Multiple sources claim that Apple plans to unveil the much-anticipated iPhone 8 at its keynote event on September 12. Apple will celebrate ten years of iPhone this year as the first iPhone was launched way back in 2007 by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Marking iPhone’s tenth anniversary, the upcoming iPhone 8 (also referred to as iPhone X), is expected to get significant upgrades both in terms of design and functionality.
As per earlier leaks, the iPhone 8 is expected to feature an all glass body, a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display, a new A11 chip, as well as storage variants starting at 32GB and going up to 256GB. Apple is also expected to ditch the Home button and perhaps replace Touch ID with a new facial recognition system.
Now, Apple tipster Benjamim Geskin, who has a credible track record with past Apple leaks, has revealed that British carrier O2 has confirmed that September 12 is the iPhone 8’s official unveiling date, while sales are to begin on September 22. Apart from the anniversary edition iPhone 8, Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, along with the Apple 4K TV as well as the new Apple Watch 3 at the event.
Keynote – September 12. Sales – September 22.
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) August 30, 2017
If this is indeed the case, then the iPhone 8 could hit store shelves on September 22 while pre-orders will begin on September 15. It’s also worth noting that pre-orders for newly launched iPhones usually begin on the first Friday after the keynote, while it goes on sale a week after that.
Apple is yet to send official invites for its keynote event this fall, though the company should start doing so by the end of this week. Reports as well as analysts also speculate the iPhone 8 might not hit store shelves this month, or will be limited in supply after its official release given the popularity of newly launched iPhones.
Also, Apple has reportedly experienced several supply issues for its iPhone 8, specifically shortage of OLED panels and NAND supply.
Either way, multiple key sources have time and again claimed that the upcoming iPhone 8 will be very different from what we’ve seen so far with the iPhone 7, and could be the makeover Apple fans have been waiting for.