However, it's sounding increasingly like Apple is leaning that way as the tech giant looks to make a splash with the 10th anniversary iPhone.
Interestingly, while Apple's existing phones have squared-off corners, the iPhone 8's display reportedly has rounded corners. Apple now has its iPhone Upgrade Program in the U.S., which nets customers a new iPhone (complete with Applecare+) every year on whichever carrier they prefer, starting at $US32 ($41) per month.
Apple is reportedly planning to hold a product event on September 12 that will see the announcement of several devices, including the highly anticipated iPhone 8 and the next version of the Apple Watch.
When will it be released?
Apple has made September its new iPhone launch month annually since it rolled out the iPhone 5 back in 2012. A total of three models are coming this year; two of them are the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus which will succeed last year's models.
The new status bar, however, is probably the next iPhone's most interesting feature.
It sounds like Apple is also introducing a face-scanning system that would recognize a user quickly and efficiently.
BBB warns of Hurricane Harvey scams
Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, with torrential rain and catastrophic flooding predicted to last several more days. "I'm not going to call out my celebrity friends - you guys already know what to do in terms of donating money".
Why Is Houston So Prone to Major Flooding?
The water is being released from the Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou, the main body of water running through Houston. But officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Harvey could soar once the devastating floodwaters recede.
Stanton hits 50th home run
The stretch has pulled Miami - once 13 games below.500 - to within 4 1/2 games of the second wild card in the National League . His 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in major league history in the month, behind Rudy York's 18 in 1937.
The device will also feature wireless charging, as Apple finally catches up to Android.
It's also rumoured the iPhone 8 will include iris/facial recognition, meaning users will be able to unlock the device just by looking at it.
Apple can't seem to keep much about the iPhone 8 a secret, but until now it was unclear how users will actually move around the interface.
Samsung - Apple's closest rival - launched its flagship Galaxy S8 this summer with the slogan, "Unbox your phone" - referring to the "box" at the edges of the screen.
Here in the United Kingdom, that could mean that people who opt for the top-of-the-line model and add extra memory could be saddled with a bill alarmingly close to £1,000. The so-called notch houses a number of important sensors for biometric authentication, as well as the phone's front-facing camera, but many were hoping that Apple would opt to to hide the notch by blending it with a dark status bar.
I believe it's highly unlikely that the Apple Pencil will come to this year's premium iPhone. While the iPhone maker has not yet thrown out a press invites that would confirm that iPhone 8 launch date, a number of reliable sources mentioned it, which potentially means an announcement is impending.
A video submitted to WHSV by Patrick Flanagan, showing a timelapse of the eclipse over Silver Lake, can also be watched above. A five-year-old watching the Batavia's 2024 eclipse will be a sprightly 125 when it happens again - October 26, 2144.
Princes William and Harry and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , visit the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London. The statue will also be erected somewhere in the grounds of Kensington Palace in the future.
It's the showcase for the next year in their mobile strategy, which usually involves two new devices to hopefully wow the crowd. Talking about the pricing aspect, the iPhone 8 is likely to be the most expensive iPhone ever.
Levees at Columbia Lakes in Brazoria County have been breached, according to the official Brazoria County website. Officials told CBS News any residents who have not already evacuated should leave immediately.
On the eve of the first rites of the pilgrimage, the walkways thronged with people and the smell of musk wafted through the air. In addition, it said more than 2,000 Saudi Red Crescent Authority personnel had been deployed in Makkah and Madinah.
Prices would be higher if not for record refinery runs in 2017, said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at Clipperdata. Outside of the immediate impact from Harvey , last week saw another decline in US exploration and production activity.
This would be the mostly likely candidate if it weren't for the heavy rain expected from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey . The Texans have held joint practices with the Saints this week and played them in a preseason game Saturday night.
However, not everyone was as excited at the prospect of the eldest Hadid making her way to Shanghai , China , for the spectacle. Bella Hadid and her sister Gigi finally confirmed that they would scroll again for Victoria's Secret .
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Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said, "Obviously no one wants a government shutdown, but if [Senate Minority Leader] Charles E. Trump followed his wall tweet up with another threatening to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Taylor Swift took time off to reinvent herself
Look What You Made Me Do is the first single from Swift's upcoming sixth studio album Reputation , which was announced last week. According to Music Business Worldwide, the hit quickly became the most streamed song on Spotify in it's first day .
Rowley rules out Scottish Labour leadership bid
But if she was wanting to stand down it's good she's doing it now to help us prepare for the next Scottish elections. She had been booked as Scottish Labour leader to speak at this year's centenary Co-op Party conference in October.
Californians Rally Against White Supremacy in Berkeley
The " Rally Against Hate " drew thousands of people to city parks, along with the Berkeley college campus, at Sunday afternoon. This video shot by Reveal's Al Letson shows Joey Gibson being chased by the mob and pepper sprayed at the Berkeley protest.
A toddler has been shot dead in her Sydney home
The 43-year-old appeared before Blacktown Local Court and did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. He said the father came out of the house screaming and crying with blood on his hands.