When the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus were released, rumors about the next Apple flagship started circulating. However, no information from the company has confirmed the device yet, at least not officially. As of recent news, an Apple employee has finally confirmed the existence of the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 Leak
According to Business Insider, an Apple employee has mentioned the name of the iPhone 8 while talking about Apple's next products. Although this doesn't exactly prove anything regarding what the next iPhone will look like, this simply confirms the fact that the next flagship will be called iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7S or anything of that variant. This also indicates that the iPhone 8 is probably under development right now.
This leak was said to have come from Apple Israel. According to the report, Apple employees in Israel are responsible for the company's next new products. The leakster himself/herself is the one who solders components for Apple devices.
iPhone 8 Rumored Specs
According to a different source, Apple might be using an Edge display design and feature an all-glass look on the next iPhone. This means that the front camera, as well as the fingerprint scanner, will all be placed under the display. This isn't exactly far from what the unnamed Apple employee has described. According to the said representative, the iPhone 8 will be different from its predecessors and it would get an improvement in the camera department as well.
So fa,r the only thing that is confirmed is the next iPhone's name which will be the iPhone 8. This actually makes sense since the next device is expected to change its overall look, so a 7S label might not be appropriate. Nevertheless, the expected release date for the supposed iPhone 8 is still far ahead. So if the company decides to change its label, that wouldn't be impossible. If the company is to follow its iPhone release date tradition, then the iPhone 8 should be launched September of next year.