Unlike previous years, rumours related to Apple iPhone specs and launch dates are leaking thick and fast in 2017, and this apparently affected Apple's revenue as most fans and consumers are restraining from buying the current iPhone 7 series in anticipation of hyper publicised anniversary iPhone 8 (aka iPhone X). And now, a new report detailing the device debut date and availability has surface online.
Twitter spy, Benjamin Geskin, claiming to be in possession of Apple's keynote presentation details has revealed the Cupertino-based company will host an product launch event on September 17 to unveil the Apple's 10th commemoration iPhone 8 and also the generic iPhone 7s (& the 7s Plus) and release them to the markets in the following week on September 25.
This is in contrary to recent reports, which suggested Apple might stray away from annual September event to October, some even pointed it might get delayed further to November, as the company is reportedly facing low production yield for iPhone 8 series. The latter is said to boast advanced display panel with inbuilt fingerprint recognition sensor and its a very delicate procedure to mass produce them that too with strict quality standards set by Apple.
Apple's iPhone 8 / 7s Keynote will be held on September 17.— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) May 25, 2017
Sales September 25.
Further, there is another anomaly, which casts shadows on the launch time-line claimed by Geskin. September 17 and 25, which fall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively goes against customary Friday schedule, which Apple has been traditionally following for product launches since ages. So, we urge our readers to take this report with the proverbial pinch of salt.
Apple iPhone 8: Most expected features
Apple's iPhone 8 will be the company's first to flaunt OLED-based display and is expected to come with the new-age wraparound technology, wherein key components such as the earpiece, FaceTime camera and Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be integrated right into the display panel resulting in a true edge-to-edge display, without having to increase the dimensions of the device.
It is believed that iPhone X will have 5.0-inch active display having dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.7mm, same as the generic iPhone 7 (display diagonal: 4.7-inch; front panel whole: 5.44-inch).
Apple iPhone 8 is also expected to boast facial and gesture recognisable laser sensor with front-camera to help authenticate owner's face and also scan the eyes' iris pattern to unlock iPhone screens.
Further, the front-camera will have 3D capability, wherein the iPhone X users will be able to play AR (Augmented Reality) games on their devices with protagonist featuring 3D image of their own face.
Other stipulated specifications include True Tone display feature (as seen in the iPad Pro), new generation Apple A11 Fusion CPU, higher RAM and battery capacity.
Apple iPhone 7s series: What we know so far
Besides the anniversary special edition iPhone 8, Apple will also be unveiling the generic iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. They are said to have identical design language as seen on the current models-- iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.
The good news is that they will have incremental upgrades in terms internal hardware, which includes new A11 series Fusion CPU backed by 3GB RAM and bigger battery.
Keep an eye on this space for latest updates on Apple products.