Apple will unveil the eagerly anticipated iPhone 8 at a special event on 12th September in the Steve Jobs Theater inside it new ‘Spaceship’ HQ in Cupertino.
The firm today sent invites to key media for the event, which is also expected to see the launch of an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, a new version of the Apple Watch and a new 4K Apple TV.
They say ‘Let’s meet at our place’.
It is believed the new iPhone 8 will go on sale on September 22nd.
The latest claims from the Wall Street Journal are that ‘The company is expected to unveil three iPhones, according to other people familiar with its plans.’
The launch will be the first event at the Steve Jobs theater at Apple Park, the official name for the firm’s giant ‘Spaceship’ HQ.
Even though the theatre will be complete, many of the surround areas of ‘the ring’ remain under final construction it is believed.
It comes as leaked images appear to show parts taken from the upcoming iPhone 8 in unprecedented detail.
The images, posted to Twitter by leaker Benjamin Geskin, claim to show the iPhone 8’s OLED display cover and a variety of cables, including for the Lightning port.
One of the photos, originally found on Chinese social media site Weibo, shows the iPhone 8s’ display compared to that of the iPhone 7.
This confirms rumours about the two handsets’ similar overall size.
With less than a month to go until the handset is expected to be officially launched, Apple’s flagship smartphone is now reportedly in mass production.
Rumours have followed the device since its announcement but leaks of images of components have stepped up their pace since production began.
Apple is anticipated to unveil the iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in September.
The iPhone 8 is expected to come with a 5.8-inch display, but the lack of bezels surrounding it means that the full case appears to be only slightly bit bigger than the 4.7-inches of the iPhone 7.
In the months leading up to the official unveiling of Apple’s next smartphone, rumours have been rapidly circulating online about its expected design, specifications and features.
Many have come from physical accessories and components reportedly for the handset, as with this latest leak
A case for the iPhone 8 revealed what appears to be the best peek at the much-anticipated handset yet.
The render of the case shows a ‘notch’ design with no home button, which lines up with all the information leaked about the device so far.
The latest in a string of leaked images comes from a case maker, who often get an early look at devices in order to have cases ready at the time of launch.
The leaked render comes courtesy of well-known Apple leaker Evan Blass, who shared it on Twitter.
Mark Gurman, another well-known Apple insider, replied saying the image above represents ‘a good look at the notch’ of the iPhone 8.
As The Verge pointed out, it appears the case is an Urban Armor Gear design, which sells the exact same model for the iPhone 7 series.
Others have noticed an unexplained potential problem with the image – the phone pictured is clearly not running iOS 11 (which will be the operating system for the iPhone 8), as indicated by the presence of bars instead of dots indicating signal strength.
In recent weeks an iOS developer has analysed leaked code for the HomePod smart speaker, which seems to hold hidden secrets relating to the iPhone.
Source: Daily MAil