iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Release date, specs, price, features and rumors

This seems to be the big year for Apple fans because 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. So, this can be said that technology experts at Apple inc are planning to make huge design as well hardware changes to iPhone 8 to celebrate this historic year.

However, the technology world had already started to talk about upcoming iPhone 8. Just like before, Apple has been silent about upcoming iPhone 8 but that hasn’t stopped spreading rumors. Here are some of the collected information of new iPhone, although we can’t verify it at this stage.

What will the new iPhone 8 be known as?

This is a debate discussion as if we go with the company’s style of release of new iPhone, the new iPhone has to be the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s plus not the iPhone 8 since we have already seen Apple came out with two models.

On the other hand since it’s the 10th anniversary for legend iPhone, this time Apple may skip “S” version and name new iPhone 8.

However, if we trust several other rumors at CNBC, there could be three different models of iPhone this year, iPhone 7s, 7s plus and iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 will be the premium phone costing more than $1000.

iPhone 8

When will the iPhone 8 be released?

The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in the second week of September 2017, keeping with its September launch trend for new iPhone. Last year in 2016, iPhone 7 was launched on September 7, hence its being predicted that new iPhone again will be launched around the same time this year too.

It is not confirmed yet, but Apple seems to stick to the same schedule every year. All its phones like iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6S, and 7 all were launched in the month of September in different years.

However, new rumors have been suggested that the delay in the handset’s new face scanning sensor means its release could go further until early October.

Also see: iPhone 9 release date, features, specs and price

What features will the phone be having?

Facial recognition

Last year in October, the company announced MacBook Pro in three different models with different configurations and feature. One of the notable feature of Macbook Pro was touch bar that grab the attention of many customers.

The one of the great feature that would allow you to unlock your iPhone 8 through an innovative way is facial recognition. This feature will read your face to unlock your iPhone, no the finger print as we saw with its predecessor.

It will give users more control over the iPhone 8 and make it a useless gadget for someone who steels the costlier one. Apple company is known for its innovation and we have seen various new feature incorporated with every newly released gadget not just iPhone.

The front facing camera or the sensor would be used to scan the face and validate it before the iPhone 8 is unlocked.

Camera and screen

The new iPhone is rumored to have amazing edge-to-edge OLED display as we noticed with Galaxy S7 edge. However, as the rumor suggest there will be three models of iPhone this year and only the iPhone 8 will have edge-to-edge display, rest of two i.e iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus wouldn’t be designed like this. It is also being anticipated that iPhone 8 would have all glass body as we saw with iPhone 4s few years back.

But, maybe these predictions could be wrong, and the OLED display could be held back until the Apple releases a preliminary version of the phone in the year 2018. Depending on the model, the phone is rumored to release in three versions. There will also be improved Optical Image Technology.

There has been much debate going on whether iPhone 8 will have Home button or the company going to omit it. The latest rumors about the design talks about removal of Home button. Though it will be built-in on the screen along with camera.

The phone will allow for crystal clear ultra HD picture using dual 16 megapixel camera. It has also been reported that the Apple is working with LG for the phone that would allow the 3D photos.

Wireless Charging

The iPhone 8 would amaze the world with its wireless- charging feature though the latest rumors indicate that the company may ditch lightning connector for USB-C port. With this feature, iPhone 8 would be able to get charged from several feet distance. It was much needed feature because low battery is a major problem with today’s smartphone which aren’t merely a phone nowdays, they are used for many things that Laptop or desktop computer are meant for.

iPhone 8 Concept

How many models of the iPhone will be there?

According to the reports, there will be three new versions of the phone. The premium version that possible called iPhone 8 will be 5.8-inch model with OLED screen that makes it the costlier one while other two models measuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch will feature LCD displays.

The 5.5-inch model will be the iPhone 7s Plus while one with 4.7-inch display assumed to be the iPhone 7s

How much will the iPhone 8 cost?

The three differnet models iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be priced different based on the models and taxation and other regulation of the country they are being sold in.

If we talk about the US, iPhone 8 might price between $850-$900 based on the market competition and price of the predecessor. However there is several speculations that indicate the iPhone 8 might cross $1000 mark for the first time.

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