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The most recent rumors surrounding the iPhone 8

Posted August 9

Multiple leaks and reports from the last few days have offered a clearer picture of what the upcoming iPhone 8 might look like. (Deseret Photo)

Multiple leaks and reports from the last few days have offered a clearer picture of what the upcoming iPhone 8 might look like.

Edge-to-edge design

Venture Beat mobile reporter Evan Blass released a potentially leaked press release photo of what might be the phone inside a larger case.

As you can see in the image below, the phone comes without a home button and the screen seems to fill most of the case’s width.

This image, though not confirmed from Apple, would line up with other reports that suggested the phone would have a full edge-to-edge display.

Copper case

A separate report on Monday revealed that the next iPhone might have a copper case color, possibly eliminating the Rose Gold style.

9to5 Mac, an Apple product news website, tweeted out images of three different potential iPhone 8 devices, including a black, silver and seemingly copper one.

Bronze case

Mashable suggested that this new copper style would actually become bronze during the final stage of development.

“And like the Olympics, it would complete a kind of tiered color synergy for the iPhone's overall color palette (gold, silver, and now bronze). And we know how much Apple loves design synergy,” according to Mashable.

Facial recognition

Apple also accidentally leaked a beta software for its upcoming HomePod smart speaker (Apple’s version of the Amazon Echo) that also might have revealed something about the new iPhone, according to BGR.

The software indicated that the iPhone would have a Face ID recognition system, wireless charging and edge-to-edge screens, BGR reported.

Smart camera

According to Forbes, the code also showed something called a “SmartCam,” which would “be some form of scene selection that intelligently takes photos based on the environment within the Camera app rolling out in iOS 11.”

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