More rumoured details of the iPhone 8, Apple’s 10th anniversary smartphone, have surfaced this week, following Apple’s quarterly earnings announcement last week.
According to a recent video released by Taiwanese smartphone store Hao, which showed an apparent dummy of the new model, there are some radical changes in the latest smartphone.
Specs: As the rumours go, the physical home button will become a virtual button with integrated Touch ID. The dual rear camera lens will feature vertical configuration instead of the traditionally horizontal placement. Earlier speculations on the iPhone 8 to adopt complete wireless charging might not be true as the Lightning connector is still visible in the video. The power button on the side will be enlarged.
Launch date: Since the launch of iPhone 5 in 2012, Apple has introduced a new iPhone every September. iPhone 7, for example, was released on September 16, 2016 while the iPhone 6, on September 19, 2014. The actual release date of the iPhone 8 has yet to be confirmed.
Price range: Foxconn executive Luo Zhongsheng took to Weibo and said that he estimated the new iPhone 8 “wouldn’t be cheap”. The post is, however, now deleted. Foxconn is the Taiwanese manufacturer that assembles the iPhone. The rumoured price of the iPhone 8 ranges from US$850 to US$1,200.
Apart from the rumoured leak from Taiwan, other sites the likes of TigerMobiles have also released videos of a dummy iPhone 8 that seem consistent. If Apple sticks with its traditional September iPhone launch, it shouldn’t take long before we know the truth. Until then, the rumours will keep coming.