If you’re holding off on buying a new smartphone ahead of the launch of the Apple iPhone 8, you’ll be eagerly waiting to see what exciting new features it will offer.
As we’ve said before on these pages, Apple is really good at keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to its new products.
That’s one reason why the launch of a new iPhone is such a massive media event. The excitement builds up to fever pitch and that’s what happening again this time around.
The fact it’s the tenth anniversary of the iPhone is one big reason for the current buzz, as Apple wants to commemorate its illustrious past without running the risk of becoming a nostalgia brand.
As a result, there’s a lot riding on the iPhone 8 – Apple wants and needs it to be just as cutting-edge and innovative as its game-changing predecessors.
This added pressure has given Apple an extra incentive to keep details of the smartphone as secret as possible until its big launch later in the year.
But that doesn’t mean a few details haven’t unofficially slipped out into the public domain.
The latest leak comes from Apple expert Benjamin Geskin, who has published on Twitter computer-assisted design drawings of what he says is the much-anticipated handset.
If the pictures are to be believed, they suggest that the iPhone 8 will not have a Home Button and will instead have a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded in the main display.
The device also looks set to be nearly all display on the front face, with just a tiny lip at the top housing sensors and a camera.
Other exciting features revealed on the drawings include a dual camera system on the back of the device, although there doesn’t seem to be a similar system on the front for taking selfies – despite rumours that this would be featured.
Mr Geskin was also responsible for last week’s release of an internal memo telling Apple employees that they can’t take leave between September 17th and November 4th.
The memo says the holiday restrictions are in place because “there are new product announcements and launches in September”, adding that absences in this period are “unacceptable”.
That could be significant given the ongoing rumours that mid-September will be when Apple actually lifts the lid on the iPhone 8 and rolls it out to consumers.
As rumours of features such as a curved glass casing, plastic OLED screen, wireless charging and folding element continue to swirl, Apple aficionados are getting impatient for facts.
These latest leaks might be the most solid insights they’ve yet had into what the tech giant has in store.
At the very least, they can be fairly certain roughly when the agonising wait for information is going to come to an end.