Apple iPhone 8 likely to launch in October or November: Report

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A new report suggests that Apple might announce its anniversary edition iPhone 8 in October or November instead of its usual keynote event in September. DigiTimes citing an EDT report suggests that the company might delay the launch of its anniversary Apple iPhone 8 to October or November.

The report further notes that the delay might occur because of technical problems related to lamination of OLED displays, along with the addition of 3D sensing front camera technology.

Meanwhile, earlier reports still suggest that Apple might announce the iPhone 8 in September. Analysts at Barclays stated that Apple could release a rather small batch of the iPhone 8 in September, as production is said to increase by the last quarter of 2017. That said, Apple would likely unveil its upcoming anniversary iPhone 8 at its keynote event in September, along with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Apple iPhone 8 would be a massive upgrade

The Apple iPhone 8 is perhaps the most-awaited smartphone launches this year. This year’s iPhone would likely be a major overhaul with new features that should make it a game changer. Apple will celebrate the iconic iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017, as the original iPhone released way back in 2007. The company is known to re-introduce its phone’s design every two years, but multiple reports and leaks suggest that Apple might adopt a different approach with the iPhone 8.

The special anniversary edition will have the iPhone 8 moniker and is expected to feature a 5-inch OLED screen with an all glass body. It might also come with wireless charging capabilities. Apple just joined the association of QI standards, an organization that brings wireless charging technology to almost every smartphone currently available in the market. Now, this does lean towards the iPhone 8 getting wireless charging capabilities.

Also, well-known case maker Dbrand recently leaked an invitation from Apple, which also talks about a wireless future. We’re not sure as to the credibility of the invite, but it’s certainly in line style wise with Apple keynote invitations of the past.

The upcoming iPhone 8 could also feature an Iris scanner. Ming-Chi Kuo also notes that Apple is working on advanced biometric features in the smartphone. An Iris scanner would also make the iPhone 8 compete against the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

The iPhone 8 is likely to cost more than a $1000. Fast Company reports that the base variant of the iPhone may cost ‘North of a $1000’. The report cites that such an outrageous price tag is due to features like wireless charging, 3D Touch Gen2, the glass body, and more.

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