Can Apple truly wow shoppers with the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 or will it be more of the same? Perhaps the designers in Cupertino should take a few cues from this new concept.
Made of glass on the front and back and with a flat, slim stainless steel band running along the outside, this mock from designer Imran Taylor on YouTube is quite sleek. He calls it the iPhone 8: X Edition.
Just as the iPhone 8 rumors predict, this version integrates a Touch ID sensor underneath the display, so there's no physical Home button. You'll also find a somewhat strange looking dual-lens camera on the back, which is vertical instead of horizontal on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The back also houses what looks like a Smart Connector, similar to what you'll find on the iPad Pro. This would presumably be used for attaching various accessories. There was a rumored iPhone 7 Pro in the works that would have used a similar connector, but it never came to be.
Other features mentioned in the video include quick access to notifications when the screen is off. This reminds us of Motorola's always-on display on the Moto Z. Interestingly, the bottom portion of the screen could also be used for settings and controls in various apps, such as zooming in for the camera.