We're getting close to that time of year again, when every second post on the internet is based around some photos or artist's impression of the latest smartphone or tablet.

This time it's the turn of the iPhone 7, as designer Antonio De Rosa has uploaded some photos, leaving us all fairly impressed.

Of course, we're not going to know if these images are anywhere near the final product until its unveiling in September, which will be done by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, but it's still fun to speculate.

What we do know is that the phone will run on iOS9, Apple's latest software, which is said to improve battery life and the visual on apps such as notes and Google Maps, as well as allow Siri to be more proactive in recognising your behaviour, whatever that means.

All sounds very good, but we're really only concerned about how quick it'll run, what the camera is like, and whether we'll have to charge it every five minutes or not.

Via Independent.ie