iPhone 8 Release Date: Specification, features and all you need to know

24 August 2017, 11:57 AM

iPhone 8 is just a month away, if Apple follows its tradition then the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus will all be unveiled at an event in the first or second week of September (most likely September 6 or 12).

Rumours about the anniversary edition iPhone 8 have been doing rounds and leak brings more information about the storage variants of the OLED smartphone, and the likelihood of a September 12 event launch date as well.

Release date

The iPhone 8 is likely to be announced in September 2017, marking 10 years since the firm launched its first smartphone. 

However, one report claims that it might not be available to buy until the fourth quarter, noting that the iPhone 8 may be available in limited quantity only. A note by analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen and Company has added weight to this and claims that production could be delayed due to issues with its Touch ID sensor.

Rumoured specs:

- 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display

- New design with an 'all-glass' construction

- 71x143x7.4mm

- Wireless charging support

- Apple A11 chip- Rear

-facing Touch ID sensor

- iOS 11 with improved Siri, P2P payments

- Face-scanning technology

- Vertical dual cameras on rear

- Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps

Price

Reports say that the highest-spec model will be the first iPhone to cost more than $1,000 to $1,200, with Apple to offer the handset in 128GB and 256GB configurations only.

First Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:49 AM
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