iPhone 8 release date, specs, price, rumors and features

The iPhone 7 just launched on September 7, 2016 but the rumors about iPhone 8 were surfacing prior to iPhone 7 release. According to the latest rumors, the iPhone 8 release date may fall in September, 2017.

We have seen the tradition of release of “S” version followed by “Full Digit” version but 2017 is the 10th anniversary of iPhone and the company may jump straight to iPhone 8 instead of iPhone 7S and 7S plus because the “S” version are generally some with little updates in its predecessor.

However, there are chances the company sticks to same release pattern and what we may see next year is iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S plus. There are lots of great features that the company has incorporated to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which has taken entire world by storm.

The major features to look at are the completely new dual 12 mp camera at the back in iPhone 7 Plus, the removal of 3.5mm jack and lightning connector to listen to the music and the all new Airpods !

iphone-8As said earlier, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of iPhone and the iPhone 8 along with iPhone 8 plus is highly anticipated with massively upgraded processor, A11 chip, all new design, upgraded RAM, storage, camera and other rumored features such as edge to edge OLED screen, IRIS scanner and removal of traditional HOME button.

The below table indicates release date of various models of iPhone since the launch of original iPhone back in 2007. It shows the last 4 models of iPhone 7 were released in September month of each year.

If Apple follows the same pattern, we will have new iPhone (iPhone 8 and 8 Plus OR iPhone 7S & 7S plus) again in September 2017.

iPhone (since original iPhone) Release date (USA)
Original iPhone June, 2007
iPhone 3G July, 2008
iPhone 3G S June, 2009
iPhone 4 June, 2010
iPhone 5 September, 2011
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 & 8 Plus September/October 2017

Specification

To make the 10th anniversary, we predict that the specification of iPhone 8 will be the most advance. It will work with A 11 chip that will be release soon, hexa core processor clocking 2.80 Ghz coupled with 4 GB RAM that will make new iPhone ultra fast iPhone.

With this great specification, we expect NO lag even at performing several tasks at the same time. As far as the camera is concern, company likes to play with is.

The latest iPhone 7 Plus has a completely new dual camera for better zoom and we are anticipating such innovation with iPhone 8 as well. It may have upgraded 15 megapixel camera for better picture quality.

Also see: iPhone 7S release date, features, price and specs

iPhone 8 expected Price-

Talking about the price tag of iPhone 8(and iPhone 8 plus), it will vary from country to country and based on the storage capacity. Without contract, the 32 GB iPhone 8 in the US can be priced between $700-800 while in the UK, it can be available for less than 650 pound while the Plus version with available for additional 100 bucks !

Model Storage USA UK Australia
iPhone 8 32 GB $700-800 £600-650 AU$1050-1100
128 GB $800-900 £650-700 AU$1200-1300
256 GB $900-950 £700-800 AU$1350-1400
iPhone 8 Plus 32 GB $800-850 £750-800 AU$1250-1300
128 GB $900-950 £800-850 AU$1300-1400
256 GB $950-1050 £800-850 AU$1400-1500

Update 1: iPhone 8 will be Ceramic made

The latest rumours on the iPhone 8 reveal that new iPhone (iPhone 8) will be made up ceramic compound which will be scratch resistant and will a premium look to the most anticipated device of the year 2017.

Update 2: Removal of Home Button, Curved edge,Wireless-charger

As suggested by express.co.uk there are few interesting features that the company is working on for its new iPhone which is scheduled for released in the month of September this year. The rumors suggest that new iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7S) will lack the tradition Home Button this time. The removal of Home button was rumored to be implemented with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus but it couldn’t happen and what we saw both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus came out with home button.

Apart from Home button, the rumors are circulating about new iPhone screen as well. The iPhone 8 might come up with OLED screen with curved edge. Among the other rumored features the company is said to be working with Company Energous on wireless charging technology which can fill the battery of new iPhone from 15 feet distance.

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