We still have to wait a bit to see the next Apple iPhone. However, the wait has not stopped fans fervent looking for rumors about the iPhone X, the name that is supposed to have the next Apple cell phone. Every time we know more details about the new terminals that Apple will present on September 12. After months of confusion over the name the next new iPhone rumors declare that the so-called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will actually be iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and the special version for the tenth anniversary will receive the name of iPhone X Edition . This will be the most exclusive smartphone and will therefore introduce the major new features that Apple wants to beat the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and remain a benchmark in the sector.
- a reference to iPhone X, which acts as fresh evidence that Apple intends to unveil a high-end model alongside more modest updates to its handset line
- images of a new Apple Watch and AirPod headphones
- a set-up process for Face ID – an alternative to the Touch ID system fingerprint system – that says it can be used to unlock handsets and make online purchases from Apple, among other uses
Things can be a bit different this year as it’s the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. So the rumors suggest that we could see up to three models – the iPhone 7S, the 7S Plus, and the iPhone X (or iPhone 8) -. The latter is expected to be a bit costly, considering that it will be released as a celebration model.
If you prefer you want to know more about the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, you can find out here .
But if you’re more interested in the new iPhone X or iPhone 8, this is what we know so far about the new Apple phone.
IOS 11 Filtration
A huge leak called iOS 11GM has provided numerous details about the Apple event that will take place this Tuesday, September 12. The most important information of this filtration, is the confirmation of the names that will have the new cells of Apple. Whoever released this information was developer Steve Troughton-Smith.
That’s right, instead of being called iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, the improved versions of the iPhone 7 will be called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The flag cell phone would be called iPhone X, and would confirm the rumor about the name of the device that has been hovering for months.
But other details were also released on what to expect. For example, Animoji in iMessage will be a feature of iOS 11 that are basically animated emojis, in 3D.
There will also be a lot of wallpapers that according to 9to5Mac , you can see with OLED technology, especially those that are darker.
Presentation, price and launch
Finally the date of the Apple event is confirmed . On the morning of August 31, 2017 the apple bite company sent invitations to the event where they are expected to be released the new iPhone X and possibly two other special models of the iPhone 7. The event will be held in the new Apple’s amphitheater, located in front of its new campus, dubbed “Spaceship.” It will undoubtedly be an unforgettable event for the company, as they will not only launch an iPhone anniversary edition, but will also show the world their new offices.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the morning of August 28 that the iPhone X would be announced on September 12, although the invitations had not been sent yet. The report said Apple would release three models, including a new flag cell phone.
A previous rumor of Mac4Ever , a French news site, also revealed that this cell phone would be released on September 12. And according to the same publication, the cell phone would hit the stores on September 22, The report cites industry sources and mentions three cell phones: an iPhone X, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7 S Plus as well as a new smartphone clock brand.
Some reports indicate that the launch may be delayed. Ming-Chi Kuo and JPMorganindicate that although the iPhone 7 S is already in production, the availability of the iPhone 8 could be limited the first month. Unfortunately, this will not improve, according to the Wall Street Journal .
According to the Journal, the Cupertino giant claims that because of failing to secure OLED screens in the early stages of manufacturing, problems to incorporate the Touch ID on the screen. Therefore, the company would have decided instead to use facial recognition.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple will introduce three new iPhone in September, the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X), as well as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. Kuo says the iPhone 8 will be tight when it’s released and the production line for the iPhone will produce between 2 and 4 million units this quarter. However, it claims that production will increase to 45 and 50 million units during the year.
For its part, Apple will produce between 35 and 28 million iPhone 7 S that would have 4.7-inch screen and between 18 and 20 million iPhone 7S Plus that would have the screen 5.5 inches. According to the analyst. these are already in production.
There are constant rumors about a possible delay in the launch of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, more than anything, due to challenges to find supplies. In mid-July a note from JPMorgan indicated that although the cell phone would be introduced in September, cellphone supplies would be very limited and production would not level until November.
This would confirm other rumors, such as the one that came out in April from the firm Drexel Hamilton speculating that the iPhone X will be delayed several weeks until the date is revealed in September due to challenges that have occurred in the development of 3D technology, but however, the cell phone would be available for the holiday season. According to MacRumors , the cell phone would be available in pre-orders after it is announced but delivery will be made several weeks later.
Earlier, an Economic Daily News report stated that the iPhone X would not be delivered until October or November and it was possible Apple would announce it this year to be shipped in 2018 . However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo retracted regarding a statement made by saying that a series of “state-of-the-art components” would delay the launch.
According to a Digitimes report , Apple has a shortage of 3D NAND storage chips for the iPhone X. The company relies on Toshiba and SK Hynix, who supply the iPhone’s flash memory. However, the 3D NAND technology – which was first used on the iPhone 7 – has vertical and horizontal memory cells that make them more difficult to produce. It is not clear how this could lead to delays.
Apparently, Apple is receiving 30% fewer chips than they need and as a result, the apple company has resorted to Samsung to replace the remaining percentage. Four years ago, Samsung was the first manufacturer of 3D NAND.
Apparently, the next iPhone could be called “Apple Decade Edition” and could be released in October. This rumor is based on a filtered image of an accessory for what would be the next Apple cell phone.
Despite being referred to as the iPhone 8 in many rumors, the cell phone could be released along with the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
And while some media suggest that the new features of the iPhone X or iPhone 8 could delay its launch, as Apple is expected to launch a completely redesigned phone in terms of design and technological innovations, others point in a very different direction.
Thus, as recorded by BGR Digitimes portal now ensures that the presentation and launch of the new iPhone will be carried out following the scheduled schedule, ie we could know the new models next September.
But how does Digitimes know? Well, this site has obtained this information from the Economic Daily News, which emphasizes that there will be no delay related to the new iPhones that will see the light this 2017. In fact, it qualifies that the new models could reveal in September, when Apple usually makes its biggest annual presentation, and be available as early as October.
And it is worth remembering that Apple is also expected to release the 7S and 7S Plusversions as well as a completely different new model that could mean a before and after for the star product of the apple bite signature if, finally, all the rumors about its new interior and exterior appearance are confirmed.
According to the latest published information, several Apple vendors would be prepared to increase production of the new iPhone as of this summer. “TSMC will begin production of A11 chips in June and will deliver them in large volumes in the second fortnight of July “, publishes BGR.
And not only that, but some manufacturers like Foxconn would be increasing their templates in China and these new hires would be focused on the new iPhone X or iPhone 8.
A rumor indicates that the iPhone that would be announced by Apple in September, would cost more than $ 1,200. Speculation was started by podcaster Joh Gruber who once stated that the price of an Apple smart watch made with gold would cost $ 9,999 or more and his speculations were true at the time. Gruber says the starting price could be as high as 1,200 and the more expensive models could cost up to $ 1,500.
An earlier report on the price of the iPhone X would confirm that the phone could cost more than $ 1,000 dollars. On Wednesday July 5, market research firm Nomura Instinet says there will be a high demand for the phone that would be released this summer. The expectation has led to a decline in Apple sales.
Instinet indicates that the expectation along with the great advances that are believed to have the phone, could raise its price above $ 1,000 dollars. For this reason, it is most likely that mobile operators will offer payment plans.
Despite numerous references to the iPhone 8 in many rumors, the phone could come along with the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus in late 2017.
Although this might confuse things a bit towards 2018, when an iPhone 8 would be more logical based on the usual names of Apple phones.
However, recent rumors indicate that while Apple may have been considering a launch in 2017, the company could wait until 2018.
But why? Well, according to a note, several supply chains have pointed out technical problems in the manufacture of the new device.
What’s more, Deutsche Bank also says Foxconn only expects Apple to order parts for the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, according to a Business Insider report .
So it is possible that instead of waiting until 2018 to announce the new phone, Apple could announce it this year, but the first shipments would be made as early as 2018.
And an alternative name that is allegedly being considered is the iPhone X. In addition, some anonymous sources who spoke to Fast Company also claim that the device will have a 5.8-inch OLED screen, with no bezels and a body made of stainless steel.
The back may change and the start button may disappear below the screen. Even the volume and mute keys could be replaced by touch-sensitive panels. Of course, all these new features could increase the price of the phone above $ 1,000 dollars.
Apple usually launches a new iPhone every year in September, but recent reports indicate things could be a bit different this year. Bloomberg says supply restrictions could delay the launch of the iPhone X until “one or two months after” the usual presentation in the fall.
According to a Drexel Hamilton analyst and according to MacRumors , the release of the iPhone X could be delayed several weeks after its September revelation due to the challenges around its 3D detection technology – although it will be available in time for the December holidays – .
But “it’s April and this situation could improve,” says the analyst, according to MacRumors. “In essence, our contact believes customers will be able to pre-book the new 5.8-inch iPhone X along with the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones in September; However, the iPhone X of 5.8 inches would not be available for delivery until several weeks later, “he adds.
This information is in line with previous Economic Daily New s reports that the new iPhone X would not be delivered until October or November.
And now, there’s even more reason to believe we’ll have to wait a little longer than usual to see the new iPhone. According to a report by Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo, the restricted supply of a number of “cutting-edge components” needed for the long-awaited phone will delay the launch of the iPhone until October or November.
The company claims that the “significant hardware improvements” on the iPhone 8, including its custom OLED display panel, the new 3D touch module and 3D cameras, are contributing to this delay.
And according to KGI, a delay of up to a couple of months could hurt Apple’s sales, especially if competitors launch their products ahead of time.
There has also been some disagreement over whether to finally launch three iPhone models this year. According to a new rumor released on April 20 by Chinese tech blog Micgadget.com , “rumors say that Apple will release two models of iPhone 7S and an iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition),” the publication says.
But “today we can tell you that it is not true. This fall, we can see just two models with new technology, “he adds.
However, Micgadget.com apparently has a rather inconsistent track record when it comes to Apple and its plans.
That said, there is another report suggesting that three iPhones will not be seen this year, though this one claims that it will be the iPhone 8 that will later join the party.
According to a Bloomberg report, the iPhone 8 will have a more vibrant screen that will occupy most of the space of the next iPhone. In general, the bezels would be much thinner and the start button will be replaced by gesture recognition. At the bottom of the phone, we can see a software bar that will be thinner and that users will be able to drag to the middle of the screen to enter the cell phone. Apple also plans to have a larger screen, with curved edges, next to a stainless steel band that curves with glass. Some previous reports indicated that the iPhone 8 will have a small bezel area and surrounded by a screen that in English is called “notch” and that will have easy recognition sensor, horn and a camera for selfie, as shown in the image below.