New images show off the iPhone 7S/Plus rear and iPhone 8's curved edge-to-edge panel

Some images published to Reddit, from a user claiming to have a "friend in the industry", allegedly show off the rear panels of all three iPhone models due for release later this year, as well as the front panel for the iPhone 8. The Reddit user added that the Chinese manufacturers received the panels in the week commencing 5 June.

Although the image above clearly shows off what looks to be a curved edge-to-edge screen, apparent from the drop shadow on the top-right of the panel, allegedly heading to the iPhone 8 model, it also shows that there is no cut out on the rear for a fingerprint sensor, indicating that this will be embedded under the glass on the front panel.

The top-most image shows two other rear panels partly covered up, allegedly destined for the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus models, these have been rumored to include a fingerprint scanner on the back rather than embedded in the home button, which could be software controlled through iOS; whereas the iPhone 8 will likely feature an embedded Touch ID fingerprint sensor and home button in the display.

The iPhone 8 rear panel also shows a vertical cut out for the rear cameras, with the actual camera module having a small cut out between the lenses for a flash. On the front, a small section at the top for the front-facing camera, sensors and microphone is the only thing to interrupt the edge-to-edge display.

The iPhone 7s models from the pictures only show the top of the rear panels. They show camera cut outs, which suggest the Plus model will again receive a dual camera, but horizontally, not vertically aligned, with the regular iPhone 7s sticking with a single camera lens.

Other tidbits (from The Inquirer) include news that the iPhone 8, tipped by some to arrive as the 'iPhone Edition' or 'iPhone X' will be Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone and looks set to be the first to debut wireless charging tech and a curved AMOLED display. Furthermore, if rumors are to be believed, the so-called 'Edition' will be announced alongside the relatively less-impressive iPhone 7S and 7S Plus in September.

Finally, although all three iPhones will be announced at the same time, the iPhone 8, which could cost more than $1000, will most likely not be made available until sometime after the availability of the 7S models, due to supply issues with the OLED display panels and Touch ID sensors.

Source: Reddit via Pocket-lint | Images via Imgur

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