iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
Apple is expected to stick to its usual IPhone 8 Release Date. IPhone 8 Release Date appear in September. The iphone 8 is probably still around five months away but that hasn’t stopped speculation and loose lipped execs spilling details about Apple’s next generation Smartphone. The iPhone 8, set to arrive as the ‘iphone Editions’, will be Apple’s 10th anniversary Smartphone.
The iPhone 8 is likely to be announced in September 2017, marking 10 years since the firm launched its first Smartphone.
However, a new report claims that it might not be available to buy until the fourth quarter, noting that the iPhone 8 may be available in limited quantity only.
A note by analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company has added weight to this, and claims that production could be delayed due to issues with its Touch ID sensor.
- 8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display
- New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
- Wireless charging support
- Apple A11 chip
- Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
- iOS 11 with ‘advanced Siri functionality’
- Face-scanning technology
- Vertical dual cameras on rear
iPhone 8 Price
If it’s anything like Apple’s new MacBooks, next year’s iPhone will be more expensive than this year’s release, and some are claiming that the highest-spec model will be the first iPhone to cost more than $1,000.
iPhone 8 design
Apple’s stuck with a largely similar design for the last three iPhone, so we’re expecting a big change for the iPhone 8, not least because it will arrive on the iPhone’s tenth anniversary.
That change could start with the material it’s built from, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons the phone will have a curved glass back, rather than being metal like the iPhone 7.
That rumors has since been given more weight, with the CEO of the company behind the iPhone’s metal casing claiming that one model of the phone “will adopt glass casing next year”.
iPhone 8 Features
- An iris scanner
- A Smart Connector
- New security features
One rumored feature of the iPhone 8 is an iris scanner, which wouldn’t be much of a surprise given that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has one, though Samsung’s implementation is a bit slow and Apple isn’t likely to include one unless it can improve the performance.
The iPhone 7S might tighten up security in other ways too, as an Apple patent details a system that could get a thief’s fingerprints and photo, as well as recording audio, video and their location.
We might also see a Smart Connector on the iPhone 8. This was rumored for inclusion on the iPhone 7 Pro – a phone which never launched, but with numerous pictures of a phone sporting the Connector it seems likely that Apple really was considering it, so the feature might be ready by next year.