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New iPhone 8 leak reveals the precise dimensions of the phone’s display

07:23 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

New iPhone 8 leak reveals the precise dimensions of the phone’s display

We’re closing in on Apple’s fall iPhone event where this year’s iPhones will finally be unveiled. After months of iPhone 8 rumors (topped off by an unexpected leak coming directly from Apple) we have a pretty good idea what to expect from the next iOS flagship when it comes to design and features. But the massive HomePod leak isn't done giving away secrets about the new iPhone yet.

Steve Troughton-Smith, the developer who unearthed many secrets buried in the code of Apple’s Siri speaker, found new details related to the iPhone 8’s display this week. In the software, Apple has detailed the precise measurements of the edge to edge display, something developers will need when preparing their apps to take advantage of the iPhone 8’s entire screen:

https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/895558456773496832

And this is what the usable space of the iPhone 8’s screen may look like:

https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/895561638157340672

Does that mean developers will be able to use the top corners that hug the camera notch? If that’s the case, let’s just hope the notch cut out will not be included in screenshots. It could happen:

https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/895580658046648321

Others have used the measurements to come up with exact iPhone 8 mockups:

https://twitter.com/jonatan/status/895593181303119872

Others figured out exactly how much extra screen space the iPhone 8 adds compared to previous models. As you can see in the following mockup, it’s a lot. And from the looks of it, Apple plans to make the most of it:

https://twitter.com/Bonney/status/894945556442869765

In earlier revelations based on the leaked HomePod code, Troughton-Smith also explained how the phone's virtual home button will work. In short, the code reveals that the new home button will appear and disappear whenever it's needed, and apps will be able to use the entire display to show content.


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