The person who leaked the image claims to be an employee of Foxconn-the company that builds the iPhone. While Blass didn't share the name of the case-maker, 9To5Mac points out that the case in the leaked render resembles to the ones made by UAG. We can ignore the case, since that's probably from one of Apple's third-party partners, but the phone itself (if legit) could tell us a few things about the new iPhone.
According to this X-ray-like black and white image, there is a large black spot at the center. Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the technology that will power Apple's iPhone 8 may be more advanced than fans initially considered. Further, the photo reveals a notch at the top that houses the sensors, camera and the earpiece. These features can also be seen in the latest leaked image.
Rather than being able to utilise existing manufacturers for the new handset, Apple have needed to source completely new manufacturers for some of the components that are set to be included into the new handset.
The front of the device sports a bezel-less display, which seems to have nearly no bezels on both the sides and there is minimum bezels at the top and bottom of the device. It's said to feature a glass enclosure, a next-generation OLED screen that goes from edge to edge on the phone's face, and faster internals for the updated software.
It was not stated whether this option can be switched off/on to save battery.
Multiple bits of code in the leaked files seem to suggest that Apple will instead have an entirely virtual home button, which will actually be triggered by pressing on the screen.
Around this time previous year rumours began circulating that Apple was to ditch the headphone jack in the then new iPhone 7 and, sure enough, those rumours became fact.
This is a very smart move by Apple, especially with the upcoming announcement of new iPhone smartphones in September.