The iPhone 8 release date is still few months away but that hasn’t stop the endless rumors and leaks spilling details regarding Apple’s impending flagship smartphone.
The iPhone 8, called by some to launch as the “iPhone Pro” or “iPhone X” will be Cupertino -headquartered tech giant’s 10th-anniversary handset device and looks slated to be the first to debut wireless charging technology, an edge-to-edge curved OLED display and an unusual vertical dual rear-facing camera sensors. If rumors and and leaks are to be believed, the so-called iPhone 8 will launch alongside the improved iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
We’ve rounded up everything we know about the iPhone 8 so far and will update this story as soon as we get more details leading to the Apple product launch event.
The iPhone 8 will likely be unveiled in September 2017, marking the 10 years or a decade since the tech titan announced its first smartphone.
Apple has fallen into a totally predictable release reference in the recent years, holding its iPhone product launch events in the second week of September, near US Labor Day weekend. Like many of you, we are also expecting it to happen happen again on that month this year, and so it’s possible that the company will hold the product launch event sometime around 12 or 13 September.
However, one report allegedly claims that the iPhone 8 might not be available to for purchase until the October or November, stressing out that the handset phone may be available in limited inventory. A statement released by analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company has supported the speculations and claims that production could be delayed due to issues with its Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Another report surfaced over the worldwide web claiming that the iPhone 8 may not arrive until 2018. A research Deutsche Bank, picked up by the Business Insider, said that the smartphone won’t make it onto market by this year due to supply chain issues and technical difficulties.
Meanwhile, Digitimes burned the BI’s report and is said that the iPhone 8 mass production is on schedule and it will see a release date in October.
As if you’re getting a new Apple MacBook, the 2018 iPhone 9 will be more expensive than this year’s release, and some analysts in mobile industry are claiming that the highest-configuration model will be the first ever Apple smartphone to cost more than $1,000. Forbes is claiming, via its source close to to matter, that the suggested retail pricing of the base mode could start at $1,100 to $1,200, with the firm to offer the device in 128GB and 256GB storage configurations only.
All rumors are pointing that Apple will mark its iPhone 7s and 7s Plus pricing as normal similar to the current iPhones when first launched last year – and then sticking the new one at the top of that. If rumors are to be believed, the it means the more premium iPhone 8 is likely to be as expensive as $1200, and maybe even more. It will without doubt be the most expensive iPhone ever to be built by Apple.
What remains debatable is how the tech mammoth will try to encourage people to shell out more money for that extra features and specs, and how it will keep the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus interesting at the same time.
– 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge screen display
– New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
– Wireless charging
– Apple A11 chip
– Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
– iOS 11 with P2P payments support
– 3D face-sensor with iris scanner technology
– Vertical dual-camera sensors
– LTE speeds up to 450Mbps