The upcoming iPhone is expected to bring about a radical change for the brand which is all set to awe its users on the 10th anniversary of the iPhones. The latest update suggests that the new phone will be called iPhone X and will include several high-end technologies such as facial recognition, wireless charging, edge-to-edge-display and will be without a home button for the first time.
Apple iPhone 8 Launch Event Details
Launch Date: September 12th, 2017
Time: 10.00 AM Pacific Time
Venue: Steve Jobs Theater, in the new Apple Park Campus
Coverage: The event can be watched online at Apple’s official website
When will the phone be released?
Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to reveal the new iPhone 8 at California on the 12th of September 2017. The company has already sent out invitations to the journalists from all over the world and invited them to attend an event at the Apple Park headquarters on Tuesday at 10 am Eastern Time and 6 pm UK time. At the same day, the company is also expected to uncover a 4k Apple TV and a 3rd Generation Apple Watch.
What will be the price of the phone?
The phone is expected to be the expensive record handset ever and is estimated to cost around $1,000 in the USA. Foxconn, an Apple executive, suggested that the technologically unmatched device will “not be cheap.” The price tag of $1,000 will make the new phone 54% more costly than Apple’s iPhone 7.
What colors will the new phone come in?
The exceptional iPhone X will be available in at least three color combinations including black, white and copper or gold. It is rumored that the phone will also be coming in a pinkish ‘rose gold’ color combination which is being called the “Blush Gold.”
What are the features of the phone?
Here is a list of all the innovative features of the new Apple iPhone:
• Edge-to-edge display
The phone is expected to have a 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display, and the aluminum back of the earlier devices is to be replaced with an aluminum bumper and a glass back.
• Home button excluded
The new phone doesn’t feature a home button. The brand has already introduced the advanced technology for pressure detection along with 3D touch, thus eliminating the need to click a home button and hence the exclusion. The new phone has also been embedded with finger print technology which is expected to solve the security issues.
• Facial recognition
The new is expected to include an infrared scanner which would unlock the phone using high-end software for facial recognition. The procedure is said to be very fast and is expected to scan the face of a user and unlock the phone within “millionths of a second.” It is expected to work with a 3D camera.
• iOS 11
The unique features of iOS 11 are a peer-to-peer Apple Pay as well as the Control Centre has also been redesigned. It also features certain safety measures including an SOS option for emergency and a driving mode called do not disturb.
• Wireless charging
The new devices will also feature wireless charging technology that would beam power directly from the socket. This would be a breakthrough as the Apple devices are charged by placing them directly on the inductive pads which require the user to abandon the use of the phone while charging.
The phone is expected to feature the similar dual-lens camera as the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. The 3D camera system can be used for iris recognition, facial recognition as well as 3D selfies. The 3D camera works by transferring several invisible infrared signals towards the outside of the phone and then eventually detecting the signals which bounce back using the 1.4 MP infrared receiver.
The iPhone 8 is expected to carry the same water-resistant feature as the iPhone 7, i.e., 30 minutes of maximum time in a maximum depth of 1 meter.
The brand’s costliest phone is expected to come with a $160 worth of accessory in the box. It is highly speculated that the iPhone 8 would come with a pair of free AirPods. AirPods are wireless earphones that link up to your Apple Watch or iPhone via Bluetooth. They operate by using high-level sensors that can easily detect and play your music accordingly. The AirPods offer around 5 hours of listening on one single charge.
Latest news about iPhone 8 or iPhone X
Almost every detail that Apple was about to announce on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 was leaked one week ahead of its launch. According John Gruber, and Apple blogger, “Someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and Macrumours. I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate, malicious act by a rogue Apple employee”. Some of the major leaks include:
• The iOS 11 GM code has been leaked to the social media and press, and it reveals all the major plans and announcements of Apple for Tuesday.
• The brand is all set to launch its new device iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.
• The Apple Watch 3 is also likely to be coming with 4G connectivity and an updated processor.
• Apple’s new smart speaker HomePod is to be discussed in the event
• iOS 11, the new Apple software for iPhone and iPad would include a overhauled control center that would definitely give you the ability to toggle quickly between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, enhance the control of your Apple TV and turn a flashlight on. The iPads are also expected to multitask better with the new software with the new drag-and-drop support and would equip it with the ability to run several apps side by side.
• The facial recognition in the new iPhone usually acts as an ID system as well as maps the expressions of the user onto several animated characters, also known as Animojis.
Keeping aside the controversies, the whole world is anxiously waiting for Apple to launch its costliest phone till date. The phone is expected to pose a tough competition to the other brands like Samsung and LG who are going to launch new phones in the market this month itself. With it’s upgraded and innovative high-end technology, the phone can become the premium high-end phone soon.