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iPhone 8 Release Date Specs Rumours and Price

The iPhone 8 is still well over a year away from launch. But rumours are already arriving, so here’s everything we know about the iPhone 8, including the iPhone 8 release date, specs, features, and price.

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Apple’s next iPhone is due to arrive in September 2016, but the rumour mill waits for no man. That’s why we’re already looking forward to 2017’s iPhone 8, and it seems we’re not the only ones.

Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable industry analyst at KGI Securities, is already dropping bold claims about the iPhone 8. Perhaps the most interesting tip is that the phone will feature a new ‘all-glass design’. Another market analyst from Barclays recently speculated that the iPhone 8 could finally incorporate wireless charging, a feature previously missed on all Apple handsets to date.

But we don’t need to depend on analysts to get a good idea of what the iPhone 8 might look like. The smartphone industry is very predictable, so we’re pretty confident about what’s in store for Apple fans in 2017.

LATEST IPHONE 8 NEWS:
When does the iPhone 8 come out? Approx. September 2017

What’s new about the iPhone 8? Rumoured: New glass body, A11 processor, Intel modem

How much will the iPhone 8 cost? $750 (possibly)

Trusted Explains: Buying a new smartphone

IPHONE 8 RELEASE DATE UK & US – WHEN WILL THE NEW IPHONE 8 COME OUT?
While we can’t pin down an exact iPhone 8 release date just yet, it doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict a launch window with reasonable accuracy. Apple tends to launch flagship phones in September, usually leaving about a week-and-a-half gap between the announcement and release.

Here’s a look back at previous iPhone launches:

iPhone 6S: Revealed on September 9 (Wednesday), released on September 19 (Saturday)
iPhone 6: Revealed on September 9 (Tuesday), released on September 19 (Friday)
iPhone 5S: Revealed on September 10 (Tuesday), released on September 20 (Friday)
iPhone 5: Revealed on September 12 (Wednesday), released on September 21 (Friday)
Based on those dates, we’d expect Apple’s iPhone 8 event to take place on either Tuesday, September 12, or Wednesday, September 13. In 2017, obviously. And the iPhone 8 release date would likely fall on either Friday, September 22, or Saturday, September 23.

Of course, we won’t know for sure until much closer to the date. Apple generally announces its launch event a couple of weeks prior to the big day, so keep an eye out in late August or early September.

IPHONE 8 OR IPHONE 7S – WHAT WILL THE NEXT IPHONE BE CALLED?
Apple has always adopted a tick-tock approach to iPhone launches. One year we get a major overhaul, and the next year we get a slightly tweaked ‘-S’ variant. In 2015, we had the iPhone 6S. This year, we’re expecting the iPhone 7. And next year, as tradition dictates, we’ll see the iPhone 7S, right?

Maybe not. According to a MacRumors report, Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz speculated the following:

“There might be no ‘S’ cycle in C2017. Our conversations with industry participants suggest Apple could skip the “S” cycle next year and instead jump to IP8.”

Moskowitz says that the high number of significant improvements that have been rumoured – like an OLED display and wireless charging – could “drive a mega cycle”.

If Apple did decide to move straight from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8, it would be a serious break of habit. However, it’s been speculated for a while that Apple could eventually drop the numbers in the iPhone branding entirely, instead just calling 2017’s handset: iPhone.

It’s not without precedent; Apple’s third-generation iPad – the iPad 3 – was marketed as ‘The new iPad’, to help simplify Apple’s tablet branding.

Do you think Apple should finally get rid of the numbers in the iPhone branding? Let us know in the comments.

IPHONE 8 FEATURES – WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE IPHONE 8?
Despite the iPhone 8 being months away, we’ve already seen a significant volume of rumours about the handset. Enough to warrant this article, anyway. So what’s expected to change? Here are a few of the rumoured features:

All-glass design
Wireless charging
OLED/AMOLED display
5.8-inch screen
A11 chip
Intel 7360 LTE modem
iOS 11 software
We’ll update this article with newly rumoured components as and when the leaks arrive, and you can read on below for more information about exactly what the iPhone 8 will look like.

SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE IPHONE 8?
Should you wait for the iPhone 8? That’s a tough question, since we’re so far from launch, and solid information about the device is hard to come by.

Perhaps the best argument for holding off on buying a new phone before the iPhone 8 is that the handset is rumoured to be a major overhaul. It’s expected to be very different than previous iPhones, and should feature significant improvements when compared the upcoming iPhone 7.

But as ever, the iPhone 8 will be facing off against stiff competition. While we don’t know for certain, we’d expect that the following phones will be available to buy when the iPhone 8 goes on sale: Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (and maybe Note 7), LG G6, HTC 11, Moto X (2017), and new Sony Xperia devices. It’s also likely that the iPhone 8 will shortly be followed by a new Google Nexus handset(s).

Realistically, though, we can’t advise waiting such a huge amount of time for a phone that may not even exist yet. If you want a new phone now, you’ve got plenty of choice with 2016’s formidable roster of flagships – and the iPhone 8 isn’t one of them.

IPHONE 8 SCREEN – WILL IT USE OLED?
Apple’s screen sizes have always been a contentious issue. When Apple moved from 4-inch screens to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there was an uproar from small-handed gadgeteers. That’s partly why Apple is now selling a 4-inch handset once again – the iPhone SE.

But those fond of 4-inchers might want to look away now.

Apple is rumoured to be working on a 5.8-inch iPhone, according to a pre-publication Digitimes article that was posted by The Motley Fool in March 2016. The report noted that Apple had a view to launch the phone “in 2018 or even earlier in 2017”.

That particular rumour was based on an alleged order for 5.8-inch AMOLED display panels. That’s larger than the 5.5-inch screen featured on the iPhone 6S Plus, which remains Apple’s biggest iPhone to date.

According to the report, Samsung’s display division is the prime candidate to supply the larger AMOLED panels. However, it notes that LG Display and Japan Display will be “joining in later” to help mass-manufacturer the screens. The supply chain sources cited in the article say Apple is hoping to acquire at least 50 million panels within the first year of the iPhone’s availability.

AMOLED displays are superior to the LCD panels currently used in Apple’s iPhones. That’s because rather than requiring a power-hungry backlight, an OLED-based screen lights up individual pixels when necessary. This also means that you get true black – i.e. a pixel is turned off – rather than the faux black created by a backlit LCD screen. Samsung already uses AMOLED screens in its Galaxy S-series smartphones, and Apple has been long-rumoured to jump ship soon too.

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IPHONE 8 SPECS – HOW POWERFUL WILL IT BE?
New 10nm processor? – The most likely improvement we’ll see on the iPhone 8 spec sheet is a fancy new processor. Apple designs its own SoCs (system-on-a-chip), and tends to debut a new chip with every major iPhone release. The latest chip is the A9, which powers the iPhone 6S. The iPhone 7 is expected to run on the yet-to-be-announced A10. And the iPhone 8 will, more than likely, feature an A11 chip.

A recently leaked ARM presentation seemed to show that the company is working on reference designs for CPUs built on a highly-efficient 10nm manufacturing process. Apple bases its own chips on ARM’s reference designs, and tends to outsource manufacturing of its processors to either TSMC or Samsung. TSMC has already promised 10nm chip production in 2016, and it’s reported that Samsung is trying to beat it to the punch.

By contrast, the A9 chip is built using a less-efficient 16nm manufacturing process. As such, a 10nm A11 chip would be faster and more power-efficient than its predecessors. While we can’t say for certain, it looks highly likely that the iPhone 8 will feature an SoC built using this 10nm process.

Modem – We’d also expect the iPhone 8 to feature an improved modem, although it’s not clear what model the handset will feature just yet. Here’s why.

Apple has historically used US chip-maker Qualcomm – the market leader for phone chips – to supply the modems in the iPhone. But for this year, Intel is rumoured to be courting Apple for the job in an attempt to shut out Qualcomm.

Intel reportedly has over 1,000 employees building its 7360 LTE modem with the hope of having the chip feature in the iPhone 7. If Apple turns to Intel this year, and likes what it sees, Qualcomm could lose out on the iPhone contract for the foreseeable future. That means an iPhone 8 could very well feature an Intel modem, likely the successor to the to the 7360.

But if Intel doesn’t bag the contract, what modem will the iPhone 8 use? There’s a good chance that it might feature the Snapdragon X16, Qualcomm’s sixth-generation LTE modem, which was revealed earlier this year.

The Snapdragon X16 is built using a 14nm manufacturing process, and supports “fibre-like” LTE Cat. 16 download speeds. That’s far better than the Cat.6 modem featured in the iPhone 6S, and better still than the X12 modem built into the Snapdragon 820 SoC – that’s the one used in the LG G5 and some Samsung Galaxy S7 models.

For contrast, Cat.12 LTE support means your phone could theoretically download at 600Mbps speeds, assuming your network can supply such nippy downlink. But the Cat.16-friendly Snapdragon X16 supports breakneck download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

That means a 4K movie – estimated at 100GB average file size – could be downloaded in just over 13 minutes. And a Blu-ray movie, which averages at around 20GB, could arrive in a quarter of that time.

Manufacturers are already sampling the Snapdragon X16 right now, and the first products to feature the chip are “expected in the second half of 2016”, according to Qualcomm. As such, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Snapdragon X16 featured in the iPhone 8.

IPHONE 8 BATTERY LIFE – WILL IT HAVE A BIGGER BATTERY?
Apple’s iPhones have generally shipped with smaller batteries than their Android counterparts. That’s generally thought to be because Apple controls all aspects of the iPhone – hardware and software – which makes it easier to ensure its devices are very battery efficient. It also means that Apple can keep its devices nice and trim.

But battery sizes on Android devices are ballooning, and you’ll find plenty of customers willing to testify against the battery life on iPhones. Poor battery life is increasingly a cause for concern amongst consumers, and Apple is under pressure to keep improving.

The iPhone 6S features a 1,715mAh lithium ion battery, which Apple says offers 14 hours of talk time, 11 hours of video playback, and 10 days of standby time. In our review, we wrote that the iPhone 6S “consistently managed 15 to 17 hours” of life per day.

But the battery in the iPhone 6S was actually downsized from the iPhone 6 cell, which had a 1,810mAh capacity. That’s partly because Apple had to cram in the Taptic Engine for 3D Touch, which shows that Apple isn’t afraid to introduce new features at the expense of battery capacity.

We haven’t heard any rumours about the exact iPhone 8 battery life just yet, so we wouldn’t feel comfortable putting exact numbers down. All we know for certain is that Apple is willing to bring battery size both upwards and downwards with new releases, so there’s no guarantee the iPhone 8 will improve battery life.

Fortunately, battery life isn’t entirely dependent on battery size. It is also affected by improvements to the processor and GPU, the screen technology (OLED, anyone?), and a host of other components. So just because the iPhone 8 might have a smaller battery cell doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be cabled to the mains all day long.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IPHONE 8

Make no mistake: the iPhone 8 is still well over a year away from launch. But rumours are already arriving, so here’s everything we know about the iPhone 8, including the iPhone 8 release date, specs, features, and price.

Apple’s next iPhone is due to arrive in September 2016, but the rumour mill waits for no man. That’s why we’re already looking forward to 2017’s iPhone 8, and it seems we’re not the only ones.

Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable industry analyst at KGI Securities, is already dropping bold claims about the iPhone 8. Perhaps the most interesting tip is that the phone will feature a new ‘all-glass design’. Another market analyst from Barclays recently speculated that the iPhone 8 could finally incorporate wireless charging, a feature previously missed on all Apple handsets to date.

But we don’t need to depend on analysts to get a good idea of what the iPhone 8 might look like. The smartphone industry is very predictable, so we’re pretty confident about what’s in store for Apple fans in 2017.

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Modem – We’d also expect the iPhone 8 to feature an improved modem, although it’s not clear what model the handset will feature just yet. Here’s why.

Apple has historically used US chip-maker Qualcomm – the market leader for phone chips – to supply the modems in the iPhone. But for this year, Intel is rumoured to be courting Apple for the job in an attempt to shut out Qualcomm.

Intel reportedly has over 1,000 employees building its 7360 LTE modem with the hope of having the chip feature in the iPhone 7. If Apple turns to Intel this year, and likes what it sees, Qualcomm could lose out on the iPhone contract for the foreseeable future. That means an iPhone 8 could very well feature an Intel modem, likely the successor to the to the 7360.

But if Intel doesn’t bag the contract, what modem will the iPhone 8 use? There’s a good chance that it might feature the Snapdragon X16, Qualcomm’s sixth-generation LTE modem, which was revealed earlier this year.

The Snapdragon X16 is built using a 14nm manufacturing process, and supports “fibre-like” LTE Cat. 16 download speeds. That’s far better than the Cat.6 modem featured in the iPhone 6S, and better still than the X12 modem built into the Snapdragon 820 SoC – that’s the one used in the LG G5 and some Samsung Galaxy S7 models.

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For contrast, Cat.12 LTE support means your phone could theoretically download at 600Mbps speeds, assuming your network can supply such nippy downlink. But the Cat.16-friendly Snapdragon X16 supports breakneck download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

That means a 4K movie – estimated at 100GB average file size – could be downloaded in just over 13 minutes. And a Blu-ray movie, which averages at around 20GB, could arrive in a quarter of that time.

Manufacturers are already sampling the Snapdragon X16 right now, and the first products to feature the chip are “expected in the second half of 2016”, according to Qualcomm. As such, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Snapdragon X16 featured in the iPhone 8.

IPHONE 8 SOFTWARE AND IOS 11

Apple’s smartphone software is cyclical, so we’re fairly confident that the iPhone 8 will run on iOS 11. That might sound pretty crazy, since iOS 10 isn’t even out yet. But a new iPhone has always heralded a new version of iOS, and iOS 10 – set to debut on the iPhone 7 – will be old news once the iPhone 8 starts shipping.

While iOS 11 is likely to arrive in September, we’re sure to see a beta version for the software far earlier. Apple will probably reveal this at its Worldwide Developer Conference, which we’d expect will take place in June 2017.

But is iOS 11 guaranteed? Maybe not. After all, Microsoft skipped Windows 9, instead releasing Windows 10 and calling it the “last version of Windows”. Could Apple follow suit and create a lasting, cross-device OS that works on iPhone, iPad, and even Mac devices? We’ve got no idea, but it’s a fun thought.

IPHONE 8 PRICE – HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Putting an exact figure on the iPhone 8 price is impossible at this point. In fact, pending a miracle leak, it will be impossible until Apple’s September 2017 launch event.

But we can take a pretty good guess. Here’s how much Apple was charging for its previous flagship phones at launch:

iPhone 5 – $750
iPhone 5S – $770
iPhone 6 – $760
iPhone 6S – $740
Based on those figures, it’s clear that the average is £539. However, by 2017, we wouldn’t be surprised to see prices rise to $750. After all, the Samsung Galaxy S7 launched at $790 this year.