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iPhone 8 virtual Home button found in HomePod code

iPhone 8 Home Button Details

Developers have been digging up a lot of unverified details about the rumored iPhone 8 in the recently released HomePod firmware. On Monday, new information regarding the device's possible 4K capabilities was uncovered, and today, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith dug-up some interesting code that provides insight into Apple's new virtual Home button.

Apple is expected to ditch the physical Home button found on all current iPhone models in favor of a digital button on the iPhone 8. The new Home button will reside at the bottom of the edge-to-edge OLED display of the next-generation model.

Apple fans need to prepare themselves for an iPhone 8 shortage

iPhone 7

Depending on who you believe the iPhone 8 may be in short supply come September. According to the Economic Daily News (via 9to5Mac), all three rumored next-generation iPhone models have yet to start mass production. The new 4.7- and 5.5-inch "iPhone 7s" models will not even begin production until August, and the iPhone 8 may not be available until November.

Report: Only 3-4 million iPhone 8 models will be ready to ship in September

iPhone 8 Rumor

Every year there seems to be rumors that the next-generation iPhone is suffering from supply chain delays or shortages, and today a report from the Digitimes claims that the iPhone 8 is no different. This time the finger has been pointed at Samsung who is supplying the OLED panels for the new device.

According to supply chain sources, there will only be around 3-4 million OLED iPhone models available when Apple announces the new handset in September. "It will be difficult for Apple to ship up to 50-60 million OLED-based new iPhones in 2017," the sources indicated.

iPhone camera lens provider Largan Precision confirms shipment of 3D lenses

iPhone 8 Rumor

Apple supplier and camera lens provider Largan Precision confirmed today during a press conference that it is prepared to begin shipping lenses for 3D sensing in the second half of this year.

"We will have lenses for 3-D sensing ready to ship in the second half this year," said Adam Lin, Largan's chief executive (via via Nikkei).

Lin did not specify the company who ordered the shipment, but some experts believe the camera components are headed to Apple for the iPhone 8.

Final iPhone 8 designs leaked in mockup

iPhone 8 mockup leak

Several designs for the 10th-anniversary iPhone have floated around in recent months, but now BGR is showcasing photos of a mockup. The model allegedly represents the final iPhone 8 design, which will launch alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. There are several changes coming to the iPhone 8, also known as the iPhone Edition.

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