Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
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iPhone 8 release date, Price, Specs and other rumors

One of the most anticipating smartphone of Apple is few months away and the rumors about the same have started to float massively all over the world. According to the sources, iPhone 8 release date is set to September 9, 2017 just like the release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 were released on September 7, 2016 with lots of interesting features and its successor this year, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will super advance with massively upgraded specs and features. There will be substantial improvement with the battery life, RAM, CPU, Camera and other thing such as improved SIRI etc.

While we are talking about iPhone 8 release date to be in September but according to previous trend, this year don’t seem to be the year of iPhone 8, we should see iPhone 7s and iPhone 7S Plus making debut in 2017 and iPhone 8 releasing next year.

But there is a special reason why the company would still these two upgraded models and release iPhone 8. The reason is iPhone is turning 10 this year and there will be a surprise for the customers. The release of full number iPhone 8 skipping “S” version of iPhone 7 is how the company is planning to celebrate the 10th successful year.

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Three models- iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus & iPhone 8 (or iPhone X)

Earlier the rumors floating were talking about the release of either iPhone 7S or iPhone 8 but the latest rumor at 9to5 Mac reveals that there could three different iPhone this year having different sizes. The KGI Securities analyst who has turned up true at many occasions finds that there will be 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch models along with one with 5.8-inch display.

Those with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display are said to be iPhone 7S and iPhone 7 Plus however bigger one is assumed to be called iPhone 8 (or probably iPhone X where X is roman representation of 10). If that is the case, we will see all new trend from tech company. Apple has never released three different models of iPhone at a time !.

Some rumors say the premium version which may be called iPhone X will cost more than $1000 and be the first ever iPhone crossing $1000 mark. The report published at Appleinsider back in February indicates the iPhone X will have OLED screen and several good feature that will make new iPhone cross $1000.

Also see: Samsung Galaxy S9 Release date

iPhone 8 release date

The Apple iPhone 6 was released back in September 2016 and iPhone 6 Plus next year in September 2015. The trend continued the year 2016 was for the iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 (next model) was again released in September 2016 along with sibling iPhone 7 Plus. We are expecting iPhone 8 release date September 9, 2017.

Prior to that most of the iPhone model either “full number” or the upgraded “S” versions are released during the September month and its being predicted that we will iPhone 8 being released in September year again this year.

Moreover according to news published at Techrader, world’s famous tech blog believes that iPhone 8 will be launched in early September and will go on sale mid-September 2017.

MacWorld UK doesn’t agree and thinks iPhone 8 release date shall be in 2018, what we will see is two different models iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus this year in September. The company will be releasing iPhone SE 2 too followed by two upgraded models in September.

iPhone 8 Specification

Since this year mark the special occasion for the company, the all new iPhone 8 will have jaw dropping specification that would make it most sought smartphone of this year. The rumors indicates that iPhone 8 will have octo-core 3.0 Ghz processor coupled with A11 chipset.

CPU/ RAM/Storage – According to Macrumors, TSMC is the sole manufacturer of A11 chip for the company that possible fuel iPhone 8 releasing this year. Along with 3.0 Ghz CPU backed up by A 11 chipset and 3 GB RAM, iPhone 8 will be the fastest smartphone in the market. The iPhone 8 is suppose to be coming in three different variants of 32, 128 and 256 GB storage capacity.

Camera– Talking about the camera, the latest rumors at Macrumors reveals iPhone 8 will have “revolutionary” front facing camera that will have 3 D sensing feature. It will be helpful for taking better selfies with your iPhone’s front facing camera. As far as the megapixel count is concern, iPhone 8 may sport 16 megapixel primary camera and 8 megapixel front facing camera that will have 3D sensing ability.

Design/ Display – Display will be the major attraction of iPhone 8. The speculations are pointing towards the whole new design of iPhone 8. It is being discussed that Apple will shift back to glass body that was stopped after iPhone 4. The iPhone 8 will have front and rear glass panel.

The edge-to-edge display is the most discussed feature of iPhone 8 which makes it completely different from its predecessors. Moreover the iPhone 8 will sport OLED display keeping away from LCD that the current version of iPhone features.

However, since there will three different models, the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus still seems to be getting LCD screen, only the iPhone 8 will have OLED screen so the rumors that it will cross $1000 price mark for the first time.

Ofcourse it will not be an ordinary glass that might get damaged in case the phone slips off your hands. It will be a gorilla glass – modified to not easily break even if falls from certain height.

Battery – Massively upgraded battery is yet another great improvement with new iPhone. Forbes pointed out that new iPhone 8 will have 2,700 mAh battery, greatly improved from its predecessor iPhone 7. As usual it will be a Li-ion battery which can not be removed from the Phone.

iPhone 8 features

Wire-free charging – Many people were eagerly waiting for this feature and finally they seems to be having this it with new iPhone 8.

Earlier it was predicted that only the Premium model i.e. iPhone 8 will have wireless charging feature but the latest rumors point out that not just iPhone 8, the other two models, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus too can be charged wirelessly. This feature will let you charge your iPhone from 15 foot without any wire.

Face detection and iris recognition – According to Macworld, the iPhone 8 will also have Face detection and iri-scanning feature that will help you unlock iPhone without remembering password.

Improved 3D touch– Although the current iPhone user use this technology to unlock their iPhone but with iPhone 8, it will be further improved to offer much better experience to the users. With this technology you can unlocked your iPhone with finger prints.

IP68 water resistant – iPhone 8 will be water resistant to IP68 rating. You can save your phone from water for upto 30 minute if submerged in 1 meter water water level. The current models iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are water proof phone to IP67 standards

iPhone 8 Price

Here comes the most important part, As we discussed above the iPhone 8 will have several new features such as edge-to-edge display, wireless charging, improved 3D touch, advanced CPU, upgraded camera and improved battery, all this will add upto make iPhone 8 the most expensive iPhone ever.

The rumors at Forbes tell new iPhone 8 will cost most then $1000 – as much as Macbook. The cost of iPhone 8 may vary between $1000 to $1200.

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