Apple iPhone 8 release date is expected to fall in a week or two after the announcement. The iPhone 8, iPhone 7s & iPhone 7s Plus will expectedly be launched in mid-September.
The Apple iPhone 8 is almost upon us, and thanks to a a slew of leaks, rumors and speculations online because we know pretty much all its specs and features. The iPhone 8, dubbed by some to unveil as the “iPhone Pro” or “iPhone X” will mark Apple’s 10th year or decade anniversary smartphone.
Earlier this month, a number of images of the iPhone 8 dummy unit has began circulating over the popular Chinese microblogging and social networking service Weibo that suggested it would be available in three color options, including black, white, and a color variant referred to as “champagne gold.” The last one was claimed to be closer to a copper hue and shades than the rose gold iPhones currently available in the market.
Over the weekend, notorious smartphone leaker Benjamin Geskin posted details on Twitter from an alleged Foxconn insider, claiming that the internal name of the new iPhone 8 color option is “Blush Gold”.
In addition to the new color moniker, the post seems to suggest that the “Blush Gold” color will only be available in 64GB and 128GB storage options. Currently, the Cupertino-based technology company offers the iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus 7 in black, silver, gold, and rose gold, all in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB of on-board storage capacities, and limits its jet black color option to 128GB and 256GB storage variants only, so the brainchild that Apple wouldn’t offer the new color in a 256GB storage option seems unlikely.
On Tuesday, the prominent and ever credible analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities claimed that all of Apple’s upcoming 2017 iPhones — iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus — would be available in black, silver, and gold, but he made no certain mention of the copper-like color variant, which started popping out over the Internet in several videos of dummy iPhone 8 models following the original Weibo article.
The current views is that such nearly bezel-less edge-to-edge design of the iPhone 8 would look best in black, because it would offer a more seamless visual illusion merging of the notch and bezel with the OLED screen display, most especially when the device is turned off. While the “Blush Gold” iPhone 8 render has a black front panel, the copper-like back panel has apparently divided pundits. Even if they’re genuinely authentic, the iPhone 8 dummies may not represent the final design and form-factor of “copper/blush gold” models.
Previously Geskin claimed that Apple will make the iPhone 8 available in four color options, with a mirror-like shade as a new variant.
While the recently released HomePod firmware seems to make no reference to iPhone 8 color options, it has provided detailed information about how the impending handset will look like, including the massive overhaul design of the new device and advanced infrared-powered 3D facial recognition features dubbed s Face ID. Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone line-up in mid-September.
The iPhone 8 set to be the first to debut wireless charging technology, a curved edge-to-edge OLED display and an unusual vertical dual-camera on the rear panel. If rumors and leaks are to be believed, the iPhone 8 will launch alongside the less-spectacular iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.