The logo of U.S. technology company Apple is seen in Zurich
The logo of U.S. technology company Apple is seen in ZurichREUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

We are stepping into the third quarter of the year in a few weeks, which means the much-awaited Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus are not very far away before hitting the stores. The devices are expected to be released about three months from now -- in September to be precise.

The Cupertino giant has the tradition of releasing its flagship before the end of the third quarter every year, so it's not surprising when reports surfaced that iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus will be released in September.

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Now, popular leakster Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) has claimed in a tweet that mass production of the upcoming handsets has begun. He also posted the purported design of the devices.

In the schematics shared by Benjamin Geskin, the iPhone 8 is seen with a dimension of 143.4x70.77x7.51 mm and dual camera in the rear. There is no sign of a physical button both in the front and back of the leaked diagram, which leads us closer to the reports that 3D Touch will be embedded in the front of the new iPhone. The same source had earlier posted a purported sketch of the iPhone 8 with vertical dual-camera, sans physical home button, bazel-less except the top edge, elongated power button and an orange line on the back.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 7s Plus is seen with 158.38x78.1 mm dimension and looks almost the same as iPhone 7 Plus in the schematics. We don't know much about this handset as nothing much has been leaked so far.

On the other hand, iPhone 8 is expected to come in three variants – a 4.7-inch, a 5.5-inch and a 5.8-inch with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen. They are expected to feature an A11 chipset, an iOS 11 operating system, a virtual home button, a 3D depth-sensing front camera, a wireless charger, and a new fingerprint ID solution.