REVEALED: This is the iPhone 8, apparently

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The first images of the real world images iPhone 8 have apparently been leaked online.

This isn’t the first time that we have heard this so it may be wise to take the announcement with a pinch of salt but the latest leak was exclusively revealed by technology blog BGR.

Looking at the images, the new iPhone, minus the Home Button, appears to revert back to a design which looks a little familiar to the iPhone 4 – with an aluminium border and glass panels front a rear.

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The bezels also appear to have gone and the device now has an edge-to-edge display.

Meanwhile, another leaked photo claims to show the molds for line up of iPhone’s set to be released this year, giving us the first look at what is expected to be the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

The images appeared on Weibo and were picked up by 9to5 Mac and show the molds of the three devices side by side.

The iPhone 8, picture in the middle, appears slightly larger than the iPhone 7S variant, and sports the vertical dual camera set up which featured in previous leaked images.

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The iPhone 8 is due to be launched in September but previous reports have claimed the device could be delayed because there may be a lack of supply due to much-publicised production difficulties.

The iPhone 8 will be the first Apple smartphone will an OLED screen, with 70 million believed to have been ordered from their main competitor Samsung.

The advantage of OLED screens over LCD displays is that the OLED panel produces its own light rather than relying on a backlight to illuminate the pixels. This means that the contrast is far greater therefore giving a clear image.

The technology is already being used in the Apple Watch and has resulted in extended battery life.

The new smartphone will also have 3D sensing facial recognition, optical image stabilisation and wireless distance charging. It is expected to be launched alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

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