iPhone 8 is the most anticipated device of the year 2017 and expected to have robust hardware system, ultra advanced specifications such as A11 fusion chipset, iOS 11 operating system, octo-core processor and features like wire free charging, IP68 rated waterproofing, face recognition and accessories. The much rumored iPhone 8 release date can be someday in September.
The analysts believes that the new iPhone will be called iPhone 8, however it depends on tech giant if it instead of releasing iPhone 8 unveils an upgraded model of iPhone 7 i.e. iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus. If that happens, the iPhone 8 release date will shift to next year (2018). Though, there is more chances company discontinues “S” version and straightaway jumps to iPhone 8 because 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of iPhone and the company will do something special on this occasion.
Some other renowned tech websites predict completely different.The well know tech website PCadvisor believes that Apple may instead of iPhone 8 may come up with iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the “Premium” model with screen sizes of 4.8, 5.5 and 5.5 inch or more.
The Cupertino based tech giant releases the new generation iPhone before Christmas in general to sell as many units as possible on the festive season, therefore I predict the release of new iPhone will be around the same time as iPhone 7 & 7 last year.
The company is known for bringing innovations to its devices, let it be an iPhone, iPad, Macbook or iWatch every new device is given jaw dropping super fast hardware system.
Not just the hardware system, all new devices come out with interesting features which help customers in many ways. For example SIRI is improved so much that she understands the command accurately and follows given instruction accurately.
Before the release date of any new idevice, entire internet world gets flooded with rumors and possible features that the new iPhone going to get. For example the rumors about latest iPhone 7 started to surface well before the release of iPhone 6S and 6S plus.
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iPhone 8 release date-
The rumors suggest that iPhone 8 release date can be in the second week of September 2017 however there is no authentic news regarding the same. Top tech blog TechRadar too believes the same and predicts iPhone 8 can be released be in September 2017.
However, I’m predicting release date based on the trend that the tech giant has been following for many years and it should be September 7th, 2017.
iPhone 8 Specification and Features
As far as iPhone 8 specification is concern, it has been noticed that every successor comes with even advanced specification than its predecessor.
For example iPhone 5S/5C were smaller in size and the next gen, i.e. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were comparatively bigger, have larger internal memory size, advanced A8 processor and GPU, upgraded RAM and better camera. Same happened with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. We saw great camera improvement in iPhone 7 Plus which sports dual camera with 2x optical zoom to make picture taking experience better than ever before.
iPhone 8 is rumored to be sporting super advanced A11 fusion chip and octo-core processor, improved GPU for graphics, 256 GB internal memory and of same size as iPhone 7!. Apart from that certain rumors at Mirror UK indicate that new iPhone will have wireless charging feature, all front and back glass body which is curved at the edges.
With octo-core processor, A11 chipset (which is will be announced later in coming month) and 3GB RAM, iPhone 8 will be a beast, means expect almost zero time lag. The other massive change that the company may incorporate in coming iPhone is removal of Home Button. iPhone 8 might lack physical Home button to offer extra larger screen to the customers.
Forbes on the basis of leaks find out iPhone 8 is confirmed to have essential feature updates. Unlike iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 will be water proof to IP68 standards. According to this standard a device can resist water to 1.5 meters for upto 30 mins. While the techie bringing this feature to its upcoming iPhone, Samsung flagship Galaxy S7 is already protected with IP 68 standards.
iPhone 8 Camera
If we talk about iPhone 8 camera, rumors indicates that it can feature 15 megapixel primary camera and 8 megapixel secondary camera for self shoot. The iPhone 8 could have dual camera with further improvement in optical zoom.
The camera is always tweaked with every new gen iPhone. For ex. in Phone 6, the company improved picture clicking experience by implementing Optical Image Stablisation technology and iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have altogether different technology.
It is being predicted that iPhone 8 camera will also have some new technology to improve camera picture quality.
iPhone 8 Price
Since the company invest heavily in R&D and all iPhone gens are given robust hardware system, the price of new iPhone will be comparatively higher than predecessors because of power packed specification and features.
The iPhone worth price that has been set for it. This can be figured out by the fact that customers wait several months before the new iPhone made available for sale at different stores around the world.
Based on rumored specs, iPhone 8 price can fall anywhere between 700 USD to 900 USD that again depends upon different variants and the country. One with larger internal memory size could cost a bit higher.
Expected Price of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
|iPhone 8||32 GB||$700-800||£600-650||AU$1050-1100|
|iPhone 8 Plus||32 GB||$800-850||£750-800||AU$1250-1300|
According to latest rumors surfacing at TheSun, the company partnered with Energous on wire-free charging of new iPhone 8. It would be pretty convenient to people to wirelessly charge their iPhone. It is said that the customer would be able to charge their iPhone from a distance of well over 15 feet. The other things that top tech blogs are talking about removal of tradition Home button. It that happens, people will have larger space on the screen.