Apple iPhone 8 Price in India, Full Specifications, Features, launch date

Apple iPhone 8 Price in India, Full Specifications, Features, launch date

 

The smartphone, tipped by some to arrive as the ‘iPhone Edition’ or ‘iPhone X’ will be Apple’s 10th-anniversary smartphone and looks set to be the first to debut wireless charging tech, a curved AMOLED display and an unusual vertical dual rear-facing camera. If rumours are correct, the so-called ‘Edition’ will launch alongside the less-impressive iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.

Related: Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs

We’ve rounded up everything we know about the iPhone 8 so far and will update this article as soon as we hear more.

Release date
The iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled on 12 September. Apple has sent out invites (below) to a launch event in its newly-built Steve Jobs Theatre on its new campus, where it’s also expected to unveil the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.

 

Despite the iPhone 8’s imminent launch event and some reports claim that it might not be available to buy until the fourth quarter, or in limited quantities. A note by analyst Timothy Arcuri from Cowen or Company has added weight, claims that production could be delayed due to issues with its Touch ID sensor.

Another report suggests the iPhone 8 may not arrive until 2018. A research note from Deutsche Bank, picked up by Business Insider, claims the smartphone won’t make it onto shelves this year due to supply chain issues or “technical challenges“.

That said, Digitimes is reporting that mass production of the iPhone 8 is on schedule and that the smartphone will see release in October.

Price
If it’s anything like Apple’s new MacBooks, next year’s iPhone will be more expensive than this year’s release, with some analysts claiming that the highest-spec model will be the first iPhone to cost more than $1,000.

A report at Forbes claims that pricing could start at an eye-watering $1,100 to $1,250, with Apple offering the handset in 128GB and/or 256GB configurations only.

Rumoured specs
– 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display
– New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
– 71x143x7.4mm
– Wireless charging support
– Face-scanning technology
– Vertical dual cameras on rear

– Apple A11 chip
– Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
– iOS 11 with improved Siri, P2P payments
– Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps

 

Latest news
29/08/17:
 Japanese electronics site Macotakara claims that the iPhone 8 will finally offer wireless charging, but that Apple is planning a proprietary twist on the Qi standard to ensure that only Apple-approved charging pads can be used with its devices. What’s more, the site suggests that Apple will restrict its wireless charging to just 7.5W – half the wattage supported by the Qi standard. That’ll mean that Apple devices will charge much more s-l-o-w-l-y – half as quickly to be precise. It should also come with a beefier battery -around 2700 mAh or more, according to reports.

24/8/17: Apple will unveil the iPhone 8 on 12 September, according to Mac4Ever, which allegedly received confirmation from telecoms companies. Separately, a post on Weibo claims that the smartphone will be made available in a new 512GB capacity option, with all models set to pack 3GB RAM.

25/8/17: Got a spare grand knocking about? Because that’s what the iPhone 8 might cost, according to The New York Times. It’s not a new rumour, but given how close we are to launch it makes it firmer. This will be a premium model, it reports, but it isn’t entirely clear what the extra cash actually buys. That “grand” incidentally, is in dollars – or $999 to be precise – which in Her Majesty’s pound sterling will probably equate to, err, £999 or thereabouts (inc. VAT).

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