Apple is expected to launch its anniversary edition iPhone 8 in September this year. Simona Jankowski an analyst at Apple had previously stated that the price is expected to cross $1000.
“We expect the iPhone 8 to have 128GB and 256GB models priced at $999 and $1,099, respectively,” Jankowski and her team told their clients in a note seen by Business Insider.
The New York Times has backed that claim by suggesting that anonymous sources briefed over the product have priced the upcoming device at $999.
This follows numerous leaks detailing the iPhone 8’s design. The ever reliable iPhone leaker, Evan Blass, gave us a sneak peak as to what an encased iPhone 8 could look like.
iPhone 8 (encased) pic.twitter.com/9LpARCAML2— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2017
Along with an internal Apple leak.
According to a number of reports, the most predominant feature of the upcoming iPhone 8 has to offer is its ability to unlock using facial recognition.
The feature is being referred to as the iPhone’s ‘crown jewel’, according to Bloomberg.
Should I like or dislike the new/old design of the iPhone 8? ? Anyway. Had some fun in 3D. pic.twitter.com/GI64pDCXNw— Phone Designer (@PhoneDesigner) July 21, 2017
While the facial recognition is not something entirely new, what sets the iPhone 8’s 3D facial recognition feature apart from its rivals is the ability to recognise its owner in “millionths of a second”.
iPhone 8’s 3D facial recognition feature will recognise you in ‘millionths of a second’
The iPhone is expected to launch in September with Mac4ever going as far as suggesting September 12th to be the launch date.
Other leaked information suggests sales start from September 18th or 19th this year.