Adding to the earlier reports suggesting a September launch for the tenth anniversary iPhone, new reports have emerged claiming that the highly anticipated iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) will be launched on September 12.
Apple has been under immense pressure this time around as people are looking forward to something special from their tenth anniversary iPhone
According to earlier reports, the iPhone 8 will launch alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The most recent rumours come from a Mac4Ever report, which confirms that Apple will hold a press conference at 9 am on September 12.
A September launch is hardly surprising as the previous iPhone’s were also launched in the same month. As pointed out by TechCrunch, you can expect the iPhone to go on pre-orders the weekend after the speculated launch — September 15 — and expect them to start shipping and hitting retail shelves by September 22.
Apple will also be officially rolling out the iOS 11 at about the same time as the rumoured iPhone tenth anniversary edition launch in September.
While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are expected to come with the same design and form factor of the iPhone 7 launched last year, the iPhone 8 is expected to sport an edge-to-edge OLED display — in competition with Samsung Galaxy S8 device.
According to numerous leaks and rumours, the awaited iPhone 8 — or whatever the company decides to call it — will feature a tall bezel-less display with only the front camera, sensors, speakers being the only other things occupying space on the front panel of the device.
The iPhone 8 is expected to enter the product verification test phase later this month and the mass productions will begin in mid-September.
The upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8 is also rumoured to have removed the TouchID and feature only facial recognition scanner to unlock the device with biometrics.
Apple will be focussing on ‘Face ID’ as means to unlock the next-gen iPhone and will most certainly try to do a better job than Samsung did with the S8 — more so since Touch ID is speculated to be removed.