Gadget freaks will go crazy this week as Apple is all set to launch its much-anticipated device iPhone 8 today, i.e. September 12, 2017, all over the world. This time the American multinational technology company is gearing up to host the programme at the Steve Jobs secret Theatre in the new Apple campus making it hundred times more grand and special as never before.
A day ahead of the launch the much-hyped phone has already been subjected to several leaks and rumours. Going by the rumours the upcoming gadget is expected to come with a wireless charging system, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and for the first time no home button.
The device will probably be called as iPhone X. According to reports, the multinational company may also unveil two other phones, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It seems like Apple is leaving no stone unturned to woo its shoppers on the occasion of Apple’s iPhone 10th-anniversary event.
Here is all you need to know about the much-awaited release of the year:
Tim Cook will release the iPhone 8 at an event in California on September 12. In August the company has confirmed the event and invited a bunch of journalists at its new Apple Park headquarters at 10 am Eastern Time (6 pm UK time).
Going by the tradition the devices are expected to go on sale a week after their announcement, making it likely the iPhone 8 will be available for pre-order on September 15 and hit stores on Friday, September 22.
This is not the end. Apple has something more in its store to make tech savvy folks excited further. Besides this lot of attractive smartphones, the company will also unveil a third generation of the Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV.
The iPhone X will be Apple's most expensive handset till the date with a whopping price of $1,000 in the UK. The weak pound and VAT mean that this could well translate into a cost of £1,000 or more in the US.
The 8 and 8 Plus models, which may be available in greater numbers and earlier, are likely to be cheaper, close to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices of £599 and £719.
Reports from iPhone leaker Benjamin Geskin have given a hint that the iPhone X will come in 'Blush Gold' and will drop the much loved 'rose gold' one that had come on previous models.
Flagship features and specifications:
1. 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display with a glass back and aluminium bumper
2. No home button
3. Facial recognition software which will work with a 3D camera
4. SmartCam which is expected to identify different scenes and objects, such as fireworks, foliage, babies, pets, snow or sport
5. Augmented reality directions that will guide users around towns and cities throughout the world
6. iOS 11: The forthcoming gadget will be blessed with Apple's newly launched safety feature iOS 11. The feature includes an Emergency SOS option that will lock thieves out when its owner is in danger.