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The new leaked iPhone 8 cases show off exactly what we hope to see

The iPhone 8's potential design is a big departure from the iPhone 7, seen here.The iPhone 8’s potential design is a big departure from the iPhone 7, seen here.

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Apple goes to extreme lengths to keep its products shrouded in mystery until their release, as we learned earlier this week. But the leaks continue to trickle out. 

Case in point: the upcoming iPhone 8, which has been the subject of a massive parade of rumors as everyone speculates on what’s coming next with the anniversary version of Apple’s flagship.

UK e-retailer MobileFun sent us some images of their newest iPhone 8 cases, which they claim will be a perfect fit for the finalized design of the device.

The Olixar cases show off a version of the upcoming flagship that’s become familiar to those of us riding the iPhone 8 hype-train. There’s a nearly bezel-free edge-to-edge display on the front with no physical home button, and a new vertically oriented dual lens camera on the back.   

Graphic designer and leaker Benjamin Geskin, who was among the first sources to show off the dummy device back in April, tweeted out a pic of more third-party accessories built for the same design. 

The design has popped up in numerous renders, leading many observers to speculate that this could be the deluxe iPhone Tim Cook shows off later this year. A dummy device surfaced in leaked pics and videos, and earlier this month images that purportedly showed off the phone’s front and back production panels made the rounds on Reddit.  

Just because we’ve seen this version more than others, though, doesn’t mean we can say with total certainty that this will be the iPhone 8. 

There are other designs floating around the rumorsphere, and while they may not pop up as often, they address a major concern: that Apple hasn’t figured out how to embed Touch ID sensor into the phone’s display. An iPhone 8 with rear-positioned Touch ID would be a disappointment for Apple fans, as the awkwardly positioned scanner is the one glaring flaw of its otherwise sterling rival, the Samsung S8.  

The next-gen flagship, which doesn’t even have an official name yet, is expected to debut new features to Apple’s line, including wireless charging, an OLED display, and new AR and biometric capabilities in its front-facing camera. All the new firepower is expected to push the phone’s price to more than $1,000. Of course, we won’t know any of this for sure until Tim Cook takes the stage at Apple’s expected September keynote event. 

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