Name and Price
Following the latest leaks, the iPhone 8 may not even be the iPhone 8 but rather the iPhone X with a price range in the region of £1,000. Some titillating features include wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and – for the first time – no home button.
To further confuse matters, Apple is expected to release the device alongside two other phones, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The 8 and 8 Plus models are likely to be cheaper, close to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices of £599 and £719.
The leaks suggest that the premium iPhone X will come in at least three colours: white, black and copper or gold. White and black colours are fairly standard on iPhones, but a third colour is thought to be coming in either a copper or a champagne gold hue.
The iOS 11 was Apple’s latest software unveiled in June and will ship on the new device. The major feature is the peer-to-peer Apple Pay and a redesigned Control Centre.
It also has new safety features, including a do not disturb while driving mode and an Emergency SOS option that will lock thieves out when its owner is in danger.
The iPhone X should be somewhere between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The leaks of the schematics could be around 144mm tall and 71mm wide. Thanks to the almost edgeless design, it will have the largest screen of any iPhone ever made.
Since Apple has dismissed rumours that production delays could affect the release of the phone, predicting strong sales in the coming months, it is likely that the iPhone 8 will be available for pre-order on September 15 and hit stores on Friday September 22.