Your wait for the new iPhone 8 may be slightly longer than you might have expected, a new report suggests.
The ever-reliable Macotakara – a Japanese site – says that the much-hyped gadget will not be ready for launch until September.
Apple has in the past made its flagship device ready for sale within a few weeks of announcement but that may be different with the Apple iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 release date
According to Macotakara, Apple will need additional time so as to procure materials before it makes final decisions on the phone’s design.
Due to the logistics involved, the release may be scheduled for a later date this year.
Most experts have pointed out at the possibility of Apple launching two iPhone models in 2017 – the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.
According to recent leaks by Mac Otakara, the new devices will introduce a minor upgrade to the current handsets.
Meanwhile, the hotly-tipped iPhone 8 will be shipped at a later date this year with new sleek features.
iPhone 8 Leaks Roundup
We have compiled comprehensive news roundup of what you should expect from the new iPhone 8.
unlock iPhone 8 using your face
Apple has a wider range of options on how the iPhone 8 could be unlocked, and one way is the use of lasers.
This being the year of its 10th Anniversary, the firm has plans of releasing into the market state-of-the-art smartphone. The flagship device which many dispute whether it will be called iPhone 8 or iPhone X is slowly getting more exciting.
The latest leak obtained by MacRumors from JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall is that it will feature a 3D laser scanner on the front that will be used for facial-recognition technology.
Numerous iPhone 8 rumors suggest that Apple plans to kill the Home Button and have an all-screen front. And these support Hall’s assessment that doing so will allow a larger room for an edge-to-edge screen.
Remember the sci-fi movies? Well, Hall says that the facial recognition technology will be something close to that and will go a long way in helping ease Touch ID frustrations.
In addition, facial recognition will be more secure, allowing users the confidence to use Apple Pay.
But the 3D laser doesn’t just stop at the phone’s unlock alone as it will be possible to integrate it in other apps like augmented reality.
Wireless Charging Technology for iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 price details have been so far shocking. To make the device marketable, Apple will have to come up with a solid reason for you to dig deeper into your pockets. One of the ways of doing this is by introducing a technology that is booming in its rival companies – the wireless charging smartphone.
We are no longer talking of wireless charging as a future stuff; it is here with us. All that you require is a charging mat beneath your handset. But of course the technology is yet to be rolled out for all the smartphones, for instance, iPhones don’t have wireless charging – but that may be history after the release of the new iPhone 8.
5.8-inch screen, all-glass body?
Other reports suggest that iPhone 8 will come packed with a 5.8-inch screen in addition to a glass and aluminum body. This latest leak only cements what we have known for quite a long time now.
Then there is also the issue of boosting its water resistance capability.
According to leaks from the world number one smartphone maker, the new iPhone 8 may upgrade IP68 water and dust resistance ratings. What this implies is that Apple will seek to have a device that can withstand water submersion of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. As at the moment, only Samsung Galaxy S7 has this ability.
In addition, it is rumored that Apple is making a huge redesign of the iPhone 7.
iPhone 8 Price
Just as stated above, iPhone 8 will not go easy on your pockets. Experts believe that the iPhone 8 will be sold at over $1,000, easily becoming the most expensive smartphone Apple has ever manufactured.
But for the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, expect the price to range from $649 to slightly above $769 – the range of its predecessors.