Sep 6, '17

Apple has officially sent out invitations to an event at Apple Park where they are expected to unveil their new flagship phone. Whether it will be called the iPhone 8 is still up for debate; however, the dramatic changes in the iPhone are not. The design of this new iPhone is expected to shake up the entire phone line moving forward.

As a prelude to the launch, we have sorted through as much information as possible about the new iPhone in hopes of seperating fact from fiction. 

iPhone 8 Rumors: Fact from Fiction

What we expect to see from the iPhone 8 launch event

  • Three new models: Upgraded “S” versions of the 7 and 7 Plus and the all new “iPhone 8” (I’m still not convinced it will be called the iPhone 8)
  • A Virtual home button (much to my dismay)
  • Curved, infinity style display with True Tone technology and/or Ion-X glass
  • "Wireless" charging (i.e. inductive charging) and/or faster USB-C charging (this means we will most likely see a glass back similar to the iPhone 3)
  • Dual-lens camera (maybe in a vertical configuration)
  • Facial recognition as an alternative to Touch ID
  • Augmented reality capabilities with a rear-facing 3D laser for better depth perception
  • Improved water resistance (or possibly a fully waterproof design)
  • Apple Pencil Support
  • Glass and stainless-steel body
  • Qualcomm or Intel modem
  • iOS 11 (been beta testing for months and is pretty nice)
  • Apple's newest processor (either the A10X or A11)
  • New colors and finishes (including a mirror-like finish)
  • Storage starting at 64GB and memory at 3GB of RAM
  • Clearer audio due to an upgraded earpiece
  • A hefty price tag (between $1,000 and $1,200 in the US)