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Pick up your iPhone 7 and take one last fond look at it, as Apple have confirmed the date that they will be officially announcing the iPhone 8’s release.

As reported earlier this week, rumours were very much in the works that Apple would be launching their new products very soon, which would give consumers a first look at the company’s much-anticipated newest model, along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

Now, Mashable has confirmed that members of the media and analysts have been sent invites marking September 12, 10am PT as the date for this launch, which is set to be the company’s biggest product launch in years.

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The invites confirmed that the launch will be held in the new Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus, but didn’t actually specify what Apple would be unveiling – although, it is very likely to be the iPhone 8, as we’re all expecting.

New models of the iPhone are generally announced in September (with previous iPhone debuts happening between September 8 and September 13) and so the launch should deliver what fans are really waiting for: details of the iPhone 8 in all its glory to finally confirm or deny all those rumours we’ve been hearing for months.

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First off, the phone is rumoured to be bigger than the 6 and 7 models, with an edge-to-edge display taking up the majority of the phone’s front.

And, perhaps more excitingly, the Home button is also hotly rumoured to be disappearing with this model, with Apple’s in-development facial recognition systemknown as ‘Pearl’ reportedly taking the place of the Home button’s fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone.

Of course, Apple’s latest iPhone is expected to cost some big bucks too, so you better start digging into those pockets if you want to afford the rumoured $1,000 (around £775) handset cost as soon as it’s released.

It’s also likely September 12’s event will confirm the launch dates for iOS 11, and Mac OS High Sierra, among other reveals.

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From: Digital Spy