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iPhone 8 Rumors

iPhone 8 Rumors: Time to Countdown

Credit: Maksim Petriv
iPhone 8 mockup
iDevices
August 11, 2017

The latest iPhone 8 rumors and news … 

It looks like Apple is prepping a new iPhone color for 2017. Copper gold (or champagne) could join black and white as “iPhone 8” color choices.

All three 2017 iPhones are now in production. This includes the 5.8-inch iPhone 8, 4.7-inch “iPhone 7s,” and 5.5-inch “iPhone 7s Plus.”

Where Things Stand

Where Things Stand
iPhone 8 concept

iPhone 8 concept

Credit: Maksim Petriv

While the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will look very similar to their predecessors, the same can’t be said for the iPhone 8.

Apple’s new flagship device is almost certainly going to feature an OLED display. Other key components:

Touch ID – The biggest unknown

Late July and early August rumors now suggest Touch ID won’t be embedded on the device’s display as has long been rumored. Instead, the handset will probably use facial recognition for authentication.

An awesome iPhone 8 design video:

iPhone 8 Rumors: The Name Game

Under normal circumstances, this would be the year Apple releases the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus.” Given this is the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, we don’t expect Apple to use those names.

Instead, the next iPhone could be called: iPhone 8 (makes no sense given the anniversary number); iPhone Edition (too confusing); iPhone X (when in Rome); or simply iPhone (might just work).

Key Dates

Key Dates

We constantly update this post as new information about the 2017 iPhones rolls in. Check back for updates.

Key dates:

  • In early September, new iPhones should be announced. The actual ship date might not happen for another 30 to 60 days.

One Final Note

One Final Note

Since 2012, I’ve stressed what I call the “August 15 rule.” This simple rule says that iPhone rumors tend to converge by mid-August.

The reason? By that point in the cycle, actual iPhone shipments begin to move, which makes it nearly impossible for Apple to maintain its secrets.

We’re almost to Aug. 15 so stay tuned.