As with every iPhone release, we have heard a lot about the upcoming iPhone release, which is suggested to be named the iPhone 8.
We don’t know much official news about the smartphone yet but despite that we are going to round up the rumours that we have heard so far, this includes the release date, the price, the features, and all of the other rumours.
Release date and Price
According to rumours, the iPhone 8 will be made official during an event at some point in September, possibly September 6th. We think this because Apple normally announces the latest iPhone in September.
Apple hasn’t made this event official just yet, however, we will update you as soon as they do.
It is said that the handset will go up for pre-order in the same week as the unveiling, Apple normally does this on the Friday after the event, so we are expecting that the iPhone 8 will be released on September 15th with pre-orders going live on September 8th.
It has also been suggested that Apple will launch the iPhone 7S and the 7S Plus at the same time as the iPhone 8, however, the focus of this roundup is on the iPhone 8.
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the pricing just yet, however, it is expected that the 7S and the 7S Plus will be similarly priced to the 7 and the 7 Plus, and the 8 will be a fair bit more than that.
According to rumours, the iPhone 8 will feature a design like no other iPhone before it.
We have repeatedly heard that the phone will feature a full edge-to-edge display that reaches all of the way from the top of the phone to the bottom of the phone. It has been reported that the display will be a 5.8-inch OLED display, with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
Alongside the display, rumours have suggested that the iPhone 8 will have some major upgrades for the internals.
Reports have suggested that it will feature the new Apple A11 processor, which has been said to provide a performance improvement by around 30 percent for both the processing and the graphics over what you can currently get on the iPhone 7.
It is also expected that there will be some new sensors on the top portion of the front of the phone, which some think will provide extra features for the front-facing camera such as AR and similar techniques to what you currently get from the dual camera setup on the back of the iPhone 7.
Of course, it will feature Apple’s latest mobile OS, iOS 11, which was originally unveiled at WWDC 2017.
We also expect to find some new stuff around the back.
It has been reported that there will be a set of dual-cameras again here, however, they have supposedly been moved from a horizontal position to a vertical one.
Sadly, we don’t know much about them yet.
We do know a little about the design, which has been reported as a full glass back and front design with a stainless steel frame around it. It has also been reported that there will no longer be antenna lines and the back and front glass will both be rounded.
One of the most confusing things right now is the fingerprint sensor.
We have heard conflicting reports about this, some suggest that it will have an embedded Touch ID sensor in the front OLED display and others have suggested that it will be on the back.
We have even heard that it may be embedded into the power button in a similar way to what Sony did with their smartphones.
Of course, we will update you as we here more about all of this.