iPhone 8 Release Date, Price, News and Rumors

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The most popular topic in the gadget market these days is iPhone 8. The most awaiting model of iPhones with some dramatic changes, that will definitely set a new benchmark in gadgets world.

The other rival company such as Samsung, HTC, OnePlus has announced their masterpieces of the year already that have amazed the whole world with the specifications. While Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are elegantly designed to perform the task with a single hand, the OnePlus 5 which launched recently looks super powerful with Snapdragon 835 chipset and massive 6/8 GB RAM.

With all such smartphone already made debut in the market by now, Apple wants to stick to its traditional release month cycle.

iPhone 8 Release Date Rumors

There’s a buzz in the market that iPhone 8 will get released on Apple’s 10th anniversary, it will be a gift from Apple to its users. The speculation gives an idea about the release date of iPhone 8. The rumors point out that it could be released in September again just like last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

However, it wouldn’t be iPhone 8 alone, the company is all set to launch three different iPhone this year making 10th anniversary something special for the customers.

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iPhone 8 Renders

While the people with a slightly higher budget can buy iPhone 8 that comes with features such as OLED edge-to-edge display, 3D Scanner, Touch ID, Vertical dual-lens camera, those with little less budget yet they want to buy the latest iPhone, they can go for iPhone 7S or iPhone 7S plus.

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Yes, you got it right, Apple will be announcing three models of iPhone this year – iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus & iPhone 8 !.

The launch date as per the history shall be in the month of September again. Though, recently the rumors about iPhone 8 launch getting delayed due to delay in supply of raw material were getting stronger. If that happens, iPhone 8 might get delayed by another 2 months or so.

While the iPhone 8 would get a completely new design and specification, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus would be an upgraded version of last year’s iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus.

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It has been a tradition for the company that it launches “S” upgraded version of “full number” iPhone the very next years. So it’s pretty much obvious that irrespective of that fact whether iPhone 8 gets delayed or no, we will for sure see iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus during September event.

iPhone 8 Specs, Features, News

From many leaks about the phone’s model and from different sources, it can be concluded that iPhone 8 model will have incredibly small bezels on four sides of the display this was confirmed by the photo of a screen protector available on Twitter. There are many possibilities that iPhone 8 model will be a near bezel-less front design.

iPhone 8 Screen Protector Leak

Change in Display Technology

When it comes to screen iPhone 8 surely going to have a display flexible plastic OLED screen rather than an LCD screen, unlike other iPhone models.

This will help Apple to introduce a comparatively thinner model that will definitely consume less power and will offer a much better display with high color contrast.

There’s going to be a dramatic shift in the size of the screen. Where iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen, iPhone 8 will be having a screen of 5.8 inches. This change is in competition with Samsung’s infinite screen idea which it introduced in its latest model.

iPhone will achieve it’s larger screen by removing the usual home button from the model. All previous models of iPhone always had a home button but this time Apple will remove the home button from iPhone 8 model.

New Front Design

Instead of a home button, iPhone 8 will probably have a “function area” that will have several useful buttons on the screen. Of course the radical redesigning of the model will be dedicated to virtual buttons.

The larger screen will also have a fingerprint reader. Yes, unlike other smartphone models iPhone 8 will have its fingerprint reader inbuilt in the screen.

Qualcomm demonstrated a working under display reader and confirmed that Apple will definitely have its own version ready for iPhone 8. The embedding fingerprint reader sensor will be capable of working under 800 mm of the glass and also let through metal.

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Fingerprint sensor will be a multitasking feature as it will be taking person’s heartbeat and flow as an extra measure of security.

Possibility of Wireless Charging

More expected features of iPhone 8 are wireless charging that’s going to change the present wired charger trend, it will be dust as well as waterproof.

Also, iPhone is supposed to have a glass body that’s going to add 7 stars to the model. There’s a lot of possibility of introducing new biometric capabilities in iPhone 8 such as facial recognition, iris recognition. iPhone 8 will have a much faster A11 processor. It’s expected that iPhone 8 will be available in three models – one OLED and two standard models.

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Though the rumors recently surfaced suggested that iPhone 8 release date could be delayed to next 2-3 months because that supplier of OLED display wouldn’t be able to supply enough units of OLED display that will be used in iPhone 8!

Better Waterproof Standard

Also, iPhone 8 would be made more capable to fight against dust and water. Instead of IP67 waterproof standards, iPhone 8 would be IP68 rated which means for better protection.

Also Read: IP67 vs IP68 – Waterproof IP ratings explained

iPhone 8 Price

The use of OLED display might slightly increase the price of iPhone 8 as the rumors suggest but it will be worth spending this much amount. With the elegant design and features, Apple is rumored to incorporate in iPhone 8, the customers wouldn’t mind paying bit extra!

With these expected features iPhone 8 is already creating excitement among its future users. Surely, with this model, Apple is going to give a tough competition to other smartphone companies.