Samsung putting all the rumours to rest launched its flagship, the Galaxy Note 8, yesterday and the leak industry is now left with just one premium flagship, the iPhone 8 to hover and create buzz at least for the next few weeks. Leaks and rumours did surface over the past few months citing the supposed design, the hardware internals about the iPhone 8, but the Cupertino giant is yet to set an official launch date to take the wraps off its next flagship.
The year 2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Apple iPhone, and the company is widely expected to bring upon trail blazing aspects for this year’s iPhone model. While several reports have speculated the next generation iPhone models to unveil this fall, a new leak has now specified ‘D Day’ when the iPhone 8 could get unveiled.
According to a report from Mac4Ever, the Apple iPhone 8 launch event will likely happen on September 12. The site citing carrier sources said that ‘mobile phone operators’ have already been told when to expect the iPhone announcement as they have to start preparing for marketing and inventory.
Apple has not announced anything officially as of yet, but if the company follows its traditional launch cycle, then the upcoming flagship might see the light on the supposed date. Besides, if the leak turns out to be true, the iPhone 8, 7s and 7s Plus could go up for pre-order on September 15, with a release date on September 22. In all likelihood, this are just presumption based on Apple’s ‘usual roll out pattern’ so it is advised to be a bit skeptical as the tech company is known for making last minute changes.
Separately, the Korean Herald has reported that the iPhone 8’s long-rumoured facial recognition system will be the smartphone’s “crown jewel”. The report cites that the technology will replace the Touch ID sensor and will work in “just a few hundred milliseconds”. Further, it says that adding 3D sensors will be adopted for the front and back of the device to “realise AR Applications, which integrate 3D virtual images with user’s environment in real time.”
The iPhone 8 is expected to carry an OLED bezel-less display, a vertical dual camera setup, wireless charging and no home button.