iPhone 8 Rumors: Flagship Phone To Include Apple Watch-Inspired Features; Small Scale Production To Start In March

Apple's flagship phone is set to hit the market in September 2017 but iPhone 8 rumors are already making rounds. The latest reports claim that Apple will go all out on the iPhone 8 to commemorate the iPhone's 10th anniversary.

Rumors reveal that the device will have the "Tap to Wake" feature of the Apple watch. There are also claims that the small scale production will start in March 2017.

Apple iPhone 8 Rumors

Even before the release of the iPhone 7, there have been rumors that Apple has been reserving the big guns for the iPhone 8. According to some reports, the company wanted to make iPhone 8 feel more premium than its latest phone model.

With that aim in mind, there are features which are exclusive to the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 is also expected to be the first iPhone to lose the Home button. Based on the aforementioned rumors, iPhone 8 will have the "Tap to Wake" feature. This feature was first seen in the Apple Watch.

The "Tap to Wake" feature helps conserve battery life on an OLED display. Since iPhone 8 will feature an OLED display with Samsung Display as the main supplier, adding the Apple Watch feature on the handset will make it more energy efficient.

iPhone 8 March Production

Based on reports, Apple is planning to release three new phones to coincide with the iPhone 8 release. Apple is expected to unveil its newest phone in September 2017 - the usual release date for the company's latest iDevices.

Apple is expected to start the production by March. So, more reliable iPhone 8 rumors are expected by then. Meanwhile, the tech giant would probably go ahead with its large scale production for the latest iPhone 8 models by May this year. This production date allows Apple to have enough time to prepare for its big revelation by September. While waiting for more reliable sources, insiders are slipping iPhone 8 rumors to increase the hype for Apple's new flagship phone.

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