Next flagship to be unveiled at Apple's September event

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"So far, so Apple - the more elegant single door, with its complex engineering, preferred to the more obvious double-door solution", wrote Bloomberg's Alex Webb.

The fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 8 is expected to move to the rear panel. Those troubles, combined with some others related to the phone's use of an OLED display, apparently pushed production back by a month.

According to commentators, the biggest of these will be the possible include of an all-glass display, a revamped home button, 3D facial recognition as also beefier hardware and larger base storage.

Evan Blass, who has a strong track record for revealing information about new smartphones before they are launched, tweeted this week about when Apple's new smartphone will be open for pre-order, and when it will go on sale. Sometimes it's confined to new colors, and sometimes it just means constraints during the first launch weeks.

Apple will reportedly confirm three new iPhone models now named iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Complicating demand estimates for the new phone, Apple is also expected to release updates to its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If true, expect the iPhone 8 to be a top item on every Apple enthusiast's holiday wish list.

As some of our readers are aware, the starting price of the iPhone 8, or iPhone Edition has been rumored to start from $900, with analysts claiming that a series of components and technology present in the phone are the result of this price increase.

Carriers and retailers continue to push awesome iPhone deals and they include some incredible price cuts on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's current flagship models.

Regarding the next-generation iPhone, Sacconaghi has concerns about pricing and how many different handsets Apple will keep in its lineup. Apple's event, which will be live streamed from California on its website, begins at 10am local time (6pm BST). The anniversary edition iPhone is expected to come with dual camera set-up, similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. According to Kuo, Samsung has likely charged Apple $120 to $130 for each OLED panel module, which is about $75 more than the price of the liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in the Plus model iPhones.

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