iPhone 8 release date, price, specs, rumours and other updates

iPhone 8 is the most anticipated device of the year 2017 that will have robust hardware system, ultra advanced specifications, features and accessories. The much rumoured iPhone 8 release date can be anywhere between September /October 2017.

However its all depends upon giant if it instead of releasing iPhone 8, it comes out with siblings of iPhone 7.In that case, the iPhone 8 release date will shift to next year. But there are more chances company decide to straightaway jump to iPhone 8 because 2017 will mark 10th anniversary of iPhone and the company will do something new on this occasion.

The Cupertino based tech giant releases the new generation iPhone before Christmas in general to sell as many units as possible on the festive season, therefore I predict the release of iPhone 8 will fall around the same dates as iPhone 7 & 7 Plus next year.

Apple is known for bringing innovations to its devices, let it be a new generation of iPhone, iPad, Mac or iWatch every new device is given jaw dropping super fast hardware system having almost zero time lag.

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Not just the hardware system, all new devices come out with interesting features which help users to automate certain tasks. For example SIRI is made so smart that she understands the command accurately and follow the instruction.

Before the release date of any new idevice, entire internet world gets flooded with rumours and possible feature that it going to feature. For example if we talk about iPhone 7, the rumours about it had started to surface just after release of iPhone 6S and 6S plus.

Also see: More possible features of iPhone 8

iPhone 8 release date-

The rumours suggest that iPhone 8 release date can be second week of September 2017  however there is no official news regarding the same.

I’m predicting this date based on the trend that the tech giant has been following for new iPhone. Let’s have a look at the release dates of all gen iPhone:

iPhone Release date
Original iPhone June 2007
iPhone 3G July 2008
iPhone 3G S June 2009
iPhone 4 June 2010
iPhone 5 September 2011
iPhone 5S/ 5C September 2013
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus September 2014
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus September 2015
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus September 2016
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Q3/Q4 2017

 

iPhone 8 specification

As far as iPhone 8 specification is concern, it has been noticed that every new device comes with even advanced specification than its predecessor.

For example iPhone 5S/5C were smaller in size however the next gen, i.e. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were comparatively bigger, have larger internal memory size, advanced A8 processor and GPU. Same happened with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus have completely different dual camera than its predecessor iPhone 6S Plus.

iPhone 8 is rumoured to be sporting super advanced A11 processor, improved GPU for graphics, 256 GB internal memory and will be of same size as iPhone 7!.

The tech giant can not increase the screen size further as doing so may push iPhone 8 under tablet category. There is no much rumours available about this massive device but it is pretty clear, it is going to be a beast.

iPhone 8 Camera

If we talk about iPhone 8 camera, It is being rumoured that it can feature 15 megapixel primary camera and 8 megapixel secondary camera for self shoot. The iPhone 8 could have dual camera with further improvement in optical zoom.

The camera is always tweaked with every new gen iPhone. For ex. in Phone 6, the company improved picture clicking experience by implementing Optical Image Stablisation technology and iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have altogether different technology.

It is being predicted that iPhone 8 camera will also have some new technology to improve camera picture quality.

iPhone 8 Price

Since the company invest heavily in R&D and all iPhone gens are given robust hardware system, the price of new iPhone will be comparatively higher than predecessors.

The iPhone worth price that has been set for it. This can be figured out by the fact that customers wait several days before the new iPhone made available for sale at different stores around the world.

Based upon rumored specs, iPhone 8 price can fall anywhere between 700 USD to 900 USD that again depends upon different variants. One with larger internal memory size could cost a bit higher.

Expected Price of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Model Storage USA UK Australia
iPhone 8 32 GB $700-800 £600-650 AU$1050-1100
  128 GB $800-900 £650-700 AU$1200-1300
  256 GB $900-950 £700-800 AU$1350-1400
iPhone 8 Plus 32 GB $800-850 £750-800 AU$1250-1300
  128 GB $900-950 £800-850 AU$1300-1400
  256 GB $950-1050 £800-850 AU$1400-1500

Update 1- 

According to latest rumors surfacing at TheSun, the company partnered with Energous on wire-free charging of new iPhone 8. It would be pretty convenient to people to wirelessly charge their iPhone. It is said that the customer would be able to charge their iPhone from a distance of well over 15 feet. The other things that top tech blogs are talking about removal of tradition Home button. It that happens, people will have larger space on the screen.