iPhone 8 Plus is yet another great smartphone going to take whole world by storm by its fantastic edge-to-edge design, super advanced processor, camera and other upgraded features such as wireless charging, OLED screen etc. According to the rumors surfacing at renowned tech blogs such as TechRadar, Macworld UK, the iPhone 8 Plus release date should be September 7, 2018!
Though it is still a mystery if we will see iPhone 8 Plus or the iPhone 7S Plus this year. While some reliable sources believe that iPhone 8 Plus will be released this year along with iPhone 8, some other are anticipating the launch of iPhone 8 Plus will be shifted next year and all we will see this year is iPhone 7S Plus !
Also see: iPhone 8 release date and other news
From release date to its design to its specification to price, I’ll cover everything in this article and keep updating it with latest rumors of about iPhone 8 Plus. So bookmark this page so that you don’t miss any latest news !
iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 7S Plus?
There is a huge debate going on whether it will be all new iPhone 8 Plus or the upgraded version iPhone 7s Plus.
There is no clue about what new iPhone would be called however, certain news on well known tech blogs such as CNET anticipating new iPhone would be called iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7s. CNET reveals the company is going to complete 10 successful year of iPhone this year and wouldn’t address this big occasion with mere “S”upgraded version.
There will be all new designed iPhone 8 Plus with amazing features such as wire-free charging, A11 fusion chip, upgraded RAM, Processor and various jaw dropping features.
This is a great opportunity for the company to discontinue “S” upgraded version as at times it becomes confusing for the customers.
iPhone 8 Plus Release Date
It has been a trend that Apple release iPhone in the last quarter of the year. The current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were released on September 7, 2018. Prior to that iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were too announced during the same month one year before (in 2015).
Since Apple been announcing gizmo in September month, it makes sense to assume we might see the next iPhone releasing yet again in September. Below table will help you know when different versions of iPhone were released since first iPhone !
|First iPhone||Jun 2007|
|iPhone 3G||Jul 2008|
|iPhone 3G S||Jun 2009|
|iPhone 4||Jun 2010|
|iPhone 4S||Sep 2011|
|iPhone 5||Sep 2012|
|iPhone 5S/ 5C||Sep 2013|
|iPhone 6 & 6 Plus||Sep 2014|
|iPhone 6S & 6S Plus||Sep 2015|
|iPhone 7 & 7 Plus||Sep 2016|
|iPhone 8 (7S/ 7S Plus)||Sep 2017|
|iPhone 8 Plus||Sep 2018|
Take a look at the pattern, since last six years, Apple focusing on September release cycle and this is yet another hint that we will see new iPhone 8 Plus releasing in September again. To be more specific, the iPhone 8 Plus release date is said to be September 7, 2017 !
Specifications and features
There has been lots of rumors about the specifications and new features that iPhone 8 Plus might come up with. There will not be much difference between the specification of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus except a few things such as OLED Screen, Dual Camera, Color and of course the Price !
Talking about the design of iPhone 8 Plus, there will be a huge change and if the rumors at TechRadar turn out to be true, iPhone 8 Plus will feature curved glass back panel instead of metal used in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year.
Moreover there will be no headphone jack and it will water proof to IP 68 rating, one step ahead of IP 67 rating ! As per iP68 rating, the iPhone 8 Plus will be able to resist 1 meter water upto 30 mins !
Operating System –
The iPhone 8 Plus would work on latest version of iOS, i.e iOS 11 which will be announced well in advance. Generally the company introduce iOS latest version during the event takes place in June. This time again we can expect, Apple release iOS 11 this June and the production will start from same month itself.
There has been a great improvement in Camera of iPhone 7 Plus over iPhone 7 last year and this time again, we are expecting something similar.
While the iPhone 8 is expecting to sport normal 16 mp primary camera, iPhone 8 Plus will again have 16 mp dual-camera with 4x optical zoom for capturing better pictures from a long distance. The front facing camera of iPhone 8 Plus will be of 8 mp pixel that will help in self shooting.
This is yet another great feature of that iPhone 8 Plus is rumored to get. if this happens, you wouldn’t ever face low-battery problem. With this technology you would be able to charge your iPhone from a distance of 15 meter !
CPU and RAM-
There has been a great debate about the processor of iPhone 8 Plus. According to the rumors, iPhone 8 Plus will sport hexa-core processor clocking at 3.0 Ghz and powered by A11 fusion chipset to completely eliminate time lag. Along with 4GB RAM and such robust CPU configuration, iPhone 8 Plus will be the fastest phone ever !
It has been the major problem with all phone makers that the Phone run out of battery. This problems seems to be sorted out with iPhone 8 Plus as you have an option of wire-less charging. However, iPhone 8 Plus will sport 3800 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery that will last longer at 3G/4G services as well.
iPhone 8 Plus Price
Well anything comes with good features and better hardware is priced accordingly. iPhone 8 Plus will have several advanced features and all new design that might add extra to the cost.
There is not much information available about the price but based on rumored features and the pricing strategy of its predecessor, I feel the price between $1050-$1250 would be ideal.
This is the price for base 32 GB model and in the United states, all other countries might see fluctuation in the price because of reasons such as taxation policy etc.