An Australian tech expert has revealed that the next edition of the Apple iPhone

include at least one significant design change following the leak of early devices

Despite the fact that there are still months before Apple unveils its newest iPhone model,

"dummy models" of the device, along with its Plus, Pro, and Pro Max siblings,

 surfaced online and appear to confirm a much-anticipated modification to its features.

This would be the first modification to the Apple charging cord since the iPhone 5 was released in 2012

 when the company switched the 30-pin connector to an 8-pin Lightning port.