Serial mobile phone leaker Evan Blass posted an image on Twitter this morning offering his followers a glimpse of what Apple's finalized "iPhone 8" design will look like when wrapped in a protective case.
The image shows a render of the 5.8-inch iPhone with the now-familiar edge-to-edge display sans physical Home button and a notch along the top of the device housing the camera, infrared sensor, and speaker components. The handset is enclosed in what looks like a rugged Urban Armor Gear case sporting cutouts for volume controls and a mute switch in the regular places.
Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 8" next month as a "premium" alternative to its regular iterative iPhone updates – in this case an expected "iPhone 7S" and "7S Plus", which are thought to retain standard LCD displays. Rumors suggest the OLED iPhone will be available to order as early as October but may be in short supply as the holiday season draws close.
As well as the OLED screen, the higher tier model is expected to include additional features such as wireless charging, a facial authentication system (possibly called Pearl ID) to replace Touch ID, a front-facing dual-lens camera with 3D sensing capabilities, and longer battery life.