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iPhone 8 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive Apple smartphones to date, with glass panels on the front and rear of the device, a curved borderless OLED display and no Home Button
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Apple iPhone 8 will debut a brand-new all-glass look, with a curved OLED display and no physical Home Button
Apple’s iPhone 8 probably won’t be released to until the Autumn but there’s already plenty of rumours suggesting something special is coming.
With the iPhone celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Apple is thought to be pulling out all the stops for its next generation smartphone and even CEO, Tim Cook, has revealed, “The best is yet to come.”
It’s thought Apple could make some big changes when it unveils the next iPhone including adding wireless charging, an improved camera and much faster processor.
The Cupertino company is also expected to drop the physical Home Button from the front of the device.
Along with these changes there’s also a suggestion the display is about to get a major overhaul and include OLED technology for the first time.
Moving to OLED will create a much brighter screen with richer and more vibrant colours but it could also cause Apple a massive headache.
Apple's Jet Black iPhone was hard to get hold of in 2016
These hi-tech displays are only made by a limited number of manufacturers and, with the iPhone 8 expected to be hugely popular, Apple’s suppliers may struggle to keep up with the rush to get one.
Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg recently reported that demand will be so high, Apple will not be able to produce enough of these OLED displays to meet demand.
It's not unusual for fans of the US tech giant's smartphones left having to wait.
Last year the Jet Black versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were almost instantly out of the stock with some consumers having to wait months to get hold of one.
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Apple iPhone 8 fans may face a long wait to get one
Even with these delays Apple still had a bumper end to 2016.
The firm has justrevelaed that it sold an incredible 78.3 million iPhones in the last three months of 2016, a rise of four million from the year before.
Apple also posted all-time record quarterly revenues helped by strong sales of its latest iPhone 7 device.
In its first full quarter, since Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, the US tech giant reported net sales of $78.4bn (£62.3bn), up 3% on the same period a year ago.
Speaking about the record figures Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said: “We’re thrilled to report that our holiday quarter results generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way.
"We sold more iPhones than ever before and set all-time revenue records for iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch.
“Revenue from Services grew strongly over last year, led by record customer activity on the App Store, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”
According to Cook, although the iPhone was still the most popular device, the larger Plus model has seen huge growth as consumers opt for bigger screens.