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 !
As 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|
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.
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 contrac, 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 !
|iPhone 8||32 GB||$700-800||£600-650||AU$1050-1100|
|iPhone 8 Plus||32 GB||$800-850||£750-800||AU$1250-1300|
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.