iPHONE 8 looks set to be the next blockbuster update from Apple. The smartphone looks likely to launch in September and could include a host of new features such an edge-to-edge display and faster processor. Here’s all the news, updates, price and rumours about this latest smartphone.
Apple is celebrating a big anniversary this year with its famous iPhone’s turning 10 and expectations are high that the new iPhone 8 is going to be something special.
The US technology firm appears to be pulling out all of the stops for its new iPhone with rumours and leaks suggesting some major design changes are inbound.
Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook, fuelled speculation about its most popular device by saying: “I think the smartphone is still in the early innings of the game,
“I think there’s lots more to do. Every year, I think it becomes more important to people’s lives, there’s more things people are doing with it.”
So, if you can’t wait for Apple’s next generation iPhone 8 here’s everything you need to know.
Apple iPhone 8 could feature an edge-to-edge display
WHEN WILL THE iPHONE 8 BE RELEASED?
There’s no official release date for the iPhone 8 and Apple are unlikely to reveal anything until a few weeks before.
However, the US technology firm usually unveils its new smartphone at the beginning of September so expect to see this new device shown to world around then.
WHEN WILL THE iPHONE 8 GO ON SALE?
There’s always a few weeks wait between the new iPhone being revealed and it going on sale.
Most Apple fans can expect to see the iPhone 8 in stores from October although some rumours suggest that Apple may struggle to keep up with the huge demand leaving some unable to get their hands on one until next year.
Apple iPhone 8 release date
WHAT WILL BE NEW?
Rumours and leaks have so far suggested the new iPhone 8 will feature a giant AMOLED edge-to-edge display which will spread across the entire front of the phone.
This new screen will allow Apple to make their new smartphone physically smaller whilst including a large display.
A super-fast processor, wireless charging and new dual-camera are also expected to feature.
It’s also thought Apple may be planning to embed the fingerprint sensor under the screen avoiding the issues Samsung users currently face with its rear-mounted scanner.
Improved battery life and new colour schemes could be coming with a recent leak suggesting the iPhone 8 could come in gloss white.
HOW MUCH WILL THE iPHONE 8 COST?
If you were hoping for a bargain, look away now.
Although nobody actually knows the true cost of the iPhone 8 it’s thought Apple’s new smartphone will be their most expensive to date.
Some rumours have placed a price of over $1,000 on the iPhone 8 and the fully loaded model is might break the £1,000 barrier in the UK.
WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE iPHONE 8?
Apple recently announced its all-new iOS 11 operating system during its WWDC developers conference.
This latest upgrade is packed with new features including improvements to photography, Siri and Apple Pay.
Apple Maps will also get a refresh and a new customisable Control Centre is also included in this blockbuster update.
The iPhone 8 will come loaded with iOS 11 but this update will also be available to users of the most current iPhones.
If you fancy giving it an try before anyone else you test Apple iOS 11 public beta here.