Apple iPhone 8 Might not go on Sale Anytime Soon

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For more than the last three weeks, rumors have been doing rounds about a September launch for iPhone 8 and two more iPhone devices — iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

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Earlier this week it was reported that the tenth anniversary iPhone is scheduled for a September 12 launch at the company’s fall keynote.

A Wall Street Journal report has confirmed that Apple will be holding a press event on the September 12 but it still can’t be said for sure whether or not the highly anticipated iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) will be launched that day.

While according to a majority of reports Apple will be releasing the flagship iPhone along with refreshed variants of its last flagship, that doesn’t really seem right.

iPhone 8 Might not go on Sale Anytime Soon

Releasing the iPhone 8 — which is speculated to sport a bezel-less design in-line with the current trend — alongside iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will most likely result in the new flagship making a dent in the sale prospects of the new iPhone 7 variants.

In such a scenario, it seems more likely that Apple might unveil the iPhone 8 at the September 12 key note but schedules it sales a bit later in the year — giving the new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus much-needed space to breathe and sell.

iPhone 8 might cost $999.

If Apple indeed decides to go forward with opening sales of the iPhone 8 alongside the other devices, you can expect the device to be available for 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 rumored iPhone tenth anniversary edition launch in September.

According to latest rumors, the next generation iPhone will cost $999 — a $300 jump from its previous generation devices.

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.

The iPhone 8 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 upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8 is also rumored to have removed the TouchID and feature only facial recognition scanner to unlock the device with biometrics.

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