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APPLE is set to unveil the eagerly awaited iPhone 8 at a special event on September 12 in the new Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple’s HQ, it has been claimed.
It is the first event to be held in Apple’s new headquarters, nicknamed ‘Spaceship’ HQ, and new versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are also expected to be launched.
This is the invitation sent out to people lucky enough to get asked along to the iPhone 8 launch eventTechCrunch revealed that invites for the launch have been sent out for the event, having previously reported that the event would fall on this day.
The Wall Street Journal, which is usually a reliable source of Apple gossip, said: “The company is expected to unveil three iPhones, according to other people familiar with its plans.”
Sources say the new iPhone could go on sale as early as 22 September, however, according to the Economic Daily News technical problems mean it could be delayed by weeks due to “technical issues” with the hotly anticipated curved screen and 3D camera.
Other rumours have suggested that delays in the handset’s new fingerprint sensor mean its release could be delayed until October at the earliest.
Apple fans and the tech world has been set alight with rumours about the new handset and
what new features the upcoming iPhone 8 will have.
These include facial recognition technology and a brand new screen and camera.
This artist’s impression could indicate the design of the new iPhone, which is rumoured to be launched in SeptemberBENJAMIN GESKIN/IDROPNEWS
Apple fans went into meltdown recently when “new pictures” of the iPhone design were leaked online.
Analysts have hinted that the iPhone charging cable might be following in the footsteps of the headphone jack – straight to Room 101. iPhone 8’s ‘final design’ leaked online
Rumours are abounding the internet that the iPhone 8 (artists imagination) could dispense with the charging cordConceptsiPhone
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Leaked pictures of wireless iPhone charging pads were shared on Chinese social media site Weibo.
Steven Milunovich, an analyst from global financial services giant UBS, claims that Apple’s prices are expected to stay around the same price as the iPhone 7.
He said the flagship iPhone 8 will start from $850, which is around £682.
Milunovich wrote in a report seen by Mac Rumours: “Contrary to some perceptions, Apple prices quite competitively.
Getty Images The tech world is already lighting up with gossip about the upcoming iPhone 8[/caption]
“Apple likes to position its entry-level products at the mid-market with ‘Pro/Plus’ products close to competitors at the high end.”
But other experts have predicted that buying an iPhone 8 in the UK could set you back more than £850.
This is because the 10th-anniversary smartphone will reportedly have 256GB of storage, augmented reality technologies, 3D sensors and high-quality OLED display, according to the Daily Mail.
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