Apple's iPhone 8 On Track For September Launch

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Apple is also rumored to debut the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus.

Not to worry, we're finally starting to see reports which suggest that the pessimism surrounding the iPhone 8 release date may have been blown out of proportion. With the iPhone 8 slightly bigger, it offers better usage of the display. To this point, Slashleaks today points us to a new series of photos - originally sourced via Weibo - which show us three different iPhone molds corresponding to the three new iPhone models Apple will release later this year.

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Apple are expected to update the cameras on the new iPhones and the OLED iPhone 8 is expected to get high end cameras. Earlier leaks have suggested that the iPhone 8 could move Touch ID to the rear of the phone, although subsequent leaks and renderings have since suggested that will not be the case, or will it? For instance, Apple could introduce a new Dark Mode to take advantage of the iPhone 8's OLED display.

Apple's iPhone 8 is rumored to come with a glass body and a stainless steel frame.

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Since the iPhone 8 might be Apple's most expensive smartphone yet, the tech giant will still be offering more affordable options. Tim Cook must either pay more for the components of the iPhone or risk a delayed launch of the iPhone 8 by waiting for a longer time for the components. One of the biggest reasons behind this hike being Apple's long-time supplier TPK Holdings is now charging them nearly 2x to 2.5x the price for the integration of 3D touch on the iPhone 8 display. The reason for this could very well be that the iPhone 8 is significantly smaller than the 7s Plus. Only 5.15 inches of the iPhone 8 screen is said to be active and the other part is believed to be used for the virtual Touch ID button that might be embedded in the screen. But analysts forecast strong demand for the 10th anniversary device, given its new design and exciting new features. So, the current iPhone 7 Plus device sells for $969. Apple is sourcing the 3D sensor from LG Innotek, with which it has placed an initial order of $177 million.

The advantage of OLED screens over LCD displays is that the OLED panel produces its own light rather than relying on a backlight to illuminate the pixels. In addition, all three new iPhone models will support wireless charging.

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