Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 8+ Specs, Price, and Release Date: Finally Apple has announced its iPhone 2017 Flagship. Apple has announced three high-end flagship phone at recent Apple Event held on Sept 12, in California. Apple launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus models alongside with iPhone X variant. Both iPhone 8 & iPhone8 Plus variants will be available for pre-orders from Sept 15 while iPhone X will take a bit longer and you can pre-order it from Oct 22. Here we are going to talk in details of Specs, Features, Price and release date details of these recently announced iPhone’s.
Apple has announced iPhone 7 and iPhone7 Plus smartphones last year at IFA event. And currently one of the hottest selling mobile phone all over the world. Last year, we have seen some major upgrades with iPhone and Apple iPhone 8 , iPhone8 Plus and iPhone X fairly fulfills are expectations. Apple is also working on upcoming iWatch Series 3 for this year. Now, let’s begin with latest rumors and leaks of iPhone 8 smartphone.
Thing you are going to know about iPhone 8 here:
- What are latest Updates for next Apple iPhone?
- What the latest rumors of iPhone8?
- When is Apple going to launch iPhone8?
- iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Camera Features
- Specifications and features
- How much iPhone 8 will cost you?
- Why should you wait for iPhone?
No, doubt that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is now one of the best-selling smartphone series in the market and doing wonders for Apple. As we all know Apple believes in “doing less but doing better“. It offers smooth performance and amazing camera features. But we are expecting something really cool in 2017, we want iPhone 8 to be different, that offers ultra fast performance, better camera capabilities, easy connectivity and long battery life. Here we are going to discuss more on the specification, features, and rumors of Upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone8 Plus smartphones.
Apple iPhone 8 Concepts and Renders
Apple is working on different designs for the upcoming flagship, it won’t have physical home button anymore, will contain a more edgy display, bright colors, slimmer sides. Below is one of the most appealing renders of iPhone 8:
Apple iPhone 8 Rumours Updates:
Q1, 2017: Apple is going to use Stainless Steel in the production of next iPhone and will have Glass Sandwich Design. Yes, this year we are going to have iPhone having all glass in back and rear with metal frame in between. The phone also going to support wireless charging but for the short distance. As per the reports, Apple is upgrading iPhone with fast charging that may charge your iPhone from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes. This can be biggest upgrades to any iPhone ever.
Apple can incorporate with Synaptic for new Touch ID!
Rumors are coming that Apple will no longer use the Touch ID button on the front panel of iPhone. Instead this year they are looking to come with new OLED display which may be around 5.8 inches large adding up seamless beauty to iPhone 8 design. New Synaptic Touch ID will be used which can detect fingerprints from display and upgraded pressure sensitive display it will be something new to iPhone users.
Will there be a Flexible IPS LCD?
Yes, Apple is secretly working on new flexible IPS LCD display. But we are still not sure that Apple will use this in its upcoming phablet as OLED already rumored and leaked many times. But as if now there is no confirmation from Apple. There is a huge possibility for Apple to come up with three variants, one with 5.8 inch OLED display and other two with 4.7 and 5.15 inch featuring IPS LCD display.
A more general case will lead to three iPhone 8 variant this year. Apple is also testing one model having a similar design as iPhone 5 with major improvement like they have done in past by launching iPhone SE. It will have all the features of iPhone 7+ in 5.1-inch size.
Q2, 2017: As per the latest iPhone 8 rumors, we may get a bezel-less display with the upcoming phablet. Few recently leaked reports from China has shown a design having an uneven bezel at the front facing the camera, which doesn’t seem good from any angle. Also, reports came that there might be a bit delay in iPhone 8 release. WAIT! it just new breaking through few internal sources, no official confirmation. We may consider an IFA launch but can’t say about the availability.
Apple iPhone 8 Concepts and Renders
Do you wanna see “How upcoming iPhone 8 / iPhone X will look like?“, will it have bezels?
*Note: Its iPhone X without any Touch ID. However, iPhone 8 has inherited the Home button from its predecessors.
Keep Calm it’s Apple’s 10th Anniversary:
A few years later in 2007, Apple Inc. has launched a smartphone called “iPhone” which is their first generation mobile phone with 2G network availability. From then this is 2017, and it’s going to the 10th anniversary of Apple iPhones. We have seen much innovations in mobile technology in the mean time. Now we have 4G LTE and further moving up to next level. The technology has gone beyond what we can think in 2007.
In 2015, Apple has introduced it iPhone 6 Smartphone series which is really high-end mobile that time but time changes and need. Now looking forward to next generation Smartphone, Apple is preparing iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for 2017. Apple iPhone 7 & 7 Plus already groundbreaking devices but still, we need refinement in many areas. First things that come to my mind after reviewing iPhone 7 Plus is, it needs to have a better design. Even the phone has 5.5 in display reaching out to its power button is quite hectic sometimes and also the phone can be made slicker with no 3.5 mm jack. We may find this refinement in Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models this year.
Here we are going to talk about the expectation of most anticipated Apple iPhone which is going to launch in late 2017. Apple iPhone 8 is going to be a special Smartphone as it will come on the 10th anniversary of Apple iPhone.
Before we go into “details of upcoming Apple iPhone8” we would like to bring some light to what we have with iPhone 7 last year. Here are some highlighted specifications of iPhone7.
- 4.7 & 5.5 inch IPS display
- 1080 X 1920 pixels Resolution
- Apple A10 Fusion
- 2.23 GHz Quad Core
- 12MP f/1.8 primary camera
- 7MP f/2.2 front camera
- 32, 128, 256 GB Storage options
Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Rumours
This time Apple is going to present an innovative smartphone model with having slick design and powerful specs. Apple is also preparing OS 11 (OS XI) for both iPhone 8 which is will reduce its power consumption and improve performance as well.
Apple iPhone 8: Full Specifications (Expected)
Here we have most expected specifications of upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone. It’s going to be a beast mobile with powerful specs and amazing features.
|Smartphone||iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus||iPhone X|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating||Scratch-resistant glass|
|Water Resistance||– IP68 certified
-dust & water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters & 30 minutes
|– IP68 certified
-dust & water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters & 30 minutes
|RAM||2GB RAM||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Processor||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A11 Bionic|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Storage||64 / 256 GB||64 / 256 GB||64 / 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash||Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash||same|
|Secondary Camera||7MP, f/2.2, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR, panorama||7MP, f/2.2, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR, panorama||same|
|Networking||GSM, LTE, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA||GSM, LTE, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA||same|
|Others||Wi-Fi, v4.2 Bluetooth, A-GPS, GALILEO, NFC, Type-C USB||Wi-Fi, v4.2 Bluetooth, A-GPS, GALILEO, NFC, Type-C USB||same|
|Colors||Silver, Space Gray, Gold||Silver, Space Gray, Gold||Silver, Space Gray, Gold|
Apple iPhone8 is going to have some really innovative technology like fast charging, Retina Scanner, Li-Fi and upgraded fingerprint scanner etc. Rumors are also pointing towards edge-to-edge display in iPhone 8 like we have seen with Galaxy S7 Edge. Here, We are going to talk about all these features in details now.
Display & Design
Apple is going to switch from conventional IPS display technology soon after the launch of iPhone 7. Next Apple iPhone is going to have OLED display which will offer wider viewing angle with improved brightness. These displays also help Apple to optimize iPhone8 power consumption as OLED display has a high response time and are much efficient. It can have a maximum of 4k resolution. For now, we think 4k is out of reach for Apple, but yes it will have amazing screen resolution with latest upgrades. The phone is also going to have sapphire glass protection which is far better than current Gorilla Glass 4. The sapphire is one of the toughest glass material on the earth and completely unbreakable. So, you won’t have to worry about scratches on your iPhone.
According to rumors, it’s going to be large Smartphone which can be a good move as these days people prefer to use large display phones a lot. As per few reports, Apple may come up with 3 models. Two models with conventional 4.7 and 5.5-inch display having IPS LCD while iPhone 8 Plus model with 5.8 inch OLED display. Rumors are also coming that Apple will launch an homage design with upcoming iPhone. It may have “Water-drop design” featuring more gentle curve at the bottom. The phone is further protected by Gorilla Glass 5 technology and this time Apple is going to bring an unbreakable iPhone.
We all know Apple doesn’t believe in increasing megapixels. As we have seen iPhone 7 with just 12 MP cameras and is far better in quality as compared to its competitors. We have seen amazing dual lens camera with iPhone7+ and hoping something spectacular with upcoming flagship as well.
Expected Camera specs for iPhone 8:
- 12 MP primary f/1.7 aperture
- 8 MP front facing camera
- Dual lens for iPhone8+
This time company is going to take its camera features further to next level. Apple iPhone 8 will have a 12 MP primary camera with upgraded f/1.7 aperture lens for better images even in low lights. The phone will support 4k recordings as well. Talking about its front camera, it will have a 7 MP camera f/2.2 for iPhone 8 and f/1.7 for iPhone 8+ with Autofocus, HDR, panorama, and face detection features. Also this time, Apple may bring Iris Eye scanner or face detection with it.
Apple A11 Processor
As per the latest leaks and rumors Apple iPhone 8 will have TSMC and ARM-based 10nm chip. We all know Apple brings a new processor every year with its flagship Smartphone. Apple iPhone 7 will run on A10 which is Quad Core processor. iPhone 8 is going to a much-advanced processor with 10-nanometer FinFET. It will have 3GB RAM in the 5.1-inch model and 4GB RAM in iPhone8 Plus which is far enough to handle high-end multitasking with iOS.
What’s New with Next Generation iPhone 8!
Well, if you still not satisfied with above specifications and feature then you must see below to see why iPhone stands out of the race. Here we have some really innovative features and wish list that Apple iPhone 8 must have:
- 5G Technology
- Fast charging
- New Touch ID
- Improved Siri
- Retina Eye Scanner
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Holographic display
- 64, 128 & 256 GB Storage
These are some expected features that are rumored for iPhone 8 and we know that Apple is the one who can accomplish these kinds of features.
Apple iPhone 8 Price & Release Date
Well, the speculating price of iPhone 8 is not going to be an easy job after these kinds of high-end specifications. But still, we think Apple will introduce iPhone8 and iPhone 8 Plus with a price bracket of 1100 to 1200 USD which is quite affordable if you compare it to its features.
Below you can see a country-wide price list of upcoming Apple iPhone 8.
|Country||iPhone 8 Price||iPhone 8 Plus Price||iPhone X Price|
|iPhone 8 Price in USA||699 USD||799 USD||$999|
|iPhone8 Price in India||44799 INR||51199 INR||63999 INR|
|Price in the UK||526 Pound||599 Pound||752 Pound|
|Price in Canada||851 CAD||974 CAD||1217 CAD|
|Price in Dubai||2567 Dirham||2934 Dirham||3669 Dirham|
|Price in Australia||871 AUD||996 AUD||1245 AUD|
|Price in China||4567 Yuan||5221 Yuan||6528 Yuan|
|Price in Japan||89659 YEN||88003 YEN||110031 YEN|
|Price in Indonesia||9238683 Rupiah||10560383 Rupiah||13203783 Rupiah|
Update: In India Apple has recently set up an iPhone manufacturing unit which may result in lowering the price of upcoming Apple iPhone’s in India. As most of the parts are going to manufactured in-house. So, this will be fewer customs and that result in cheaper iPhone’s in India.
Apple iPhone 8 Release Date
Last year Apple has unveiled its iPhone 7 with IFA event (Sept. 2016) and this year Apple has recently announced iPhone 2017 flagship on Sept 12 and iPhone 8 will be available for pre-orders from Sept 15. However, the iPhone X variant will take a bit longer and will be available for pre-orders from Oct, 22.
|iPhone 5||September 21, 2012|
|iPhone 5S||September 20, 2013|
|iPhone 6||September 19, 2014|
|iPhone 6S||September 25, 2015|
|iPhone 7 Release date||September 16, 2016|
|iPhone 8 Release date||September 2017|
|iPhone X Release date||November 2017|
So, as from the previous trend, we can say, that this year as well September will be the best time for next iPhone release.
Why you should wait for next upgrade?
Well, we are not stopping you from getting a new iPhone. But still, you can consider it.
If currently, you are on iPhone 6S or older variant, waiting for iPhone8 is a better option. As Apple is going to bring some major changes in design and specs as well. But if you have an iPhone 7 then most likely you don’t need to upgrade. Even taking new features of iPhone8, we still recommend you to hold on with iPhone 7 as its still able to perform all the task that iPhone8 will do.
So, we have to wait quite long from here to see the best iPhone ever. We would like to update you with more information of upcoming iPhone Smartphones soon.
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