IPhone 8 may launch on September 12: All you need to know

Posted August 24, 2017

Apple's September event could also see the launch of the third-generation Apple Watch. Some have also speculated that Apple could hold its event on September 5.

The iPhone 8 is finally coming, and the mobile community can't be more excited. This size difference may also happen because of new induction plate which Apple provides inside iPhone to make it wireless compatible. Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and Apple iPhone 8 are said to begin on September 15th with the actual launch of the new iPhone units taking place on September 22nd.

Those represent the potential upfront costs of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $168.00 target price on shares of Apple in a report on Tuesday, June 6th.

However this has been disputed by recent suggestions that the iPhone 8 could retail around £560, with the 64GB version between £685 and £725. After all it has been seen as the expected launch date of the new iPhone portfolio for many months. While the iPhone 8 may be released, it will not be as widely available as the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus immediately after launch, according to reports, based on the shortage of materials required to manufacture the flagship. Samsung's activities will not go unnoticed however, as rumours suggest they are planning for an Exynos octa-core chip built using 10nm technology.

The iPhone 8 may also have an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, Mac Rumors reported. So far, we only know a lot about the iPhone 8 and not the other 2 models. While this seems like business as usual, several reports have claimed that the iPhone 8 sale date could be delayed until October or November.

The 3D-sensing technology could be expanded to virtual reality (VR) headsets, robotics, home security systems, drones and vehicles, Chang said. Like Samsung, Apple's biggest effort this year is to increase screen to body ratio, allowing for a larger display on a given device size, although the iPhone won't be as big as the mammoth 6.3 inch Note 8 "infinity display" screen.

Apple is likely to retire its Touch ID fingerprint scanner from the iPhone 8.

Despite zero official confirmation from Apple, the iPhone rumor mill has been churning like insane this year.