It’s the tenth anniversary of the iPhone – is now just weeks away. And it looks like there are barely any surprises left to reveal at the big launch, except the price. As the times of next iPhone launch are approaching near, new rumors are escalating every day. The latest rumor suggests that Apple may unveil its iPhones at a Sept. 12 event, with the phones going on sale the following week on Sept. 22, reports French site Mac4Ever.
Apple is said to be releasing the updatedalongside a dramatically updated iPhone 8. For the past few years, Apple’s iPhone event has happened in early to mid-September on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Last year’s was announced on Sept. 7, but didn’t go out until the week before. So there’s a chance we won’t hear the exact date until days before the event.
All the upgrades, OLED displays, in particular, have also led to claims that the device will see a delayed release date. In this regard, we’ve got some good news for you today. French publication Mac4ever claims that the iPhone 8 will launch on September 12, more or less following Apple’s earlier launch pattern.
No Home button: Surprise, surprise: Apple has made the move to get rid of even more accessories on the latest model for a distinctly sleek Apple design.
No unlocking touch ID: Instead of using touch ID to unlock your phone, Apple could be moving towards facial recognition security.
Touch ID built into the screen: Patent filings suggest that the touch ID will be built into the screen part of the phone – goodbye passwords.
OLED display: The display on the iPhone is truly remarkable and is the most obvious upgrade for users, but the OLED display uses less power and provides us with a higher contrast display.
Curved or flat screen: There has been much speculation about whether the iPhone will move towards what Samsung has been doing with their curved display. If a curved glass is a feature of the new iPhone it means they had to reach out to Samsung for the technology.
Long distance wireless charging: It may be just too futuristic for us yet, as the idea of a charging pad may have come into being, but how will you use your phone when it’s charging?
Smart Connector: Used for interfacing with an AR or VR headset
Stainless steel frame: A forged stainless steel frame with reinforced two glass panels.
Front facing 3D recognition: 3D sensors for improved facial recognition and inserting yourself into a 3D game.
New colors: Apple has been very astute about moving with the times and with their customers when it comes to colors. According to iPhone production leaks, there could be a striking copper gold color coming to the franchise that some are describing as ‘blush’, however it is officially described as ‘champagne gold’.
Vertical dual-lens camera: The idea of the dual-lens was introduced in the iPhone 7 plus and has really improved the iPhone reliability as a professional photography device. In this model we expect to see the dual-lens stacked vertically, possibly to improve landscape shots, which would show that Apple is committed to making us all high-quality photographers.
The range of sizes: One of the biggest feature updates of the iPhone 7 was that you could get the biggest phone ever produced by the tech brand, with the 7 Plus having a 5.5-inch display.
This time there will be even more choice as the iPhone 8 or iPhone X is rumored to be available in three different sizes, 4.7-inch display, 5.5-inch display and a 5.8-inch display.
This time around we will get an edge to edge display, the largest yet, however, the phone itself will not be bigger than the current iPhone 7 Plus.
Based on the tick-tock cycle that Apple follows – releasing a new design every two years, and releasing updates to that design the following year, giving us iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, this could mean we are just going to get the iPhone 7S. It is rumored that instead of the aluminum casing we have seen before, there could be an all-glass casing, so butter fingers beware.
However, because this is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, there is speculation they could mark the occasion by calling this model the iPhone X, though as with iOs X, there is the risk people will misread the Roman numerals and call the phone the iPhone ‘ex’ rather than the intended iPhone 10.
The latest iPhone could be the first iPhone to cost more than $1,000 (£795), so this could be the make or break upgrade for many.