Apple users across the globe have been waiting anxiously for the next generation iPhone model – the iPhone 8. We have received multiple information and leaked images in the past about this new 10th Anniversary Apple smartphone yet none of them revealed the exact launch date or the release schedule of the device. Yesterday, however, we’ve received some rather interesting insight on the possible release date of the iPhone 8.
The rumored launch date of the iPhone 8 is said to be in late September, more specifically September 25th, with the Keynote being held on September 17th. As already predicted, the iPhone 8 will be released alongside the iPhone 7S. September is only a few months away and with the kind of specs the new iPhone packs, we are a little doubtful about the authenticity of this news.
The launch date was actually shared by a Twitter user, Benjamin Geskin who is a budding graphic designer with a decent repute of releasing important news related to Apple products. Geskin has shared viable information in the past so we can’t really rebuke his claim completely this time either. However, shortly after sharing the news, he replied to his own tweet saying that the news of the release date is not a hundred percent confirmed yet.
Information is not 100% confirmed yet.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) May 25, 2017
Here’s how this rumor is likely to be false: Keeping up with the history of Apple, the company always releases its products on Fridays whereas 17th September is a Sunday and 25th September is a Monday.
Another reason why the launch date is highly doubtful is that the iPhone 8 is going to be unlike any of the previous versions we have seen. The new bezel-less smartphone will feature glass panels on the front and back with a large edge-to-edge, curved (still not confirmed!) and borderless OLED display with a TrueTone sensor that will automatically adjust the display to the ambient lighting.
Earlier rumors confirmed that the Touch ID sensor will no longer be featured in the Home Button and instead it might be incorporated in the back, beneath the glass display or perhaps built in the Apple Logo. The leaked images from a few weeks ago also established that the new iPhone will feature a dual-camera set-up as the primary camera that will include OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and the lenses will be placed vertically instead of the iconic horizontal iPhone camera design.
Other rumored specs and features of the iPhone 8 include a 3-D sensing facial recognition function, as well as better audio and speaker system. With the specs the next generation iPhone packs, we can easily expect it to cross the $1000 mark.
There have been other reports of the iPhone 8 to arrive in early 2018 which is actually more plausible than the iPhone to launch on September 17th. However, it is to emphasize that none of these rumors are confirmed yet (which makes them rumors in the first place!) and we can only know when we’ll be able to see the brand new iPhone model in our markets when Apple decides to talk about itself.