Apple is preparing to release its iPhone 8 next week, in what is expected to be the company’s biggest smartphone launch in years.
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone , which was first announced by Steve Jobs on 9 January 2007, and released later that year on June 29.
iPhone 8 Release date
Apple is holding an event on September 12 at its newly built headquarters in Cupertino, California, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 8.
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Apple traditionally releases its latest iPhones during the first two weeks of September, in good time for the start of the Christmas shopping season.
The iPhone 8 is expected to start at $999 (64GB) rising to $1,099 (256GB) and topping out at $1,199 for a massive 512GB.
Part of the reason for the high price tag is that the iPhone 8 is rumoured to have a new OLED display that will stretch across the whole front of the phone, according to the source. The OLED display will cost Apple roughly twice as much as the LCD display used in current iPhones.
The new phone is also likely to get a memory upgrade from the current iPhone 7 line, which will add to the cost of manufacturing the device.
Iphone 8 will also join Android’s wireless charging bandwagon and follow in Samsung’s footsteps when it comes to facial recognition. The device is also rumored to feature an all glass design with the curved OLED which also means we’ll finally have to say goodbye to the beloved home button.
Hopefully all those justifications will still convince you to get one for yourself even with the 50% bump in price.