a graphic designer has created a render that takes the supposed Foxconn schematics and brings them to life.
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The iPhone 8 that may or may not have been detailed in these newly leaked schematics aligns perfectly with some poorly sourced rumors that popped up recently, so the odds are fairly good that someone simply whipped up this photo for fun. We have seen similar leaks from Foxconn factories in the past though, so it’s at least worth exploring the idea that this is the real deal.
That said, I sincerely hope it’s not the real deal for two main reasons.
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