Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled today. The latest smartphone is expected to be a radical change for the company, which will seek to wow users for the 10th anniversary of the device.
Fans got an early taste of what’s in store ahead of today’s release date when Apple suffered a major leak two days before its launch, with many of the iPhone 8’s features being revealed.
The latest leaks suggest the new phone – its price could be in the region of £1,000 – will actually be called the iPhone X and will include wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and – for the first time – no home button. Apple is expected to release the device alongside two other phones, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Here’s everything you need to know Tuesday’s the iPhone X release.
When will it be released?
Tim Cook is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 at an event in California on September 12. In August the company sent invitations out to journalistsinviting them to an event at its new Apple Park headquarters at 10am Pacific time (6pm UK time)
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There could be a limited supply of the iPhone 8 for the first few months of sales.
What will Apple unveil today?
Apple is planning to break with tradition and release three phones in September: the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The company normally releases a new design one year and follows with a slight upgrade the year after. Following this logic, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are anticipated to feature minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, such as a faster chip and longer battery life.
The company is also expected to unveil a third generation of the Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV.
How much will it cost?
The iPhone X will probably be Apple’s most expensive handset year, with estimates suggesting it could cost $1,000 in the US. The weak pound and VAT mean that this could well translate into a cost of £1,000 or more in the UK. The 8 and 8 Plus models, which may be available in greater numbers and earlier, are likely to be cheaper, close to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prices of £599 and £719.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Rumored. Exp. release 2017, September|
|BODY||Dimensions||143.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.65 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)|
|– IP68 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.7 inches (~59.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating|
|– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
|Internal||32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Secondary||7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||2.0, reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion battery|
|MISC||Colors||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|