New render of Apple iPhone 8's front leaked before official release date

Glass back design corroborated by latest iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8 dummy units

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Although iPhone 8 is nearly certain to launch in three regular colours including black, gold, and silver, the latest rumours are debating about two other possible options: champagne gold and copper gold. However, and not particularly surprising - given that it should be quite hard to manufacture - Kuo reportedly says Apple won't ship the premium OLED iPhone in very large numbers during the third quarter of the year.

Apple pundit Mark Gurman - who is famous for his sources inside Cupertino - described the latest leak as "a good look at the notch" in the display of the upcoming iPhone.

The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus should be available in stock during the release time, while the 8 may suffer from being available only in limited quantities. Fresh reports bring more information on all the features that are going to be included in the iPhone 8 including enhanced HDR and MultiBiometrics support.

Previous rumors suggested only Samsung will do the job, but a new report from reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says LG will join the supply chain, resulting in a more diversified production.

We're rapidly approaching the release date of the new iPhone - so blurry leaked photos and unconfirmed rumours are popping up all over the place.

Apple is expected to announce new iPhones at its yearly September event.

The forecast for the shipment of the OLED version of the iPhone 8 will only be two to four million units or less for the third quarter of this year.

The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus should keep their predecessor's overall design with their metal back, while the iPhone 8 will have a glass back with wireless charging capabilities.

The iPhone 8 is framed inside sturdy case from Urban Armor Gear, a company that has the same case for the existing iPhone 7 and other brands' devices. The source's suggestion that the rear of the phone has to be confirmed would suggest that Apple could be planning to include the Touch ID sensor on the back of the device. Truth be told, it's hard to believe that Apple is still toying around with the iPhone 8's final design this far along in August, but stranger things have certainly happened. If your phone is always aware that you're looking at it, apps could skip this screen entirely. Another detail suggests that the digital home button will have high-contrast colors to make it stand out from the various backgrounds users could assign to the screen, as per Apple Insider.

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