New iPhone to hit stores in September

The new iPhone 8 could be released as soon as September 12. Are you excited?

iPhone 8 expected within weeks

According to The Wall Street Journal and popular technology websites including CNET, the new iPhone 8 could be released as soon as September 12.

Rumours of new technology changes are ripe and expectations are that the Touch ID of the current models will be replaced by a facial recognition unlock system similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy 8.

Leaked pictures from a popular Chinese website reveal that both wireless charging components and a large OLED screen covering more of the phone’s front face are being installed on the iPhone 8.

Unconfirmed improvements to the iPhone 8 include shatter-resistant glass, faster processors, improved 3D graphics, better front and rear cameras, smudge detection and always rumoured but hardly ever delivered – better battery life.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be released at the same time as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The iPhone 8 is expected to retail for around $1265 in Australia and will most likely be in short supply.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the iPhone 8 or does it sound like the same phone from five years ago with some very minor unnecessary upgrades? Will you be looking to upgrade?

Read more at cnet.com
Read more at news.com.au

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    jackie
    29th Aug 2017
    11:51am
    It wasn't that long that I purchased the iPhone 7 plus. I will wait until my phone's insurance expires before I will contemplate parting with over a grand for a phone again. Times are tight in a world where cost of living keeps escalating. The price should be lower, after all, it's made in China like nearly everything else is.
    Rob
    29th Aug 2017
    12:08pm
    Duh!
    You mean there are people out there who reckon a phone is worth $1265.
    Duh!
    Kathleen
    29th Aug 2017
    5:39pm
    I don't lol. I wait for one of my kids to chuck an old one.


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