Consequently users can expect Apple to release an iPhone 8 which almost completely eliminates the chunky bezels of previous iPhones.
An elongated and enlarged 5.8-inch display will feature a cutout at the top for the front facing camera and sensors and it should mean notifications switch to a new ‘Function Area’ in iOS 11.
This switch is to support Apple’s big drive into Augmented Reality where horizontally aligned cameras are more effective and the phone is expected to be held in a landscape orientation.
Furthermore, while it isn’t shown in the renders, I can also confirm the Lighting port will remain and there will be will no switch to USB Type-C on the iPhone 8 despite its widespread adoption on MacBooks. The headphone jack won’t be returning either.
Apple will almost double its size for the iPhone 8 and with Touch ID integration into the display still in doubt, the company could easily use this larger button to copy Sony and integrate Touch ID into the power button instead.
Some iPhone 8 secrets do still remain: battery capacity, camera specifications, A11 chipset performance and whether it will be as jaw droppingly expensive as expected. But when it comes to its looks, ladies and gentlemen: this is the iPhone 8.