When will the new iPhone 8 be released, and how different will it be from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? And what tech specs and new features should we expect from Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
The iPhone 8 rumour mill is heating up especially as 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone and as a result there are high hopes for the next model.
Apple has released the new iPhone 7 alongside its bigger sibling the iPhone 7 Plus during a special event in September 2016, so we're now looking ahead to the next generation. In this article, we round up all the rumours about the iPhone 8: the iPhone 8 release date, iPhone 8 specs, iPhone 8 price and new features. There's a lot to cover, so let's get started.
Release date: The iPhone 8 is likely to be released in September 2017, but there are whispers of a delay. Apple's latest batch of smartphones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, were released in the autumn of 2016. Apple always releases new iPhones in September, and we assume this year will be the same.
Design: OLED, curved display: Apple is said to be planning to position the OLED iPhone 8 as a ~5-inch "premium" model that will perhaps be sold alongside standard 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone models with traditional LCD screens.
The Wall Street Journal sources claim that the iPhone 8 will have a flexible curved display like the one featured on Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge. This model of the iPhone will apparently cost $1000 and will be a premium option, alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. And yet another source also points to a glass back, with a stainless steel frame in place of the aluminum Apple currently uses in its phones.
Water resistance? The headphone jack is almost certainly gone for good, and Apple has just added waterproofing to its phones, so we'd expect to see that again, though rumors from The Investor suggest it will improve the waterproofing slightly to an IP68 rating. It will continue to be able to hold up to rain, splashes, and brief submersion in water.
A USB-C Port Instead of a Lightning Port? According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple will replace the Lightning connector in the iPhone with a USB-C port, bringing it in line with the MacBook and the MacBook Pro.
That's not a rumor we've heard previously, but The Wall Street Journal is a reputable source that often accurately predicts Apple's plans. Unfortunately, a second well-known source, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says The Wall Street Journal's report is inaccurate and that all three upcoming iPhone 8 models will continue to include Lightning ports.
USB-C? Not so fast. Ming-Chi Kuo is refuting that the 2017 iPhone will replace the Lightning port for a USB-C connector. In fact, Apple is allegedly adding fast-charging capabilities to its proprietary Lightning connector for "type C power delivery" without having to change the port and cables.
iPhone 8 camera. iPhone 8 is expected to have a 10-nanometer A11 chip that will be both faster and more efficient, plus rumors suggest it could also include features like wireless charging and biometric additions like iris, facial, or gesture recognition. In higher-end models with a dual-lens camera, both lenses are expected to feature optical image stabilization.
The iPhone 8's front-facing camera may include 3D sensing capabilities that use technology by PrimeSense, allowing it to find the location and depth of objects in front of it, perhaps enabling facial and iris recognition.
iPhone 8 Storage. The iPhone 8 is expected to include NAND flash memory from Samsung, but it is not clear what improvements it might bring. With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple introduced a 256GB storage option, and it's possible additional increases could be included in the iPhone 8. One rumor has suggested the iPhone 8 will include increased storage space, which could make the device more expensive than previous-generation iPhone models, and another rumor says it will be available in 64 and 256GB capacities.
Battery life. Apple is said to be planning to use a stacked logic board design that will support longer battery life. With the improved logic board, the iPhone 8 will be able to offer the same battery life traditionally available in the 5.5-inch iPhone in a device the size of the 4.7-inch iPhone. An L-shaped two-cell battery pack with a capacity around 2,700 mAh could be included.
iPhone 8 Price. There aren't any price rumors yet, but the iPhone 8 is likely to cost a similar amount to the iPhone 7, meaning a starting price of around $649/£599/AU$1,079, rising potentially to around $849/£799/AU$1,379 for the largest (probably 256GB) storage size and even more for the iPhone 8 Plus.
In the article, I have mentioned about rumors about iPhone 8. And ee expect to see the iPhone 8 in September of 2017. If you want to know the specific information, you have to wait a little bit for the Apple Inc. to say. M4V Converter Plus is one of the best software developer dedicated to providing iTunes DRM removal solutions to worldwide customers. And we will supply the latest tech information for you. Please continue to pay attention to us.