Apple to Embrace the iPhone 8 Notch

31 August, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • One of the Apple iPhone models rumoured to come without a hone button

However, it's sounding increasingly like Apple is leaning that way as the tech giant looks to make a splash with the 10th anniversary iPhone.

Interestingly, while Apple's existing phones have squared-off corners, the iPhone 8's display reportedly has rounded corners. Apple now has its iPhone Upgrade Program in the U.S., which nets customers a new iPhone (complete with Applecare+) every year on whichever carrier they prefer, starting at $US32 ($41) per month.

Apple is reportedly planning to hold a product event on September 12 that will see the announcement of several devices, including the highly anticipated iPhone 8 and the next version of the Apple Watch.

When will it be released?

Apple has made September its new iPhone launch month annually since it rolled out the iPhone 5 back in 2012. A total of three models are coming this year; two of them are the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus which will succeed last year's models.

The new status bar, however, is probably the next iPhone's most interesting feature.

It sounds like Apple is also introducing a face-scanning system that would recognize a user quickly and efficiently.

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The device will also feature wireless charging, as Apple finally catches up to Android.

It's also rumoured the iPhone 8 will include iris/facial recognition, meaning users will be able to unlock the device just by looking at it.

Apple can't seem to keep much about the iPhone 8 a secret, but until now it was unclear how users will actually move around the interface.

Samsung - Apple's closest rival - launched its flagship Galaxy S8 this summer with the slogan, "Unbox your phone" - referring to the "box" at the edges of the screen.

Here in the United Kingdom, that could mean that people who opt for the top-of-the-line model and add extra memory could be saddled with a bill alarmingly close to £1,000. The so-called notch houses a number of important sensors for biometric authentication, as well as the phone's front-facing camera, but many were hoping that Apple would opt to to hide the notch by blending it with a dark status bar.

I believe it's highly unlikely that the Apple Pencil will come to this year's premium iPhone. While the iPhone maker has not yet thrown out a press invites that would confirm that iPhone 8 launch date, a number of reliable sources mentioned it, which potentially means an announcement is impending.

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