Everything you need to know about the latest iPhone
Just a day before the iPhone 8 is launched, a major leak of features took place, that includes the name of Apple’s latest iPhone, according to the Telegraph. The smartphone is due to be a radical change for Apple, as it is the 10th anniversary of the device.
The leaks suggests the latest phone will be called iPhone X and will benefit from wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and no home button. The device might be released alongside two other phones – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled by Tim Cook at an event in California on September 12. Journalists received invitation to an event at the new Apple Park headquarters ar 10am Eastern Time (6pm UK time) back in August. Apple has dismissed the rumours that said the release date of the phone might be affected by production delays. However, there could be a limited supply of the iPhone 8 for the first few months.
Usually, the company releases a new design one year and follows with a small upgrade the following the year. Keeping this in mind, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might have minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, like a faster chip and longer battery life. The new phone is expected to be called the iPhone X and will feature a radical redesign in honour of the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. Furthermore, a third generation of the Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV is also expected to be unveiled.
The iPhone X is likely to be Apple’s most expensive handset year, as estimates suggest it could cost as much as $1,000 in the US and £1,000 or more in the UK. The 8 and 8 Plus iPhones might be closer to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices of £599 and £719.
Leaks provide that the iPhone X will come in at least three colours: white, black and copper or champagne gold. Furthermore, reports from Benjamin Geskin, iPhone leaker, indicated that the iPhone X might come in the hue named ” Blush Gold”, dropping the “rose gold” of previous models.
Regarding its features, rumours suggest that the screen will cover the whole front of the phone. The phone will have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display. The device’s aluminium back might be replaced with a glass back and aluminium bumper. This specific design might allow Apple to increase the screen size os the iPhone without increasing its footprint, making it closer in size to the iPhone 7, while having a screen as big as that of the iPhone 7 Plus.
The home button – a feature of every iPhone since 2007 – might disappear. Apple has introduced advanced pressure-detection technology with 3D Touch. The iPhone screen will “wake up” when the phone is picked up. The Touch ID fingerprint scanner and home button will likely be replaced by a facial recognition software that will work with a 3D camera. Certain reports suggest that the facial recognition might allow the iPhone to tell when you are looking at it, so that it can mute notification sounds.
Apple might also introduce a new method for directing its users. The iPhone X might guide users around towns using augmented reality to superimpose direction via camera. Besides this, wireless charging might also become a reality when the iPhone X hits shelves. However, there are certain rumours that should not be trusted. For instance, the newest phone won’t be flexible or foldable. This possibility might become a reality only for the iPhone 10.