IPhone 8 Pre-orders Expected 15th September

Thursday, 07 Sep, 2017

There are rumours suggesting it will launch alongside the 7S and 7S Plus, but others are also suggesting it could happen as late as November.

At any rate, if that's the case, then the upcoming iPhone will definitely have a "premium" price that can burn a pretty big hole in customers' pockets.

Forbes has also picked up the leak and points to a tweet by prominent tech leaker Evan Blass who vouches for the iPhone X naming convention.

Explaining the iPhone X name, iCulture continued: "iPhone X is a logical name: the letter X represents 10 in Roman numerals, referring to the 10th anniversary of the iPhone". The expensive display of the iPhone 8 could mean a higher price for the device.

The iPhone X retail box shown above is photoshopped.

As we can predict, the iPhone 8 is not going to be very cheap. Getting rid of a solid and physical home button and coming with virtual home button is indeed innovative. Both are expected to come with new processors and wireless charging. It will reportedly replace the Apple logo which usually sits on the back cover. "Alternatively, Apple may choose a slower rollout schedule if they feel the new phone will be supply constrained".

According to most leaked renders, images and mockups, the iPhone Edition will feature minimal bezels with the display extending up till the edge.

"We also think Apple will keep its iPhone SE and iPhone 6 in circulation, albeit on the down low", he said.

According to the report, OLED displays produced by Samsung for the iPhone 8 cost about $120 to $130 per unit, while the LCD panels used in the past used to cost $45 to $55 per unit.

In a note to clients Tuesday, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi listed a number of questions to which he expects answers when Apple unveils its 11th-generation iPhone and other products next week. The iPhone 6s/6s Plus will get Force Touch. After being unveiled all the three phones are expected to be ready for sale on September 22.

iOS 11 Beta: Developers can now download the tenth beta of iOS 11, reports MacRumors.

When can I buy the iPhone 8? Theoretically, this will be the fastest mobile processor, just the way A10 that is now the fastest. This is an added manufacturing cost for Apple that will most likely be passed along to the consumer. Similar to the removal of the headphone jack from the previous model, the removal of Touch ID might give some consumers pause (and generate lively media discussion). Bloomberg reported earlier this summer that the company is at work on facial recognition technology to unlock phones, a 3D sensor and a dedicated AI chip. Keep checking in; the drama doesn't get better than this! An entry-level iPhone will cost $999 excluding tax.

Apple is expected to launch its new iPhones - one of which may be the iPhone 8 - on 12 September 2017.