Apple iPhone 8 is arriving in the fall of 2017. It has plans for a major redesign. Apple released iPhone 7 in 2016, and it was anticipated that iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus would come by sequence. However, 2017 is marking the ten successful years of manufacturing iPhone. So, Apple is releasing iPhone 8 in 2017. We will talk about this in our iPhone 8 round-up which is consist of all the information about the release date, price, pre-orders, specs, and features. However, the leading question is that how many iPhone models Apple will release?
Apple will release three different models of iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 will be a premium model with 5.8 inches screen. The other two models will feature 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches screen. We do not know the names of these models, and they could be iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. According to the reports, both handsets will get minor updates. On the other hand, iPhone 8 will get many new features, incredible specs, and different design.
Apple iPhone 8 Round-Up
The month of September has become traditional but unwritten release month of iPhone. So we are expecting September 2017 as the release time for iPhone 8 as well.
The iPhone 8 of 5.8 inches will not meet the demand in September 2017, and it will be short in supply according to the report by Barclays analysts. The full stock will available at the start of 2018.
The Japanese website Mac Otakara suggests that iPhone 8 may not go on sale in 2017. Apple will release the other models in September. The reason behind the delay could be the process of featuring OLED display and technology like wireless charging.
Another thing in our iPhone 8 Round-Up is its price. The iPhone 8 will be pricey and expensive. According to many reports, iPhone 8 will cost you $1000. The most expensive model of Apple right now is iPhone 7 Plus of 256 GB which price is $950.
The Apple plans to introduce new design and features. In this process, it will increase the price. On the other side, if we see the price of recently launched Galaxy S8 with exciting features and new design costs only $750 and $850. So Apple should think about it before setting the high price like $1000.
However, the other two models will retain the price of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These two variants will not get the major updates.
The iPhone 8 Pre-orders will commence after the launching event. We are expecting the launching event to take place in the second week of the September. So, the pre-orders may get start from the third week of September.
You can pre-order on your preferred carriers. There are two different methods of pre-ordering. The methods are monthly installments and full retail. The monthly payments usually consist of 24 months.
Suppose if the iPhone 8 will cost $1000. Then you have to pay $41.66 every month till 24 months. However, if you can afford it then pay $1000 and get it once through full retail method.
|Display||OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors|
|Protection||Oleophobic coating, Sapphire crystal glass|
|Operating system||iOS 11|
|Chipset||A11 Fusion Chip|
|Storage||32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB|
|Micro SD card||No|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 2900 mAh|
|USB||reversible connector, magnetic connector, v3.0|
|Back camera||Dual-lens 12 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 2x optical zoom|
|Front camera||Single Lens 7 MP, f/1.8|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), compass, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer|
|Colors||Jet Black, Black, Red, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
Apple iPhone 8 round-up cannot be completed without talking about the features. There are many new features, but few of them are confirmed and listed below.
- Water Resistant
- Wireless Charging
- Apple Siri
The iPhone 8 will be water resistant. It would not be a new technology or a new feature for Apple fans. The Cupertino-based tech giant introduced this technology last year in September when they released iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 water technology is of IP67 certified, but we are expecting iPhone 8 will upgrade this feature by coming with IP68 rating technology of water, splash, and dust proof.
The forthcoming iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging. It would be entirely wireless. According to a report, it can charge wirelessly from the distance of 12 feet. The technology is not new, many smartphone companies in the market are offering it.
However, those are not entirely wireless, and you have to place it on some accessory to charge it. The most advanced wireless technology gives the wireless charging from the distance of 6 inches. So, it will be a revolution if Apple achieves this technology.
The upcoming iPhone 8 could feature enhanced Siri functionality. According to DigiTimes, it is not certain what an improved version of Siri will be able to do. Maybe it will fill all the gaps exist in it.
Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst who usually predicts accurately, has suggested that iPhone 8 will feature advanced biometric technology like iris scanning and facial recognition.
Also according to DigiTimes Apple will include the iris scanning feature in iPhone 8. It will allow iPhone 8 users to unlock their phones by scanning their eyes.
So, this was our iPhone 8 round-up. To be honest, Apple has a lot to do with iPhone 8. It is their 10th anniversary, and the expectations are very high from them. The competitors and rivals have already released their flagship phones, and they are creating hype in the market. To remain on the top of the line, Apple must come with new design and features. We hope that you like our article and we expect your feedback in the comment box below to know what our readers are thinking about iPhone 8.