Apple is going to unveil the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus on September 12, claims a report by Mac4Ever. The publication also claims that the three phones from Apple will go on sale from September 22, which is just a little over a week after the launch. In addition to this, another leak coming from China also brings information on the possible storage variants of the OLED smartphone.
Chinese tipster GeekBar claims that the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 will come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. While the former two have been tipped earlier, the latter 512GB storage variant is fresh information. The base variant looks to have double storage from last year, which offered 32GB as the starting storage point. However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier claimed at 64GB and 256GB also, but he didn't say that other variants won't be added, as reported by NDTV.
Moreover, the tipster suggests that the NAND storage options will be sourced from varied suppliers like 64GB and 256GB chips will be manufactured by Toshiba and SanDisk, and the 512GB chips will be sourced from Samsung and Hynix. This bump in storage will help iPhone 8 make use of new AR and 3D sensing features to play around with, demanding more storage, as reported by GSM Arena.
On the other hand, Mac4Ever report claims, citing carrier sources, that Apple will host its iPhone 8 event on the coming September 12. The report also suggests that its sources have already been informed about launch details to start preparing for marketing and inventory.
The Apple iPhone 8 is said to bring major improvements and breakthrough features. The upcoming iPhone is said to come with an OLED bezel-less panel, no home button, a vertical dual camera setup with AR capabilities, a 3D sensing front and rear camera, facial recognition, wireless charging, and better waterproofing.