The iPhone 8 rumour mill is heating up. It's been suggested that the late-2017 iPhone will feature a larger display, made possible by removing the Home Button and moving the fingerprint scanner - if Apple can overcome the technical challenges. It is also said to feature wireless charging and facial recognition.how to refurbish iphone
In this article, we round up all the rumours about the iPhone 8: its UK release date and onsale date, UK price, specs and new features, and what the iPhone 8 is going to look like (particularly since we've been sent a dummy iPhone 8 by a case maker with sources in the know). We also cover leaked photos and videos, and designers' concept illustrations.
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The iPhone 8 is expected to be released in September 2017, just as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus came out in September 2016.
On 3 August the reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer announced that "as expected, #iPhone8 mass production just started," as a follow-up to an earlier tweet in which he predicted a September launch. And an internal company memo offers more specific clues to the device's launch window in September.
The memo, posted by Benjamin Geskin, names 'black out days', when staff must be present, between 17 September and 4 November. This suggests that the launch announcement will come on or very close to 17 September, and that the following eight weeks represent the product's highest-demand period, when staff will be most urgently needed in the office.