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iPhone 8 leak hints at ‘blush gold’ colour option for Apple’s next mobile device

Apple’s iPhone 8 could come in a striking copper colour known as “blush gold”, if new leaked photos are to be believed.

The pictures, shared on Twitter by prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin, allegedly come straight from Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn.

They show the widely-rumoured full-screen display, dual-lens camera and elongated power button on the side of the device, as well as the absence of a physical Home button.

According to Geskin, the new device will come in two storage options – 64GB and 128GB.

The pictures provide more evidence that Apple is planning to replace its “rose gold” colour variant with a more rusty, copper-like colour. The name “blush gold” is what Foxconn staff are using internally, according to Geskin.

Last week, pictures shared on popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo showed what appears to be Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8 in three colours – white, jet black and a new colour, described then as a “champagne gold”.

Chinese website MyDrivers , which first shared the images, said the gold option was “closer to copper” in colour.

It is not clear whether the devices pictured were taken directly from the supply chain, or if they are dummy models made by non-Apple suppliers based on recent rumours.

However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a track record of leaking accurate information on Apple products, said last month that the iPhone 8 would be available in fewer colour options than the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, which are expected to launch alongside the iPhone 8 in September.

This is because Apple wants to maintain the iPhone 8’s “boutique image”, according to MacRumours .

The leak comes after software engineers spotted some clues about the forthcoming iPhone 8’s features in the code for one of Apple’s other gadgets .

The HomePod speaker is Apple’s version of the Amazon Echo or Google Home and is set to be launched in December 2017.

Apple HomePod

As the speaker needs to work seamlessly with Apple’s new phones, the firmware code contains references to some upcoming features that Apple fans can expect to see.

Revealed on Twitter by developer Steve Troughton-Smith it appears the next iPhone will include an infrared camera that could be used to scan your face, even in the dark.

It’s likely this technology will be included so users can unlock the phone just by looking at it – in a similar way to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone.

A mockup image showing (L-R) the iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus

Another developer called Guilherme Rambo stumbled across an image supposedly showing the outline of the new iPhone in the HomePod code.

The blue diagram shows a bezel-free iPhone outline that appears to confirm rumours that the iPhone 8 will have an edge-to-edge display.

Meanwhile, American vlogger Marques Brownlee has got his hands on a mock-up of the iPhone 8 based on the latest leaks, which offers a glimpse of that the new device could look like.

You can see him talk through the rumoured features of the new iPhone here:

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