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iPhone 8 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features and Rumors

iPhone 8 Release Date, Price, Specification, Features and other Rumors

This article will be the biggest to cover everything right from iPhone 8 release date, the price, specification and the features it going to have.

Apart form that I’ll keep posting latest rumors, iPhone 8 leaks and updates at the end of the article with date. So bookmark this page right now !

This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the legendary Apple iPhone. Its already been a decade long journey for Apple’s flagship iPhone and the latest iPhone have come quite a long way in these 10 years in terms of hardware capabilities, features and physical appearance.

The first generation of the Apple iPhone that was launched back in 2007 marked the year of arrival of smartphones and with all the awesome Smartphones available in the market today wouldn’t be impossible without the launch of the Apple iPhone. So this credit goes to Cupertino based techie.

iPhone 8 at a Glance

iPhone is one of the most powerful smartphone in the world and its getting better and better each year. The new iPhone 8 launch might take place in September second week, rumored to have strong specification and feature that will make the 10th anniversary memorable.

Display 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display
Body Glass Body front and rear and stainless steel frame. Bazel-less design
Operating System iOS 11 
Camera 20 megapixel rear and 8 megapixels front camera. Vertical Dual-lens camera with 4x optical zoom
Processor 3.2 Ghz oct-core processor with A11 chip
RAM 3 GB
Storage 32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
Battery 3,500 mAh Li-ion, Non removable
Features
  • Wireless Charging (inductive style)
  • No Home button
  • Vertical dual lens camera
  • IP 68 water resistant
  • Gorilla Glass
  • USB -C port instead of lightning connector
  • 3D facial recognition technology
  • Dual sim 
  • Glass Body
  • Touch ID integration on the display
  • Gesture and Facial recognition
  • Vertical dual-lens camera (not horizontal)
  • Enhanced SIRI
  • Apple Pencil
  • AR ready iPhone 8
  • May get Dual battery
Expected Release date September 12, 2017
Price $950-$1100 for the base model (32 GB) in the US

From the launch of the very first iPhone, each year, Apple impresses everyone regardless of whether its an Apple iPhone fan or not, with the launch of their latest iPhone model that packs awesome technology and features that users need the most from their smartphone.

May be for some people iPhone is not the most feature packed smartphone that they can buy in today’s times but the it always been one of the best and most satisfying smartphone around the world, thanks to the powerfully engineered hardware that can be found on each Apple iPhone model out there combined with the very user friendly and well optimized iOS software from Apple itself.

iPhone 8 Rendering
image source: Macrumors

The Apple iPhone 8 is the upcoming Apple iPhone model that is being expected to be launched this year in September again following the same release cycle.

This year also marks the 10th year anniversary of the Apple iPhone as said above, the expectations from the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 is quite high, so has been the case before each iPhone launch since the very first Apple iPhone.

If you are one among the people who are very much interested in the latest next generation Apple iPhone 8 that is slated to be released in the coming months and wish to know more in detail on what to expect from the new iPhone, when will it be launched and more on the expected pricing and features of the Apple iPhone 8, then today we have summarized all that we know about the future new iPhone flagship Smartphone from Apple.

Want to know more?

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iPhone 8 Features

The Smartphone war is now the fiercest than ever before. Top tier Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, LG and Huawei all have stepped up their game in the Smartphone markets around the globe to keep the momentum of the smartphone industry, that is at present kind of at its saturation point.

Everyday new rumor pop up on the internet about the features that iPhone 8 may get and I keep eyes on every such rumor.

3D Sensing

The latest news from BGR reveals that new iPhone 8 will have 3D sensing camera that will give you outstanding picture clicking experience.

It will use 3D sensing technology from Primesense that company acquired last year. 

3D Sensor for Facial Recognition

Macrumors also talks about iPhone 8 getting 3D facial recognition technology to identify the actual owner of iPhone. It will be done through front 3D sensors.

With almost every feature that we had in our dream phone from a couple of years back, being currently present on our Smartphones, it’s high time Smartphone manufacturers looked ahead for more innovation. iPhone 8 seems to meet with these expectations.

Wireless Charging

The other cool feature of iPhone 8 is ability to charge it without a wire. According to Macrumors– one of the biggest tech blog claims that iPhone 8 can be charged via similar technology that Apple’s iwatch uses. Apple iWatch uses inductive-style wireless charging technology.

When it comes to innovation, no-one can beat Apple. Therefore, the expectation from the new iPhone is pretty high.

IP 68 Water & Dust resistant

iPhone 8 seems to get water and dust resistant feature as per IP 68 norms wherein it can be protected against water and dust even better than predecessor iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant as per IP67 standards.

With IP68 standards, you can now become even more careless about your iPhone as IP 68 standards means more protection to your iPhone from water and dust. You need not to wait for the rain to stop if need to reach destination which is less than 30 minutes away (IP 68 standard will protected your iPhone from water for 30 minutes).

Dual Battery

Although not talked much but a few rumors have suggested iPhone 8 might get dual battery that will resolve battery shortage problem. Although no design which have been circulated on the internet shows the dual battery case anywhere.

Vertical dual-lens camera

The concept of dual lens camera was introduced by Apple last year when they launched iPhone 7 Plus. Since then all the rivals have shifted to dual lens camera feature and most of high end smartphones released recently have dual lens camera.

The predecessor iPhone 7 Plus has horizontally arranged dual lens camera but the iPhone 8 might get vertically arranged dual lens camera along with a flash light place on the right side of camera. The camera’s optical zoom will also be increased to 4x.

Below are some of the expected specification of the upcoming Apple iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 Specs

Operating System

When it comes to the most powerful operating system, iOS comes first as it is very secure and the fastest. The iPhone 8 which is expected to be announced in September may work on iOS11. The latest iOS 11 will be released few months before the release of iPhone 8!

Design

One of the main disappointments of the Apple iPhone 7 was that it did not feature a major design change when compared to the previous generation Apple iPhone 6S, despite the antenna location change.

However, it is said that Apple is bringing some really radical design changes with iPhone 8.

Rumors of an edge to edge display about iPhone 8 has been piling up for sometime, and we seem to finally are receiving some trustworthy info that we may finally be getting an edge to edge OLED display with the Apple iPhone 8.

According to Macrumors, the new iPhone will get radical redesign with edge-to-edge display with Touch ID and Camera built into display itself!

An edge to edge display on the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 means that there will no longer be any bezels within the display and the front facing camera sensor and the iconic TouchID fingerprint sensor will all be a part of the display.

Apple is one of the fewer Smartphone manufacturer out there that still uses LCD technology for their Smartphone displays.

Also see: iPhone 8 Plus Rumors – Release date, Price, Specs and features

However, with the Apple iPhone 8 and the new edge-to-edge display, Apple is said to move ahead by bringing a flexible OLED display to its Apple iPhone 8. The other two models – iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus rumored to have LCD displays though.

We expect the Apple iPhone 8 to be launched as a premium tier device along with the expected Apple iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus this year.

Latest rumors claimed that the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 may take design cues from the legacy Apple iPhone 4 Smartphone. And if it is something to go by, Apple will be finally making its way back to a stainless steel and glass combination for the construction of the Apple iPhone 8.

The Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are very good looking device even by today’s standards, and if Apple will go back to its roots for the Apple iPhone 8, the device will look stunning.

CPU

The Apple iPhone 8 is said to be the most powerful iPhone since its going to feature A11 chipset which is expected to be ready well before the release of iPhone 8.

The A11 chipset will be featuring a 10nm architecture which will make the chipset one of the fastest in the competition, along with being more power efficient than ever before.

iPhone 8 Storage

The iPhone 8 is expected to come in three different storage options, 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. The people will not have choice of 16 GB storage again just like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. However if we trust certain rumors, there will be no 64 GB storage option for iPhone 8. It will come in 128 GB and 256 GB only.

Camera

For most of the customers, iPhone’s camera is something that force them to buy it (though there are lots of other interesting features) and Apple do not want to disappoint them. The previous versions iPhone 7 Plus camera was innovative wherein the company used dual-lenses.

iPhone 8 again will have further improved dual-lens camera with 4x optical zoom as compared to 2x in iPhone 7 Plus. Talking about the megapixel counts of the camera, iPhone 8 my have 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front camera.

RAM

People (including me) hate when Phone hangs or lags. Phone’s RAM adds to the processing speed and helps it work faster. The iPhone 8 might get 4 GB RAM that along with A11 chip can make it one of the fastest smartphone in the world. So you can expect very low to no time lag even while performing multiple tasks.

Battery

One of the most important thing that the company pays close attention to is battery. According to Forbes, the iPhone 8 may get 3,500 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery that will last longer. Although we have many smartphone having much bigger battery power but their batteries discharge quicker than iPhone.

Other

The Apple iPhone 8 is said to feature wireless charging, something iPhone enthusiasts have been wanting for a very long time now. Along with latest standards in wireless charging, the Apple iPhone 8 will also feature an improved TouchID and most probably an iris scanner or even facial recognition.

Concept Design

Take  a look at the iPhone 8 concept design in below video:

iPhone 8 Release Date

Following the trends of the previous iPhone launches in recent times, we assume that Apple will be launching the iPhone 8 worldwide sometime in the second half of 2017, mostly around the month of September.

Moreover, as the current generation Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is doing quite good currently in terms of sales, Apple won’t be hurrying with the launch of the Apple iPhone 8. If we go by the rumors, the release date of iPhone 8 is September 12, 2017 to be more specific.

Why the September release looks obvious because last several versions are released in September only. Take a look.

iPhone Release date
1st iPhone June 2007
iPhone 3G July 2008
iPhone 3G S June 2009
iPhone 4 June 2010
iPhone 4S October 2011
iPhone 5 September 2012
iPhone 5S/ 5C September 2013
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus September 2014
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus September 2015
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus September 2016
iPhone 8  September 2017

The pricing of the Apple iPhone 8 will be interesting though. Most of the rumors claim that the Apple iPhone 8 will be the best that Apple has to offer in terms of design, technology and features.

Rumors also state that the so-called Apple iPhone 8 will be launched alongside two other high-end iPhone – the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus and other idevice.

iPhone 8 Price

Therefore, the most appreciable guess is that the Apple iPhone 8 will be the most expensive, most feature packed and the most gorgeous looking iPhone ever and the pricing may cross $950-$1000 without contract for the base 64 GB model in the United States . The users of old iPhone may get them replaced by the new iPhone 8.

However, the launch of the remaining two higher-end iPhone models this year will make sure that people who needs a comparatively cheaper iPhone will still get most of the high end performance and features of the Apple iPhone 8.

The Apple iPhone 8 is still under development and we may know more in detail about the Apple iPhone 8 in the near future. So stay tuned!

Update: 1 – iPhone 8 release could be delayed (rumors yet again indicate)

Few weeks back, there was rumors that the iPhone 8 release date could be delayed beyond scheduled September release but later few report indicated that the iPhone 8 will be released during the same month (September).

It has been few weeks since then and the rumors about delay in iPhone 8 release started to float on the internet. According to express uk, the iPhone 8 release day could be delayed yet again and the reason is supply of OLED display that company have ordered for iPhone 8.

Update: 2 (Latest) – iPhone 8 may price $1200

I think it has been the most debatable issue so far that whether iPhone 8 would be price normally just like last years iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (or iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus) or it will be all together priced differently.

Some time ago, the analysts responded to earlier rumors, where it said that iPhone 8 will be costlier than $1000 and said it wouldn’t cost more than $1000. We haven’t yet moved on completely on this rumors the latest news at CNBC says iPhone 8 might cost as high as $1200.

According to the Blogger Gruber who closely monitor Apple and have rightly predicted several things in the past said that the cost 64 GB iPhone 8 can be $1199 or $1249. The cost of 256 GB iPhone 8 might go as high as $1399 !  The reason behind this higher price is shortage of supply and higher demand.

Update: 4 (Aug 22, 2017) – iPhone 8 coming on time

After so much of Yes / No, it seems the iPhone 8 will be launched on time with other two siblings, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The launch event will be held during the same time in September as last year’s. We are expecting the launch of other gadgets as well during this event such as MacBook Pro, iWatch etc.

Update: 5 (Aug 23, 2017) – iPhone 8 release date almost confirmed – Sep 22, 2017

The latest rumors reveals the release date of Apple iPhone 8. According to news on BGR, the iPhone 8 release could be September 22, 2017. However, the rumor also suggest that the company may arrange a press conference on September 17, 2017 and be unveiled on September 25, 2017 in an event held for the announcement.

Update: 6 (Sep 1, 2017) – iPhone 8 release date confirmed – Sep 12, 2017

The long wait seems to get over when we will see iPhone 8 launching on September 12, 2017 ! Yes the iPhone 8 release date has been confirmed and it will be launched on September 12 this year along with two other big iPhones – iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus.