Apple iPhone 8, 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus : What we know so far

Looking for information about the iPhone 8, well you are in the right place, as we have compiled all the leaks and rumors which give us a good idea of what the phone will look like when it is released after a few months.

Latest update: According to Korean Media reports iPhone 8 may come in 6 color variants (Red, Jet Black, Matte Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver). To celebrate iPhone’s 10 year anniversary, Apple will launch all the color variants with the initial launch.

iPhone 8 Colors

It has almost been close to 10 months since the latest iPhone that is the iPhone 7 was released globally, it wasn’t that much of an upgrade from the previous generation iPhones hardware wise and also carried the same design as that of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, still it had some decent upgrades like the newer Apple A10 processor, the plus model had Dual cameras and also two new colors the glossy Jet Black and the sturdy Matt Black were launched.

Apple iPhone 8

There is no doubt that iPhone is one of the most selling and most talked about gadgets of all time, which equates to anticipation and expectations from its upcoming models.

Apple fans were quite happy with the release of iPhone 7, but tech community around the world was disappointed as there was nothing new with the phone except the dual camera setup.

Apple as a company is known for innovations, and people have high expectations from future iPhones, it’s also the 10th year anniversary of iPhone this year which further ups the pressure on Apple to launch something ” New.”

Coming to the next generation iPhone, there are a few things which have been part of almost every leak and rumor about the phone which reveals that Apple iPhone 8 is going to be a phone with almost no bezels like the Samsung Galaxy S8 but without any round edges.

The dual camera setup will be there but it can be placed vertically this time, and the placement of the fingerprint sensor remains a confusion.

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According to all the rumors till date, there will be three iPhones this time, the regular iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s plus and an all new iPhone 8.

 

iPhone 8 Rumors

Before we move on to the technical aspects of the next-gen iPhone, here are some of the rumors and leaks which have surfaced on the internet so far regarding the iPhone 8.

  • The iPhone 8 will come with support for long-range wireless charging.
  • There will be three phones launched this year instead of two.
  • iPhone 8 is rumored to be the thinnest iPhone ever.
  • No Physical Home Button.
  • May feature a borderless OLED type display which we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8.

iPhone 8 Concept Render

Courtesy of On leaks and TigerMobile.

This render gives us a good look at what the upcoming iPhone could look like.

iPhone 8 Specifications

Now let’s take a detailed look at the expected specs of the upcoming next generation iPhone.

Display

4.7 inch Full HD retina Display and 5.5 inch Full HD display on Plus Model
Display Features

3D Touch Display with Sapphire Glass protection
Processor and GPUApple A11 with Power VR Six Core Latest Graphic Unit
Processor ArchitectureQuad core 2.5GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
Ram3GB
Storage32/128/256GB Storage Models
CameraDual 12 MP Rear Cam with a 7MP Selfie Shooter on the Front
Camera FeaturesQuad LED Dual Tone Flash, 4x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization
Battery2000 mAh for iPhone 8 and 2900 mAh for the Plus Model
Battery FeaturesLong Range Wireless Charging with support for Fast Charging
iOSiOS 11
Other FeaturesNext Gen Touch ID, IP68( Water and Dust Proof), Long Range Wireless Charging etc.
ColorsGold, Silver, Jet Black, Rose Gold, Jet White, Matt Black
PriceStarting from $649
Release DateSeptember 2017

Display

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If rumors are to be considered, this year iPhone is expected to feature an OLED bezel-less display, there will be a jump in the resolution of full HD, and the plus model is supposed to have more pixel density as well. There will be a massive improvement in the Force Touch or the 3D TOUCH, and you will see several new applications of the Force Touch in iPhone 8 than just necessary peek and pop functionality.

There won’t be any change in the screen size, 4’7 inch for iPhone 8 or iPhone 7s and 5’5 inch for iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 7s Plus.

However, the special edition iPhone could feature a 5-inch display with better resolution and screen protection than the other models.

 

Camera

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Nowadays Camera is a powerful aspect of any smartphone and iPhone over the last few years have featured some of the best camera sensors of their time, Camera often proves to be the major selling point for the iPhone and with the iPhone 7 Plus it was proved as well.

First time in the history of Apple the Plus model sold more than the mainstream model, and the reason was well the Dual Camera Setup of the iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple might increase the megapixel count for the iPhone 8, but it seems likely that the next generation will still feature the 12-megapixel camera sensor only as when it comes to smartphone cameras megapixels doesn’t matter much, but we might see the Dual Camera setup of the iPhone 7 Plus  in the mainstream iPhone 8 model as well.

There will be an increase in the megapixel count for the front camera, and iPhone 8 might feature a 7-megapixel Selfie Shooter.

 

Processor, RAM, and Storage

Apple A11 Chipset

The iPhone 8 will feature the next-gen Apple A11 Motion Co-Processor with a latest Six-Core Graphics Unit from PowerVR.

The next-gen Apple A11 Processor is expected to be 300 times faster than the first iPhone and also 20% more battery efficient than the iPhone 7’s A10.

It will likely feature 3GB of RAM which is more than enough for the most of Heavy Apps and Games.

Apple will follow the same storage scheme with the iPhone 8 as well; three models will be there, the 32, 128 and 256GB model.

 

iPhone 8 Features

ios 11

 

 

There have been a ton of leaks and rumors regarding the new iPhone and here is a roundup of those leaks which gives us a good look at the new features in iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 may feature distance wireless charging; now this might seem to be a long shot. Still, there is a fair chance that the new iPhone features wireless charging as standard along with fast charging as well which is pretty common these days in most of the Android smartphones.

Also, the new iPhone may feature a borderless or a bezel-less OLED display, and surprisingly some leaks also suggest that the new iPhone might not have dedicated space for home button as well.

As always with new iPhone Apple debuts a new version of iOS as well, and iOS 11 will be the biggest UI Overhaul update for iPhone till date with new features such as the improved Control Center, and the overall enhancement of the Apple stock applications.

You can read more about the iOS 11 here.

Apple iOS11

 

Release Date

iphone 8

There is still a few month’s time before the official release of iPhone 8.

It remains a question now that whether Apple will announce and release the next gen iPhone in a typical manner which means that an official announcement for the same in the month of September followed by an official release date worldwide in the month of October or it will surprise everyone as it did with the iPhone 5SE.

Our expected release date is.

  • September 2017 – iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus
  • October 2017 – iPhone 8

Price

It is not at all surprising that iPhone 8 will be one of the most selling smartphones this year, it could easily break the sale records of the previous gen iPhones. So as far as the pricing of the next iPhone goes, it seems very likely that Apple will stick to the similar pricing pattern with new iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus.

The rumored iPhone 8 model can be a bit more expensive.

Here is the list of expected pricing details for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus Country Wise.

CountryiPhone 7siPhone 7s Plus
UKStarting From £529Starting From £629
USAStarting From $649Starting From $769
INDIAStarting From ₹59,999Starting From ₹69,999
EUROPEStarting From €609Starting From €719
JAPANStarting From ¥73,999Starting From ¥86,999

The pricing of Apple iPhone 8 remains a mystery.

Final Thoughts

Apple has been criticized a lot for carrying the same 3-year-old design with the iPhone 7 and also for launching new phones in the last few years with the same layout, so iPhone 8 will be the Apple’s Master Stroke to silence all the haters and also pay tribute to Mr.Steve Jobs on the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone.

Coming to iPhone 8, we could see some major leaks in the upcoming days which will give us a better look at the phone before its official reveal.

This article will be updated with more and more rumors as we inch closer to the release date of iPhone 8.

For any news regarding the iPhone 8 stay tuned.