You know those pictures that circulated Friday that supposedly show Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8? Yeah, they don’t. They’re fakes.
That’s the word from one of the sources of the leaked photos, self-proclaimed gadgets leaker Benjamin Geskin. After originally posting the the pictures early Friday Eastern Time, Geskin, about an hour later, dubbed them “fake.”
Instead, Geskin believes this is what Apple’s upcoming “special” iPhone will look like. Note that unlike the one in the fake photos, this supposedly real design doesn’t have Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
Chinese #iPhone8 “Clone”.
Not going to happen.
Not real Apple design.
This phone does not exist.
There have been lots of rumours and supposed pictures circulating of the upcoming device, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The fake photos Geskin posted — which were also shared by Spanish language tech site iPhoneros — were intriguing because they seemed to affirm some of the reports about the iPhone 8 while challenging others.
Like the phone in the debunked photos, other supposed pictures of the upcoming device indicate it will have a vertically-oriented dual-lens camera. But most reports indicate the iPhone 8 will have thinner borders around its screen than the phone shown in the fake photos.
Geskin’s debunking of one leak and affirmations of another, goes to show how leaks and rumours never truly reveal the final details of any product before its announced. Even if someone obtained a photo of an iPhone 8 from a verifiable Apple employee, it ought to be treated skeptically until Apple actually unveils the real thing.
Keep a handy grain of salt with you at all times, people, and be ready to throw it at rumours.
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