Apple fans know that this year’s iPhone model is about to be a special one as the Cupertino-based company is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone. Tech watchers have September pegged as the iPhone 8’s release month, but new reports indicate that Apple may not be ready to release the device in said month.
According to Business Insider, Apple is expected to release three iPhone models this fall—two successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and a completely redesigned version which is said to be the “10th anniversary” iPhone. The latter is said to have a better OLED screen, a new fingerprint sensor, plus other technologies that have yet to be revealed.
Due to its revolutionary features, the multiple chain watchers in recent weeks have said that production of the “OLED iPhone” will not start until September. This suggests that the anniversary edition phone may not go on sale in September, as expected by iPhone fans.
It was said that Apple typically needs months of production to accommodate the demand for its new iPhones, which can sell millions on its first weekend of availability. If the predictions are accurate, then it’s likely that we’ll see all three iPhone models sometime before the start of this year’s holiday season.
Meanwhile, Japanese news agency Nikkei (via Phone Arena) reports that the 10th anniversary iPhone will have a 5.8-inch screen, which means that the device will sport the largest display among all the three upcoming iPhone models. The iPhone 7s is said to retain the 4.7-inch screen of its predecessors, while the iPhone 7s Plus will have a 5.5-inch screen.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the special iPhone 8 will have a revolutionary front-facing camera that is capable of producing 3D selfies. It is also said to have a face recognition technology which can be used to unlock the device and to verify identity. The face recognition feature is reportedly intended to replace Touch ID.
The 10th anniversary iPhone 8 is said to cost $1,000. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the iPhone 8.
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