Well, the wait may be finally over as the latest reports indicate that the Cupertino company is preparing to launch the Apple iPhone 8 very soon. While the announcement is believed to be on the 12th of September, Apple may release the device on the 22nd of the month.
We have already seen a lot of rumors regarding the new anniversary edition of the iPhone. Whether it will be called as the iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro, the new device will be first in Apple’s portfolio to feature an OLED display and may be the first to have an edge-to-edge screen with fewer bezels. The OLED panel is allegedly being manufactured by Samsung, and according to a report, the deal is signed for $9 billion. There will apparently be a “function area” on the bottom side of the display that would serve as virtual buttons.
The smartphone is also expected to come with wireless charging capabilities, although it's reported that the wireless charging accessory will be sold as a separate accessory. Recently, a reliable analyst claimed that the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7s Plus will feature 3GB RAM, but the smaller iPhone 7s would only come with 2GB RAM.
The iPhone 8 may be featuring a dual-lens camera on the rear, however, there was a report that the front-facing camera may also come with a dual-lens configuration. The dual-lens camera module on the rear is said to be designed vertically. It was predicted that the iPhone 8 be sold at a premium price. The 128GB version is expected to be priced at $999 (AED 3699) and the 256GB is said to be $1099 (AED 4036).
Apple is also expected to unveil a new iPhone SE later this year, although, there is no word on the rumored specifications of the device. We can only guess that the new iPhone SE may or may not come with the same chipset as the iPhone 7. The introduction of the new iPhone SE should be happy news for those who want a small-sized iPhone at a lower price tag. There are also new rumors about the launch of the new Apple Watch 3. The new version of the Apple Watch is said to feature LTE and stand-alone capabilities so that users can use apps without the need to sync with their iPhones. This feature is already capable with competing devices such as Android Wear smartwatches.