Apple is expected to unveil the much-anticipated iPhone 8 at its keynote event on September 12, alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Thanks to numerous leaks and rumors over the past few months, a lot is already known about incoming iPhone series.
Reports suggest that new iPhones won’t be the only highlight at the upcoming Apple event, but also other gadgets such a 4K Apple TV alongside the Apple Watch 3. So, what do we expect from the upcoming iPhone 8? Here’s a lowdown on everything you need to know:
Apple iPhone 8 to cost a whopping $1000
This year marks iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and the upcoming special edition iPhone 8 could be the costliest iPhone ever starting at $1000. Now, this makes it a significant bump up from $649 price tag of the iPhone 7 32GB. Either way, a $1000 price tag shouldn’t come as a surprise as even the 256GB variant of the iPhone 7 Plus is priced at $969 in the US.
Apple iPhone 8: When will it go on sale, arrive in stores?
Apple’s annual Fall keynote event is reportedly scheduled for September 12; however, the company is yet to send out media invites for the same. The new iPhone range should arrive in stores in the US, shortly after the official announcement. That being said, reports as well as analysts speculate the iPhone 8 will be limited in supply after its official release given the popularity of newly launched iPhones.
Apple iPhone 8 new features and design
Apple has reportedly planned some major upgrades both in terms of design and functionality for its upcoming iPhone range Reports suggest the iPhone 8 won’t feature either the Home button nor the Touch ID sensor. Instead, the handset will get a 3D Face Recognition sensor that is said to unlock the device in just millionths of a second. Also, numerous reports claim that the iPhone 8 will come with wireless charging capabilities.
Elsewhere, the special edition 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.