The near bezel-less design has always been expected, with leaks and rumours suggesting that Apple was following Samsung's design moves with the Galaxy S8 and producing a smartphone that resembles Android-creator Andy Rubin's upcoming Essential phone.
Apple itself has appeared to leak two new features for the iPhone 8 - 3D face-scanning tech, and a screen that covers nearly the entire front face of the phone.
The so-called bezel-less design significantly improves the handset's display-to-body ratio and is the biggest visual change yet in the iPhone's 10-year history. According to reports, the iPhone 7S will feature minor specification upgrade from 2016's iPhone 7. The code is believed to include references to Apple's upcoming iPhone, including a set of commands for how a feature referred to as "BKFaceDetect" should work.
If the iPhone 8 has a full-frontal screen, there will be no room for a home button, which has been used for fingerprint recognition for unlocking the phone and performing functions like Apple Pay. The post further mentions that the codebase suggests about infrared camera which may help the device to detect the user's face in the dark.
Troughton-Smith has also found reference to "split" options for the status bar at the top of the screen. The leaks and rumours about the Apple iPhone 8 have been the talk of the town for quite some time now.
Unlike any iPhone before it, the iPhone 8 will feature several "signature" features, the kind of features that will be then available in more iOS products down the line.
The early release of firmware for Apple's HomePod is arguably offering up more intriguing information than the launch event back in June. Microsoft Surface devices now also feature the Windows Hello technology. The tweet also revealed the screen of the new iPhone, which is rumored to be named "iPhone Pro", "iPhone 8", or "iPhone X", will be bezel-less.