iPhone 8: Release date, Price, rumors, features, specs and other updates

The rumors about release date of iPhone 8 had already started to roll all over the internet in spite of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus actually launched. It is being predicted that iPhone 8 will possibly be release in 2017 with all new technology such as latest A11 chip, iOS 11, upgraded RAM and processor and other robust internal hardware. There will be huge update at app store as well.

However we have seen whenever company releases any new “numeric increased” iPhone, the next iPhone comes with not major changes, just the feature updates and names it “S” version of previously launched iPhone. For example, when the company launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the next iPhone was called iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Therefore if the techie decides to follow the same pattern, we may see iPhone 7S and 7S Plus making debut in year 2017 and then the release date of iPhone 8 will shift one year ahead to 2018.

But, there is a valid reason why Apple will not go for iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, rather be releasing a new ‘Number Increased” iPhone, the iPhone 8 ! 2017 is the year of 10th anniversary of iPhone and tech giant will make it special.

This phone 8 is the most anticipated device expected to feature all new OS, iOS11 and faster hexacore processor with A11 chipset along with 4 GB RAM and advanced GPU to faster processing. Apple Inc. is one of the most reputed tech company in the world which has brought revolution in smartphone industry.

Since the first generation of iPhone, the California based techie released several models and each new model comes out with amazingly interesting feature and some new technology, the iPhone 8 is going to be a monster !

 

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The current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t look much different than its predecessor, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in terms of design however the camera of new iPhone 7 certainly makes a difference. According to the company, iPhone 7 has the most powerful camera that any smartphone in the world ever had.

The experimented with the camera yet again and iPhone 7 Plus has duel camera at the back for Zoom & Click photograph !

We are expecting to see such new feature and innovation with upcoming iPhone 8 !

Also see: Apple iPad Air 3 release date, specs, price

 

The release date of iPhone 8 is anticipated based upon the below release dates of different iPhone. The first ever iPhone was released in 2008 in the month of June and the next model announced the very next year.

Since most the latest models of iPhone are released in Q3/Q4, September to be precise, the iPhone 8 too could be released during the same time next year. Have a quick look at release dates of all models of iPhone.

Release dates of different iPhone since starting:

iPhone Model Release Date
First Gen iPhone June 2008
iPhone 3G S June 2009
iPhone 4 release date June 2010
iPhone 4S October 2011
iPhone 5 release date September 2012
iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C September 2013
iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 September 2014
iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus September 2015
iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus September 2016
iPhone 8 Q3 2017
iPhone 8 (if 2017 is the year of iPhone 7S) Q3 2018

iPhone 8 specs

It is expected that iPhone 8 (and iPhone 8 Plus) will have same screen size as its predecessor i.e. 4.7 & 5.5 inches respectively and sport 15 megapixel primary camera. The company may further tweak the camera to improve photography experience just like iPhone 7 Plus that comes with two 12 megapixel cameras at the back with six lens.

As of now there is no much info available about the specification but it is being predicted that iPhone 8 will sport hexa core processor coupled with A11 chipset. The phone may have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage base model to store maximum data in your phone.

The top model may have upto 512 GB storage, the users will not have headache of having their iPhone running out of memory. However, these are purely rumors that may or may not come out to be true. We will keep the reader abreast of latest rumors and the confirmed news.

The biggest problem with the gadget is battery and Apple has been successful to some extent as compared to other companies in terms of improving battery drainage time.

 

Also see: Xiaomi Mi 6 release date, specs, price and features.

iPhone 8 price

All the new iPhone comes with advanced features and since iPhone 8 will have bigger memory size, latest chipset, and 6 GB internal memory, this premium iPhone may cost between 800- 900 USD.

 

However the price will be vary in different countries and depending on the storage, color etc.

COUNTRY EXPECTED PRICE
USA 899-1099 USD
AUSTRALIA 1399-1499 AUD
UNITED KINGDOM 649 -699 POUND
CANADA 1199-1299 CAD
INDIA 59999-64999 INR
UAE 2999-3499 AED

Update -1 (September 8, 2016) – Apple to ditch Home button in iPhone 8

The iPhone 7 hasn’t out yet and we see many tech blog is discussing probable features and design of iPhone 8. The tech giant had to remove Home button in iPhone 7 but it appears that this change will be made to next year release of iPhone 8. According to latest rumors we caught at Bloomberg, the iPhone 8 which may get a complete new design and miss Home button. However, these are just the rumors and predictions that may or may not be true.

 

Update -2  – It could be Ceramic iPhone 8 !

The latest rumors on the internet suggest that new iPhone (iPhone 8) can be Ceramic iPhone. It will be a great iPhone will totally new look and with Ceramic, it will give completely a great feel when you hold it in hands. However, these are just the rumors whether or not it comes out to be true.

 

Update -3  – iPhone 8 to have Super OLED screen

According to latest speculations, the new iPhone will have super AMOLED screen not the traditional LCD capacitive touch screen as we have seen with iPhone 7. According to the Yahoo, the AMOLED screen is much brighter than LCD and makes the pictures and videos pop. The AMOLED screen offers better contrasts and because it able to display pure blacks

Update -4 (Oct 28, 2016)  – iPhone 8 to come in three sizes

According to appleinsider, the new iPhone 8 could come in three different sizes however the exact dimensions are still not disclosed. The customer will have three different sizes to choose from based on their requirements. Some people like to use big screen phones, however, some other segments of customer prefer to have smaller ones.