Apple to launch iPhone 8 in September 12 and will announce the official release date and more. Here are all the details you need to know, including price, new features and specs.
Apple, Inc.’s stock reached a new all-time high on Thursday, August 31, as the the tech firm confirmed its next generation flagship iPhone launch event will take place on September 12.
iPhone 8 — will also be the first special media event to be held at spaceship-esque Apple’s new headquarters, at the 1,000-seater Steve Jobs theater.The launching of the one decade anniversary model — widely called as
“Let’s meet at our place,” The Cupertino-headquartered technology giant said in press invitations sent out on Thursday, August 31.
The first employees started moving into the new and state-of-the-art Apple Park, as the circular complex is officially called. The 175-acre Apple campus will eventually house more than 12,000 people and cost a whopping $5 billion.
As the invitations were threw out to the press and media as well as select technology bloggers, Apple’s share price skyrocketed by just under 1 percent to hit an all-time high above $164, during intraday trading on Thursday, August 31st. Apple stock is up more than 40 percent this year and 10 percent in the July 2017 alone, as the expectations develops for a new radical “super cycle” of iPhone sales.
drastic redesign, new features and top-tier specs that could command a price of more than $1,000 price tag compared with the two existing iPhone 7 models, alongside an incrementally upgraded iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models.Apple’s next iteration flagship handset is anticipated to see
The top-of-the-line iPhone 8 is expected to feature a all-new design, including a nearly bezel-less edge-to-edge that takes up almost all of the front panel of the smartphone and the departure of the traditional physical “home” button.
The iPhone 8 will also sport a new infrared-equipped depth-sensing camera sensors and 3D Face ID that will let users to unlock the smartphone and pay for items with a facial glance instead of using the existing Touch ID fingerprint scanner, as well as experiencing new augmented reality camera features.
According to an industry analysts from Barclays speculated that the tech firm could help to justify the high-end model’s premium price tag by bundling services such as Apple Music and iCloud storage without additional charge.
“Such a move could make a $1,000+ iPhone 8 seem more within reach, with the $156 in services serving as quasi-discount or rebate, and the bundling also could generate bigger subscription revenue streams if users renew after year one,” Barclays analyst said.
Bundling a premium subscription could help Apple sell an extra 20 million units of iPhones next year, totaling $9.8 billion in revenues, Barclays prediction, taking its estimation for the top-end model’s sales to 64 million for the next year.
The company is also planning to release its new Siri AI-powered HomePod speaker before the year ends.