IPhone 8 Tipped to Bundle AirPods, Be Unveiled in September
10 May, 2017, 02:25 | Author: Kristi Walker
We are looking forward to seeing what Apple launches this year and are interested to seeing the design of this years new iPhone.
Apple plans to unveil the device in September and release it in October as usual, according to the the Chinese Economic Daily Newsvia DigiTimes.
Though the iPhone 8 and its cohorts don't seem to be facing production delays, it's worth pointing out the new iPhones' sale dates are being circled for sometime in October.
In fact, a lot of fans reacted when a supposed schematic of the iPhone 8 made its rounds on the internet, which showed the smartphone to have a circular hole at the back where the fingerprint sensor will supposedly be.
However, Apple's parts suppliers are reportedly on track with no delay to the August/September mass production schedule.
On the complete OPPOSITE end of the spectrum, however, is the news that Apple's iPhone 8 could actually launch at WWDC 2017 - in just under a month's time.
The leaks we got and the rumors we heard until now about the much-anticipated Apple iPhone 8 were very exciting.
According to a team of JPMorgan analysts, the iPhone 8 will sport higher quality speakers, improved water resistance compared to the iPhone 7, and AirPods in the box instead of EarPods. The 5.8-inch OLED screen, meanwhile, envelops the whole front face of the device which is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.
Never before has Apple'supcoming phone launch been so mysterious; we know there will be three new phones - at some point - but we do not know when they will arrive (or in what order).
Speaking of the current lineup, JP Morgan believes Apple will replace the current handsets with an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus duo. In that case, potential contribution starting late-2Q17 from OLED iPhone could be partially delayed by 3-6 months for related suppliers. The dual-lens rear camera setup introduced with iPhone 7 Plus is also expected to return, the positioning for which still remains up in the air as some have reported a vertical setup, while others have denied the same.
Oil Prices Rise after Hint of Longer Extension to OPEC Cut
Miners also benefited from the advance in oil prices with Glencore climbing 2.9% and Antofagasta rising 2.5% in London. Brent crude futures were at US$49.82 per barrel at 0323 GMT on Monday, up 72 cents, or 1.47%, from their last close.