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iPhone 8 Launch Date Is September 12: Apple Sends Media Invites

Apple iPhone 8 launch will take place on September 12, 2017, and the company has officially sent out invites for the same. Apple’s event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino which is a first for the company. The Steve Jobs Theater is in the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, the one that looks like a giant spaceship.

Apple in all probability will unveil not two, but three iPhone models — an anniversary mobile iPhone 8 (aka iPhone X) and others are successors of the generic models: iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7s Plus. They will be called iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. Apart from these, fans can also look forward to seeing a new Apple TV model with 4K and HDR support and LTE-capable Apple Watch at the event, if rumours are anything to go by.

iPhone 8 specification and features
The new iPhone models are expected to not feature the traditional Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and instead house 3D sensors to enable facial recognition feature. Apple made the fingerprint scanner popular on smartphones, so it will be interesting to see how the company attempts to set the next trend for authentication on phones.

Apple's anniversary mobile iPhone 8: is said to sport a fully refreshed design on the front and will boast OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode)-based screen, a first for the iPhone series. As per the rumours that it will me 6" or more, it is expected to flaunt a 5.8-inch display with very slim bezel, just 4mm space between the frame on all sides and also some special sensors to prevent accidental triggering of apps on the edges.

It is also said to house a state-of-the-art front camera, integrated with facial and gesture recognisable laser sensors to help authenticate the owner's face and also scan the eyes' iris pattern to unlock iPhone screens. Furthermore, the front-shooter will have 3D capability, wherein the iPhone 8 users will be able to play AR (Augmented Reality) games on their devices with the protagonists featuring a 3D image of their own face.

On the rear-side, iPhone 8 is said to feature a vertically aligned dual-camera on the back left corner, while the rest of the body has a simple plain design. the same as seen in current models. The primary camera is expected to house same 12MP sensor and will be accompanied by a secondary Telephoto lens for in-depth scene information absorbtion.

At the base, the iPhone 8 will feature a lightning port in the middle with stereo speakers on the both the sides. Sadly, the 3.5mm audio jack, which was ditched in the iPhone 7 series, will not return in the anniversary phone.

iPhone 8 price in India
There is no word on the Indian pricing yet, but you can bet that it would be more expensive than the iPhone 7, the base model of which retailed at Rs. 72,000 when it became available in India. Apple usually begins shipping the iPhone models in two weeks in the United States, and make the new models available in India in about four weeks to six weeks.

The generic iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus are said to have the same design language as seen on the predecessors, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, respectively. However, they will come with incremental upgrades in terms internal hardware, which includes new A11 series Fusion CPU backed by 3GB (in iPhone 7s Plus)/2GB (iPhone 7s) RAM and bigger battery.

The iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus prices are said to start at $649 (€542/Rs.41,515) and $769 (€643/Rs. 49,191), respectively.


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