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With that said, Apple may drop official teasers come late summer or early fall of this year.

Japanese blog Macotakara has published a new report with details on Apple's next iPhones expected later this year. The Korean firm was rumored to be planning to embed the fingerprint scanner in the phone's display in the same manner as Apple is being said to do with the iPhone 8. With the iPhone 8, speculation suggests the company will part ways with the home button, as it may be integrated in the display screen. The iPhone 8 commercial by Thadeu Brando also showed a design of iPhone 8 which will be similar to iPhone 7.

The iPhone 8 should feature a stainless steel chassis covered by curved glass on the back and front - previous reports also said the iPhone 8 will feature an iPhone 4-like glass sandwich design. Prototypes of this phone feature a screen size close to that of the iPhone 7 Plus, but a physical device size closer to that of the iPhone 7. That obviously wouldn't leave much space for the iPhone's home button, but Bloomberg's sources say that Apple will opt for a software home button, much like the one found on the new Galaxy S8.

But a third option, raised by tech analyst Andy Hargreaves today, in a research note published by MacRumours, is that Apple will have a choice: delay the launch of the iPhone 8 or drop Touch ID from the phone. In-display fingerprint authentication would likely boost the iPhone 8's appeal, but it would also increase the complexity of manufacturing the device, thus further contributing to the delay.

The signature new feature of this premium new iPhone 8 will certainly be its full-screen design. Gurman suggests the second camera will allow the new iPhone to offer depth-of-field and augmented reality functionality.

Bloomberg claims Apple has been testing numerous prototypes, one of the latest of which apparently features "slightly curved glass on the front and the back". Its cameras could also be set to receive a significant upgrade, with its dual-camera system being positioned vertically instead of horizontally like on the iPhone 7 Plus, while dual-lenses are also reportedly being tested for its front-facing camera.


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