Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be ‘mid-sized’ - but with a bigger screen than iPhone 7 Plus

Rob Waugh

It’s ten years since Steve Jobs stood up on a stage and said, ‘Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along and changes everything.’

But this year’s iPhone looks set to rip up the rule book once again – with new leaks suggesting a radical change in size for the gadget.

The much-anticipated iPhone 8 will be bigger than iPhone 7, and smaller than iPhone 7 Plus – but will have a bigger screen than either.

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The reason is that it will be ‘all screen’ – with a much narrower bezel, and no Home button, according to Apple leaker Benjamin Geskin.

The new gadget will be 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57 mm compared to the iPhone 7 which is 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.

Geskin claims the new information is based on ‘ ‘factory workers with intimate knowledge of Apple’s latest device’.

The screen is also expected to be curved at the edges, like on Samsung’s flagship S8 handset, according to previous analyst reports.

‘Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations,’ David Hsieh of HSI Markit.

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