Leaked iOS code reveals new details about the iPhone 8's home button

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It is highly rumoured that Apple will announce the iPhone 8 next month, alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus that are expected to arrive in mid-September.

Kuo seems to believe that since Apple has made a decision to use an OLED display for the new device, this will trigger a supply deficit during its launching.

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has discovered a new code hidden inside the HomePod firmware, which seems to suggest that the iPhone will automatically mute notifications when you are looking at the display. The mockups give a look at three different smartphones. Apparently the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 8 (or whatever it may end up being called) is shown on these images.

This, of course, is par for the course any time Apple introduces a new phone design, which is to say that we can expect Apple to quickly ramp up production as it heads into December quarter. Recall, early iPhone 8 reports claimed that Apple was planning to embed a Touch ID sensor into the device's OLED display before the company scrapped the idea amid some technical challenges. In any case, the new releases affirmed the following iPhone's plan which is taking the track of Android in the Operating System's interface.

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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 Home button's location is still in flux, but instead of going to the rear of the device, it's possible Apple is moving it to the power button on the side of the iPhone 8.

Apple is tipped to be plotting major hardware upgrades for the iPhone 7S. Atlantic Securities reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $165.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a research note on Friday, April 7th. The video compares several design features, but interestingly the iPhone 7s Plus (and presumably, by extension, the iPhone 7s) will feature glass back panels as well. Before the company's most recent earnings report, it was widely believed that Apple's new phones would be delayed a bit from when new iPhone models would traditionally launch. That said, finding the code this late to launch is a good sign.

While Apple is yet to reveal, or accidentally leak, any of this information, we must turn to the ever-faithful render designers.

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