iPhone 8 release date is anticipated in a week or two after the launch event. Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s & iPhone 7s Plus will be unveiled in mid-September.
We are more or less than a month away from the launching of the highly anticipated and much-awaited highly redesigned iPhone 8, and thanks to a huge numbers of leaks from reliable sources including Apple’s very own HomePod firmware as well as rumors, speculations and predictions from credible industry analysts we know pretty much all there is to know regarding the impending flagship smartphone.
The iPhone 8, called by some to launch with the moniker “iPhone X” or “iPhone Pro” will be Cupertino-headquartered technology firm’s 10th-anniversary smartphone edition and appears to be the first in the iPhone product lineup to feature wireless charging technology, an almost bezel-less edge-to-edge OLED display and an bizarre upright dual-camera on the back panel. If rumors are to be believed, the so-called iPhone 8 will be launch alongside the less-stunning iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
The iPhone 8 is anticipated to be unveiled in mid-September 2017, marking a decade or ten (10) years since Apple launched the first ever iPhone smartphone.
However, one report noted that the iPhone 8 might not be released to the market shelves until the fourth quarter of the year, claiming that the handset phone may be available in limited stocks only. A report by industry analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company has added load to this and noted that the production could be delayed due to issues with the placement of Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Apple CEO Tim Cook teased only an “exciting fall” phrase during the firm’s quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, but desist from providing much details when an analyst asked him directly regarding his opinion on a new iPhone 8. “No comment on anything that’s not announced,” CEO Cook said.
While we may see iPhone 8 release date sometime in September, the handsets could be an incrementally upgraded iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, the every two year cycle with the addition of an “s” to smartphone’s name. Jan Dawson, an analyst at Jackdaw Research, claimed that it would be hard for Apple to hit its revenue forecast without a new flagship iPhone. But the the company could still hold back the rumored radically overhauled iPhone 8 in October or later.
Despite all the concerns, rumors, and speculation going around the Apple iPhone 8 release date, a note from the ever credibly reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo nullified all those myths and claims that the iPhone 8 will, as a matter of fact, be launched on time alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus later this September 2017.
He further said that Apple, as in the previous years, will launch its 2017 iPhone lineup at a special media event sometime in early or mid of September. After a week or two, all three handsets will be out in the shelves concurrently, presumably in late September and in more markets in October.
Just because the Apple iPhone 8 will be announced in September doesn’t mean the general public will be able to get their hands on the handset right away. Echoing a number of previous reports, Kuo noted that the initial inventory of iPhone 8 will extremely restricted and that the Cupertino may only be able to produce “between 2 million and 4 million” during the current quarter.
The iPhone 8 reportedly will be more expensive than the current iteration iPhones, and some are purportedly claiming that the top-of-the-line highest-specs model will be the first smartphone from Apple to cost more than $1,000.
Another report at Forbes claims that pricing could begin at whopping $1,100 to $1,200, with the company to offer the iPhone 8 in 128GB and 256GB storage configurations only.
Meanwhile, a new physical mockups of iPhone 8 give us a marvelous idea of what to expect from the handset itself in terms of the general aspect design of next-iteration iPhone. These are great for comparing Apple’s incoming new iPhone 8 with the current models in the market.
The iPhone 8 design is anything but an Apple’s top secret at this point. We’ve seen leaked schematics thanks to the HomePod’s firmware, CAD drawings, mockup renders, components, and a multituse of dummy units. Despite all those leaks and rumors, we’ve never seen the iPhone 8 quite like this one.
The German graphic designer Jonas Daehner he recently posted a number of images that depict his perception of Apple’s iPhone 8. The artist render mockups are based on the same leaked schematics that other designers have used to make an iPhone 8 mockups, but Daehnert’s creation has stood out among the rest we’ve seen time and time again in past weeks and previous months.
Daehnert’s iPhone 8 mockups are in both black and the new reddish-orange “blush gold” color that will supposedly be debuted in September, and they both look stunning.
With all that being said, it means that we’ll see a tons of similar leaks the closer we get to Apple’s soon-to-be-announced iPhone 8 launch event in September.