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Removing the home button significantly changed the way iPhone looks. We now have some idea.

According to the Wall Street Journal, sources claimed that Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 that will include the expected three new iPhone models: the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8.

Apple (AAPL) stock climbed to an all-time high on Wednesday as the consumer electronics giant ramped up production of its upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone and HomePod smart speaker.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Apple will introduce its new iPhones during an event on September 12.

Here's how it would work. Users will use gestures at the bottom of the iPhone 8 display to do things like close apps, navigate back to the home screen, and open multitasking.

The iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging, a glass build, a vertical dual camera setup, facial recognition and much more.

The multitasking interface has reportedly been redesigned to appear like a series of standalone cards that can be swiped through, versus the current stack of cards.

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Apple has never differentiated iPhone models within a family on cellular capabilities (Broadcom provides RF chips in support of the iPhone's cellular subsystem) or connectivity capabilities (Broadcom provides the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity combo chip).

'Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations, ' David Hsieh of HSI Markit. Some renders have played with how this portion of the display will be utilized in the iPhone 8.

Users would interact with a thin software bar that can be moved around for different actions if the iPhone comes sans the integral home button.

I could go on. An animation in testing sucks the app back into its icon. To make such a major change, Apple must have considered ditching the home button a change worth making.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. It's a pressure-sensitive sensor with a "taptic engine" that simulates the feeling of a pushed button.

Alongside this, the home screen's dock is expected to use the same design previewed on the iPad in iOS 11 at the company's Worldwide Developers' Conference in June.

Suggested names for the new top-end model don't stop with iPhone 8 - some think it's going to be called iPhone Pro, or iPhone X or iPhone 10.